Hospitality Facilities Management and Design Fourth Edition Chapter 9 Laundry Systems
Competencies for Laundry Systems 1.Explain how hotels deal with laundry, and describe laundry transport equipment.2.Distinguish a washer-extractor from a tunnel washer.3.Describe extractors and dryers.4.Describe flatwork ironers, folders, and valet equipment.5.Explain factors in designing a laundry and selecting laundry equipment.6.Outline laundry maintenance.7.Describe emerging trends in laundry operations. Slide 1
Options Hotels Have for Dealing with Laundry • Rent linens from commercial linen and uniform rental companies • Buy their own linens and use a commercial laundry for processing services • Buy their own linens and send them to a centralized laundry (either freestanding or in a hotel) run by the hotel chain or some other group of affiliated hotels • Buy their own linens and use their own on-premises laundry for processing • Use a combination of these options Slide 2
On-Premises Laundries for Hotels • Most lodging properties in the United States operate an on-premises laundry; in contrast, lodging properties in Europe usually have their linen processed by outside contractors • Some U.S. hotel chains operate regional laundry facilities • Advantages to operating an on-premises laundry: – More control over linen quality, service, and costs – Lower linen par levels are required – Linen life is extended – The quality of finished linen is often higher Slide 3
Laundry Equipment • Laundry transport equipment • Washers • Extractors • Dryers • Flatwork finishers • Valet equipment Slide 4
Carts • Carts are used to transport linen to the laundry, within the laundry, and to storage areas outside the laundry • There are basic carts, carts with shelves, carts with bars or hangers, and “raising platform” carts • There are open carts, carts with covers, and lockable carts • Other cart options include tow hitches, wheel brakes, special casters, and caster swivel locks • Laundry carts come in various sizes (common sizes carry 100 to 300 pounds of linen) and various colors • Carts range from heavy-duty canvas to one-piece plastic carts with drain holes for easy washing • Carts should not have protrusions that can snag or tear linen • Carts should move easily and be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis • It’s a good idea to designate carts as “clean linen only” and “dirty linen only” Slide 6
Chutes • Laundry chutes are usually located on each floor of a hotel inside the housekeeping storage area • Laundry chutes are a convenient way to get guestroom linen to the laundry room • Laundry chutes should be cleaned regularly to remove lint and dust • Fire detection/suppression equipment in the chute should be checked periodically • Laundry chutes should be kept locked to protect against pranksters or arsonists Slide 7
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