Proper Maintenance for Your Laundromat Equipment Extends Its Working Life

If you run a commercial laundry service, you need routine laundromat equipment service in order to keep operating costs low and increase the life of commercial washers and dryers.


Yes, you need to hire a repair person to run maintenance checks, which may not align with the idea of lowering operating costs. But if you compare the cost of buying new equipment and paying for maintenance services, you will be able to save on the latter.


If you can use laundry equipment for longer, you can recoup your investment and earn more profit.


Ensure Proper Installation

A dryer that is improperly installed is an accident waiting to happen. Fires can occur in the long run. That is, if the commercial dryer will survive long enough.


For your safety and that of your clients, hire a professional laundromat equipment service to run thorough checks and re-install equipment when needed.


Have Exhaust Duct Checked Monthly

Debris and lint in the exhaust duct can cause blockage, resulting in a less functional exhaust system. To prevent problems, such as CO2 buildup, have the ducts checked every month.


Have Vents Inspected Periodically

If the dryer vent does not work properly, air will not pass through it properly and will cause the dryer to overheat. This increases the risk of fire hazards, something you want to avoid 100% in your line of business.


If you suspect that there is no air coming out of the vent, check for blockage or accumulation of lint.


Check Water Inlet Valves for Blockage

When water does not fill the washer as it should or empty out as it should, something could be blocking the water inlet valves. Check for and remove blockage so that the washer will function fully. An unclogged inlet valve, also means clothes will dry properly.


Inspect Hose and Belts

A hose is vulnerable to wear and tear that could lead to leaks. This is why the inlet and outlet hoses should be checked periodically.


Belts, on the other hand, should be inspected for cracks and damage twice a year. When necessary, repairs or replacements should be done.


Even with scheduled laundromat equipment service, you can do your part of maintenance work to extend the life of laundry equipment.

  • Clean and wipe dry the door and drum gasket to prevent buildup that can lead to damage.
  • Allow the washer to dry naturally by leaving the washer door open overnight.
  • Clean the drum of the washer annually to prevent buildup and bad odor.
  • Remove lint from a dryer before every load.
  • Make sure the dryer moisture sensor is cleaned, especially when customers are allowed to use dryer sheets.



Most importantly, provide customers and staff clear instructions of what they should and should not do when using the laundry equipment. As simple as asking customers or having staff remove lint before loading will make a commercial dryer last longer and work as expected.


You should also provide instructions on how to use a washer and dryer properly. Don’t expect everyone to automatically know how to operate the machines. Your staff should also be familiar with the proper use of equipment.


Combined with routine laundromat equipment service, your business will flourish and with minimum equipment problems.


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May 11, 2018
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