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Advancements in Technology for Laundromat Equipment

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Businesses need to find ways to continuously improve their services. Those with on premise laundry services as well as those running self-service laundry can benefit from machines equipped with innovative technologies. Doing so can increase efficiency and improve operations for your laundromat equipment.

 

As a laundromat equipment sales and service provider, we here at Viking Laundry Service can introduce you to brands like UniMac which provide washers with 400 G-force capable of removing lots of water from loads leading to lesser drying time and reduced electricity consumption.

 

Other Laundry Equipment Technology Improvements Include:

  • Programmability

Allows each cycle to be customized according to the type of linen washed and its soil level

  • Moisture Sensing

Helps solve over-drying by presetting a moisture level for loads

  • Networking and Cloud-Based Solutions

Provides reports on expenses, machine diagnostics, and utilization; some can also offer real-time views of the entire laundry operation

 

Laundry equipment technology has improved a lot over the years, and it will continue to do so. While there are lots of tempting technologies to invest in, only go for those that fit your business needs.

 

 

The video above shows a laundromat in Tampa that is already ahead of the curve in introducing new laundromat technology. We here at Viking Laundry Service deal with laundromat equipment sales and service. So if you are interested in the best technology equipped machines for your laundromat business, contact us today!

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

January 26, 2018
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Common problems and fixes for commercial washers

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You should learn to expect washer problems when running a commercial washer service in California. Although they are built to take a lot of abuse, that doesn’t mean they can’t break down after many years in service. So apart from setting aside a budget for machine maintenance, you also need to be aware of the common problems that can afflict your washers.

 

Here’s a look at the most common parts and problems we’ve encountered from our commercial washer service:

 

Drain System

A problem with the drain is a common problem with commercial washers. Usually, the trouble lies when the valve fails or there is a line blockage.

 

A drain problem is easy to check in an open sump drain system as all you have to do is run a wash cycle. You will notice water filing the basin but no water would be passing through the drain.

 

Much more checking is required for closed drain systems. You’re still going to run a wash cycle and check the drum to see the water level rise. If it doesn’t, you’re most likely dealing with a faulty drain valve or a blockage. If it’s the latter, the lines need to be checked.

 

The problem could also lie with water level switches if the water level keeps rising and the water doesn’t shut off. Also, washers of any size should drain in 30-40 seconds so if it takes a minute to do so, there is likely a problem with the drain line or valve.

 

Water Valves

If the water valve of your washer is stuck on, it will need a rebuild kit but you also have to make sure that the seat is not cracked. There’s also a way you can fix the problem by taking apart the valve to clear it of debris.

 

Display and Lights

When either the display or lights turn on, check the breaker to see if it’s on. If that’s fine, you can use a volt-meter to check the power that leads into the machine. If that seems fine, you will have to check the control fuses but before you do, make sure the power is turned off.

 

When the machine won’t start but the lights and display turn on, there might be an issue with the circuit breaker. Although most machines use three separate 120V lines, the controls only use two and the circuit breaker might only be working for the wrong two lines.

 

A blown line fuse can also cause the machine to not start but still allow the controls to work. So you can check on them but if they turn out fine, the problem might be with the interlock switches.

 

Drum

When the drum won’t turn on, the problem most likely lies with a broken belt. And even with a broken belt, you will still hear the motor turning. As such, you might have to call a washer service to help solve this issue.

 

Commercial washing machines will run into trouble sooner or later. It helps to know what the common ailments are so you can either provide a remedy or decide that the problem requires the help of a professional commercial washer service in California.

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

January 19, 2018
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Offering Guests a Better On Premise Laundry Service Experience

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An on premise laundry service is a great addition to your hospitality business. When you have washers and dryers on site, your guests no longer have to find a place to do their laundry. Although providing this kind of service offers convenience, there are still ways to make it better. Here are a few ideas:

 

Offer Extra Services

 

Guests are in town for a reason: they want to explore. However, needing to do laundry strips away time; time that could be used to experience what a certain place has to offer. So why not offer each of your guests a laundry bag where they can put all of their dirty clothes, which you will make sure to get washed and folded within the day?

 

Another option is to ask them to drop their clothes that need to be washed where your laundry room is located. Or, they can start the washing service but you will take care of throwing the washed clothes in the dryer and folding them after.

