Country Clubs: Here’s How You Can Get the Most Out of Your Commercial Laundry Equipment

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Country Clubs: Here’s How You Can Get the Most Out of Your Commercial Laundry Equipment

As a country club owner or manager, you know that laundry is a big part of your business. You need to keep your towels, linens, uniforms and other laundry items clean and fresh for your members and staff. But with the high volume of laundry that you need to do each day, it can be difficult to keep up.

No doubt that you’re probably already using commercial laundry equipment, rather than home laundry machines, because you know of its ability handle the high volume of laundry that country clubs need to do.

Did you know that there are steps you can take to get the most out of your commercial laundry equipment?

Read on to see if you have these in place.

10 Tips to Get the Most out of Your Commercial Laundry Equipment

    1. Choose the right equipment. Whether you are purchasing for the first time or upgrading your current equipment, it’s important to consider the size of your club, the volume of laundry you need to do, and your budget. You’ll also need to make decisions about what capacity machines will be optimal and what features (such as moisture sensing technology and fire suppression) will enhance your operation.There’s no need to do this alone. H-M Company will assist you to evaluate your requirements and create a solution that delivers the perfect blend of laundry machines tailored to your needs.We’re also proud to offer equipment financing at competitive rates.
    2. Get the right laundry facility design. The layout of the laundry room should be efficient and easy to use with machines placed in a way that allows for easy loading and unloading. The room layout should allow for adequate space for sorting and folding laundry.If you need some guidance, we’d love to help.

With our in-house design team, we can create a custom laundry system that meets your specific needs. Whether you’re renovating an existing space or building a new facility, we’ll work with your architect to design a system that’s both functional and stylish. We use state-of-the-art computer-aided design (CAD) software to create detailed plans that accurately reflect your vision.

    1. Properly maintain and clean your equipment. Regular upkeep is essential to protect your investment and prevent issues. The washer tubs should be kept clean and washer doors should be kept open following use. Fresh air will allows water to evaporate faster, which helps prevent mold and mildew from forming. Dryer lint filters should be cleaned after each use. This will enable the dryer to operate at peak efficiency. Also, lint buildup can become a fire hazard. The safety of your guest, personnel and facility will be enhanced by keeping the lint filter clean. Regular service of the dryer vents is also a sound practice.An annual planned maintenance to review your washers and dryers can help avoid breakdowns and extend the life of your equipment. H-M provides this service to many customers. Contact us for details.
    2. Use the right detergent and fabric softener and amounts. Using the wrong products can damage your laundry and your equipment. Be sure to use detergent and fabric softener that are designed for commercial use.Also, more products are not better. This only makes the machines work more than they need, and needlessly increases laundry expenses. Just think, only a little bit more of both detergent and fabric softener for each load every day adds up! It’s best to work with a chemical supplier that provides high quality products and chemical dispensers that ensure the proper amount of products are being used in each load.
    3. Inspect laundry before washing. Before you put your laundry in the washer, take a few minutes to inspect it for any stains or tears. If there are any stains, pretreat them with a stain remover to prevent them from setting in. Check for tears before they get worse in the washer.
    4. Separate your laundry. When you’re washing towels, for example, it’s important to separate them by color and weight. This will help to prevent colors from bleeding and ensure that your towels get the cleanest possible wash.
    5. Don’t overload or underload your machines. Commercial washing machines are large capacity and can handle a lot of items per load. However, they also have limits. Putting too much in your machines can damage them, shorten their lifespan, and prevent your laundry from getting an optimal wash. Washers may be filled, but laundry should lay naturally-not stuffed tight. Be sure to only load your machines to the recommended capacity. It should be noted that regular operation of your washer with loads well under capacity can damage the equipment. Many laundry operations make use of a scale to ensure proper use.
    6. Use the correct cycle for your laundry. Not all laundry items require the same wash cycle. Be sure to use the correct cycle for your laundry to ensure that it gets clean and doesn’t get damaged. Milnor washers come preprogrammed for many different types of laundry and custom cycles may be added. The type of fabric will determine the best wash cycle.

For example, towels should be washed on a hot cycle, while delicate items should be washed on a gentle cycle. The amount of dirt and stains on the laundry will also affect the wash cycle. Heavily soiled laundry will need a longer wash cycle than lightly soiled laundry.

  1. Educate and train staff regularly. Make sure to train your staff on how to properly use and maintain the laundry equipment, including some of these tips that we just went over. And do this regularly, especially as staff may come and go. This will help to extend the lifespan of the equipment and prevent costly repairs.Signs posted in the laundry room with instructions can be useful visible reminders. This will help to ensure that everyone is on the same page, processes are followed, and that the equipment stays in good condition.
  2. Have a trustworthy commercial laundry equipment partner. Your laundry operations are critical, and you want to minimize any downtime. Work with a supplier who is a true partner, understanding your needs and always available to help, and will act quickly.

We service areas in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Count on us anytime. We deliver swift solutions for your commercial laundry equipment upkeep and fixes. Whether it’s a regular 1-2 day maintenance or immediate assistance for unexpected issues, we’re here to help. When you reach out, you’ll connect with a real person who grasps both your urgency and your business inside out.

Now It’s Time for Action

By following these tips, you can optimize your commercial laundry system to be efficient, cost-effective, and reliable. This will help you keep your laundry looking and feeling its best for your members, guests and staff.

About us: For more than six decades, H-M Company has been providing customers with the most dependable laundry equipment in the industry, backed by a dedicated team of skilled and enthusiastic technicians.

As a family-run business headquartered in Ohio, we go beyond simply providing equipment and service. At H-M Company, we take a comprehensive approach to the laundry business that sets us apart.

Contact us today!