If your office staff go through tons of linens and apparel and this is constantly increasing, you may want to outsource the laundry. With an affordable wash and fold laundry service provider you may be able to save time and money.
You will have to estimate the amount of laundry you have a week. They will probably charge by the pound. Here are some of the questions that you'll need to ask.
Pickup and Delivery
Find a service that will pick up the laundry and take it back to the facility to be cleaned. Once it is washed and folded, it will then be loaded and delivered to your place of business. This may come at an additional cost, but if you don't have time to send people too and from the facility or you want to know you will always have the supplies you need, it can be incredibly convenient.
You want to be on a regular rotation with the service provider, this may be the best option to guarantee when everything will be delivered.
Quality of Care
Ask the laundry service provider what they use to wash the clothes or linens. Quality of care is important, and you want to know:
- The type of detergent that is used
- If hot or cold water is used
- What dryer setting is used
- If the clothes are pretreated
- If starch is used
This way you can see how the clothes are cared for and if you can trust that the clothes will get cleaned with high-quality products. You may even want to ask about an antibacterial cleaning agent.
If you have been taking the items to a laundromat or trying to do them at your business, factor in the costs for:
- Gas and electricity
- Washer and dryer maintenance
You may also be distracting employees or taking your own time to do the washing, drying, and folding. Instead, let the experts use their commercial-grade machines for the work.
If the laundry is becoming an overwhelming problem at your business and you can't keep up with demands, it's time to find a wash and fold service in the area that can do the work. They may not just be able to do the laundry that you have on a weekly basis, but they may deep clean other items throughout the year like rugs, upholstery, and more. Get cost estimates and find a service provider sooner rather than later.