5 signs your business needs an on-site laundry system

Access to clean laundry is fundamental to your business. But keeping your costs down and your laundry in pristine condition can be challenging if you rely on domestic machines or an outsourced supplier.

If you’re starting to encounter problems with your current operation, then it might be time to think about investing in an on-site professional laundry system.

Not sure if you need one just yet? Take a look at these tell-tale signs, if any of them sound familiar, then chances are you could do with bringing your laundry operations back on site:

  1. Your outside supplier is costing you a fortune

Like with any outsourced supplier, it’s a fact of life that their prices will increase over time, steadily eating away at your profits. Whereas an in-house laundry is an investment and before long, you’ll have made a return on the initial cost – saving yourself considerable amounts in the long-run.

  1. You’re regularly running short of clean laundry

This suggests that either your current machines don’t have the capacity or your outsourced supplier isn’t keeping up with demand. Either way, switching to an in-house laundry system will allow you to create your own schedule and wash what you need when you need to, meaning you’ll never be caught short again.

  1. Your linen is being returned damaged or lost

Outsourcing your laundry is risky business. You can’t guarantee that you’ll get your exact linen returned to you, as it can easily get mixed up with other clients’ laundry. An on-site laundry allows you to care for your own laundry, helping to ensure your linen is always in the very best condition for your customers and doesn’t go missing.

  1. Your laundry loads are increasing

If your business is growing and your load sizes are increasing, it’s probably time to consider upgrading to a professional system. All machines have a maximum capacity, so if you’re using domestic machines, you could start to run into problems that could lead to serious breakdowns.

Our engineers work with you to create an efficient system that’s built around your specific laundry needs, saving you time and hassle struggling with an ineffective operation.

  1. Sticking to someone else’s schedule is hindering yours

Whether your clean laundry is delivered every day or every week, hanging around for its arrival can cause costly delays to your business. The beauty of having your own on-premise laundry room is that your laundry fits around your business and not the other way around.

Our machines are easily operated with basic training, yet deliver professional results, meaning you don’t need to hire a specially trained employee to operate them.

Want to learn more about the benefits of doing your laundry on site? Read our blog ‘7 ways an in-house laundry system will benefit your business’ to find out.

If you’re considering investing in a new on-site laundry or want to upgrade your current machine(s), contact us to request your free site consultation.  Our engineers will assess your requirements and offer you advice to help you find the right system for your business.


Checklist: How to maintain your laundry system for outstanding cleaning results

Your laundry system is vital to the everyday function of your business, which means the smallest of problems can have a widespread impact. However, most commercial laundry systems these days are built to last and, with the right maintenance, will operate without a glitch for several years.

The key to getting a reliable service from your laundry equipment is maintaining it. This checklist is designed to provide you with best practice guidance on taking care of your system and optimising its performance:

  1. Run a maintenance cycle every few months

Using your laundry system day-in-day-out can cause dirt and grime to rapidly build up. Running your machines on an empty cycle every month will help keep your system clean and ensure your laundry feels fresh after every wash.

We recommend running a maintenance wash without detergent and with the machine on its highest temperature setting for best results.

  1. Don’t overload your machines

Our professional laundry systems are built to handle heavy loads, but there’ll always be a limit specified by the manufacturer. Exceeding this limit and overloading your machines will result in less effective washes that’ll put a strain on your system and could even result in it breaking down.

If you find you’re regularly overloading your cycles to keep up with demand, it may be time to upgrade to a larger system. Why not talk to our team about designing a new system specifically for your business?

  1. Use professional laundry and warewashing detergents

Professional machines are built to be more powerful and durable than domestic appliances. And the same applies to the detergents you use.

We stock a range of cost-effective professional liquids and detergents that work alongside your machines to deliver maximum cleaning power. Highly concentrated, these detergents are built to combat stains on short, high-power cycles.

  1. Test the temperature of your machines

To ensure your machines are working at maximum efficiency, you need to know that they’re heating your water to the right level. We offer Periodic Temperature Valuation where an engineer will systematically test your equipment to check your machines are meeting the required performance guidelines.

To find out more about performance guidelines, read our blog ‘WRAS and the Water Regulation 1999 – Do you comply?’

