Magazine article Corrections Forum

5 Keys to Boosting Laundry Efficiency

Magazine article Corrections Forum

5 Keys to Boosting Laundry Efficiency

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Excerpts of a study titled *Keys to Boosting Efficiency and Productivity at Correctional Laundries* conducted in 2014 by Continental Girbau Inc.

BY JOEL JORGENSEN

#1 Select a high-speed soft-mount washer-extractor. Higher speed washers remove more water from every load, which shortens dry time. Dryers run less often and use less energy and natural gas.

#2 Choose a washer with a sump-less design. Many washers feature an outer sump, which holds up to three gallons of water per washer load. Select a washer without a sump and save up to three gallons of water per load.

#3 Add an ozone system. Ozone systems work best using cold water and drastically reduce the need to heat water, which cuts natural gas consumption. They require fewer cleaning chemicals and PH extremes. This minimizes the need for multiple dilution rinses (and associated wasted water and chemicals). …

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