3 Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Commercial Laundry Equipment

Thinking it might be time to add a few more machines or replace some old ones at your commercial laundry operations? Here are three signs you’re right:

Your Business is Growing

When you opened your commercial laundry operation, a handful of machines might have been sufficient for the amount of foot traffic you saw. However, as more people become aware of your business – and you gain more customers – you will inevitably need more machines.

To grow along with your business, invest in equipment that will last for the long-haul and keep people coming back again and again.

Your Equipment Is Outdated

Maybe your problem isn’t that you don’t have enough machines. Maybe the concern is that what you do have isn’t performing sufficiently. Older equipment is more likely to break down and need repairs, reducing your earnings and increasing the cost of maintenance. Last but not least, older machinery will be less energy efficient and not clean as well as fresh machines.

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

  • Topload washers (12 lbs. to 14 lbs.): 5-8 years
  • Frontload 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

If this describes your facility’s situation, you’ll soon fall behind local competition as the laundromat no one wants to take their business to. Don’t let that happen to you. Invest in new equipment and offer better service through superior machines. Your customers will thank you – and remain loyally yours!

Your Operating Costs are Soaring

Another problem with older, outdated, or malfunctioning equipment is that it can drive operating costs through the “room”. New energy-efficient commercial washers and dryers can assist to decrease the amount of water, electricity and gas you use in your laundry business.  Did you know that a new washer-extractor can save over 6,000 gallons of water a month? Using less electricity, gas, and water both saves your company money and is better for the environment!

If you would rather not tack on hefty fees to your consumer’s laundry costs, consider upgrading or replacing your equipment for better energy efficiency – and greater cost savings over time.

When it’s time for you to replace, upgrade, or simply add to the machines you’re working with at your commercial laundry operation, trust the experts at AAdvantage Laundry Systems to help you do it. With the finest equipment and today’s best technology – including top-quality Dexter Laundry, Continental Girbau, and Maytag machines – you’ll get what you need to outfit your updated facility fast.