Why You Should Outsource Your Medical Laundry

For many medical facilities, doing laundry in-house seems like a reasonable, affordable and wiser choice than paying an industrial laundry to do it for you. But there’s so much more that goes into laundry than just the apparent cost.

Keeping your medical laundry in-house is actually costing you more than you think, and outsourcing your medical laundry is far more cost-effective than you might currently assume.

Here’s why you should outsource your medical laundry with a reliable provider like Economy Linen and Towel Service:

1. Using a professional and certified medical laundry service is the only way to get truly safe and hygienic linens and uniforms.

There’s a lot that goes into medical laundry. There’s the blood and bodily fluids that can cause infection if not handled and washed away properly, there are bacteria that need certain water temperatures and detergent formulas to truly be eradicated, and there’s the process of handling clean linens so that they don’t get re-contaminated after the fact. Chances are, the people you’ve hired to do your in-house medical laundry don’t have the training or knowledge required to produce truly hygienic medical uniforms and linens.

That’s why it’s so important to use a professional medical laundry service like Economy. We have the experience, the training and the certifications to demonstrate that we can provide medical facilities with products that are safe to use.

2. Industrial laundering equipment eats up your space and utilities.

When considering an in-house laundry, many medical facility owners and managers don’t consider the full cost of laundering their linens and uniforms in-house. First of all, the kind of industrial laundering equipment required to effectively clean healthcare textiles is costly and takes up a large amount of space that could be dedicated to your core services. Plus, there are the water and energy costs to consider. At Economy, we use the latest green technology to reduce our water and energy usage, which most medical facilities aren’t necessarily able to do.

3. Laundering in-house requires more staff.

Laundry is a never-ending cycle. When deciding whether to outsource your medical laundry or keep it in-house, consider the human resources needed to get the job done. Can you afford to pay your current employees more to add laundry to their list of things to do? Will you need to hire more staff to keep up with the dirty linens and uniforms? All of those should factor into the cost of an in-house laundry.

Outsource Economically with Economy Linen and Towel

Once you’ve decided to outsource, there’s no doubt – Economy Linen and Towel is the best choice for your medical facility. Contact us today to learn more about how we can provide your medical facility with safe and clean textiles!

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