The National : JUNE-SEPT 2017
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2017 9 drycleaning machines to shirt presses. “We couldn’t actually move most the equipment out of the shop Stocks of pads and plastic. All covered in muck.” “The cleanup took a couple of days thanks to the help of our staff. Then the premises needed to be hosed and swept out, rubbish stacked at the kerb for council removal, gyprock replaced. Electricals needed to be rewired throughout the plant. You can imagine with the town inundated, electricians were in high demand, as were painters, gyprockers and the tradies got little rest. Jessie’s dad flew up from Albury to replace and repair any electrical work MACHINERY “Mark Golle and the boys from Brisbane Hanger Company were great. They came down with a truck, took the drycleaning machines and washer extractors away, and installed new motors. Took elec- tronics and motors out of machines I spoke to Mark about this and he laughed, adding, “We were on the road before they even called us. We knew it would be bad. And it was a shop full of my equipment! I sent our technician Cameron Green plus my sparkie to remove all the electric motors and bring them back to our workshop. “We were ready, willing and able to help, and we had spares on the self. We even had spare compressors. Nothing we had supplied that couldn’t be fixed. “The drycleaning machine was a mess but we did all the rectification onsite. “The shirt machine was unsalvageable. So were some of the washers. The Chinese shirt machine which the previous owner had imported direct was scrapped. We got little response to emails for information and no help.” Mark concluded. “It wasn’t a difficult job, just a lot to do all at one time. “One washer extractor was scrapped. And we also lost a hot head shirt unit.” Lachlan related. Yes, it was a disaster, but Perfix Dry Cleaners are back!
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