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BDS Laundry Partners with Patriot Hospitality for a Second Project

BDS Laundry Partners with Patriot Hospitality for a Second Project

Patriot Hospitality has 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has teamed up with BDS Laundry again supplying UniMac washers and dryers to a brand new Hampton Inn in Iowa. After installing two UniMac UW65 washers and UT75 dryers in the beautiful Hampton Inn in Ames, Iowa the leadership at Patriot Hospitality knew they needed the exact same machines for the brand new Altoona, Iowa Hampton Inn. UniMac’s High-Performance Industrial Washer Extractors These machines are perfect for hotel environments delivering lower costs and higher throughput. With a variety of different linens that require daily washing from towels and sheets to uniforms and tablecloths these machines offer 41 programmable cycles and an OPL Control System allowing owners and managers to gather information on machine performance and maintenance schedules. This is a major asset to laundry room managers at any hotel providing in-depth and real-time performance information to breakdown bottlenecks within the operation and improve efficiency while reducing utility and labor costs. UniMac’s UT Series Single Tumble Dryer  With the exclusive UniLinc System these dryers provide the same efficiency, control options, performance information and maintenance reminders as the washer extractors. These programs make the UT Series dryers extremely easy to…

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BDS Laundry Supports Minnesota State Fire Chief Association Conference

BDS Laundry Supports Minnesota State Fire Chief Association Conference

BDS Laundry participated in The Minnesota State Fire Chief Association (MSFCA) Conference in St. Cloud on October 24th and 25th to promote the importance of cleaning turnout gear. The MSFCA is comprised of 2,000 senior fire officers representing more than 500 departments in Minnesota. This is the perfect place for BDS Laundry to promote the health and safety of fire fighters with UniMac washer extractors and gear drying cabinets. UniMac’s washer extractors and turnout gear drying cabinets are designed following total compliance of NFPA 1851 guidelines. The MSFCA is dedicated to providing training in operational and policy-oriented topics for fire chiefs and stations throughout the state. BDS has delivered and installed laundry equipment to 230 fire departments throughout the upper Midwest and are happy to take part in the premier fire service training, education and networking event. Learn more about the benefits of UniMac laundry equipment for your fire department by calling 800-688-0020 or contacting us online today.

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The Importance of Washing Turnout Gear: Eagan Fire Department

The Importance of Washing Turnout Gear: Eagan Fire Department

Laundry isn’t at the forefront of firefighters’ minds while responding to a call but washing turnout gear is one of the most important facets of promoting a clean fire station and healthy crew. BDS Laundry Systems has been a partner with the Eagan Fire Department since 2011 when it opened the first Green Globes-certified fire safety facility in the nation. Energy efficiency, environmental friendliness and most notably, firefighter safety are of utmost importance to Fire Chief Mike Scott, these standards helped open the door for BDS to provide the best laundry equipment exceeding NFPA standards and prolonging the life of all turnout gear for Chief Scott and the Eagan Fire Department. Chief Mike Scott of Eagan Fire Department with the UniMac PPE Turnout Gear Cabinet and the UniMac UC Washers When Chief Scott began his career as a firefighter in the 1980s having turnout gear covered in soot was a “badge of honor” and washing gear merely consisted of a quick hose down from fellow firefighters. By not washing turnout gear this soot releases carcinogens like sulfur dioxides and nitrogen oxides into the air. Over exposure to carcinogens comes with a price including coronary heart disease, asthma, bronchitis and other…

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BDS Laundry Systems Equips Twin Cities Area Hotels

BDS Laundry Systems Equips Twin Cities Area Hotels

BDS Laundry Systems spent time late in the summer and early this fall outfitting Twin Cities area hotels with industry-leading commercial laundry equipment to satisfy their unique OPL needs. Hyatt Place in downtown St. Paul and the brand new Woodbury Residence Inn have exceptional amenities and first rate accommodations which require a plethora of clean linens, towels, uniforms and much more.   With the variety of loads and unique laundry room layouts or foundations in hotel laundry rooms it’s important to find the right machine by analyzing the specific needs. BDS Laundry Systems works with laundry room managers to meet these requirements while helping reduce labor and utility costs and increasing throughput. Hyatt Place in Downtown St. Paul The Downtown St. Paul Hyatt Place is a beautiful building built in 1933. Older buildings tend to have weaker foundations which can’t absorb the full vibrations from a hardmount washer. To combat this, we installed three UniMac softmount washer extractors and UniMac industrial Tumble Dryers in the Hyatt Place’s laundry room. Softmount washers are designed to absorb the majority of the vibration throughout the wash within the machine significantly limiting damage to the foundation. The Hyatt Place features 149 rooms with an…

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BDS Delivers Commercial Laundry Equipment to Dove Healthcare in Osseo, Wisconsin

