Laundry services, whether in-house or off-site, can make the best use of money, time, manpower, and natural resources by implementing a few key efficiencies in their day-to-day operations. We will look at some recommendations from experts in the industry. Whether your business handles hospital linens, diapers, uniforms, or some of everything, these recommendations can lead to improved efficiency.
Proper Load Size
Under-loading a washer will cause the laundry to float on the water’s surface, while overloading can result in some of the items not getting properly clean, or even wet. Overloading can also cause jams, which are time and manpower consuming. Optimal load capacity varies depending on the type of material being washed, and its moisture content. If the items have large moisture content, you can increase the load to over 100 percent of normal capacity.
If you are not certain how a particular type of fabric will react in the wash, start by loading at 70 percent capacity and fine tune as you see the results. By determining the appropriate load size for each type of linen, you may be able to increase