 

Provide Simple “Amusements”

 

Doing laundry can be really boring. Since not everyone enjoys seeing a machine spin clothes, why not provide guests with some other form of entertainment? You don’t have to be really fancy; even the simple pleasures will do. For instance, you can provide some reading material in the form of newspapers (for the day), magazines, and even books.

 

Your on premise laundry service can also offer free coffee to guests while they wait for their clothes to finish in the wash. Or, you can go for a revenue-generating option in vending machines for both food and drink. If your space allows it, you can also add an arcade machine, which can entertain children and the child at heart.

 

Install a Change Machine

 

Not everyone who does laundry has a bunch of coins on them all the time. Sometimes, they need their bills changed. While you can always stock coins, why not let a machine do it for you?

 

If you want to go the cashless route, swipe cards can be your go-to method. That way, guests can just top up when their balance is running a bit low.

 

Have a Mix of Different Sized Machines

 

Guests can stay for as long or as short as they want. Sometimes, your guests can be a family with more than three members. This means that they will have a bunch of laundry to do. As such, it helps to have a machine that allows them to dump all their dirty clothes for just one wash.

 

Sometimes, installing machines with different weight loads might come later. You just can’t tell from the get go if there will be large families booking in your place.

 

Have Some Chairs or Benches

 

Doing laundry means having to wait. As such, it helps to provide some sort of seating where your guests can wait while machines get working on their laundry.

 

An on premise laundry service really helps guests out but you can do much more to make the experience worthwhile.

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

January 12, 2018
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Common Mistakes that Are Made at Laundromats

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You might think, “How hard could it be to run a laundry business?” Yes, people need to do laundry and running a business providing that service in an area where it’s needed is very much appreciated. But simply putting up machines in a well-located space isn’t “running a laundry business”; it takes a lot more than that.

 

The great thing about opening a business offering laundry services is that many people have done it; some of them failed while others succeeded. While it’s tempting to know the secrets of successful ventures, it’s a lot more important to learn from failures.

 

That said, here are the common mistakes that can be made at a laundry business and how to avoid them:

 

#1: Assuming That Running a Self-Service Laundry is Easy

 

How hard could it be? All the machines are laid out and all people need to do is insert some coins to get the process going. It’s quite simple, right? Well, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

 

A laundry service is a business. It needs to be run properly, managed, and marketed really well for it to survive. Getting into this kind of business means that you’re not just overseeing day-to-day operations; you also have to manage your staff, make sure the equipment is maintained regularly, check that finances are in order, and even do some advertising and marketing. Although you don’t need to be really skilled in these areas, it helps to have an awareness of how things go so you can approach it your way.

 

#2: Failing to do Research

 

Just because the area you live in contains apartments and dormitories doesn’t mean that you can just put up a laundry business. You also have to check Laundromat service quotes Sacramento from possible competitors. You need to look at what you can improve should there be competing services in the area.

 

Location is key no matter what kind of business you’re putting up. Whether you are starting a laundry service or purchasing one, it helps to know the demographics of the area so you know how best to serve customers.

 

In case you’re renting space, you have to make sure that the building can actually support its purpose. This involves checking electrical components and other elements to ensure that everything will work as planned.

 

You will also have more to do if you’re building from scratch. And that includes getting washers and dryers suited for commercial purposes.

 

#3: Having too Little Business Capital

 

You need to have more than enough reserves to make it to a year in business. The sad truth about opening a business is that you might not even break even in your first year. This highlights the importance of having reserves to ensure the venture stays afloat.

 

#4: Going at it All by Yourself

 

A lot of things need to be going at once when running a self-service laundry. How can you find the time to tweak Laundromat service quotes Sacramento when you’re too busy attending to customers? This is why you need a team to help you out with day-to-day operations. With a bit of help, you have time to think of ways to make your business better.

 

Running a laundry business is complex but you can learn from the mistakes of others so you’re not bound to repeat them.

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

January 05, 2018
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How Smaller Hotels and Motels can Benefit from Viking Laundry Service

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Just because of their size, many small hotels and motels laundry service are believed to be free of issues. Customers are also more likely to take issue with dirty linens at smaller hotels and motels as well. It’s always best to simply provide clean sheets, but sometimes your machines may be lacking or getting old.

