Equipment Companies Are Tied to Specific Suppliers
Most people will rely on their laundry equipment supplier for design services for a new laundry plant. Some of these design teams have design experience and some do not. One thing you can count on is that their plans will be reverse-engineered starting with the capabilities of their own laundry equipment back to the requirements of your operation. You will get a laundry built around their equipment’s limitations, not necessarily built around what you need it to do.
In most cases, these design teams can only provide a rudimentary layout for your laundry because most of these teams have limited to no experience designing and operating truly efficient, large-scale laundries.
Some of the critical design elements required but not understood by these designers can include:
- Laundry size – How big does your laundry really need to be to achieve the production and quality expected?
- Proper equipment – What is the proper mix of equipment needed to accomplish your objectives the most effectively and efficiently?
- Layout – What is the best possible arrangement of your equipment within a given floor plan considering production requirements to deliver the highest and most efficient throughput from your laundry facility?
- Environmental responsibility – What practical green technologies are available to reduce your water and energy consumption and reduce your Carbon footprint? How can these proven methods be integrated into your laundry operations?
- Best Available Technology (BAT) – what types of automation, process, tracking, billing, monitoring and control technologies are available to you? Which technologies have been proven and are the best in the market? Which proven vendors are the best from which to acquire these new technologies?
Laundry Equipment Company Consultants Lack Scope
A good number of the laundry industry’s design consultants are truly not qualified to deliver the quality and scope of services you need to build an efficient, affordable and green OPL or other laundry facility. Most of these professionals are very good at maintaining or expanding an existing laundry but not at creating a new laundry. The industry is supported by many qualified laundry design professionals but there is no way the vast majority of them could possibly have several lifetimes of experience in large commercial laundries to draw upon. They are in the business to sell and support equipment and they are good at it but how much of it you need and how it all goes together to provide the most desired results is truly the magic elixir. Water Energy Laundry Consulting provides the depth and scope of experience necessary to create a laundry that meets or exceeds your expectations.
Ozone Laundry Suppliers Lack Depth and Experience
The market is becoming crowded with upstart ozone vendors whose equipment is built around an incomplete understanding of the principles involved in creating an effective ozone laundry system. There are many people who consider themselves qualified to produce application-specific ozone systems who really do not know enough about ozone and how it is applied to create systems with any merit. It takes many years of Research and Development to create a system using ozone that is fully functional and will deliver the full set of available benefits. Ozone is a very powerful tool but without the proper technology and equipment to apply it, the tool will never be used to create a real solution. Systems developed with this lack of understanding are filled with bugs, potential worker hazards, inferior materials, incomplete operational instructions and inflated promises.
The ozone laundry industry is awash with stories of spectacular failures. These failures are directly related to the level of science, quality and craftsmanship used to create the systems and the level of understanding used to integrate them with the traditional washing equipment present in the laundry.
Water Energy Ozone Laundry Systems were developed by a team of NASA Scientists whose careers have been built around their understanding of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, industrial production methods and real-World scenarios. After the equipment was first developed, years of practical laundry experience has gone into the evolution of the product to achieve the level of quality available today.
General Contractors Don’t Know Laundry
There are many highly qualified architectural design and facility construction companies out there who don’t know the first thing about laundry. It’s no secret actually and they will probably be the first ones to tell you. They don’t need to understand how surgeries are performed to build an operating room. They don’t need to know now to bake a soufflé to build a kitchen. They shouldn’t be expected to know how to build a modern, efficient and green textile care facility if all they are doing is building the structure. What they do need to know is how big to build the laundry room and you need a qualified laundry design engineer to figure that out. The space for the laundry is as important as any other detail in creating an efficient design, and that’s only the beginning. Determining how much space, equipment, capacity and automation you need to minimize your labor requirements and deliver a superior finished product should not be left in the hands of a General Contractor or other non-laundry-industry engineering professional. It won’t hurt their feelings and in fact, may relieve some of their job-related headaches associated with the myriad of details involved in bringing a new property online. All of the big contractors we have worked with have welcomed our expertise and guidance in building a laundry that enhances the quality of their entire project.
Laundry Consulting Advantage
We are independent and impartial. Our method of laundry creation starts from the complete opposite direction. We begin with your specifications:
- a list of every requirement of your housekeeping or commercial laundry operation
- exact size and dimensions of the space you have available
- determination of the amount of time you have to complete your job effectively
- complete understanding of textiles to be processed – size, variety, volume, quality, value, par
- availability, capacity and cost of local utilities
- a complete water analysis
Water is one of the 4 major components of proper laundering methods – Water, Chemicals, Time and Mechanical Action. Water quality is a critical factor in engineering any successful laundry. Water quality is paramount to the success of a Green Laundry System. Hardness, alkalinity, heavy metal content, pH and other factors must be determined for us to know which components of our advanced water treatment equipment are needed in your operations to guarantee the best possible results. This intense focus on your water quality has many direct benefits to your operations and bottom line. Your linens will always be sparkling clean and white, your chemical usage will be at the very minimum suggested rate, your linen life will be greatly extended and your user experience will be heavenly.
Water Energy Laundry Consulting and Design has chosen to use only the highest-quality components in all of our laundry designs. Each of these components is at the top of the scale of dependability, flexibility, and quality of finished product delivered. Together, they deliver a synergy available only with the Water Energy Green Laundry System. Our unique and patented methods of integrating all of this equipment will provide you the highest quality laundry production facility you can buy. This laundry will deliver years of dependable service in today’s extremely demanding laundry market. We will build a laundry designed around what you need it to do.
Water Energy Laundry Consulting and Design will be adding new talent to our green laundry team as we grow into new markets and regions. Our objective is to recruit proven local laundry service professionals to aid in the dissemination of our green technologies as more laundry managers begin to understand the immense value of adopting efficient, effective and environmentally friendly practices in their textile care operations.
A laundry that is both successful and responsible is now possible utilizing the new and exciting technologies that years of research and practical experience have delivered to us in the 21st Century. Now, all you have to do is ask.