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Tips to cut utility costs in OPL laundry

Wether you’re running a laundromat, hospitality business or manage an apartment building with its own on premise laundry room, utility costs are of utmost importance. In fact, more than 60% of laundromat owners consider utilities expenses as their biggest obstacle in the business! Here are some tips to cut utility costs in OPL laundry:

#1 Train your staff

Labor is one of the biggests expenses when it comes to laundry. Make sure everyone interacting with your business and your equipment is on the same page about utility saving practices. Well trained staff will be quicker to notice if there’s something wrong with your machines.

And don’t forget about your customers! Sings and pamphlets can educate customers about best practices like using cold water and shorter dry times.

#2 Update your equipment

Older machines use a lot more water and energy than new ones so consider upgrading your current equipment. Having the best equipment gives you more than savings. Your customers will be happier than ever with the quality of your results!

Tips to cut utility costs in OPL laundry

#3 Don’t forget about maintenance

Maintenance should be done as an ongoing practice!

Commercial laundry equipment needs to be cleaned regularly and to have a maintenance schedule to operate at the top of its capacity. Properly maintained equipment will save you money in your utility bills. A maintenance schedule will also keep larger repairs and other unexpected expenses at bay.

#4 Consider chemical dosing

Chemical dosing is the process of introducing the precise amount of chemicals needed for any especific wash cycle in a controlled manner. It is a very important part of the laundry process as it improves results greatly.

Bundle chemicals and equipment with Southeastern Laundry and forget about the waste due to spillages!

Contact us to find out how we can help if your bills are too high!

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