When you’re a business that relies on quick turnaround of freshly cleaned linens, a dingy old laundry facility can be a nail in the coffin. Machines that ruin fabrics, don’t clean properly or break down constantly are not fit to maintain your fast-paced work environment.
Even if you haven’t yet had a machine break down in your on-premise laundry facility, you need to ask yourself: Is my laundry facility operating at its best?
If the answer is “no,” then it may be time to consider an upgrade of your laundry facility on premises. If you have a less-than-desirable on-premise laundry facility, you might have an increasing pile of linens and clothes piling up. The machines might not be able to keep up with the frequency and number of loads, or you might even find yourself rewashing.
Upgrade Your On-Premise Laundry Facility
When you invest in upgrading your on-premise laundry facility, you’re not only replacing old machines with newer, better ones, you have the potential to improve your workflow and make the jobs of your employees less demanding.
Plus, with an updated laundry facility on premises, you’ll have full control over your laundry. You won’t have to worry about issues with a laundry service, such as missing items or a delay in services. And you can even get advanced sanitizing systems so you won’t have to worry about cross-contamination of bacteria.
You might be thinking, “Can I afford to upgrade?” Well, here’s how investing in a new on-premise laundry facility will pay off.
It might seem counterintuitive, but buying new machines will actually save you money. Like with many other appliances, old washers and dryers have lower standards for energy and water efficiency, and they don’t run as well as they age.
With newer machines, you have the option to go from single load to heavy capacity models that can handle up to 135 pounds of dirty laundry. These powerhouses also are more efficient and have higher standards of energy and water use. The washers operate at higher G-force, so more water is extracted and drying times are reduced significantly. Many new models even come with smart dosing, that automatically adds the right amount of chemicals for the most effective cleaning so there’s no waste.
By upgrading your on-premise laundry facility, you can see your utility bills and expenses go down while your productivity skyrockets.
Do More Laundry Faster
There’s no argument: upgraded machines can get the job done quicker. Piles of dirty laundry won’t be sitting around waiting to be washed.
Great washers and dryers have shorter cycle times. Even on the high-soil setting, some great laundry machines have cycle times as short as 35 minutes! If you’re waiting an hour or more for your laundry to finish in the wash, you’re living in the stone age.
Your business shouldn’t be waiting around anymore for your laundry to be done. By upgrading your machines, you literally can cut the time your spend on laundry in half.
When you’re in a business that relies on a constant flow of clean laundry, getting the best wash possible is very important. It can be distressing to your guests when linens have stains and aren’t cleaned properly, especially if you’re a hotel, restaurant or healthcare facility.
The longer your dirty laundry sits around, the higher the possibility of stains setting in. Washing your dirty laundry as soon as it enters the facility will stop stains from becoming permanent.
Not only will upgraded machines clean your laundry faster, but they also can clean them better.
Your upgraded machines will have much better cleaning technology, being able to do much more with less energy and product. These great models even have new disinfectant technology that can sterilize linens.
EcoTex Ozone systems can reduce your utility bills for laundry up to 50 percent by allowing your cold water washing to have highly efficient sanitizing capabilities. The system introduces a catalyst into your cold water in place of normal bleach that is one-and-a-half times more powerful than bleach. That translates into less product and a better wash.
Upgraded washing machines also can shorten your drying cycle by having a higher spin speed. They can wring the water out of the laundry efficiently before you pop them in the dryer.
Less Wear and Tear
Old machines can destroy fabric, especially if your laundry is constantly being washed. When you have a high turnover of laundry, your linens are being washed frequently. Being run through a laundry machine too often can wear down fabric and shorten its lifespan.
When you upgrade your on-premise laundry facility, you’re also lengthening the lifespan of the linens you already own. The upgraded machines can be less harsh on your linens so they last longer.
Because you also can get to washing your dirty laundry faster, you won’t have to worry about stains setting in and forcing you to throw out your otherwise good-quality linens.
Older machines break down often. Whether they’ve been misused, not maintained properly, or they’re just old, machines can get unreliable. Having a machine break down on you can be awful for your business.
Less working machines means more time doing laundry. Your turnaround of clean laundry will slow down and dirty laundry will pile up and sit. This slowed productivity can cost you money, but so can repairs.
You can end up paying hundreds dollars in repairs every time a machine breaks down. As your machines get older, you’re probably getting way more visits from the repair technician than you can afford.
Upgrading your on-premise laundry facility means fewer repair visits and an uninterrupted workday.
Lessen Your Environmental Impact
Many companies now are choosing to be environmentally friendly by lessening their impact on the Earth. Many eco-friendly organizations have formed to set standards for energy and water usage, especially for the hospitality industry. By upgrading your on-premise laundry facility, you can receive badges and certifications for lowering your environmental impact.
Being environmentally friendly is an honorable choice, but it also can help you impress guests. Showing off your certified environmental awareness can help attract Earth-conscious customers.
If you’re a hotel, you can get involved with any of the many green hotel programs. If you’re in a different industry, you can look into the Energy Star program, which has standards for lodging, small business, buildings and plants.
Go one step further and implement some eco-friendly laundry room ideas as well. Not only will you be saving your wallet, but also the planet.
The EcoTex Ozone systems mentioned earlier also help the environment as well as your wallet. The system uses fewer chemicals, less hot water and less water in general. By using the system, you’ll cut your water usage by 20 to 40 percent, and you’ll use about 90 percent less hot water, too.
You’ll also have shorter wash and drying cycles because the system uses fewer chemicals and makes your wash highly efficient.
Charging for Extra Guest Services
When you upgrade your on-premise laundry facility, you’ll be getting your dirty laundry done much faster. This makes it possible for your machines to have some downtime. If you are running a hotel, for example, you could charge extra for laundry service.
Many hotels choose to allow guests to request a laundry service. This service goes beyond normal housekeeping. Your guests could bag their dirty laundry and pay extra for your housekeeping staff to also do their laundry in addition to their linens.
Your machines will then be making you money on top of saving you money on utilities and productivity.
Sign On to Great Maintenance Packages
When you upgrade your entire laundry facility, you can sign onto service contracts that will save you money and offer amazing customer service.
Whenever a machine is down or needs a repair, you can contact that company to come out for immediate service. Because you are getting service directly from the same company as the one you bought the machines from, the professionals are trained on your exact model.
Get a Better Clean for Less
Upgrade your on-premise laundry facility today with higher quality, eco-friendly machines. In return, you’ll enjoy faster cycles, less use of resources, and a better quality clean.
WASH Laundry offers great machines with add-on technology like the EcoTex Ozone system. You also can sign amazing deals with their service contracts so that you can get immediate, expert maintenance whenever you need it.
Contact your local representative today to start your WASH laundry journey!