Like many cities, Tagaytay is experiencing a boom in tourism and business activities, which is good news for the laundry industry.
With huge demand for hotel rooms, restaurant services, wedding caterers and other hospitality services, these businesses are relying on a growing number of laundry shops to wash and provide their daily linen and uniform requirements.
On top of these, the hundreds of units of condominiums and houses that mushroomed over the last decade means a large client base for retail laundry services.
But putting up a new laundry in Tagaytay can also be a challenging endeavor – especially if you have not considered some location-specific challenges.
Here are 4 of them:
Supply and Quality of Water
It is known within the industry of Tagaytay’s – and the greater Cavite’s – water supply challenges. Read an article here by the Business Mirror.
Some in Tagaytay also rely on hard water (deep well), which I mentioned in past articles are not the preferred kind of water for laundry as it requires more amount of chemicals to wash off dirt.
Cost of Electricity
Cost of electricity and LPG are the most expensive portion of laundry. In a place like Tagaytay where relative humidity is higher than Manila, clothes dry longer due to higher amount of water vapor in the air relative to water vapor in saturation. This means laundry shops in Tagaytay (and Baguio as well) need extra heat to dry clothes and therefore use up more power.
Laundry is an industry that heavily relies on innovation and technology. It requires constant education on new techniques and skills enhancement for owners and employees. Owners and employees have to maximize the very few laundry-specific seminars and training available in the area in Tagaytay – or travel to Manila to attend some.
The low number of suppliers of chemicals for laundry, kitchen sanitation and other cleaning services has kept prices a bit up north.
Despite these challenges, Tagaytay is still the new hotbed of opportunities for the laundry industry. Laundry operators, owners and employees need to find solutions, be smart and get the right partners.
If you’re thinking of building your own laundry shop in Tagaytay, ask and plan your next venture by reaching Romy Apolega at email@example.com.
Featured image by Steven Rascoe