A laundromat is one of those unique businesses that, if set up correctly at the start, is almost self-managing. The customers use the washers and dryers with the help of some carefully placed instructions, so apart from having a regular cleaner on staff, there is little work for the owner on a day-to-day basis.
No Equipment Lasts Forever Without Attention
That does not mean, however, that everything keeps working on its own forever. Any equipment with moving parts will eventually break down and parts will need replacing. The key to running a successful laundromat is to make breakdowns less frequent, and the best way to do this is through regular equipment maintenance.
At NLE Commercial, we offer laundry maintenance, servicing and emergency breakdown as part of our customer service model. We also stock spare parts for the leading brands of commercial and industrial laundry equipment. When we look after your laundry equipment, you will have a 24-hour backup to keep your business operating and ready for customers.
Do the Simple Tasks Yourself
At the same time, there are many routine tasks that owners or their staff can do to keep equipment in good condition. For example, keeping the exterior of the machines clean not only makes a laundromat more inviting for a customer, but also keeps lint and other debris from getting into the machines and causing damage.
Clean Soap Dispensers and Filter Inlet Screens – It’s Not Hard
Two other cleaning tasks that will make a difference are the soap dispensers and the water filter inlet screens. Cleaning or soaking the soap dispensers regularly may prevent them from becoming clogged or corroded, requiring them to be replaced. Over time, the inlet screens become blocked by small particles, which can restrict water flow into the machine.
Keep Checking Hoses and Belts
Hoses and belts are essential for keeping the machines operating. Hoses get sediment build up and tiny cracks leading to leaks and consequently higher water bills, while belts need to be checked regularly for signs of wear like splitting or fraying. Regular inspection and installing replacements keep the machines running and earning.
Leaking Door Seals and Lint Left in Dryers are a No-No
Seals around the washer doors need to be checked and any build up removed to ensure that the machines are watertight. If they are not, and water leaks onto the floor, a customer could slip on the wet floor, sustain an injury and seek compensation. The lint filters in the dryers should also be checked very regularly, as some customers don’t do that after they use the machines.
By combining these simple tasks with our maintenance, servicing and round the clock call-outs, your laundry will always be open and ready for business.