5 Actions To Take When Your Commercial Laundry Equipment Breaks Down

Your commercial on-premise laundry machines should be fairly trouble-free with proper installation and a routine maintenance schedule. Nonetheless, nothing is flawless, you can run into a broken down machine or repair problems here or there.  Unfortunately, this can have a serious impact on productivity and efficiency in our laundry operation for those of us in the laundry industry. No one wants this. Check out the following tips to fix maintenance issues like a pro, and easily get your on premise laundry machines back up and running.

Stay Calm 

It’s easy to get upset or go into panic mode when the laundry equipment goes awry. When you’re frustrated or nervous, you don’t want to tackle a problem — that usually makes the problem worse. Take care of any immediate safety issues, then do what you need to do to calm down and get fresh eyes to the problem.

Create a Safe Space

 First things first.  Turn off the water and unplug the machines.  If there is a major problem with plumbing, begin by shutting off the water. This will help you avoid any leaks or water damage. When doing maintenance work, always use common sense and unplug the unit and detach from electrical outlets to prevent shock and fire hazards.

Consult Your Manual or Commercial Equipment Guide

Sometimes, the solution to your question is right in your owner’s manual or service book, but many forget to check that out when in the mist of an emergency. These useful manuals are full of important repair material, instructions and health knowledge. You may find the answer to your question right at your fingertips. 

Report it All

Smartphones are perfect as they make taking notes, images, and photographs very easy and accessible.  Those graphics will help you get the service tech up to speed and before they have even come to your property to fix the machine. 

Contact an Expert

If you’re not 100% sure what the problem is and how to solve it, don’t attempt it.  The last thing you want to do is harm to your system. Consult a professional laundry specialist at AAdvantage Laundry Systems.  We have the expertise, know-how, and tools to get the system back up and running as soon as possible. 

Hopefully, you don’t have any issues with your commercial on premise washing machines and dryers, but if you do, it helps to be careful.  As a leading commercial laundry equipment distributor, one of the things we do here at AAdvantage Laundry is provide service and maintenance assistance when the laundry machinery isn’t functioning as it should be.  Each step of the way, we are here for you. We have a wide selection of replacement parts from top brands such as Dexter Laundry, Continental Girbau, Unimac and Maytag as well as qualified experts in laundry who are ready to answer your questions and repair your machines. Online scheduling is now available.