What factors go into running a successful on-premise laundry room? Quick answer- there are a lot! Every part and every person plays a crucial role in your efficiency and success, from your employees to your equipment to your accessories. AAdvantage Laundry Systems has been working with on-premise laundry facilities in the south for more than forty years. Here are some ways to increase efficiency, save money, and take your OPL operation to the next level.
Upgrade Your Machines
Energy-efficient equipment will help minimize energy costs. These are key factors to operators of hospitality and health care OPL laundries. Dexter O-Series washers provide accuracy and flexibility for any laundry environment and will make the equipment easy to use and monitor.
Train Your Staff
Labor is one of the biggest costs of the on-premise laundry room. Train your staff properly by documenting processes and procedures on how things should be done safely. Continuous training is critical to success. This will simplify the on-boarding process, reduce the loss of linen, and make life easier.
Organize Your Space
Organize your OPL laundry in a way that makes sense. Think about rearranging your machines, folding tables, laundry carts, and other laundry accessories if necessary to help improve process flow. The AAdvantage Laundry Systems experts offer laundry room consultations for businesses to organize and operate their OPL smoothly.
As linen volume increases in your OPL, cleaning and maintenance tasks can easily be overlooked. Consistent maintenance helps identify small issues before they become larger and more costly problems. In addition, routine maintenance will help extend the life of your machines and keep them operating at top efficiency. These duties are very important for any laundry business, including on-premise laundries.
Monitor Detergent Usage
Monitor the use of your detergent by always measuring it. Some OPL laundries use too much or too little detergent. This can have a negative effect on cleaning, damage linens, and contribute to more money being spent on chemicals and linen. Pro tips include reading and following instructions on all detergents and chemicals. Research the detergents available and weigh the pros and cons of each to find the best chemical balance for your laundry room and fabrics. Consider a number of variables, including the amount of linen you wash, the type of clothing you wash, and the commercial laundry equipment you use.
Right Size Your Machines
Get the right commercial washers and dryers for your industry and laundry room to make sure you meet the laundry needs of your business. A fitness center may want smaller capacity machines so that they can do smaller loads of gym towels on a consistent basis, while a hotel may want larger capacity machines that can handle towels, sheets, and comforters a few times a day.
Do you have questions about improving your on-premise laundry? For over forty years, AAdvantage Laundry Systems has worked hard to meet the on-premise laundry needs of businesses across North Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, The Carolinas, and Virginia.