Our new sign board has finally gone up, giving our offices in Chippenham a bit more bling, and helping customers find us!.
Note the clever use of the laundry service delivery van tail gate!
Squeeky IT here, commandeering the blog today to give you a break from laundry machines and tell you about something more exciting… our new Smart Gigabit Switch!
As our laundry expands our IT network must as-well, so we’ve got ourselves a new Smart Gigabit Switch. Prior to this we were running our office PCs and IP phones through an unmanaged 100Mb Switch, so this will now allow us to separate out the phones and speed things up the on the network, especially access to the NAS drive which we use for all files. Woohoo!
Another upgrade here at Squeeky linen and laundry services, our 5th washing machine is in and running.
This is 27Kg capacity so should help keep the new 3.2m roller iron fed.
Below you can see it in situ with its 4 siblings.
Ironing was still a bottleneck after our last purchase, so it was time to go large and get a bigger roller iron.
Here’s our new 3.2m Electrolux roller iron, installed and ready to go. You can see the size difference to its smaller sibling next to it.
The big advantage with this is that large king size or greater sheets and duvet covers do not need to be folded to go through, unlike the smaller version. When large duvet covers are folded they also often needed to go through twice, to do both sides, which is not needed now.
Already making a big impact on ironing throughput.
More and more customers coming on-line here at Squeeky Linen and Laundry Services. This is the latest delivery of new linen for one of our new customers.
All got to be unpacked, washed and packed ready for the first delivery.
If you are interested in our linen hire services see ore details here.
To Improve efficiency, reduce cycle times and reduce energy usage we have now fitted a Commercial Laundry Water Softer and boiler.
This means the washing machines use less energy as they don’t have to heat up water. It’s provided from the boiler instead which does it more efficiently, thus reducing overall energy usage. Cycle times in the machines are also shorter allowing more throughput.
The Softener means less water, detergents and chemicals are needed, especially as we are in a very hard water area.
Along with our solar panels this helps our ongoing quest to be more energy efficient and eco friendly.
A busy day in the commercial laundry today so all washing machines and dryers turning, that’s what we like to see.
We still need more capacity for yet more customers though, so the engineers are in fitting this new washing machine. There’s a new dryer on the way as well.
… and now fitted and turning:
To increase capacity in our linen and laundry service we needed another roller iron. So here it is installed and ready to go.
It’s an Electrolux 2 meter roller iron, brand new. The teams are getting up to speed on it now.
Will allow much more daily throughput as ironing was becoming a bottleneck.
Due to new customers and expansion we needed a new van for our linen and laundry pickups and delivery. So here is our new transit T350 Luton van loading up on its first day. We also have a new Delivery driver/laundry assistant starting to handle all the extra work.
Can also see our sister company The Squeeky Cleaners cars loading up in the background.