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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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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.

 


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 17, 2017
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Tips on Branding Your Commercial Washer Service Sacramento

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If you want to open a commercial washer service Sacramento, you need to be clear about who you are and what kind of service you want to offer. In short, your branding needs to be on point.

 

Laundry services open on a regular basis, but not all of them become a success. Although failure is a part of business, no one wants for their source of income to suddenly come crashing all down. One way to ensure this doesn’t happen is to have a clear view of what your brand is.

 

The laundry service business model is old and there are lots of other competing commercial washer services. The success of your venture hinges on what you can offer that others can’t. That is your brand.

 

Here are some tips on branding your commercial washer service Sacramento:

 

 

Value cleanliness

 

Customers value cleanliness. They want to clean their clothes and they won’t be persuaded to avail your services if they see just how untidy your space is.

 

Cleanliness must be agreed by all: you and your staff. Everyone should look out for any traces of mess and clean it up straight away. Plus, there should be a plan when the weather turns sour: muddy shoe prints, and wet floors should be cleaned as soon as possible. Plus, it might be better to have preventative measures in place to ensure the premises remain clean no matter the weather.

 

There should also be visible trash bins so customers can throw away dryer sheets, food wrappers, and anything else that needs to be chucked away.

 

Apart from clean surroundings, customers will patronize the business more if the machines are clean. Regular maintenance needs to be carried out to ensure they are free from dust and are in top working condition.

 

 

Offer a safe and friendly environment

 

Gone are the days of unmanned commercial washer service Sacramento. Attendants should be there to assist customers in every way possible, from opening the doors to helping customers understand how to operate the machines. And if you offer loyalty programs, attendants should be able to answer any questions patrons might have.

 

Customer service doesn’t just extend to knowing how machines work. Staff should also know certain details about how to clean clothes. For instance, it wouldn’t look good for the business if someone asked about stain removal only to be told by the attendant that they can’t offer any solution.

 

There is value in training staff regarding the most important aspects about laundry. Customers will definitely want to come back if they get knowledgeable advice and friendly treatment.

 

 

Provide a service for all with a little extra

 

A customer can be a single person living alone or a couple with two or more children. Each of them have different needs when it comes to washing and drying. As such, it helps to have a mix of equipment to cover any need. Plus, some of these customers will want to wash more than just their clothes so it helps to provide different machines to allow them to wash anything and everything.

 

Doing the laundry takes time so providing extra services such as a vending machine for food and drink, a comfortable seating area, and some reading material really goes a long way. You may even go as far as offer free Wi-Fi or loyalty cards where customers can earn rewards for gaining points.

 

A modern commercial washer service Sacramento offers more than just the basics. It also considers the comfort and safety of its clients. Providing services that differ from the competition will drive customers your way and keeping up the quality of service ensures loyalty.

 


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 10, 2017
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Different Pricing Strategies for Your On Premise Laundry Service

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It’s understandable to be worried about the cost of having an on premise laundry service, given machines consume large amounts of water and energy.

 

But the costs don’t just stop there; you also have to set aside a budget for preventative maintenance and in the case of total machine failure, purchase a new one. The issues don’t just end there: a laundry area requires quite a bit of space, which needs to be used to its maximum benefit.

 

Given the potential troubles presenting themselves even before an on premise laundry service has been established, it may make sense for owners to decide not to offer such convenience.

 

One of the biggest issues concerning laundry services within the property is cost. How much should you charge patrons for washing and drying? There is no standard to follow and pricing is often dictated by a variety of factors, including the competition.

 

So if you’re interested in offering an on premise laundry service for you tenants, here are a few different pricing strategies for your coin-operated laundry service:

 

 

A High Vend Price For High-Quality Equipment And Service

 

Customers never like it when prices are high. After all, they can just easily pack up their clothes and take it to a laundromat offering lower prices. But high prices can be justified given the quality of equipment used, as well as the service.

 

Newer equipment warrants higher prices. Other factors justify the higher prices as well: cleanliness of the laundry area, the presence of attendants, and the availability of vending machines for detergent and dryer sheets, just to name a few.

 

High prices for laundry services are also justified with extra services. For instance, comfortable seating, availability of reading material (newspapers or magazines), vending machines for food, and free Wi-Fi, among others.

 

Asking for more money in exchange for services often drives customers away, but they tend to come back when they see the difference in the quality of service. Plus, not having to drive far off to do laundry will always put you at an advantage.

