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A Consultant’s Role In Building Your Laundry - Why They’re Needed

While many professionals agree that it’s important not to overlook the importance of having a consultant involved in the process of building a laundry, many hospital, hotel, nursing home and health club owners/operators engage in the process without a professional consultant. The theory is usually that the laundry manager or corporate management can adequately collect data or otherwise evaluate processes or systems in an effective manor and that they can therefore do it themselves working with contractors, an architect, engineer, and equipment suppliers.

Read more: A Consultant’s Role In Building Your Laundry - Why They’re Needed

Does It Pay To Outsource Your Laundry?

There comes a time in most facilities when the question of outsourcing laundry arises. The following guide will walk you through the areas you need to consider in order to make the most informed, educated decision for your facility.

To make an intelligent comparison of an in-house laundry with outside rental service, you should be aware of all costs involved. Hospitals readily recognize certain direct costs such as laundry labor and supervision, washing supplies and linen replacement costs.

Read more: Does It Pay To Outsource Your Laundry?

Chlorine Bleach or Oxygen Bleach?

Several key factors in the laundry industry have seen major changes in the last several years. Polyester fabrics have become more dominant vs. cotton. Today, 100 percent spun poly fabrics are replacing cotton/poly blends in many applications. Tunnel washers are becoming more prominent as smaller, less efficient plants are being consolidated and upgraded. Water and energy conservation and wastewater quality are a greater concern.

Read more: Chlorine Bleach or Oxygen Bleach?

Financially Speaking- Don't Ignore The Back Room

The ability to obtain payment on invoices in a timely manner is a constant source of concern for many laundries. Often, laundry proprietors are pre-occupied with the operational issues of their business while focusing on making sales and attracting new accounts. So it is not uncommon for a variety of "backroom" clerical tasks to be pushed aside, such as creating detailed, documented invoices, statements of account, making collections and monitoring the supply of cash flow.

Read more: Financially Speaking- Don't Ignore The Back Room

From The Ground Up – Building A Laundry

THE PLANNING STAGES
Are you considering a new laundry or a redesign of an existing facility? Both jobs are extensive procedures with enormous potential for serious complications. And chances are your plate is already full with daily responsibilities that garner your full attention. So what should you, as a layman to construction, know about building a new laundry or redesigning an existing one to meet your needs?

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Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Crothall Employee Critically Injured

ROME, Ga. — A steam explosion which critically injured a maintenance worker is under investigation at Crothall Laundry Services. There were no other injures. Crothall Laundry Services provides linen and laundry services to medical facilities.