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Commercial Washer Detergent Advice

Many in-house laundries and small commercial laundries use what are essentially domestic products. The knowledge surrounding their use is frequently scanty and unnecessary damage can be caused. White cotton flatwork stained or soiled with human body oils, body fluids, food and drink and similar substances, needs a detergent with: Plenty of alkali to react with…

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Effective Washing Tips

EFFECTIVE WASHING A good wash process needs mechanical action, adequate time, elevated temperature and the correct chemicals. Consistent quality relies on the correct balance of these. A reduction in one will need a compensating increase in the other three. TIME To give the mechanical action and chemicals a chance to work completely. WASH CHEMICALS To…

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Extending Linen Life

Good control of circulating stock is essential if an in-house or contract laundry service is to be cost effective. Common sense calls for the following:- Clear marking of every item with the organisation name in a tamperproof form. Date of injection into circulation will also help sort out any problems later: Good control of wash…

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How to keep drying times to the minimum

Ironing HAND IRONING Steam spray for cottons and woollens. Clear temperature control. Teflon shoe to protect pigment prints and silks. Water spray for difficult fabrics. Sleeving arm for quality garments. Ironing table clothing must be clean, dry and resilient. Best tables equipped with steam, air-blow and vacuum.   ELECTRIC IRONING ROLLS Return feed for single…

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What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home