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5 Signs it’s time to upgrade your on-premise laundry equipment

5 Signs it’s time to upgrade your on-premise laundry equipment.

Unfortunately, commercial laundry equipment doesn’t last forever. Older equipment can be costly to repair and manage since it breaks down more frequently over time.From expensive service calls tp disruptions in service, to leaving a less than stellar impression and experience for your employees. If your washing machine is broken and can’t be repaired, it’s obvious that it needs to be replaced but the problem with that is it won’t have any trade in value. That’s why sometimes you may need to replace laundry equipment that old but still in working order.  A lot of factors come into play when making the decision to upgrade your equipment. Here are some of our tell-tale signs that you should consider replacing your commercial laundry equipment.

1. High or Rising Utility Costs

Manufacturers such as Dexter Laundry or UniMac continue to increase the efficiency of laundry appliances. Upgrading to more efficient machines can help reduce the amount of water, electricity, and gas your laundromat uses – just one new commercial washing machine can save thousands of gallons of water per month. We know the cost of new laundry equipment may be hard to swallow, so we offer a $0 down operational lease that includes all parts and service. You can learn more about how leasing can save you money here.

2. More Service Calls

Broken or malfunctioning equipment is expensive – service charges and parts add up quickly and change from month to month. Older equipment is more likely to break down and need repairs, which limits your profits and increases maintenance costs.  If your on-premise laundry equipment is breaking down frequently and your service costs are rising, it may be time to look at investing in new machines.

3. Your Equipment is Old

Old and battered appliances will adversely impact the customer experience for businesses with customer-facing equipment, such as a hotel guest laundry room. Even with proper maintenance, there comes a time when owners will need to replace older laundry equipment.

According to the Coin Laundry Association, the accepted standard of useful life for commercial laundry equipment is as follows:

  • Top Load washers (12 lbs. to 14 lbs.): 5-8 years
  • Front Load washers (18 lbs. to 50 lbs.): 10-15 years
  • Dryers (30 lbs. to 60 lbs.): 10-15 years
  • Heating Systems: 10-15 years
  • Coin Changers: 10-15 years

4. You’ve Considered Outsourcing to A Laundry Service

Have you considered outsourcing your laundry because your machines are frustrating and constantly needing service?  Although this may be a quick fix, it is only a short term one. There are many reasons why the laundry services should be kept in-house, including long-term cost savings, quality management, delivery time etc. If you’re considering outsourcing anything, we suggest you take a look at our service agreement or scheduled maintenance plans. They outsource the service and maintenance and both allow you to keep your laundry service in house.

5. You’re growing your business

This one almost goes without saying. If you’re expanding or opening additional locations, you’re going to need new commercial laundry equipment. You’re growing your business for a reason and you’ll need the right equipment that can keep up with the new and higher demands. Even if your physical space isn’t getting bigger, growing demand means you need laundry equipment that can process loads faster.

Upgrading OPL equipment can improve performance, productivity, and reduce utility costs. If you are thinking replacing your on-premise laundry equipment but are hesitating because of the cost, check out out leasing program the includes all equipment, service, and parts for one set monthly price.

Contact us today to learn more about the value of trading in your laundry equipment and more about how you can affordably upgrade your on-premise laundry equipment.


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