Fortunately for production and the laundry industry as a whole, smart technology and eco-friendly trends are creating sustainable solutions that conserve more water and energy. That means that a laundry facility’s capacity to operate is limited less by the machines’ operation costs and more by the space they have to safely fill their facility with those high-efficiency machines. Of course, the increase in equipment doesn’t have to mean an increase in the workforce. This fact can save companies tremendously, but it also means there are fewer people to monitor more machines and rafters for lint build up. And if it isn’t being thoroughly monitored, the housekeeping required to manage it is even less likely.
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The ducts of each machine, particularly large, industrial machines, must be maintained to prevent fire. When a build up of lint blocks the airflow, the machines and ventilation systems reach incredibly high internal temperatures, and that lint acts as fuel.
Outside of the machines and vents, though, there are still plenty of risks associated with lint. It may not all be combustible, but given an ignition source, it will rapidly spread the fire.
So what is the solution?