The laundry room is one of your hotel’s most resource-intensive departments, consuming a lot of water, electricity, time, and labor on a daily basis. Keeping the bedsheets, towels, and other linens clean and ready to use is a continuous operation, so you’d naturally want to save costs and optimize the laundry department for optimal efficiency. Here to help your laundry operation run smoothly and efficiently by conserving precious resources, labor, and cutting down on expenses are some expert recommendations you need to employ in your on-premise laundry.
Run at Optimal Capacity
Your laundry equipment and appliances, such as the washer and dryer, are robust machines designed to run at a specific capacity set by the manufacturer. They are at risk of malfunctioning and having their lifespan and performance diminished if they are repeatedly overloaded or underloaded.
When overloading a machine, anything that can go wrong will go wrong: cleanliness, as well as the vibrancy of the materials, will be subpar. In addition, the machines will consume considerably more energy and operate for a longer period of time to compensate for improper use. Underloading is also a big problem since it produces imbalance and harms internal bearings, so make sure the laundry team weighs each load to make sure it’s within the capacity of the washer.
Follow Chemical Recommendations
When it comes to chemicals, always follow the recommendations provided by the machine’s manufacturer. While your hotel may include a variety of amenities, the bed linens and towels are the most important components of a positive guest experience (and those important online reviews). Consult with a representative from your chemical company to ensure that the proper formulations are used and chemicals are added at the appropriate time in the cycle. Using the wrong type or amount of chemicals will greatly reduce linen quality as well as your guests’ experiences.
Due to regular use, laundry equipment and appliances are prone to malfunctions, breakdowns, damage, and substandard performance as a result of wear and tear, which, if not handled, may become an expensive problem. Thankfully, the solution is straightforward: routine equipment maintenance and the presence of a skilled technician on-site or working with a reputable commercial laundry distributor. This will increase the equipment’s performance and extend its lifespan.
Properly Train Staff
If your employees don’t know how to operate industrial laundry equipment or follow your protocols, it may damage your machines, raise linen replacement prices, and affect your hotel’s OPL’s overall productivity, quality, and efficiency. Your first line of defense should be educated and engaged employees. They should be taught how to spot problems before they become major issues. Furthermore, adequate training can assist you in mitigating risk in your on-premise washing facility.
Upgrade and Use New Technology
Maximize the use of the technologies at your disposal. Commercial laundry equipment has never been more technologically sophisticated, which is good for your company. Innovative products such as Dexter’s O-series Moisture Detection, Fire Response, and DexterLive may help you better manage your hotel’s on-premise laundry operation. You can track machine performance and make informed business decisions thanks to automated alarms, reporting, and monitoring technologies. As a result, the property’s performance increases and it saves the property money.
Working with a reputable laundry equipment distributor will not only assist you in determining the best size and mix of washers, dryers, and finishing equipment for your business, but it will also provide you with a solid warranty and service agreement, as well as a preventative maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance is essential to avoid any downtime that may negatively impact guest services.
Scott Equipment provides a complete array of top-rated, high-capacity commercial laundry equipment, as well as professional advice on how to effectively use it in a hotel property. Please contact one of our knowledgeable laundry consultants for more information.