  1. Get a regular maintenance service

As well as being a stipulation of most warranty policies, having an annual service prevents serious breakdowns that can be costly and could cause serious disruption to your business. A service takes as little as a couple of hours and gives you peace of mind that your machines are in top condition.

Want to make sure your laundry system is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible? Contact us today for a free site consultation.


Common myths about in-house laundry systems – dispelled

If your business produces a large amount of laundry, outsourcing it may seem like the easiest option. But there comes a point when the mounting costs and added hassle of relying on a third-party begin to take their toll.

An on-site laundry is the next logical step.

However, businesses can sometimes have reservations. As commercial laundry specialists, we hear these concerns time-and-time again and we’re pleased we can offer honest, expert advice in response.

So, to help, we decided to pull a few of the concerns together and dispel the common myths often associated with using in-house laundry systems:

MYTH #1: ‘There’s a huge upfront cost’

This isn’t necessarily true. Although choosing an in-house laundry system is an investment, it doesn’t have to come with an excessive price tag. For instance, choose our Comfort Care package and you’re entitled to professional standard appliances with no upfront costs; just manageable monthly payments.

MYTH #2: ‘In-house systems take up too much room’

Although it’s true that you will need some space for your machines, it’s likely to be much less than you think. Market-leading machines have been developed to be streamlined and smaller and are stackable to make the most efficient use of your space. In fact, a fully functioning laundry system can now be fitted into a space as compact as 1 square metre!

MYTH #3: ‘The running and maintenance costs are extortionate’

This isn’t the case. In the long run, your running costs will actually be far lower than the cost of outsourcing your laundry.

We only fit laundry systems from the leading manufacturers and our machines are designed to be extremely efficient. Rapid cycle times enable you to carry out short, powerful washes, minimising the impact on your utility bills.

Not only that, but professional machines, such as those built by Miele, have proven lifespans of over 30,000 hours; which equates to a running time of 8 hours per day for over 10 years.

MYTH #4: ‘We won’t get our laundry as clean’

You will! The beauty of an in-house system is that you are in control of your own laundry and it isn’t pooled together (and potentially confused with) with other business’ tired and dirty linen.

The cleaning power of our machines means they do all the hard work for you and can be operated easily by any member of staff. What’s more, we offer Periodic Temperature Valuation to monitor efficiency and guarantee optimum performance throughout their lifespan.

Got any questions? Our expert team are more than happy to chat to you about how an in-house laundry system could save you time and money.  

We offer a free site consultation where we can assess your requirement and discuss the type of system that would benefit your business. Call us on 0800 652 5692 or get in touch online to arrange a consultation.


7 ways an in-house laundry system will benefit your business

When your business produces laundry almost constantly it often seems like the simplest option is to send it to an outsourced laundry company.

But does this make the most sense for your business?

Having an in-house laundry system by-passes the need to be reliant on an external supplier, saving you time and money in the long run.

Here are 7 ways having an in-house laundry system will benefit your business:

  1. Reduce your outgoings

Whether you’re sending out laundry daily or weekly, the cost associated is going to make up a proportion of your monthly outgoings – month after month, year after year. Investing in an in-house laundry system dramatically reduces your monthly outgoings in the long run, helping to free up money for use elsewhere in the business.

  1. Long-term ROI

Although the initial cost associated with an in-house laundry system may feel daunting, the savings you make on your monthly outgoings will more than cover your investment in the long run.

Worried about the upfront investment? Don’t be. We offer flexible finance options to help you spread the cost over several months, making it a smooth transition.

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  1. Comply with industry regulations

Having a professional laundry system installed ensures that you stay compliant with the latest WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) regulations. Our trained engineers only install professional standard laundry equipment and we’ll work with you to maintain your equipment to ensure it stays compliant.

  1. Guarantee your laundry is cared for

Outsourcing your laundry means you have no control over how it is treated. An in-house laundry system means you can make sure your linen doesn’t suffer from unnecessary wear and tear, saving you money and keeping it pristine and hygienic.

  1. Ensure your linen isn’t mixed with other business’

While bulk-laundering, outsourced laundry companies will mix up linen from different clients. Having an in-house system enables you to maintain your own standards by ensuring you are only using your own linen.

