When businesses like nursing homes, restaurants, caterers and hotels decide to wash their linen and do laundry in house, they need many factors working correctly to get the proper results they need- and still show a profit. The hospitality industry is unique and complex, and therefore it requires special attention to detail and a comprehensive look into various factors.
All things that are needed are:
• Good location of laundry with the correct sizing of utilities and equipment first.
• Suitable machines to meet their current and future needs.
• Large enough water supply and preferably not too hard.
• Qualified laundry staff that has a keen eye on presorting of soiled linen and to analyze finished goods and pull rejects.
• Good quality of linen that will hold up to repeated use.
• A dependable chemical company that has quality products, reliable dispensing equipment & service.
Since most people will say, they feel they have all of those things. Then why is their linen not coming out as clean as they want?
Of course, a chemical professional would need to analyze the discoloration of linen or the stains then review the wash cycles. I then might suggest a procedure change, different wash cycle or possibly a pre-spotter.
You might ask, what is the next step when you still have problems? How do the professionals like Sani Wash handle things versus the amateurs? Well, the best way to analyze a problem is still with a Laundry Test Kit. If your chemical provider does not use one, he or she is not being of service to you.
• If you had a pool and had a company sell you chemicals and take care the quality of water, would you trust them if they did not analyze the water?
• Would you trust your primary care doctor to give you a physical and not use a scale, a thermometer or blood pressure cup?
A Laundry Test Kit will allow the chemical provider to check water hardness, alkalinity strength, bleach strength, and iron left after the rinse, PH of finished goods and much more. With a good kit and experience of a qualified technician, you can quickly identify the necessary adjustments that need to be made.
A very long time ago I thought the most important tool I could carry into a laundry was a baby bottle. That way I could measure ounces of chemicals going in the machine. I then learned the advantages of using all of the tools that were available to me. Then I could go from a chemical salesperson to a laundry expert.
So, if your current company is still not doing a preventative maintenance checkup without all the tools that are available, possibly you are short changed.
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Written by Jerry Bauer, Sani Wash Account Manager, Hospitality Cleaning 101
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