There are many ways to transport an engineer?

Repairing commercial laundry equipment can involve some challenging journeys, consider our busy motorways, our narrow winding country lanes, or our greatest challenge yet, meeting a barge sat in the middle of the Thames river estuary.

SLS were tasked to initially support a vessel during a brief visit to Falmouth Docks in Cornwall, however the complexity of the repair and associated logistics meant the vessels time at Falmouth was up and the vessel was to be located off Canvey Island in Essex.

We sent our engineer along to complete the repair at Canvey Islnad, however the task involved a very interesting trip as the vessel was no longer tethered to a dock, instead the barge was sat in the middle of the Thames estuary and the only transport involved a short tug boat ride and a final vessel to vessel transfer via, well, I am not sure how best to describe the transfer but “lobster pot” seems an apt description. Glad to report the job was completed on the first visit!


And the winner of the Iron Challenge is…

We’ve finally recovered from a fantastic few days exhibiting at the Care Show in Birmingham. During the event visitors were encouraged to put their ironing skills to the test and battle it out against Pete for the chance to walk away with a new Reliable 5000IS commercial steam iron.

We are delighted to announce that Valerie Nartey from Manchester was crowned the Iron Challenge Champion after ironing a shirt in an impressive 1 minute 4 seconds!

The Reliable 5000IS steam iron is on its way to you!


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Visit SLS at the Care Show

Put your ironing skills to the test by joining Solent Laundry Solutions on stand C50 at the Care Show, between 10-11 October. Take on our ‘Iron Challenge’ and battle it out against Directors Pete Hosking and James Holmes for the chance to walk away with a new Reliable 5000IS steam iron – the No.1 commercial iron in the U.S. and Canada.

The team will also be on hand to provide demonstrations of Miele Professional’s latest innovations in laundry equipment. The Miele Professional machines are built to last up to 30,000 hours – a lifespan of 10 years if running for eight hours a day, 365 days a year – making them the ideal solution for the care industry.

Visit us on stand C50 to find out more.

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SLS at the races….

We will be at Ascot with our brand new stand, this is our first time at CLEAN Ex and look forward to the ‘SLS Iron Challenge’ – more details to follow..




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4 reasons why your business should buy a commercial iron

Say goodbye to ironing fatigue! At SLS we firmly believe in the power of a commercial iron to tackle those creases quickly, and here’s why.

  1. Saves time

Relying on a domestic iron to take on the copious amounts of laundry generated from care homes and hotels is always going to be a struggle. Due to the smaller heat plates there is far less coverage when ironing.  By swapping to a commercial model fewer strokes are needed to achieve the crisp appearance required in a professional environment.

  1. Reliable

This point also just happens to be the name of our popular product; the Reliable 5000IS commercial steam ironing system. We favour this model as it does exactly what it says on the iron, it’s reliable. This robust commercial solution is built to withstand a busy laundry environment.  It’s also the No.1 commercial product throughout the U.S. and Canada!

  1. Saves money

Many of our customers buy domestic grade irons that fail within 6 – 12 months. This isn’t the case with the Reliable 5000IS.  A commercial iron may be more expensive in the short-term, but the cost of regularly replacing domestic irons can soon add up. Even if the Reliable 5000IS fails within 10 years you will receive a replacement for free!

  1. Purpose-built

Commercial irons like the Reliable 5000IS also allow up to four hours of continuous dry, pressurized steam. Pressurized steam is the fastest and most efficient way of ironing. It allows the fibres of the fabric to be softened quicker, with the weight and heat of the iron laying the fibres down flat.

To test the Reliable 5000IS, why not visit us at the Care Show at the NEC in October and take on our ‘Iron Challenge’ for the chance to walk away with a free Reliable 5000IS.

For more information about the Reliable 5000IS, call us on 0845 388 3834.

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Luton Town join the club…

We recenlty supported Luton Town Football club with the welcome addition of 2 x new Primus gas powered dryers ready for the new season.


SLS also installed 3 X IPSO ILC98 stacking washers and dryers at Uxbridge College Hair and Beauty department, space was at a premium so this stacked solution allowed us to increase capacity without increasing floorspace.

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