  1. Maximise efficiency

Professional laundry equipment is designed to deliver maximum cleaning power for the least energy usage. This means you are able to wash what you need to, when you need to, without having to worry about uneconomical loads or long wash cycles.

  1. Don’t be let down by unreliable suppliers

With an in-house system, gone are the days of chasing after your delivery or dealing with delays that are out of your control. And if you choose a Comfort Care cover plan, any on-site breakdowns you may have will be dealt with within 8 hours of your call.

Think an in-house laundry system could save you time and money?  Arrange a free consultation today and we can help you design a system that is right for your business.


Guarantee efficiency with data monitored laundry systems

Is your commercial laundry system cost efficient, durable and performance monitored?

At JTM our commercial laundry systems are fully WRAS approved and meet the Department of Health standards and are designed to consume as little energy as possible.

Using machines from market-leading manufacturers Meile and Electrolux, we design laundry systems built to match your hospital or care facility’s unique requirement. Not only that, but we’ll provide you with evidence to prove that they are performing as they should, month after month.

So, how do we guarantee your laundry system is delivering maximum results?

We offer a choice of data monitoring services to ensure your machines are compliant and cost efficient.

  • Periodic Temperature Valuation – one of our trained engineers will visit your site to routinely assess your machines using state-of-the-art logging equipment to check it is meeting the required guidelines
  • Live Data Validation – this in build feature checks every wash to produce real-time data, providing you with a full audit trail documenting the machines’ efficiency

When you’re working to a tight budget and strict guidelines you want to be sure you are consistently getting the very best from your laundry system and leaving nothing to chance.

Our systems don’t just outperform the competition; they are proven to do so time after time. It is this durability that makes them the  best value choice for your hospital or care facility.

Want to guarantee a peak efficiency laundry system at your facility? Talk to one of our experts about arranging a site consultation today.


How does a commercial laundry system benefit my business?

At JTM we help our customers find the ideal commercial laundry system for their business, whatever their industry. Our efficient laundry systems ensure our customers get outstanding, reliable results day after day, year after year.

Here are the top 5 ways a commercial laundry system could benefit your business.

  1. Cleaning power

We partner with market-leading manufacturers from across the globe to bring the very best in commercial laundry technology at affordable prices. This means our systems are equipped to provide the level of cleaning power required to consistently deliver outstanding laundry results in a commercial setting.

  1. Unique to you

Whether it’s ease of use, thermal disinfection or lack of ventilation that is your main priority, we’ll talk to you and recommend the exact machines, settings and detergents to match your requirements. By understanding that every business is different, we are able to create a unique laundry system to fulfil your needs.

  1. Energy efficient

Built especially for use with a commercial laundry setting, all the machines we supply are extremely efficient and provide excellent results at therefore saving you money.

  1. Durable

All our systems are made to last, and all the machines we supply are built to withstand large, heavy loads. We realise how disruptive a laundry breakdown can be to your operation, which is why we supply the most durable machines, and offer call-outs 356 days a year with our Comfort Care package.

  1. Saving you time and money

Investing in an in-house commercial laundry system means that you by-pass the need for external laundry suppliers, saving you costly monthly bills and giving you the freedom to create your own laundry schedule. Not only does this represent fantastic value for money, but it saves you time by keeping everything on site.

Want to benefit from an efficient laundry operation? Arrange a free consultation today and we can help you find the commercial laundry system that is right for your business.


Electrolux – professional laundry and warewashing partners

As commercial laundry and warewashing experts, we are always looking to forge new partnerships with the industry’s most accomplished professionals.

Introducing Electrolux

Electrolux are a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products across 150 countries every year. We have been working with Electrolux for just over a year now.

Electrolux have a huge focus on innovation and technology, and are always looking for ways to develop their equipment to better suit the needs of their clients.

Their commercial range has been specifically developed to cope with large loads and regular cycles, and their machines combine professional cleaning power with compact efficiency.

What system do I need?

With so many brands out there, it is often difficult to gage which models will be most suited to your needs. That’s why at JTM we do the research for you, and find the best suppliers in order to bring the latest and greatest in laundry and warewashing equipment directly to you.

We will assess the specific requirements of your business and create a laundry or warewashing system to match. Our systems are effective, reliable and backstopped by the best technology on offer.

