Buying new commercial laundry machines for your laundromat is an excellent way to keep your customers happy and to keep up with the washing demands that come with growing your business. But if you don't take proactive steps to keep those new washing machines in shape, you could end up having to deal with breakdowns and customer complaints before long. Here are a few things you can do to keep your laundromat's new washing machines in good shape throughout the coming years:
Schedule Regular Maintenance Appointments
One of the most important things you can do to keep your new commercial laundry machines in good shape is to schedule regular maintenance appointments for them with a service professional. Your service provider will come inspect every washing machine to make sure no small problems are lurking that you need to worry about.
And they'll tune your machines up to make sure that they're performing optimally so you aren't wasting water and your customers aren't wasting money and time. And to ensure proper functionality, your service technician will test each washing machine before they leave.
Post Some Ground Rules for Customers to Follow
It's also important to make sure that your laundromat customers treat your commercial washing machines with care if you want them to stay in good shape and serve your community in the coming years. While some people are aware that they're responsible for the machines you let them use, others may not be so mindful. But every person that uses your washing machines is responsible for the care of them as time goes on.
So create a list of basic ground rules for everyone to follow, and post the rules on the walls, as well as on every single new washing machine you put in your laundromat. Remind people what should and shouldn't go in the washers, what types of laundry soap to use, and how to choose the right settings based on laundry loads. And ask everyone to simply wipe the machines down after use so they always look good for the next customers.
Choose an Open View Location for the New Washers
You can minimize the chance that your new commercial washing machines will be vandalized if you place them in an area of your laundromat that is in plain view of the front counter where you and your team members work. If the machines can be easily seen from the front desk and other areas where employees tend to spend their time, people won't have an opportunity to mistreat or vandalize the machines, and you'll likely face fewer problems such as clogs, backups, scratches, graffiti, and total breakdowns.Share