Wrap up the Season with Commercial Laundry Maintenance
During the busy season, your commercial laundry can experience a lot of wear and tear. It may be difficult to properly clean and maintain your laundry equipment, especially if your facility is open around the clock. If you take advantage of a slower period to get your machines and structure in the best condition, hopefully you can be prepared for the next big rush. Follow these tips for commercial laundry maintenance to help protect your equipment from costly repairs or replacement at the end of the season.
You clean your facility regularly, but when the season is over, you now have time to carefully clean and sanitize all the equipment and space in your facility. Cleaning your machines can reduce rust, lint, and other grime that may affect the function. If you have laundry carts, they need to be cleaned thoroughly in addition to the interior and exterior of your washers and dryers. Your drain system also needs special attention to remove lint that may be clogging the pipes.
When you are closing up for the season, you have a great opportunity to complete your commercial laundry maintenance. Inspect the hoses and belts on the washers and dryers for wear and replace as needed. Lubricate bearings and grease any needed parts. This is also a good time to check the exhaust system for your dryers to remove lint buildup, which affects the function as well as the safety of running the machines. If your machines are electric, tighten any connections that may seem loose. Gas-powered dryers need to have the burner tubes cleaned so that they heat up properly.
Replace as Needed
If you plan on closing for the season, you may want to consider the age of your equipment as well to replace any machines or other equipment before the crowds return. Inspect all of the connections for your machinery, including ironing or steam units if you have them at your facility. If your washers and dryers are over five years old, you may want to go ahead and replace belts, hoses, and other connections before they malfunction. You may want to replace older machines with more efficient models that conserve both water and power if they most likely will not make it through another season.
Commercial laundry maintenance is worth the time and effort to make reopening a breeze when the next year’s busy time rolls around. You may not be able to take care of all the details when the crowds returned, so make the most of this slow down for the health of your commercial laundry business.
Is your commercial laundry equipment in need of service or replacement? Request a free quote from the experts at FMB Laundry by filling out the form on this page, sending us an email, or calling us at 800-832-6193.