Doing the laundry can take a lots of time out of your day. And if you’re running a business, this task will take your attention away from other important things and prevent you from getting other things accomplished.
If it’s hard enough to do laundry at home while trying to get other chores done, can you just imagine how much harder it is for businesses such as restaurants or hotels?
This is why hiring a laundry service to take care of your linens and laundry needs is great idea.
Whether you’re running a hotel or a restaurant or a cafe, using a laundry service will be incredibly helpful in your day-to-day operations. You won’t have to worry about running all over the workplace just to put another load in the washing machine. Instead, you can focus on other tasks that need more attention.
Below are some of the advantages of using a steam laundry service as well as some of the disadvantages.
Why Hire a Laundry Service?
Having to pay a company to do your laundry for you may sound like a disadvantage but in the long run, this downside can be heavily outweighed by the level of convenience that you get when someone else takes care of all your laundry.
With the help of a laundry service, your employees will no longer feel overwhelmed with work again. Since they won’t have to deal with the cleaning process too, they will be able to focus in and control the whole linen process a lot easier.
In hotels, for example. Without at laundry service, it’s the employees that will have to deal with washing dirty linen and toiletries such as towels, aside from changing them. This kind of workload and workflow and may cause more pressure than necessary on employees and stress them out to the point of leaving their jobs.
With a laundry service, housekeeping employees can just simply send the dirty linen away to be cleaned, and receive only clean linen.
It saves a lot of time
Time is gold for everybody. So for businesses, it’s of the utmost essence. Most employees follow strict deadlines so if they have to run back and forth from the laundry room to clean and take care of dirty laundry, they won’t be able to spend as much time dealing with their other important tasks.
With a laundry service, everyone has more time to focus on other equally important tasks that they probably won’t be able to properly work on if they still had to do the laundry themselves.
Save on laundry cleaning products
Choosing to do all of your laundry needs in-house would mean having to buy all of the necessary cleaning products yourself, which can be fairly expensive.
With a laundry service, you’ll no longer have to spend on cleaning products. The laundry service company purchases these products in bulk, at a cheaper cost, therefore making hiring them a much cost-efficient option compared to doing it yourself.
Go green without going broke
While going green is a great initiative that a lot of companies these days have been getting into, it can’t be denied that completely going green also means having to spend money on expensive environment-friendly equipment. It may work well for huge companies but it might not for the smaller ones and those that are just starting out.
The good thing is, you can still help save the environment by choosing a laundry service company that uses environment-friendly equipment and incorporates going green practices into their services.
You need to be wise in choosing a laundry service
It can be costly
Hiring a laundry service can be costly. And the cost will depend on how many times your linens need to be changed on a daily basis. But while hiring a laundry service to take care of cleaning the linens may be pricey, you must keep in mind that if you were to do all of the laundry yourself, you would also end up having to pay for the equipment, cleaning products, and manpower, all of which will build up into a huge expense in the long run – probably even higher than how much hiring a laundry service would cost.
It’s true that expenses are a disadvantage, but the convenience of a laundry service heavily outweighs the expenses side of things.
You won’t be too sure of process
Another downside to hiring a laundry service is you won’t be too sure about the process of how your laundry was cleaned and what kinds of equipment and products were used because your laundry is being dealt with elsewhere.
This can easily be solved though, with an extensive research on the laundry service companies you’re going to be choosing from. There are laundry services that use products that are completely safe and by no means harmful and top quality equipment that won’t damage your linen nor environment.
Standard cleaning process
Because the services are standardised, sending your linens to a laundry service means they will take care of it the way they treat other linens.
If you have invested in purchasing high-quality linen, then it’s best to do some research first on the best ways to wash the kinds of linen you have. Ask the laundry service company if they would be able to do a special washing method for your linens.
There are laundry services that are open to customers’ requests for a special method of cleaning their laundry. If your linen is best cleaned with a steam laundry, then look for a company that offers steam laundry services. Otherwise, laundry services will simply deal with it using their standard products and machinery.
Now, how much do you really need a laundry service?
It all comes down to how much laundry you need to take care of. If it’s too much for your employees to juggle with their other responsibilities, hiring a laundry service may be the best option to lighten up the load.
As every business grows, more and more work will need to be outsourced to help you keep your day-to-day activities in control. And when it comes to whether or not a laundry service would be of much use, it is pretty obvious that the advantages easily outweigh the disadvantages.
Incorporating a laundry service into your business operations will help smoothen your workflow, make it easy for your employees to focus on their other tasks, reduce your carbon footprint, and save you a lot of time and money.
Alsco offers steam laundry services to small and large businesses all over Australia. And if you need fresh, clean, and quality linens, we also offer a comprehensive range of linen for rent to suit your needs. Call us today!