 

To prevent any issues with cleanliness, keep a look out for the leading factors that could lead to these problems:

  • the overloading or under-loading of washing machines
  • the failure to clean washing machines
  • the improper use of cleaning chemicals
  • the failure to monitor overall use
  • the use of improper settings for different kinds of fabrics
  • the use of old, inefficient machines

 

Experienced Professionals

Viking Services has both the experience and the parts to help you provide a better hotels and motels laundry service. We are able to provide a machine custom designed to meet your needs. Our laundry systems are highly efficient and energy saving as well. So we’ve got you covered not only in terms of maintaining sustainable operating costs but also keeping customers satisfied.

Machines can be efficient but they also won’t last long with improper use. This is why it’s very important to train your staff with regards to proper machine usage, including the right kinds of cleaning materials and chemicals to use.

 

Custom Design

Cleanliness is of the utmost importance in the hospitality industry, and one of the ways to guarantee that is by getting a highly efficient system for your motels laundry service. They can cater to the laundry demands of your business. Contact Viking Services today for your hotels and motels laundry service needs, or for a custom designed plan.

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

December 29, 2017
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Milnor Commercial Washer Parts

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The United States was experiencing a boom with washing machines, but then came the Great Depression. Since people could no longer afford to purchase their own, entrepreneurs decided to buy them, then rent them out. Parts for Milnor commercial washer tend to get really beaten up over the course of a day. Many people use the machines to varying degrees, and parts tend to break down over time. For years people were looking for something better.

The Milnor family of New Orleans, Louisiana couldn’t have timed their entry into the business of making commercial laundry parts in 1947 perfectly. People were still finding it difficult to buy their own washing machine in the 1950s so they were still dependent on commercial establishments to clean their clothes.

The trend of going to a commercial laundry service that started decades ago still exists to this day. And Milnor Laundry is still going strong 64 years after they launched their business.

Today, the company remains a top producer of dryers, washers, and washer-extractors. They have more than 500 washing machine part experts at their 400,000 square foot complex in New Orleans working to deliver the highest quality laundry equipment.

Milnor Laundry remains a family owned business and their machines are all made in-house.

 

Milnor Washer Parts

Washing machines break down – that is a part of its life cycle. But there are problems that can be fixed by replacing some parts. And many parts for Milnor commercial washer are available at Viking Laundry Service.

A timer is considered the brain behind the functions of a washing machine. It is comprised of many contact switches that open and close to allow the various components to work. Usually, it’s also the first component checked in a malfunctioning washer, but of course it’s not always the cause.

Washers also have a safety mechanism built to avoid injuries and other accidents. This comes in the form of the lid switch. Certain functions will be interrupted once a lid is opened. This component can be to blame when a washer won’t spin anymore.

A water valve is used to supply the washing machine with water from the home. This component controls hot or cold water through solenoids, one is responsible for cold water and the other for hot water. Valve screens can clog up over time due to the buildup of debris resulting in reduced water volume entering the tub. When this happens, it will take a lot of time for the washer’s tub to fill up with water.

Washers also have a water pump that is responsible for circulating water. It circulates water during the wash cycle then drains it during the spin cycle.

Clothes need to be moved around to loosen soil and dirt. The responsibility for that lies with the agitator, which rotates continuously during the wash cycle. During this phase, clothes are getting cleaned by rubbing against each other.

Helping out the agitator is the motor. It provides the motion required for washing and rinsing and it can be set at different speeds.

 

Viking Laundry Service

Other parts for Milnor commercial washer include coin meters, drain valves, and relays. If you’re looking for parts or service on your Milnor commercial washer or dryer, contact Viking Services today.

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

December 22, 2017
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What Purpose-Built Convalescent Homes On-Premises Laundry Should Be Like

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The on premise laundry service needs of convalescent homes are very similar to those in the hotel and laundromat industries. This is why custom-designed laundry systems provide the perfect solution.

After all, it is the best way to ensure that operating costs are kept to a minimum and that a government’s sanitation guidelines are met. When washers and dryers are purpose-built, it also ensures that convalescent homes’ operators can attend to the laundry needs of their residents.

 

Convalescent Homes On Premise Laundry Design Should:

 

Feature Modern Technology

Washers can be designed to combine speed, strength, and efficiency without sacrificing installation costs and design flexibility. Extraction speed can be optimally designed while dry times are reduced. Throughput is also increased. Some machines are even designed to deliver fast cycle time so operating hours and utilities are reduced.

