FAQ’S

Here at Domus we wanted to take a moment to answer a range of questions that may help to solve any queries you have about our machines and our industrial laundry solutions.

To receive personalised advice or request a detailed quote, all you have to do is contact us via this form or by calling (+34) 93 888 71 53.

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Set up a self-service laundry

It is a type of self-managed business, with no need for staff, where users can wash and dry their clothes in a professional and autonomous way.

With DOMUS, setting up a self-service laundry is simple, inexpensive and safe

With DOMUS, setting up a self-service laundry is simple, inexpensive and safe.

First of all, it is worth mentioning that via our Clean&Go solutions, you can open a self-service laundry with many of the advantages offered by franchises, but without actually becoming one.

We will be on hand to support you throughout the initial process and can advise you on everything you need: machinery, design, legislation, training…

Right from the start, all the knowledge and experience that we have accumulated over the years will be at your complete disposal: we have installed more than five thousand self-service washing machines and hundreds of laundries all over the planet.

Depending on the machines and the size of the premises, the investment may be very low or somewhat higher.

With the Clean + Us by Domus option, you can open a laundry from 8,000 euros. A fully equipped mobile container can cost a minimum of 35,000 euros.

As with any business, the profit is directly linked to location, the level of service provided to the client and the time that its owners dedicate to it. In any case, it is nevertheless a business opportunity that offers the potential for significant profits – the number of self-service laundries in existence which run themselves smoothly with minimal intervention is testament to this.

Depending on the number of washing machines and dryers, a laundry can be set up in a corner of an existing establishment, shopping center or supermarket from 8,000 euros. (the Clean + Us solution with 8 and 10kg industrial washing machines)

With our Clean & Go option, you will pay no entry fees, advertising royalties or sales royalties, with all income from the laundry being paid to you.

In densely populated areas, the laundry business is more likely to be successful.

Industrial washers and dryers

An industrial washing machine is practically the same as a domestic washing machine but more robust and with better component parts, since it is designed to operate on an uninterrupted basis for 8 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The average washing time of an industrial washing machine will depend on its capacity, the type of clothes to be washed and the program used, but we estimate that the average time of a standard program is approximately 1 hour.

The measurements of an industrial washing machine vary according to its capacity. For example, we can find 11 kg industrial washing machines with a height of just over 1 m and much larger 120 kg industrial washing machines, which are over 2 m tall.

(DOMUS brand high speed DHS washers)

Just like its size, the weight of an industrial washing machine will depend on its capacity. It can range from 230 Kg –for the smallest with a capacity of 11 Kg– up to 4000 Kg – in this case, we are talking about industrial washing machines with a load capacity of 120 Kg–.

At Domus, we are well aware of the importance of efficiency and are strongly committed to environmental sustainability.

Reducing water usage is one of our main objectives. Our washing machines are optimised in terms of design and programming in order to offer maximum savings in both water and energy in each wash cycle.

As if that were not enough, our washing machines are designed to be connected to ECOTANK water recovery tanks, which enable savings of up to 70% in water and detergent each year.

Since our beginnings, at Domus we have opted for new technologies to continually improve the quality of our machinery, in terms of processes, energy efficiency and productivity. This has enabled us to bring to market industrial laundry machines which are technologically very advanced, environmentally friendly, sustainable and safe.

Buying our industrial laundry equipment represents a safe and profitable investment from the word go.

An industrial dryer is practically the same as a domestic dryer, but with greater capacity and above all far more robust. It has high quality components, ready to operate without interruption for 8 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The features boasted by our range of ECO-ENERGY heat pump dryers make it the most efficient model in our entire catalogue: TOUCH II programmable touch microprocessor, recirculation of hot and dry air, Efficient Dry (smart humidity control), insulated unit, optimised axial-radial air flow system…

Consuming less water while using an industrial washing machine is the result of various factors. Controls and programs based on needs and load, precisely matched water levels, drum design, and more. The TOUCH II control on Domus washing machines can be used to program and adjust water and detergent for optimal washing and water savings.

The needs of a laundry have to be assessed in order to identify what machines are needed. This includes how many kg are processed a day, the type of clothing processed (linen, towelling, garments) along with other information which together predict what machines will be needed. Domus provides needs assessments and leverages all its experience to advise customers for optimal laundry, investment and performance.

The weight of clothing helps calculate how many kg of laundry will be at a laundry service, along with the machines to be chosen.

  • A standard 160×180 cm tablecloth weighing 230 g/m3 weighs around 650 grams.
  • A 120×160 cm table cover with the same g/m3 weighs around 425 grams.
  • Each 50×50 serviette weighing 230 g/m3 weighs 60 grams.

Over time a stain sets deeper and deeper into a fabric. Letting a stain sit usually means letting a stain delve deeper into the fabric, and letting it sit also means the fluid part often has time to evaporate, leaving just the hard, embedded parts in the fabric. Time lessens the possibilities of removing a stain.

Water temperature is a key factor while washing, making a machine’s temperature accuracy vital. Every fabric and chemical product has its own operating temperature and we need to strike a balance to avoid major problems such as clothes shrinking, stretching, fading, wearing out, etc.

Different garments need different types of drying. A dryer can dry any type of garment. Usually a rotary ironer or a flatwork ironer is used to dry linen, which also irons it at the same time. A flatwork ironer can dry and iron clothing taken directly from a washing machine, saving the energy used by a dryer.

The cool down period is set at the end of a cycle, and is designed to cool down clothing to a safe temperature so it can be handled, to avoid fire hazards, and to stop clothing from wrinkling in case it takes us a while to unload the dryer.

An inverter is an electronic device controlling the frequency of power supplied to the motor and the spinning speed. This provides a variety of advantages and is key for controlling reversing. Thanks to this we get optimum drying cycles while saving time and power.

Calenders and industrial ironing equipment

An industrial calender is a laundry machine that is used for drying and ironing flat items, such as hotel sheets and table linen.

Some models have an integrated folder so that items come out perfectly ironed and folded.

At Domus, we have 2 different types of calenders: wall-mounted or compact calenders, and tray calenders.

The main difference between the two models is the location of the heating elements.

In wall-mounted or compact calenders, the heating element is located in the roller, while in tray calenders, it is located in the tray.

The operator inserts the flat linen from the front, it then passes through a roller, and via this process the sheet is dried and ironed, prior to exiting from the front or the back of the machine.

Calenders are suitable for sectors that need to be able to process large volumes of ironing, i.e., professional and industrial laundries, hospitality and hospitals.

An industrial iron is a laundry machine that is used only for ironing clothes. Unlike calenders, irons cannot dry clothes. Clothes must first be put through the dryer before they can be put in the ironing equipment, and it is recommended that residual humidity be no more than 25%.

Industrial ironing equipment is recommended for businesses with a relatively low volume of items to process. They are very common for example in restaurants, small hotels or care homes.

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