Benefits of In-House Laundry in a COVID-19 World

As you and your business are trying to keep up with changing policies, news, and safety recommendations amid COVID-19 the last few months, your laundry operations may be far from your mind. However, this pandemic shows even more clearly why a properly run on-premises laundry facility with quality commercial laundry equipment is the right choice for businesses. The benefits of in-house laundry, particularly for hospitality-focused businesses, are numerous - especially now as we adapt to this new normal. 

More control over cleanliness

As cleanliness and sanitation continue to be a concern among patrons and employees, bringing your laundry service in-house, rather than using an outside laundry service, gives you peace of mind and total control over your laundry operations. Let us explain:

  • You minimize contact with others outside of your business, reducing risk of potential contamination. 
  • You have control over detergents, water temperature, additional rinse cycles, and more to guarantee cleanliness and sanitation. 
  • You can implement policies regarding masks, hand washing, and more to reduce risk for employees and patrons. 
  • You don’t have to worry if laundry service is following recommendations from health officials. 

Job creation

The pandemic has taken a hit on jobs across the board, but especially on jobs within the hospitality business. Laying off employees, cutting back hours, and completely eliminating jobs has been common, leaving many employees and businesses struggling. Bringing your laundry in-house, rather than using an outside laundry service, provides additional job opportunities. You can hire additional staff to run and operate your on-premise laundry room, which is great for your business and the community overall. 

Less scheduling hassles

One of the main benefits of on-premises laundry operations is that you don’t have to operate around an outside partner’s schedule, enabling you to meet the needs of your customers and your business as you see fit, without relying on another business. That is especially handy right now, as many businesses have adjusted their operations and hours in response to the pandemic and changing customer needs.  

Competitive financing 

While it’s clear that commercial laundry equipment can benefit your business, the uncertainty and quick changes during the last few months have left many businesses struggling financially or unsure about how to move forward. Thankfully, Martin-Ray offers competitive financing on commercial laundry equipment and is willing to work with you to meet your current financial needs. 

If you’re ready to reap all the benefits of in-house laundry operations for your hotel, fitness center, restaurant, or other on-premise laundry business, we’re here to help. Martin-Ray is a proud laundry equipment distributor of top brands, including Speed Queen, Milnor, and Chicago Dryer throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, west Texas, and western Nebraska. 

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