For a number of reasons, a convalescent homes laundry service is often an afterthought. Which means investment is low and installation comes with many errors. This may have something to do with the fact that laundry operations are not an income-generating part of the business. Laundry may also not be a top priority when it comes to how convalescent home budgets are set.
Why would operators spend money on something that will earn them almost nothing?
While convalescent homes laundry service will make residents happy, they often mean higher utility bills and expenses for operators.
But with the rise of nursing homes, independent living facilities, and retirement homes, there is a need to improve convalescent homes laundry service.
Here are some ways operators can make this happen:
Partner with a laundry company or design consultant
Budget is one of the reasons that aged care or convalescent facilities don’t give much thought to the quality of washers and dryers. For as long as a machine performs as expected, they will be satisfied with it. Many times however, better equipment means better efficiency, which typically translates to lower operating cost over time.
If you partner with Viking Laundry Service for instance, you don’t need to settle for less. You will be able to acquire the best laundry equipment available, complete with extraordinary design and installation of laundry systems. This means quick laundry work that will increase productivity among staff, low energy consumption that will save you money from operating expenses, and happier residents to encourage more clients.
Opt for newer better machines
Budgetary restrictions may prevent you from letting go of an antiquated washer and dryer, but you’re actually bleeding more money than you can imagine.
Remember that old appliances consume a huge amount of energy that translates to higher utility bills. You may need to spend more initially to have washers and dryers replaced with new ones. But the savings you make and recoup over the next few years make good returns on your investment.
Think of it this way; if you have a large washer that can hold 40 to 60 pounds of towels, you only need to wash 3 loads a day. This is quicker and cheaper than if you were to wash 5 or more loads a day.
Modern washers also come with innovative features that can help speed up laundry operations. With these modern functions, you can automatically determine temperature, proper cycle time, and amount of detergent needed.
Some appliances also boast high extraction speeds, cycle monitoring capabilities, and more than 100 different cycle measurements.
Go for tailored solutions
Look for a laundry company that offers solutions customized for your individual business needs. It is important that you and your residents are satisfied long before any machine installation is made.
Discuss your needs with a commercial laundry service and determine if they can tailor fit solutions accordingly. If they fail to do so, look for another provider (contact us for more information on custom laundry systems).
Some of the pointers you should focus on are high-quality service and equipment that is professional, environmentally friendly, and comes with innovative technology. If you really want to wring out as much ROI is possible, the appliances provided to you should be energy, water, and time efficient.
With a high-quality washer and dryer, convalescent homes laundry service would be outstanding.
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