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Apartment Appliances

Don't Be Limited By Your Small SpaceOften apartment living comes with small spaces that can’t accommodate washers and dryers. At The Laundry Alternative, we have just the thing for you. From our stock you can find a portable washer and dryer that are perfect for apartment living!Apartment Challenges and Our SolutionsIf you've moved into an apartment with no washer or dryer, our small apartment appliances are the perfect solution. (more…)

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Camping Appliances

Laundry can quickly become a nuisance while camping — plus, money adds up when you have to go to the laundromat. And if choose to hand wash, you’ll likely spend a lot of time and energy (and you’re RV will be covered in wet clothes).But these aren't your only options for washing and drying clothes on the road or out in the wilderness. Instead, you can opt for The Laundry Alternative’s convenient camping appliances like a portable washer and dryer. (more…)

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Apartment Size Washer and Dryer Videos

The Laundry Alternative presents videos of our products to give you a better idea of what our mini washing machines and portable clothes dryers are capable of! Spin Dryer, portable clothes dryer: Solaris+, fold up and portable clothes dryer: Vapper portable clothes dryer: The WonderWash, portable washing machine:

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Our Products are Environmentally Conscious Too

A Nature-Friendly Alternative to Conventional Washers and Dryers A commitment to the environment can be difficult sometimes, especially when it comes to laundry. Even if you want to do the right thing, appliance companies don't make it easy on you. Your choices are washers and dryers that use exorbitant amounts of water and energy, even when you choose an Energy Star model. You might even resort to hand washing and line drying all of your clothes, which is time consuming and cumbersome. (more…)

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Mini Ultrasonic Washing Machines

Ultrasonic washing machines use ultrasound and a cleaning solvent (or in some cases just water) to clean items such as jewelry, medical instruments, watches, glasses, electronics and more. Ultrasound machines uses cavitation bubbles, which are created by the high frequency sound waves.In addition to being very gentle, ultrasound is also able to penetrate into nooks and crannies and thus clean difficult to reach areas. (more…)

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Portable Washing Machine from the Future

The Maglev washing machine by Jakub Lekes is a stunningly beautiful portable washing machine from the future. Not only is the design brilliant, so is the concept. It utilizes the same principles that maglev trains use, i.e. using magnets to suspend and hold the inner drum in place. As a result, the circular inner drum offers 2 major advantages: (more…)

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Laundry Room Etiquette or Why Should Get Your Own Portable Washer & Dryer

Reading through the posts on laundry room etiquette at http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/on-shared-laundry-...it really hit home in 2 ways:Doing laundry in many shared laundry facilities is a hassle and wastes a great deal of time;As a company specializing in portable washing machines and dryers, we are definitely in the right business!Some of the main issues with laundry room etiquette include: (more…)

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Why Your Front Load Washer Smells

Treehugger has an excellent article on issues with front loading washing machine odors. It's a well-known issue, not to most consumers but to industry experts. There is some debate on the causes, but the main ones appear to be:  US consumers not used to using front load washers. For example, one of the ways to reduce risk is to leave the door open after use. (more…)

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Engineered Septic System

What is an engineered septic system? An engineered septic system is often used in cases where a conventional septic system cannot be installed. Septic systems are still possible on properties with soil that does not percolate, but these engineered septic systems often require additional earth-moving and/or pumping systems (percolate refers to how quickly water passes through the soil). The basic three limiting factors on the placement of the septic system are the ground water table, bedrock, and local health ordinances. The local health department may require an engineered septic system when the soil or ground water conditions are not ideal. They can also be required when the field is located uphill from the home. Most engineered systems include a pressure distribution, or pumping, system. (more…)

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Effluent Filter

What is an effluent filter? Effluent filters go in the tank and take the place of the exit baffle. Any water leaving the tank must first go through this filter. Effluent filters are designed to prevent larger solids from leaving the tank and plugging up the drainfield. They will cost $50 to $150 depending on the brand the contractor uses, plus the cost of installation. The cost to install the filter will vary depending on how hard it is to put it in, the danger level of installing it, and the contractor doing it. Most contractors will charge by the hour, anywhere from $100 to $250 per hour (usually the guy that works alone will charge less, but it takes them longer to get things done, two guys will charge more but they can work faster so it usually works out to the same amount).                          If you have a shallow tank that is only one foot deep with a 6" to 24" opening over the exit baffle so they can get at it, you are looking at a fairly quick job.  However, if they have to dig down 4' and there is only a 4" opening over the exit baffle (or none at all) and they have to physically get inside the tank (weeeee…what fun) to install it, obviously they will need to charge more. (more…)

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Drip Septic System

A drip septic system releases small amounts or "drips" of wastewater at regular intervals, maximizing the treatment of sewage and minimizing the risk of untreated wastewater quickly flowing through the soil. Drip septic systems are often used on steep slopes, forested areas and other places where trenches are difficult to install. They are also used in places such as golf courses and resorts that only operate during the warmer months of the year. Drip septic systems are often used in conjunction with pretreatment systems such as aerobic septic systems and sand filters. (more…)

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Do Laundry Disks Work?

"THEY DON'T WORK!!" Q. What are Laundry Disks? A. According to advertising materials, laundry disks can eliminate the need for laundry detergent, offering the consumer substantial cost savings. They typically sell for $50-70, and according to advertising claims, can be used for hundreds, even thousands, of loads. These products claim to increase the cleaning power of water by changing its molecular structure. At last count, there were at least 24 variations of the laundry disc companies. (more…)

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