You’re in business to make your customers happy. You want to do this in a way that is beneficial to your bottom line and the environment. Good news – it can be done. You can have an efficient laundry facility that is eco-friendly at the same time.
Use Energy-Efficient Washing Machines
Utility costs can be difficult to control when you offer laundry facilities. However, with an upgrade to energy efficient washers and dryers, you can see your utility costs drop significantly. Energy efficient machines use modern technology to save time and money. For example, washing machines that use spray-rinse technology rather than the old rinse method use less water and therefore less heat. Not only do they rinse more effortlessly, these washers also spin faster than the traditional models. The sped up spin cycle decreases the time the machine is used, leading to lower utility bills. On top of all this, these washers hold more clothes, reducing the number of loads needed.
Use Energy-Efficient Dryers
Dryers are no different; there are many dryer options that can help you achieve sustainability along with savings. The dryers of today self-regulate by using moisture sensors to detect when the clothes are dry. When optimum dryness is reached the dryer shuts off automatically. This shortens the drying time considerably, as people tend to overdry when left to their own devices. Newer, eco-friendly dryers also have heat pumps, a more economical means of heating the clothes than traditional dryers offer.
Help the Environment and Save Money
Perhaps the best thing about this current technology is the impact it has on the environment. It is important to go green, and you can save money and help save the environment at the same time by installing energy-efficient washers and dryers in your laundry room. For the very best choices, service and quality, contact FMB Laundry and start saving now- 877-709-3599.
1,000’s of Laundry Leases Hit with New Fees
In a recent article in Habitat Magazine, news broke that the largest laundry vendor in the country was adding new fees to all their existing laundry leases. The new fees, designed to cover vandalism, administrative costs, and taxes, total 9.75% of gross collections. According to David Baron, President of Queens, NY based Metro Management, this was costing some of his properties more than $600 per month. “The bottom line is that they’ve underpaid what’s in the contract. This is a money grab.”
What can negatively impacted properties do?
If your property has been negatively impacted by these new fees, you should do a thorough review your current laundry lease before deciding your next steps. First, check to see that it does not allow for hidden fees. While the legality of the new fees will ultimately be contested in court, many property and community managers unhappy with the new fees have already started requesting laundry lease proposals from other providers.
Laundry Leases Are Not All Created Equal!
When you are ready to explore a new laundry lease for your property, it is important to examine your new lease closely. While most leases look the same, they are not all created equal. Since your laundry lease will run 7 to 10 years, it is important that it contains no hidden fees or clauses. Make sure you are comfortable with the terms and the service provider. At FMB Laundry, our leases are clear cut and always include:
- No administrative fees
- No hidden costs or clauses
- A clearly stated division of revenue
- All vandalism repairs at no additional cost
- All service and repair calls at no additional cost
- Who controls the vend price for residents
- Additional laundry room supplies (smart cards, carts, bill breakers, etc.)
Ready to request a laundry lease proposal? Contact FMB Laundry for a free no obligation proposal and never worry about hidden laundry room fees again!