BDS Delivers Commercial Laundry Equipment to Dove Healthcare in Osseo, Wisconsin

The BDS Laundry Systems’ service team traveled to Osseo, Wisconsin in late September to deliver and install new commercial laundry equipment in Dove Healthcare’s beautiful new facility. Dove Healthcare is a terrific client providing short-term rehabilitation, assisted living and long-term care to a wide range of individuals in need of exceptional nursing or rehab services.      Patients at Dove Healthcare receive a variety of treatment from therapy after surgery, injury or illness to personal long-term or short-term attention from nurses and physicians skilled in a wide range of areas including: Post-surgical care Neurological Post dialysis Complex wound care Infectious disease management Intravenous therapy To help maintain a clean, sterile environment in the Dove Healthcare facility we installed one High-Performance UniMac Washer Extractor and two UniMac OptiDry Dryers delivering improved efficiency and throughput while reducing labor costs. The High-Performance UniMac Washer Extractor features OptiSpray technology minimizing the amount of water needed to achieve a full wash. Unlike the common bath wash this high-performance washer extractor uses rinsing power pulling the water through the load and down the drain helping lower utility costs and maximize performance and efficiency. UniMac’s OptiDry Dryer technology optimizes labor time, prevents linens damage and, reduces utility and…

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BDS Laundry Hosts a UniMac Service School

BDS Laundry Hosts a UniMac Service School

We are thrilled to host Terry Brousseau from Alliance Laundry Systems for an insightful UniMac Service School taking a deeper look at the UniMac UY soft-mount washer series. We routinely host Service Schools ensuring our service professionals are properly trained to address any and all problems you may face with commercial washers and dryers.  Today our team along with service professionals from Northern, Interstate and Gregg’s Laundry in North and South Dakota plus northern Minnesota spent the morning breaking down UY series machines piece by piece, analyzing wiring diagrams and studying new computer programs to better diagnose and fix machines. This hands on experience and education from UniMac makes our service professionals more effective and efficient in the fields ensuring your laundry machines are back up and running as quickly as possible.  UniMac’s UY soft-mount washer series offer cutting edge innovations and green technologies helping reduce water usage by 15 percent and increase throughput in all kinds of OPL environments from athletics to hospitality. Soft-mount machines are designed for laundry rooms on the second floor or above, poor or wooden floor foundation and above grade installation.  Learn more about UniMac’s OPL Equipment or how BDS Laundry Systems can help find the perfect commercial laundry machines…

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Cleaning Tips to Prolong the Life of your Linens

Cleaning Tips to Prolong the Life of your Linens

Prolonging the life of linens in hotels and healthcare facilities is extremely important to saving costs on utilities, labor and replacement linens. Not to mention meeting patient and customer safety expectations and compliant with sanitation guidelines. Linens break down for a number of reasons including overuse, poor rinse cycles and over drying which can lead to the easier spread of illness and higher utility and linen replacement costs. Follow these cleaning tips to prolong the life of your linens and provide patients and guests with the cleanest possible linens. Spray-Rinse Technology Simply shortening the rinse cycle causes more problems than it actually solves because the residual chemicals are not washed properly and in bath rinse machines the clothes are soaked instead of spray-rinsed. Washer-extractors with spray-rinse technology significantly decreases the presence of chemical residue because it pulls the chemicals from the clothes, through the load and down the drain. This leads to 39 percent less water consumption and a 12 percent decrease in cycle time. UniMac offers industry-leading spray-rinse technology called OPTispray. Over Dry Technology You can tell if the linens aren’t being cleaned well enough during the rinse or if they are being over dried if you notice yellow…

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Laundry Stains Removal Guide

Laundry Stains Removal Guide

Everyone has been there, you’re at a dinner party and someone spills red wine on your tablecloth, your clothes are covered in dirt after a day in the garden or your kids come home from soccer practice covered in grass stains. Don’t let these laundry stains ruin your favorite clothes by following this helpful laundry stain removal guide to keep your clothes and other fabrics fresh and clean. Pro Tip: For all stains make sure the stain is removed from the affected area before running the clothing through the dryer to avoid setting the stain. Blood Stains: It’s best to treat blood stains right away but all is not lost if you not able to treat until the blood has dried. If the blood stain is fresh soak the clothes in cold water for at least 30 minutes. After the soak apply hydrogen peroxide to the affected area and wash with hot water. If the blood has dried take an old toothbrush and brush off the excess blood, then soak the clothing in a mix of cool water and detergent for at least 30 minutes but you can let it soak overnight if you want. After the soak pretreat the…

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Save Time and the Environment with Green Laundry Tips

Save Time and the Environment with Green Laundry Tips

Although doing laundry is a necessity it can be harmful on the environment emitting toxic chemicals from fabric softeners and dryer sheets, not to mention a time consuming task the majority of people don’t look forward to doing. Regardless of the laundry machine in your home or apartment you can follow a handful of steps to helping create a green laundry room. Only wash full loads: Not only will this help reduce the amount of laundry you’ll have to do on a weekly basis but it also saves water, energy usage and money. The recommended load size for most top load washing machines is 3/4 of the drum. Use cold water: Although some specific fabrics need to be washed with warm or hot water the vast majority of clothes can be washed using cold water. Nearly 90 percent of energy used during the laundry process is due to heating water, according to Energy Star. Keep the water cold and enjoy fresh, clean clothes and big money savings. Use dryer balls: What are dryer balls, you ask? Basically they are balls of wool that separate clothes allowing hot air to circulate more freely and evenly. This helps shorten dryer time and…

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