Reduce the risk of a fire with help from Miele

Every commercial organisation has to perform to the best of its abilities to survive in the modern business world, and those which operate in service industries constantly need to build, develop and enhance a reputation for providing the public with excellent results time and time again.

This is especially true in the case of organisations which use washing machines, dishwashers and tumble dryers. Any deterioration in standards will be immediately apparent to customers, and will inevitably lead to a reduction in consumer credibility. Businesses which are at risk include:

  • Hotels
  • Guesthouses
  • Health clubs
  • Beauty salons
  • Care homes
  • Restaurants

… and many more.

It should also be noted, however, that poor cleaning results can lead to an increase in the risk of fire. Recently, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service had to deal with a major incident in a Chichester hotel after items left unattended in a dryer caught fire, leading to major damage and, of course, a potential risk to hotel guests and employees.

A risk that really isn’t worth taking

The cause of the incident is rare but not unheard of, and it’s something that should be taken into consideration by everyone involved in the industry. Tea towels which hadn’t been thoroughly cleaned had been left in a tumble dryer, and they contained rapeseed oil residue. In the heat of the tumble dryer the oil had self-combusted, resulting in an incident that had disastrous effects for the hotelier.

This story is one that is repeated over and over again in any given year, and it serves as a timely reminder of the importance of achieving the very best results from the laundry process. Thankfully, the high standards achieved by a Miele professional washing machine ensure peace of mind for owners in the commercial sector.

In the past, too many commercial users assumed they could simply purchase a domestic appliance and hope for the best, but this is an extremely short-sighted, not to say dangerous, approach. The message from the Chichester incident is a clear one: if you have a commercial laundry room, make sure you use the appropriate appliances. With a Miele professional washing machine, excellent results and the highest safety standards go hand in hand.