 

But you don’t just immediately slap a price on laundry services without doing the necessary legwork. It’s best to keep an eye out on the competition to see how they price their services and what you can do to improve upon that.

 

A Tiered-Pricing Laundry Service

 

While you can always opt for installing the same-sized washers and dryers, not every tenant brings in the same amount of laundry. A single person will bring in less dirty clothes compared to a family of four.

 

As such, it helps to have different options: 20 pounds, 30 pounds, 40 pounds, and on. Of course, pricing will be different for each machine because the bigger it is the more water and energy is needed to operate.

 

 

A High Price But Added Discounts

 

Customers will take advantage of a discount and they appreciate being rewarded for loyalty. For instance, you can give a discount to someone who spends a certain amount of money on a single trip. Or, you can also run a midweek discount, offer a discount on a specific day, or provide discounts for certain machines at specific times.

 

 

It’s not easy running an on premise laundry service, but it’s one of the ways to care for customers and make their living more convenient. Pricing will definitely be a huge issue, but the cost can be justified based on the kind of equipment you use and the level of service you provide.

 


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 03, 2017
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The Secrets to Getting More Customers to Your Laundromat

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Perhaps you’ve just opened your laundromat with the help of us here at Viking Laundry Service and don’t have many customers yet. Or maybe you already have several loyal clients but just want to boost the numbers. Either way, you’ll greatly benefit from knowing more about your customers.

 

Research

Specifically, you’ll want to find out how they discovered your laundry business. By getting this information, you’ll have a clear idea which marketing techniques should be improved and which ones are not worth the time and effort. For instance, if many of your customers found you through Google, it’s a sign that you must pay more attention to search engine optimization.

 

Another thing you should do is to be familiar with the buyer’s journey. This is the figurative journey that consumers usually go through before purchasing something, and it involves three stages: being aware of the brand, considering the brand as one of their options, and deciding to choose the brand.

 

How To Interact

You’ll interact with customers in various stages, so you should know how to convince each of them to choose you. For instance, if you get a customer in the “awareness” stage, you can give them easy-to-understand advice to show that you’re an expert in the business without overwhelming them with too much info.

For a customer in the “decision” stage, you can illustrate how you stand out from your competitors and why they should choose your professional, high-quality laundromat.

 

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Get more tips by watching this video or browsing our Viking Laundry Service website further.

 

 


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

October 26, 2017
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4 Great Ideas to Improve Your Laundromat

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If you own a laundry business with coin-operated washers, you’re probably looking for ways to boost your revenue and profits and grow your business as a whole. Doing these can be challenging at first glance, but there are actually several ways a commercial washer service can help you achieve these goals. We’ve listed some of them below:

 

Offer a wash-dry-fold service

Like many laundromat owners, you might have noticed that your equipment is being used within just 25 percent of your total daily operating hours. This means that 75 percent of your earnings potential is going down the drain on a daily basis.

 

To avoid wasting this opportunity, one thing you can do is to provide a wash-dry-fold service. Taking this step allows you to cater to people who have hectic schedules and have almost no time to use coin-operated laundry machines. By offering to take care of their laundry, you’ll turn these folks into loyal customers while making the most of your time, space, and equipment.

 

Provide pick-up and/or delivery solutions

Because of their extremely hectic schedules, many people have no time to even bring their laundry to your shop and get them back after you’ve washed, dried, and folded their clothes. To cater to these potential customers, why not offer to pick up their dirty laundry then deliver the items once they’re clean and dry? It will require more effort on your part, but the payoff is worth it since you’ll get to charge premium prices.

 

To ensure your time and energy are not wasted, set a minimum laundry load weight for each customer. You’ll also want to keep delivery routes close to your laundromat to keep fuel costs low and minimize the amount of time wasted on traffic.

 

Cater to commercial clients

Once you’ve mastered the wash-dry-fold process and adjusted to the hassles of pickups and deliveries, it’s time to provide a commercial washer service. By opening your doors to hotels, restaurants, nursing homes, and other commercial clients, you’ll create another stream of income and increase your business’ potential for growth.

 

Before you take this step, though, you’ll want to invest in commercial dryers and washers. These professional-grade equipment are built to handle larger loads that require special care as well as those that need heavy-duty cleaning, and they’ll help you wash and dry your clients’ laundry in a quick and efficient way.

