If you own a business within the hospitality industry, then you will need some way of doing laundry. A hotel or resort has multiple types of linens that will need to be cleaned regularly, including:
- Kitchen Towels
While large operations will have on-site laundries with a full staff running them, if you’re a smaller business, you should consider hiring a laundry service to take advantage of these benefits.
Having an on-site laundry is expensive because you will need to consider the initial costs for buying washers, dryers, presses, irons, laundry carts, hangers, and other equipment necessary for getting laundry clean, hanging it up, and keeping it wrinkle-free. In addition, you also need to include the cost of water and cleaning chemicals in the budget.
An on-site laundry also requires space for equipment to keep the linens and bedding clean for your business. The space not only needs room for washers and dryers but tables for sorting and folding the laundry and room for pressing the linens coming out of the dryer, storing linens, and laundry carts. When you hire commercial laundry services, the only space that is needed is storage for the clean linens and an area for keeping dirty ones until they are picked up.
Saves on Labour Costs
An on-site laundry requires personnel dedicated to washing, drying, folding, and gathering laundry to keep it clean and ready for use. Even if you have a small bed and breakfast, keeping linens ready for use can be a full-time job. However, if you hire a commercial laundry service, you don’t need to worry about hiring people to do the laundry as the service fulfils that role for your business.
Linens May Last Longer
By hiring professionals to launder your business’s linens, the linens may last longer because they will know how to remove almost any type of stain from them. Along with food stains, commercial laundry companies know how to remove stains from both cooking oil and oils used for massages in the spa. Also, they can usually get blood out of kitchen towels or bedding because they use commercial cleaners made for that purpose.
Flexible Delivery Options
Most commercial laundries offer multiple delivery options, especially for companies near their locations. The flow of business can change depending on the time of year in the region where your business is located. If you’re in a tourist area, then you may be busier in the summer, which will require larger and more frequent deliveries. You need to select a laundry service that is flexible and can meet your demands.
With these benefits, it is easy to see that a commercial laundry service is a good choice for most hospitality businesses.