From Our Journal

Connected solutions are useful in coupling data and equipment together to show the efficiency and effectiveness of commercial laundry operations. Connected laundry equipment has the ability to keep people safe, save time and money, and can allow a total overview of all the systems you care about in one place. The Laundry Cleaning Process Used Against COVID-19 Global research has proved the correct wash process is an important and effective step in eliminating viruses, including COVID-19. According to an American Laundry News article, "Washing and drying according to routine standards and procedures. For hot-water laundry cycles, detergent or disinfectant in water at 160... READ MORE

Today, technology is embedded in most aspects of our lives. More and more businesses are incorporating technology into their operations in order to increase productivity and efficiency. Data is created, transferred, and analyzed and companies use this data to optimize their customer experience, improve their products, and market themselves. Smart devices use can track and record consumer behavior and this enables companies to market their products more efficiently.  Why Smart Technology Is Important for a Business IoT devices allow companies to monitor and analyze every aspect of their business, which results in improved efficiency and optimization to improve processes.  By... READ MORE

Why are connected solutions the newest innovation in cleaning equipment and technology for janitorial / sanitation and commercial laundry? There are several reasons! Connected Solutions use new and innovative technology. They are also easy to install and lower service costs. In fact, connected solutions generate a 30% average reduction in service cost! Connected products have been at the core of Lavo from the beginning and are proven to work and help businesses and end-users. One Lavo customer found incredible success when implementing a connected solution for a nursing home chain. Nursing Home Chain Success Lavo Solutions customer implemented connected solutions to dispense chemistry... READ MORE

Recently, there have been a considerable number of ads featuring electrostatic sprayers (e-stat sprayers), specifically the backpack models. Most of these models have at least a 2-2.5 gallon reservoir and some as much as a 4-gallon sized reservoir. Based on these reservoir sizes, that equates to as much as 30-35 lbs. of additional weight that cleaning professionals carry around a facility on their back. An ABC News article stated, “Carrying excessive weight in a backpack can cause wear-and-tear on the joints, ligaments, and muscles across the entire back and in the hips.” It goes on to say that The American Academy of Pediatrics noted…that... READ MORE

Electrostatic sprayers were a big topic over the past few months. However, there are a lot of dangers that come with this product. Recently, a popular electrostatic sprayer was recalled – about 405,000 of them. The sprayers were powered by lithium-ion batteries that can overheat and melt, which potentially could lead to a fire or an explosion. Thankfully, there have been no reports of any injuries – but several reports of property damage. It's Best to Stick to the Basics While some electrostatic sprayers may be safe to use, it’s best to stick to the gold standard products that don’t use... READ MORE

Custom labeling for dispensing equipment adds a professional look to a product and elevates the brand. This professionalism can increase brand awareness and sales. Lavo is proud to provide custom labels on our products for our brands and customers. Also, Lavo does not require a minimum order quantity for custom labeling. Along with being a great way to let customers know they are getting a quality product, there are several other benefits of custom labeling... An example of Lavo's custom labeling Custom Labeling Is Great for Safety and Compliance Custom labels can improve safety by clearly stating what the product is... READ MORE

Lavo is proud of how simple and easy it is to install our Premium LavoDose Select +1 with cabinet. We soon came up with an idea to see just HOW fast the installation process can be done. We got three janitors and facility managers from different facilities to test this out. To learn how to install the LavoDose Premium installation kit and other important information regarding this product, click here. The following is a video that demonstrates how fast our installation process really is! We have three contestants - Be sure to watch until the end to find out who the... READ MORE

OSHA: Cleaning and Disinfecting Safety During Coronavirus

OSHA, or the "Occupational Safety and Health Administration", has been implementing more standards for cleaning and disinfecting - notably around protecting employees from hazardous chemicals. If a facility is not using professional equipment for chemistry, they run a high risk of not being in compliance! OSHA's New Standards and Guidelines Employers must also protect their workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals used for cleaning and disinfection. Employers should be aware that common sanitizers and sterilizers could contain hazardous chemicals. Where workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals, employers must comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication standard. In the post-Covid 19 environment, it is... READ MORE

Throughout the past year, cleaning and disinfecting have been key aspects of society due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it’s important to also distinguish between a fact and a myth, since it can affect people’s health! For 2021, everyone must be knowledgeable in terms of disinfecting methods. Maintaining a clean and sanitary environment in the home and the workplace is vital and can reduce the risk of picking up germs and viruses. The following 6 debunked myths clearly explain why it’s important that the cleaning industry during this pandemic needs to spend more time focusing on infection control and disinfectant... READ MORE

The MiniWash 100, a single OPL Laundry Pump from Lavo Solutions, is effective in properly cleaning firefighters’ turnout gear.  NFPA 1851 set new requirements for how fire departments select, track, inspect, clean, repair, store and retire PPE in an effort to combat severe illnesses among firefighters related to hazardous contaminants on PPE. The simple and compact MiniWash 100, when combined with a wash extractor and an approved NFPA detergent, helps firehouses be in compliance with NFPA 1851 requirements. MiniWash 100 allows the highest volume output of chemicals for a single laundry pump on the market to effectively clean turnout gear. It's Important... READ MORE