Washn'go Dry in The Sky is the name given to the latest chain of environmentally friendly launderettes, franchises which are currently on offer. (contact me for details)
These new launderettes all feature mountain side locations where the air is fresh and clean.
Each new laundrette offers the same
service; affordable wash and dry with your items being returned, smelling as fresh as the air in the sky.
Here's how it works: There are two parts to the laundrette. One is on the ground (it does the washing) and the other is in the sky, located inside a platform hanging under a tethered balloon that hovers directly above the washing base. Two sets of continuously slow moving cables run from the base skywards towards the balloons.
Laundry is cleaned in the base laundrette using the latest low energy consumption machines, but it's the drying process that makes "Washn'go Dry in The Sky" unique. Once washed and rinsed, all laundry is secured to the first looped cable using special clips or placed in air transparent bags (means netting). Detachable identity tags are used to ensure that no item gets lost in the entire process.
This cable, with laundry attached, then ascends from the building and into the sky towards the tethered balloon, inside of which the second laundry crew quickly detaches each item as it enters the floor of the balloon's platform. The cable is on a continuous loop, going up to the balloon, then travelling over a pulley wheel located inside the second component of the laundrette.
Items which remain damp are attached to the downwards loop of the cable and sent back towards the laundrette.
When they reach the ground they should be dry, otherwise they are sent skywards again, this time on the second cable. Totally dry laundry is bagged up in the balloon, and dropped down a long tube like a builder's shoot, from where it is collected then sorted according to the id tags and made ready for collection, now smelling of nice mountain fresh air.