If your business manages large amounts of laundry, you likely outsource dirty linen cleaning to an external partner. And while outsourcing your laundry operation gets the job done, there are some disadvantages to using third parties for linen cleaning.
First, the cost of using these industrial laundry facilities will surely add up. Not to mention, cleaning your linen outside your facility removes any quality control you may have had. And for environmentally conscious businesses, you can’t guarantee the companies managing your linen care about their environmental impact.
For these reasons (and more), bringing laundry operations in-house is the best choice you can make for your business. To prepare your facility for the addition of new industrial washers, here are a few helpful tips from Yamamoto NA!
Make Room for Your New Washers
For the significant task of managing your facility’s dirty linen, you will need a large industrial washer (or a few). However, that also means you’ll need the space to house your new washers. To ensure peak efficiency for your laundry machines, you’ll require an open space large enough for several washers and easy access to water and electric hookups.
Additionally, your space needs depend on how much linen you clean. For example, a small restaurant might only require one washer tucked away in a private corner of your kitchen. Otherwise, hotels or hospitals, which clean multiple loads of linen daily, will need a designated room with space for multiple machines and operators.
If needing to design a new space for your washers, make sure you plan the layout of your laundry area accordingly, with attention to operator safety and OSHA guidelines.
Find the Right Equipment
When selecting industrial washers for your facility, you want machines with high-capacity limits, improved efficiency, and excellent cleaning capability. Unfortunately, not every machine you’ll find fits this bill, and the few that can are often relatively expensive! And if you overspend for your equipment, you defeat one of the primary purposes for bringing your laundry operations in-house: cost savings!
Thankfully, if you know where to look, you can find machines that can achieve everything you need and won’t break the bank. Yamamoto NA produces high-quality equipment that boasts longevity, efficiency, and highly effective cleaning for an affordable price. If you want to get the most “bang for your buck,” Yamamoto’s industrial washing machines are the way to go.
Be Wary of Financing
Speaking of the price of your units, it’s important to consider the financial impact of industrial washers on your business’s bottom line. While there are plenty of cost savings to be had, that’s only after you’ve had and used your washers for a time. Otherwise, upfront investment for industrial washers must first be met.
Companies like Yamamoto NA try to meet buyers part-way with our lines of affordable laundry equipment. We understand how expensive starting an in-house laundry operation can be, but we also know how beneficial it is for businesses to have their own machines. To this end, we hope to allow more clients to invest in industrial cleaning machines without worrying about their bottom line.
Train Your Staff
Now that you have new laundry machines in place, who will run them? For something like one machine in a small facility, hiring and training an individual to load and unload linen is unnecessary. However, having consistent laundry managers might be necessary for commercial laundry operations or larger facilities like hospitals or hotels.
Thankfully, no matter your staffing needs, Yamamoto’s washers were designed to be operator friendly. Yamamoto machine operation is quick to learn and only takes a little longer to master! With the many pre-programmed wash cycles (and the ability to program your own), Yamamoto equipment practically runs itself. Ideally, you won’t waste much time and money getting employees up-to-speed on operating a Yamamoto washer.
Invest in In-House Laundry Operations
If your facility needs increased linen cleaning capabilities, has the space, and can financially support the decision, bringing laundry operations in-house is the right choice you can make for your business. And an even better decision is an investment in Yamamoto’s industrial washing machines!
To learn more about our high-quality, long-lasting, affordable and environmentally friendly washers, call Yamamoto NA today at 309-827-4303. Our main office is located at 507 W Olive St, Bloomington, IL 61701.