The National : DRYCLEANER MAY AUGUST 2019
THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST 2019 11 Their enthusiasm once they realised they were being included in the journey was infectious. First up, the clean out. The whole plant was tired. The pieces of machinery which didn’t work or were inefficient were retired. A couple of skips and out it went. I can highly recommend this, as if it doesn’t work and has been “waiting for a part” or “spare time” ... accept that isn’t going to happen and let it go. Free up some space for new equipment that will work for you and make you some money. Tasmanian businesses are very self reliant and Georges Dry Cleaners is no exception. Quite part from their neat tool shop area, they have “two of everything” so that if one vital piece of equipment goes down, their business doesn’t collapse while they wait for parts and service. Georges have a range of equipment. The business operates two dry cleaning machines, both Union, with perchloroethylene and hydrocarbon. Shirt presses, a Forenta trouser topper and Horscroft utility press. For laundry we have three sets of basic washers and dryers. The third set was added due to increased bag wash. It takes a lot of stress out of increasing your workload if you aren’t waiting on machine availability. The washers are fed automatically by soaps from Hunters, our local supplier, who ensure it is set and forget. A return feed roller ironer ... essential for B&B’s who like their sheets and pillow cases crisp is also from Girbau. It was a trip down memory lane to see a crt roller in action. Continuous Roller Towels are individually bagged for the wash process to avoid tangles. We have two compressors and two boilers (in fact, two of most things).
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