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Infection control starts with process control

The pressure on on-premises laundries serving medical and long-term care facilities has always been great. Infection control isn’t a one-and-done proposition; it’s an ongoing battle and one that is constantly changing. If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that fact. A second lesson, and one that is important for every on-premises laundry, regardless of the [...]

2020-11-18T15:00:20+00:00November 18th, 2020|

UniMac dryers show results for N95 viral decontamination

N95 masks have never been more important and in shorter supply. Reusing this vital piece of PPE requires a fast and effective means to decontaminate masks. UniMac announced that specific models of its hugely popular 75-pound capacity tumble dryer can, with the correct programs, be used for viral decontamination of N95 masks and quadruple their [...]

2020-08-12T14:20:44+00:00August 12th, 2020|

Praise worth sharing from a frontline hero

UniMac prides itself on delivering the best products, services and support. We believe in what we do and surround ourselves with expert distributors, who are just as passionate about laundry and supporting customers.  During the current crisis, clean laundry has perhaps never been more important. At firehouses across the country, the need for clean laundry has increased significantly, [...]

2020-06-24T17:04:48+00:00June 24th, 2020|

Station wear deserves the same care as PPE

We’ve always known the importance of clean laundry. One need only look to laundromats being listed as essential businesses through this pandemic for evidence of that fact. Firefighters, who stand on the front lines of the fight are certainly well aware of the increased pressure to launder PPE – having adopted protocols mirroring NFPA 1851 guidance following a [...]

2020-05-08T13:25:13+00:00May 8th, 2020|

Having replacement parts on-hand can help ensure continuity of laundry service during this crisis

On-premises laundries have little tolerance for repairs and downtime during a normal period. Now, if you are serving a healthcare, long-term care, nursing home or fire/EMS facility during a pandemic, extended downtime is not an option. Situations are made even more difficult by safer-at-home lockdowns of these locations, limiting access to service technicians.  Being able to make minor repairs [...]

2020-04-29T22:21:38+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Guidelines for laundry in health care facilities

It is critical to correctly launder garments in health care facilities, if you are to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and other bacteria to your employees and patients.  Not surprisingly, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other health care centers wash lots of laundry, everything from bed sheets and blankets, to towels, personal clothing and more. In fact, an estimated 5 billion pounds of items are laundered in [...]

2020-04-16T22:42:51+00:00April 16th, 2020|

CLEC offers no-contact service calls

With safety on everyone’s mind and clean laundry being more important than ever, the folks at CLEC, a factory-direct distributor for Speed Queen and UniMac, wanted to let customers know how they are going above and beyond. In a recent video, Mike Hand, general manager at CLEC in Houston shared how the company is continuing [...]

2020-04-16T22:36:38+00:00April 15th, 2020|
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