Whether you do laundry in your home, at the laundromat, or work in a commercial laundry facility, you need to always exercise care, caution, and safety when working around stackable washer and dryer sets. Safety concerns range from personal injury to dealing with the proper storage of chemicals and laundry detergents. One of the more common problems people experience that of back injuries and strains.
Before starting your next load of laundry, take the time to inspect your laundry area and make sure it is ergonomically laid out. Rather than sorting clothes onto the floor or in laundry baskets on the floor, sort them at waist level on a laundry table to take the strain of bending over off your back. If you do not have room for a laundry table, and have to sort laundry on the floor, consider getting a small stool to sit on while doing this task and loading your washer.
When moving clothes from the washer to the dryer, put them in a laundry basket first, and then lift the basket and put it on your table to load the dryer. Again, this takes the strain of bending over and standing up off of your back. If you have heavier clothing, rather than weigh down the entire basket with wet clothes, only load it with what you are able to lift. For those without a laundry table, you can hold/balance a partially filled basket with one hand while loading the dryer.
Practicing the right stackable washer and dryer safety ideas helps prevent injuring your back and other muscle strains. To learn more about stacked washer dryer options for your home or business contact us today at 800-875-1533.