Archive May 2010
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Always check your labels! Date: 25/05/2010
When it comes to doing the laundry, if there’s one thing that many people are guilty of, it’s forgetting to check the washing instructions on clothing.
Just bundling all of your whites or colours in together and hoping for the best is a recipe for disaster, and not only could your clothes end up coming out of the wash significantly smaller than when they went in, they might not be being washed thoroughly enough.
Most modern washing machines have an extensive range of programs which are suitable for different types of fabric and different levels of soiling. This means that if you’re just washing everything on a standard 30° setting, you’re probably not getting the most out of your washing machine.
If you’re not up to speed with what all the symbols on clothing labels mean, you can find simple guides on the internet, and you may be shocked at just how much damage you could potentially have been inflicting on your laundry!
Understanding and checking labels is also imperative when you’re using the commercial laundry equipment at the local launderette, as the settings are likely to be completely different to those on domestic machines.
Check your labels and leave your laundry unscathed!
Treat yourself whilst taking a trip to the laundry Date: 20/05/2010
If you’ve started to notice that your clothes don’t seem to be coming out of the washing machine looking as clean and crisp as they used, yet to can’t afford to splash out hundreds of pounds on a new model at the moment, you should definitely track down your nearest launderette.
Launderettes have come on leaps and bounds over the last few years, and the commercial laundry equipment that is present in many launderettes today is extremely modern and of the highest possible quality.
Taking all of your laundry down to your local launderette can be doubly beneficial - as you can leave your laundry to wash and dry in the safe hands of launderette staff and maybe pop into town for a spot of shopping.
Whilst your old clothes are spinning away in the launderette, there’s nothing stopping you from treating yourself to a couple of new pieces! You can rest safe in the knowledge that your purchases will stay looking new for as long as possible when you’re washing them in the best commercial laundry equipment in the business.
Take a trip to your local launderette- and treat your clothes and treat yourself.
Mountains of ironing can be dealt with quickly and easily Date: 13/05/2010
There are many different industries which have to deal with large amounts of laundry on a daily basis, and unless the correct commercial laundry equipment is used, tackling it can feel like an absolute nightmare.
Hotels, restaurants, care homes, nurseries and hospitals are just some of the places which need to wash and dry mountains of linen every day, and without the correct equipment, getting this linen clean, dry and ironed can be a very time consuming task.
Trying to iron large items of bed and restaurant linen using a standard iron and ironing board is certainly nobody’s idea of fun, and this is why it’s extremely important to invest in commercial ironers.
Commercial ironers make light work of ironing substantial quantities of large items of linen, and many of the fantastic models available at the moment can iron, fold and stack your laundry in the most pristine manner possible.
Most commercial ironers have been designed in a way which makes them incredibly simple to use, which further adds to their time saving qualities.
With such functional commercial laundry equipment so readily available, the days of spending hours at the ironing board can be well and truly banished.
Laundry NVQ course proves extremely popular Date: 10/05/2010
A laundry NVQ course is looking to be a surprise success, with more than 100 people applying to achieve a qualification in Laundry Operations.
The course, which is being jointly run by East Berkshire Technology Centre and the Laundry Technology Centre, runs over a period of 16 weeks, and in addition to those already signed up, many more are set to join.
The Laundry Operations course aims to arm students with all of the necessary skills required to work in a modern launderette- which is vital with so many different models of commercial laundry equipment currently in use in launderettes up and down the country.
East Berkshire Technology Centre is working closely with 10 launderettes in the area who wish to train their staff to the highest standards possible.
Students attend the course 1 day a week, and are trained on their employer’s premises- giving them full hands on experience with all of the commercial laundry equipment which they will be working with on a regular basis.
Another major bonus of the course is that it can be specially adapted to meet the requirements of different launderettes- making it much more relevant and more valuable to students and employers alike.
Christine Robinson, Laundry HR Director at one of the region’s launderettes, praised the course and said:
“We believe the Laundry Operations NVQ courses are a good way of making training and development accessible to all levels of staff.”As it is so beneficial, there’s little doubt that the popularity of the course will continue to rise.
Doing the laundry doesnt have to take hours Date: 04/05/2010
For those with large families, dealing with the laundry can feel like a never-ending task, and can take up a large proportion of any parent’s time.
Domestic washing machines and tumble dryers can only handle a limited amount of washing, so if your household produces a lot of dirty laundry, it’s likely that these appliances are barely ever switched off!
With energy prices constantly on the rise, handling so much laundry on a regular basis can have a huge impact on the state of your household bills, and nobody wants a nasty shock when these bills land on the doorstep!
However, there is a quick and easy way of cutting down on the amount of time and money that you spend on doing your laundry- and that is paying a visit to the launderette.
There is some extremely modern commercial laundry equipment available for use in launderettes today, which will get all of your laundry clean and fresh in no time at all.
As commercial laundry equipment is designed to deal with large volumes, the time spent dealing with laundry will be significantly reduced, as will your energy bills- making it the perfect all round solution.