 

Help Reduce Costs

Depending on the on premise laundry design, the system can reduce labor by up to 1 hour per day and ensure linen life is extended. In convalescent homes where incontinence can be a problem, reduced cost and labor time can make a huge impact on operational costs and time.

 

Compliant with Government Standards

Hospitals, convalescent homes, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities are required to follow and meet stringent infection control standards. Since regular commercial washers and dryers are designed with consideration to such government requirements, only a custom-designed convalescent homes laundry service will do. These can be made with features that document each cycle and water temperature used, complete with date and time stamps, for easy monitoring.

 

Meets Appropriate OPL Procedures

Before convalescent homes acquire an on premise laundry service, they must ensure that it supports proper procedures that ensure safe and efficient operation of a laundry facility.

One of the top priorities is an easy-to-use control system across both washers and dryers so that employees don’t need to learn two different sets of control panels to use both machines. Equipment with a dual-capability control system is sure to help achieve maximum efficiency and increased productivity.

A programmable system is also ideal so it will be easier to set certain wash and dry cycles for a select group of options. This will also minimize mistakes with the laundry process.

 

Supports Performance Monitoring

Convalescent homes laundry service with advanced monitoring software supports the previous requirement. That is, it will help ensure that OPL procedures are followed to the letter at all times, including following standard safety precautions and procedures for laundry operators. Laundry systems that can do these can make a huge difference.

 

Offers Industrial Strength

Considering the number of loads convalescent homes handle on a daily basis, an on premise laundry system must be of industrial strength. It should be able to handle the rigors of washing all day every day for a long period of time. Replacement should be infrequent despite the constant use and abuse.

 

Also, it should wash and clean thoroughly without costing an operator a staggering amount of money and utility costs.

 

In addition, convalescent homes laundry service must be eco-friendly. Wash programs that reduce water usage, for example, are one way that convalescent homes can do their part in caring for the environment.

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

December 15, 2017
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When Commercial Washers and Dryers Make the Best Option

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If you have hospitality or laundromat business but your equipment isn’t up to par with the demands, it may be a good time to look into better commercial laundry equipment. A commercial dryer service is designed to offer your hotel or convalescent home washer and dryer systems that are capable of any job.

Take a look at how a commercial washer and dryer compares with residential versions to help you decide which equipment to retain or replace given your laundry needs.

 

Commercial Laundry Equipment

 

Handles larger loads of laundry at a time

If you run large loads of laundry frequently, buying commercial laundry equipment may be your best option. Most residential washers with a larger capacity can accommodate up to 30 pounds of laundry, but commercial washers can handle even larger loads.

 

Can Withstand Frequent Cycles

Commercial washers are designed to handle the rigors and demands of washing all day on a daily basis. So you need not worry about it breaking down in the middle of washing and drying cycles.

 

Extended Productivity and Working Life

Not only do commercial washers run larger loads, but they’re designed to work for years to come. This means a bit of extra productivity for a longer period. This also means that commercial laundry equipment may be a bigger investment initially, but you’ll be saving money over time.

 

Minimizes Replacement Needs

Because it is designed for continuous use over a long period, frequent washer or dryer replacement is avoided. Add this to the fact that with a commercial dryer service or washer service, only maintenance should be required and your machines will be serviced quickly and easily ensuring they work for years to come.

 

Saves on Drying Time

A commercial dryer service uses machines with larger drying cylinders and higher BTU ratings and airflow, which all contribute to increased laundry efficiency and reduced drying time.

 

Easy Programmable Controls

With customized programs available, you can wash your laundry with greater efficiency and flexibility. If you need to wash heavily stained clothes, for example, you only need to program the washer for a longer runtime and use commercial grade laundry chemicals.

 

Residential Laundry Equipment

 

Handle family laundry demands

Residential washers are designed to handle family laundry done all day on an average of a load or two a day per week but nothing unusually larger. Your laundromat or convalescent homes laundry service should be able to accommodate many times this amount.

 

Longer drying time

A typical home dryer can dry a load of terry towels for about an hour, which is twice the drying time in a commercial dryer even when set at a high speed.

 

Works with small water lines

Because residential laundry equipment only requires a small amount of water, it will not take long for small water lines to fill a tank. The same thing can’t be said for large commercial washers that require more than just a quarter of an inch water line.

 

Works with standard power source

With home washers, you only need the standard 120V. But commercial washers and dryers typically require 208V to 230V.

 

Does not require a large exhaust

Unlike commercial dryers, home dryers will work with a smaller exhaust to move air.

