In dry cleaning and fabric care, it’s not just important to properly clean and restore clothes, but also to ensure that they’re returned to the customer free of wrinkles. There are various types of equipment that can help accomplish all of these key tasks, but when it comes to wrinkle-free clothes and nice creases, an air vacuum is the preferred choice for most dry cleaners. This equipment is built to be durable, reliable, and long-lasting, so dry cleaners are able to effectively run their operations without interruption. This post will take a closer look at air vacuums, how they work, and why they are ideal in any dry cleaning or fabric care facility.

Air Vacuums 101: How They Work

Air vacuums are standalone appliances that allow various types of steam machines to integrate into them. The air vacuum then provides suction to pull steam directly through the piece of clothing that is being processed. As the steam is pulled through the garment via the air vacuum, it’s taken into a vacuum condenser, where it’s then either vented out of the facility or turned into water.

Rema Dri-Vac invented the first vertical air vacuum back in the mid-1950s. It was an innovation that changed the dry cleaning industry at the time and still helps to largely shape it today thanks to continuous improvements and innovation over the years. Today, air vacuums come in vertical, overhead, and dual formats, so there’s an ideal fit for any type of dry cleaning or fabric care facility.

Benefits of Air Vacuums

We already noted some benefits of air vacuums, such as their durability and reliability, but it’s worth further discussing the key advantages of integrating this type of equipment into any garment care business. Here’s a closer look:

  • Fast, Effective Finishing: Air vacuums work quickly and effectively on the back end of any dry-cleaning operation. While many dry cleaners place their focus on the front-end technology and equipment (i.e., washers and dryers), the back-end processes should not be ignored, as they’re essential for finalization and article presentation to the customer. Air vacuums create a beautiful finish on clothing that is sure to leave the customer satisfied with their service.
  • Decreased Energy Consumption: Rema Dri-Vac’s air vacuums also help to take some of the strain off of the boiler. When steam consumption and energy demands decrease, so does a facility’s energy bills. Couple the decreased energy consumption with faster article finishing and it’s a one-two punch that can help reduce a facility’s overhead costs and enhance productivity.
  • Versatility: As previously noted, Rema Dri-Vac makes air vacuums in vertical, overhead, or dual formats, so there’s one to fit every operation. These models can serve anywhere from one to 25 steam presses and are available in a variety of colors to fit any business’s branding or color scheme.
  • Durability: Rema Dri-Vac’s air vacuums are durable and designed to last. This is evidenced by their steel or stainless-steel frames, a material that helps them stand up to the rigorous environments they’re subjected to on a daily basis.

Air vacuums are extremely beneficial to any dry cleaner or fabric care center’s operations, so it’s important to select a brand and style that you know and trust. Rema Dri-Vac’s air vacuums have been enhancing productivity and finishing operations since we invented the equipment decades ago. Contact us today for more information on the benefits of air vacuums.

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