Retirement homes, Hydrofinity near-waterless washing machine now available to rent!

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South Africa’s retirement community is steadily growing, with developments popping up all over the country to meet the increasing demand. While much thought has gone into the lifestyle features and care facilities, an element that’s often overlooked, and has a big impact on your running costs and service offering, is the laundry.

With the large amount of linen turnover that retirement homes go through, it’s important to use the best machine possible – one that doesn’t drive up your water and electricity bill, preserves linen life and provides an impeccable clean. Fanute is the exclusive distributor of Hydrofinity near-waterless commercial laundries in South Africa. Hydrofinity washing system reduces your use of water by up to 80% and electricity by up to 50%, saving you money and scarce resources. Running the 20KG Hydrofinity washer across a standard eight hour day will save approximately 97,000 litres of water per month, or over 1.1 million litres per year. Electricity savings will be approximately 14,000 KwH per year.

However, access to the cost-, water- and electricity-savings that Hydrofinity can bring a retirement home has seemed prohibitive in the past. But now fanute has introduced an innovative new rental option that’s geared to retirement homes. By renting one of fanute’s Hydrofinity washing machines, retirement homes avoid hefty capital expenditure and reap all of the benefits that come with investing in your own laundry.  There are also options to rent to buy and to buy a machine outright should you be ready for the investment.

In some cases, though, retirement homes choose to out-source their linen, thinking that it’ll save on costs and be more convenient. However, outsourcing brings its own challenges and is not as cost-effective as you may think, and should you choose a Hydrofinity washing machine, there’s a host of benefits you can tap into.

Firstly, you’ll be reducing your linen losses as your linen stays on-site. You’ll also have improved control of time frames, and improved quality and cleanliness of your linen through the use of better technology. The final benefit is an important one – you’ll be able to have legitimate sustainability claims for your supply chain, as fanute reduces water and electricity. And, importantly, hands-on owner Charl de Beer will work hand in hand with the facilities team to assist with the laundry installation, ensuring a smooth and easy set-up.

Why choose fanute?

The Hydrofinity near-waterless laundry system achieves its impressive water saving credentials through replacing 80% of the water that’s conventionally used in a washing machine with polymer beads known as XOrbs. These XOrbs gently massage the textiles and, combined with the supplied detergent solution, provides superior cleaning results by attracting the dirt molecules from the linen. The XOrbs are reusable for hundreds of washes and once they’ve reached the end of their lifespan, can be recycled.

The energy and water savings don’t come at the cost of performance – tough stains are removed easily with award-winning technology, and linen life is extended due to a lower temperature and less detergent needed to clean. Less detergent also translates to lower costs, and staff won’t have to spend as much time pre-treating and sorting.

Hydrofinity’s innovative, cloud-based laundry monitoring solution, XConnect, makes it easy for you to keep an eye on your laundry operations and your return on investment. The XConnect box links to the Hydrofinity washing system and provides real-time monitoring on any smartphone, tablet and computer.

The Hydrofinity machines are currently only available to rent in the Western Cape and Gauteng.

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