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Upgrading School Laundry Facilities: Why Summer is the Perfect Time

July 10, 2024 / Wolf News / Education

As the academic year draws to a close and the bustling corridors of schools fall silent, administrators and facilities managers are presented with a unique opportunity: the summer break. This period is not only ideal for routine maintenance and repairs but also serves as the perfect time to upgrade essential infrastructure, including laundry facilities. 

Why Upgrade School Laundry Facilities?

Increased Efficiency and Performance

Upgrading to modern laundry equipment can significantly enhance the efficiency and performance of your school’s laundry operations. Newer machines are designed with advanced technologies that reduce water and energy consumption, shorten cycle times, and improve cleaning results. This is particularly important in schools where hygiene and cleanliness are paramount.

Cost Savings

While the upfront cost of new laundry equipment can be substantial, the long-term savings are worth the investment. Modern machines are more energy-efficient and require less maintenance, which translates to lower utility bills and reduced repair costs over time. Additionally, upgrading during the summer can prevent the costly disruptions that might occur if old equipment breaks down during the school year.

Enhanced Hygiene

Maintaining high hygiene standards is crucial in any educational environment. Upgrading to machines with advanced disinfection capabilities ensures that all linens, uniforms, and other fabrics are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised. This is especially important in preventing the spread of illnesses and ensuring a healthy environment for students and staff.

Why Summer is the Best Time for Upgrades

Minimal Disruption

The primary advantage of upgrading laundry facilities during the summer is the minimal disruption to school operations. With students and most staff away, work can be completed without the pressure of meeting daily laundry needs. This ensures that by the time school resumes, the laundry facilities are fully operational and ready to handle the demands of the new academic year.

Time for Training

Installing new equipment during the summer allows ample time for training staff on how to use the machines effectively. Proper training ensures that staff can operate the new equipment efficiently, minimising the risk of user errors and maximising the benefits of the new technology.

Smooth Transition

Upgrading during the summer provides a buffer period to address any unforeseen issues that might arise during installation and initial use. This way, any teething problems can be resolved without impacting the regular school schedule.

How Wolf Laundry Can Help

Expert Consultation

Wolf Laundry offers expert consultation services to help you choose the best equipment for your school’s needs. Our team can assess your current facilities and recommend machines that will provide the most significant benefits in terms of efficiency, cost savings, and hygiene.

Advanced Equipment

We supply a range of high-quality laundry machines, including the Schulthess Topline and Proline ranges, known for their durability, efficiency, and advanced features. These machines are designed to meet the rigorous demands of school laundry operations, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

Comprehensive Services

Beyond supplying top-tier equipment, Wolf Laundry provides comprehensive services, including installation, maintenance, and training. Our all-inclusive service solution, OneCare, ensures that your equipment remains in top condition, minimising downtime and extending the lifespan of your machines.

Energy Efficiency

Our machines are designed to be energy-efficient, helping schools reduce their environmental footprint and save on utility costs. Features like automatic load detection and precise water control not only enhance cleaning performance but also contribute to significant cost savings.


Upgrading school laundry facilities during the summer is a strategic move that offers numerous benefits, from increased efficiency and cost savings to enhanced hygiene and minimal disruption to school operations.

With the support of Wolf Laundry, schools can smoothly transition to advanced laundry equipment that meets their specific needs, ensuring a cleaner, healthier environment for students and staff.