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Selecting the perfect laundry equipment for schools

by | Aug 30, 2018 | News, Professional Laundry

Choosing the perfect laundry equipment for schools can be a tricky business.

You’ll need to know your proverbial onions when it comes to the tech specs of washing machines and tumble dryers. And, you’ll need some serious patience to wade through the thousands of different options, each accompanied by a snazzy sales pitch.

But, it doesn’t need to be such hard work. Today, we’ll tell you all about the top things you should look for in your new laundry equipment for schools.

3 things to look for in your laundry equipment for schools:

Stretch your school budget by searching for laundry equipment that gives you:

1) Reliability/robustness

Let’s face it – your laundry equipment will take quite a pummelling over its lifetime.

Whether your school has boarders or not, you’ll have these machines on all the time, and will need to jam pack them to ensure you get the most out of each load.

The stuff you’re washing will probably be smelly, and might even contain contaminants you need to get rid of.

Regular, heavy-duty maintenance just isn’t an option in schools. It costs too much and can cause a lot of disruption. So, you’ll want a machine that’s up to the task.

What to look out for?

Make sure you pick a robust option by seeking out:

  • Trusted brands that use high-quality components (like Miele, Zanussi or Hotpoint)
  • Specially adapted machines with hard-wearing parts
  • Models that are easy to clean and straightforward to maintain
  • Service providers who provide commissioning advice, installation/removal, product testing and parts/labour warranty

2) Speed

Time is of the essence when it comes to laundry equipment for schools.

It doesn’t matter if you have a laundry schedule or only wash things on an ad hoc basis; you’ll need to get items back in service in record time.

This boils down to two elements. First, the size of the drum, as this determines how much you can fit in each load. Second, the duration of each cycle.

What to look out for?

  • Machines with high capacity drums – from 5.5kg up to 10kg is a good range to aim for
  • A good choice of specially adapted settings for mixed, light, dark, cotton washes etc. (10-15 settings is pretty standard today)
  • Fast wash cycles (around 30 mins) in addition to lengthier options
  • Epic spin-speed (1,400 rpm+) to get rid of moisture fast

3) Efficiency

With your machine in almost constant use, you’ll need an efficient model to cut down on costs and emissions.

An outdated or inefficient machine will soon ramp up your utility bills, causing you to fork out a chunk of your budget unnecessarily.

Remember, with washing machines, it’s not just electricity use that matters. You need to check how much water they use on each cycle, too.

What to look out for?

Use these handy tips to find laundry equipment for schools that’ll slash your budget and keep everything looking spick and span!

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