 

Consider adding ironing to your services

Many businesses need their laundry ironed for health or aesthetic reasons. Because of this, you might want to consider buying a flatwork iron, which allows you to iron table linens, towels, bed sheets, and other things within the shortest amount of time. As of the moment, not all laundromats offer an ironing service so, by providing it to your customers, you’ll stand out from the crowd and grab the attention of many business owners and managers in your area.

 

 

Use these ideas to grow your laundry business! If you need help with designing your laundromat’s commercial washer service, contact us at Viking Services, and take advantage of our laundry design solutions.

 


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

October 12, 2017
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Want to Build Your Own Laundromat? Take These 5 Steps

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Running a laundromat can be a profitable business — as long as you set up your laundry business the right way. Otherwise, you could end up with a company that requires a large investment but doesn’t bring in any revenues and profits. Fortunately, you can avoid this scenario by taking the following steps:

 

Set your budget

Starting a laundry business isn’t cheap. So, before you do anything else, do your research on how much you’ll need to spend to get your laundromat off the ground. Once you have a ballpark figure, analyze your finances and see if you have enough funds to cover the costs. You might need to get a business loan from the bank or another financial institution to get your business started.

 

Choose the right site

Even if you offer the best services in the area, you still won’t attract customers if your laundry shop is tucked into a hard-to-reach corner. So, when planning your business, look for a location that’s visible to people from the street and can be easily accessed by customers. By taking this step, you’ll have the assurance that your target audience will see you and that they’ll find it easy to bring their loads of laundry to your shop.

 

Do feasibility studies

As part of choosing your site, you’ll want to study the local demographics as well as your competitors in the area. This way, you’ll have enough data that you can use to predict your business’s performance and decide if starting a laundry business in the area is the right choice. If you’re satisfied with the results of your feasibility studies, you can lease your space with confidence, knowing that it’s the best possible location for your laundromat.

 

Design your space

Starting a laundry business isn’t just about buying dryers and washing machines and arranging them inside your shop. Before doing these, you’ll need to come up with a design that maximizes your space and ensures that no inch is wasted. Your design should also make it easy for your customers to use your coin-operated machines while giving the equipment plenty of space for proper ventilation.

 

Creating the right design might seem daunting, but there’s no need to worry since you can get the help of experts. If you’re based in California, for example, you can get laundromat service quotes Sacramento from Viking Services. We specialize in designing custom laundry systems and can help you create one that best fits your needs and budget.

 

Buy modern equipment

Once you have the best possible design, it’s time to bring it to life by purchasing or leasing your laundry machines. Make sure to buy dryers and washers from trusted brands like Huebsch, Electrolux, and Speed Queen. You might need to spend more up front, but the cost is worth it since you’ll get high-quality equipment that will last for a long time and won’t need constant repairs.

 

 

Keep these things in mind to come up with a successful and profitable laundromat. Don’t forget to obtain laundromat service quotes Sacramento from us here at Viking Services and get a clear idea of how much your laundry system costs will be.

 


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

October 05, 2017
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How to Keep Efficient Hotels and Motels Laundry Services

hotels and motels laundry services

Having an efficient laundry system is a big part in the success of a hotel establishment. So we’ve checked some of the hotels and motels laundry services around and we’re going to share with you how they are taking care of their laundry needs.

 

Here are some laundry tips that can make a big difference in achieving higher efficiency for your hotels and motels laundry services.

 

Putting in the right load

Only eighty percent is the ideal wash load for your machine. Putting in too much will affect the cleaning capability of the machine while putting in less might damage the clothes.

 

Using vinegar for freshness

Fabric conditioners can build up in towels so white vinegar is added to counter this problem. Adding 3 oz in the water when rinsing can easily do the trick. It will remove traces of powder while keeping linens soft and fresh.

 

Partnering with the right manufacturer

Handling huge loads of laundry are a huge part of keeping a motels laundry service running smoothly. So partnering up with a laundry system that’s economical and efficient like Unimac is important. Hotels and motels can opt for the Unimac High Performance Package with durable tumble dryers and a 400 G-Force extraction and OPTidry™ Over-dry Prevention Technology.

 

With advanced UniLinc™ controls, monitoring and maintenance of laundry is quick and convenient. With quality Unimac parts and services, hotel owners can get more savings while their linens are kept clean and fresh.

 


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

August 31, 2017
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