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

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

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 [...]

FEMA Funds Support PPE for Firefighters

2020-04-27T17:05:32+00:00April 27th, 2020|

One of the lessons learned from the current pandemic is the need for additional PPE for first responders, medical professionals and firefighters. Many fire departments have been opting to issue two sets of turnout gear, ensuring one is ready for service, while one is being laundered. Funding such an approach, however, is not always possible for all [...]

Laundering PPE is paramount for first responders during COVID-19 crisis

2020-04-24T18:54:54+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Firefighters are on the frontlines putting their lives at risk each day to keep us safe. As first responders during the current COVID-19 crisis, that role is heightened, both in risk and importance to public safety.  That means turnout gear is needing to be laundered more often to ensure the technical fibers that make up [...]

Guidelines for laundry in health care facilities

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

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 [...]

CLEC offers no-contact service calls

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

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 [...]

Laundry Room Effectiveness: What You Need to Keep in Mind Now

2020-04-14T16:27:35+00:00April 9th, 2020|

Our world has changed seemingly overnight. In the on-premises laundry world, especially laundries serving long-term care and medical facilities, the demands have been great. Pressure to make increased daily throughput numbers is ratcheted up with an emphasis on the greatest degree of safety precautions. Facility lockdowns make it even more difficult in the event equipment [...]

You and UniMac…we’re in this together

2020-04-02T16:20:35+00:00April 2nd, 2020|

This is an unprecedented time in our world, country and hospitality industry. UniMac understands that, in the days ahead, we will all be expected to do more with less. That’s the reality, and it may be the case for the next couple months.  Rest assured, UniMac and its strong distributor network will be here to support you in any way possible. Whether you need parts, service, support, [...]

UniMac offers tips for washing first-responder gear for article in Firehouse magazine

2020-04-02T02:14:00+00:00March 25th, 2020|

Fire departments are on the front lines keeping us safe 24/7. With the emergence of COVID-19, firefighters find themselves even more in harm’s way, along with all first responders. That’s why it’s imperative that these professionals follow prescribed procedures to keep themselves and others in their house as safe as possible. UniMac’s Scott Peregoy recently [...]

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