Versatile Laundry Option Giving B&B Control over Quality, Reliability and Cost
As a B&B owner, operating your own laundry can give you numerous benefits whether you go the whole way and install a full on-premises laundry with washers, dryers and ironers to handle all the bed linen, or as some do, keep it simpler and do only towels, which don’t need ironing, on site. Towels tend to be large, bulky and heavy and, in many cases, are changed more frequently than bed linen so being able to wash and dry them quickly on-site eliminates expensive transport costs. Towel quality can also be particularly important and noticeable to guests – soft, fluffy towels definitely contribute to a luxury image. Laundering towels on site means that you can keep a close eye on them and replace them as soon as they no longer reflect the image you wish to maintain.
The benefits of control and quality of course cross over into the rest of the linen if you decide to go for a full on-premises laundry. You gain complete control over the processing of the linen and you take fewer risks with the service your guests expect – you are not reliant on an outside company’s workload, a vehicle breaking down or being unable to reach you because of bad weather. You control the standard of the finished linen to reflect the standard of your B&B and the linen remains yours and can be replaced when you think it needs it.
Good advice from a reliable supplier will ensure you save money in comparison with a contract laundry – advice on the best financial package for your hotel is extremely important. At Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems we offer a range of finance options including leasing and the increasingly popular fixed price rental. Operating costs of the equipment are an equally important factor when selecting an on premises laundry. For instance, the Amazon HSF range of washer-extractors made in Europe to Armstrong’s specification, uses 20% less energy and 15% less water than older equipment, and also offers a very high spinning speed cutting residual moisture by 20% and thereby reducing the energy requirement of the drying process.
Keeping your laundry fully functional is absolutely vital. Armstrong start by only selling the highest quality, most reliable equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers, but recognise that the initial sale is just that, and that it is the service that comes after that keeps customers coming back. Armstrong has a unique mix of directly employed service engineers and an approved network of dealers covering the whole of the UK and Ireland to ensure laundry equipment disruptions in the event of breakdowns are minimised. And the company stocks some 20,000 individual lines of genuine manufacturer’s spare parts for all the machines it currently sells, as well as many hundreds that are no longer produced – so there is no risk that a machine can’t be fixed due to lack of a spare part. The company has also recently launched a brand new on-line parts ordering system offers a simple-to-operate search facility allowing searches by part number or manufacturer. If the part required isn’t immediately available off the shelves, then Armstrong will endeavour to source it. Depending on the urgency, delivery is by courier or Royal Mail, and express next day or special timed delivery is offered for urgent parts. Standard next day delivery is free for all orders over £75.
For further information contact Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems, Ampere Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2AE Tel: 01635 263410 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.armstronglaundry.com
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