 

For parts or service on residential or commercial laundry systems, contact Viking Services. A commercial dryer service and washer service can be installed at your laundromat, convalescent home, or on-premise laundry today!

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

December 08, 2017
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Quick Tips on Keeping Your Laundromat Dryers in Great Shape

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The key to keeping your dryers in perfectly good shape is buying quality commercial dryer parts any time you need repairs. While your business will be greatly helped if machines didn’t break down all the time, making sure that doesn’t happen also requires investing in proper maintenance.

 

Washers get a fair amount of abuse and need to be cared for. But dryers also need an equal amount of attention. Here are some tips on making sure they remain in the best condition:

 

  • Empty lint drawers every day

Dryers are used multiple times in a single day and that leads to a build-up of lint, which can be destructive. So make sure that lint drawers are emptied at the end of every business day (or at the end of every cycle if possible).

 

  • Keep common commercial dryer parts in stock

If you hear a thumping noise from your dryer, the roller bearing may have some problems. Since it’s one of the easiest parts to replace, make sure to have a few in stock. In older machines, parts are going to eventually wear down. Contact Viking Services for commercial washer parts and commercial dryer parts, no matter the brand of machine.

 

  • Listen for odd noises

You can tell abnormal sound from the usual after quite some time. It also helps to train your staff about it so they can check what’s wrong and fix it straightaway. The problem could be lint buildup around the fan, an issue that can quickly be solved by removing a few screws and scraping the offending material off with a putty knife.

 

 

Making sure your dryers are in top form prevents you from spending for commercial dryer parts should something break down. Keep in mind that these machines keep your business alive and their health is as equally important as generating revenue. So make sure they are checked regularly to spot issues that can immediately be fixed without disrupting the entire laundromat.

 

 


Viking Services offers laundry machine maintenance, installation and repair services in: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

November 24, 2017
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Becoming More “Green” With Commercial Washer Parts And Service

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It cannot be denied: running a laundry service means buying commercial washer parts and dryer parts, in addition to using resources that are increasingly becoming scant. Many parts of the world – and in the US as well – are experiencing water shortages. As such, this is forcing business owners to rethink their strategies to ensure that customers are justified in paying for a service.

 

Many businesses are now moving towards “going green” and that includes the laundry industry. Yes, owners of washing services need not only thinking about buying commercial washer parts and providing extra services. Business owners also need to think about the effects of their business on the environment.

 

But how does a laundromat “go green” exactly?

 

 

Designing with green principles

 

Many washers and dryers are now tagged eco-friendly, but simply getting that kind of equipment won’t help towards saving the environment. In other words, your business needs to do more. And sometimes, doing more simply means designing your premises to take advantage of natural resources and using quality commercial washer parts for your machines.

 

If you are still in the planning stages, asking for big, clear windows allows your laundromat to be served by sunlight before using powered sources. This is particularly helpful during the summer when daylight lasts longer.

 

Those who already have an existing structure can think about installing skylights. It still provides customers with more than enough light to wash their clothes, dry them, fold them, and take them back to the car.

 

 

Adhering to industry best practices

 

It always helps to look into industry best practices before going into the laundry business, or any other venture for that matter. Doing so helps you establish a service that is in line with what is deemed favorable and as such, it equips you for the future as well.

 

Starting a business using subpar equipment and materials is folly. How can you break even if you have to get commercial washer parts every so often because machines keep breaking down? The machines you buy should be able to withstand abuse for as long as possible before needing to be changed.

 

 

Investing in the latest technologies

 

You cannot run a business using outdated equipment. Customers are increasingly demanding more quality in exchange for their money, and that extends to laundry services. Not only that, they are also becoming more socially conscious. They care about the impact of their actions on the environment.

 

As such, business should also respond. There’s no use being stuck in the past. And if catering to that demand means investing in the latest technologies then that should be done. Plus, doing so will not only driver customers in but also benefit the business as a whole.

 

For instance, investing in high-speed equipment helps you save on water, energy, and detergent because they use less. And they get laundry done more quickly which saves time and increases revenue.

 

 

The call to “go green” is getting stronger and businesses need to adapt in order to survive. But adhering to sustainable practices shouldn’t be carried out in one go, especially if the business is already existing. Take things one step at a time. After all, you do need to generate income in order to keep operations running.

 


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November 17, 2017
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