Want JTM to assess your commercial laundry or warewashing operation? Get in touch and we can match you up with your ideal system.


Commercial laundry repairs - a first time fix 94.6% of the time

Dealing with callouts all year round, we witness first-hand how a laundry system breakdown and commercial laundry repairs can hold up your entire business. And in the care or hospitality industry, this can be disastrous for the comfort and well-being of your residents.

We take breakdowns just as seriously as you do, and make it our aim to get your machines up and running again as quickly as possible so you can get back to caring for your customers.

As a part of our 24/7 Comfort Care cover service, we’ve worked hard to get our first time fix rate up to 94.6%. Our experienced engineers will come and assess the situation, and get to work straight away.

It’s our mission to improve the efficiency of your business, so part of our service is to make sure you’re getting the very best for your laundry equipment, and explain to you where issues may be occurring.

Commercial laundry and ware-washing machines are large and complex. However with spare parts in stock, and 350,000 available from next day delivery, we make sure we don’t have to cause unnecessary delays to your repair by waiting for new parts.

With the well-being of you and your customers in mind, we are always improving our service in order to benefit the efficiency your business. And we are proud to be able to solve the problem within a few hours of your call in at least 9 out 10 cases.

Want peace of mind that you are covered for a same-day solution 365 days of the year? You can benefit from JTM’s first time fix rate in under 8 hours of noticing a problem with our Comfort Care package. Get in touch to find out how we can help.


Introducing Miele: Trusted partner for 25 years

Our commitment to providing a service that won’t let you down means that we source only the best equipment as a part of our packages.

Reliable and energy efficient appliances do all the hard work for you. And Miele have been building market-leading appliances for over 100 years.

You can’t buy that kind of experience, which is why Miele’s specialism is so renowned. Originating in Germany, their state-of-the-art products are now imported to dozens of locations across the globe.

With Miele you are acquiring top quality. Their products are tested to the equivalent of 20 years usage, and it’s that kind of durability that makes them a perfect match for JTM and our Comfort Care package.

Their patented designs and high spec manufacturing produces appliances which offer minimal maintenance and maximum performance; all at the lowest cost to your energy bill. A winning formula for any busy business.

We offer operative training with our experienced engineers to ensure you get the very best out of your Miele system. This wisdom combined with our 365 day a year breakdown cover means you are sure to continue to reap the benefits for decades to come.

As experts in their field, Miele are always developing their technology with new and innovative ideas. This makes them a fantastic partner for JTM as it allows us to continue to improve and enhance the services we can offer you, our customers.

Interested in finding out how much our Miele systems could save your business? Get in touch for more information.


Why choose comfort care

Is your commercial laundry/warewashing equipment faltering and in need of maintenance support?

Perhaps you are looking for a completely new and modernised arrangement.

In either case, JTM has the solution.

Our comprehensive Comfort Care package combines equipment and service offerings, providing you with everything you need to keep your commercial laundry and warewashing equipment in full working order, all year round.

After all, our mission is to improve the efficiency of your business by improving your results and minimising downtime – leaving you to do what you’re good at.

And you don’t even need to worry about any upfront costs or nasty surprises; all of this is included under one manageable monthly payment plan. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Laundry & Warewashing Appliances

We supply a wide selection of state-of-the-art commercial laundry equipment, designed to reduce both your energy consumption and running costs.

Our professional partners Miele, Electrolux, Girbau and Hobart, lead the way in patented design and high specification manufacturing, so you can rest assured that these products are the very best on the market.

Our experienced engineers can even provide installation and operative training to ensure you get the best out of your equipment.

Maintenance & Repair

The JTM Comfort Care plan entitles you to annual maintenance and breakdown cover 365 days a year.

You will receive access to a 24/7 emergency telephone helpline and we can have an emergency engineer at your premises within eight working hours of your call.

Again, there are no upfront charges, just a convenient monthly payment plan.

And with our 94.6 per cent first-time fix rate and over 350,000 spare parts available on next day delivery, you can rest assured that any downtime is kept to a minimum.

We call this service without compromise.

Interested? Get in touch with us for more details on 0113 257 2221. You’ll be amazed at just how much our Comfort Care plan could save you!