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clean white hotel linensThe hotel industry is fast-paced and competitive, so a responsible hotel owner is always looking for ways to edge out the competition. One of the ways you can set yourself apart from other hotels in the area is to maintain the cleanest hotel. When it comes to keeping a hotel in top shape, having efficient laundry equipment is vital.

Quicker Turnaround Times

The last thing you need is for your laundry equipment to malfunction. When you run a busy hotel, having the sheets, towels, and linens clean for every room before check-in is essential. When your laundry equipment is running efficiently, you can get the quick turnaround times you need to ensure that every room is up to your highest standards for every guest.

Spotless Sheets and Linens

Guests are quick to type up a bad [...]

laundromat interiorWhen you are looking into starting your own business, you may be overwhelmed by the options you have. Investing in a laundromat is a great decision for a variety of reasons. Not only are you providing a service that everyone needs, but it requires minimal effort on the part of the business owner.

Everyone Needs to Do Laundry

Many apartments do not come with a washer and dryer installed. They either provide a hookup so the tenants can buy their own machines, or they don’t have them at all. Laundromats are essential for this reason. Many individuals cannot go about their daily lives without a weekly trip to a laundromat. Additionally, the laundromat is a handy backup for homeowners who are dealing with broken laundry equipment. When you run a laundromat, you are pretty much guaranteed to have [...]

colorful towels in a washing machineWhether you are starting up your laundry business, or are in need of new commercial washers and dryers in Florida for your on-premises laundry, it pays to lease equipment from Commercial Laundries of West Florida.

Highly Trained Sales Team Focused on Your Needs

Our sales team is highly trained and focused solely on your needs. When you work with us, we make sure you get the right equipment to suit your needs, from laundromats to multi-family housing units, to hotels.

Flexible Financing Options

We offer cashless payment programs as well as other flexible financing options, so you can get what you need for a competitive price. We can work with your budget to find the right equipment for you.

Top-Quality Brands

We are a distributor of many top-quality brands, including Speed Queen, Huebsch, Maytag, [...]

washers and dryers in laundromatIn our last post, we identified the most common issue that occurs in commercial dryers (no heat) and walked you through the various causes of this issue. Here are two additional problems you may encounter and what to look for when they occur.

Nothing Turning On

If you turn the dryer on and lights won’t come on the drum won’t turn, it can be the result of a few different problems:

  • The Circuit Breaker – With 220V machines, you need to make sure you have all legs of your power working properly.
  • The Neutral Leads – This issue may be the result of a bad power cord, especially in 120V machines.
  • The Control Fuses – Make sure all of the control fuses are in working order.
  • The Transformer – Make sure the incoming [...]

black and white photo of laundromatWhen you run a commercial laundry service, you may encounter issues with your dryers from time to time. Here are some common problems that can occur:

No Heat

The most common problem that occurs in commercial dryers is a lack of heat. The drum continues to turn, but the clothes just won’t dry.  The most common problem is a bad ignition, depending on what type of ignition system the dryer runs on.

  • Glow-Bar Ignitions – A glow-bar ignition works by sending electricity through a heating element until it is hot enough, which signals the gas valve to turn on. Check the glow bar when the dryer is in operation. If it doesn’t begin to glow red hot, you will need to check the voltage.
  • Spark Ignitions – Spark ignitions light the [...]

man pulling clothes out of washing machineWhen it comes to the longevity of your commercial laundry equipment, preventative maintenance is essential. Being familiar with the inner workings of your commercial washers and performing regular maintenance tasks will keep them in excellent condition, so you avoid a costly replacement. Here are some tips for maintaining your commercial washers in Florida.

Clean the Screens – To keep your commercial washer in top shape, we recommend cleaning or replacing your water filter screens on a regular basis. These screens can be blocked by accumulated particles which can slow down water flow to the machine.

Use the Right Cleaner – Always use the manufacturer-recommended cleaners to prevent damage to the machine or the clothing that is washed in it.

Check the Hoses – Inspect the outlet and inlet hoses along with [...]

laundromatOur main goal is to help our coin laundry clients achieve success – that’s why we provide top-of-the-line equipment and world-class customer service. Whether you’re a new investor who is just starting out in the laundry business or a long-time client looking to add new machines to their stores, we can help you out. We can offer assistance in every facet of your business from providing equipment to selecting the ideal site and even marketing your laundry business.

In this blog, we will discuss any and every topic that we think will interest laundromat owners. We will be writing blog posts covering everything from how to tell if your equipment needs repairs or replacement to brand comparisons. We will be posting interesting and informative content on a regular basis, so don’t miss out! If you own a laundry business [...]

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Dodge Charger, F-250 popular with car theives

Auto thefts decline because of technology, but statistics conflict

img-1The most theft-prone vehicle in America might be the Dodge Charger. Or it might be the Ford F-250 pickup truck.

Those are the contradictory conclusions of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the insurance industry-funded Highway Loss Data Institute.

Still, the government agency and private group agree that the theft of late-model vehicles is on a rapid decline in the United States. One reason: automakers’ increasing use of ignition immobilizers, which stop thieves from hot-wiring cars. Nearly 90 percent of 2012 models are equipped with them.

In a report released on Monday, NHTSA said the car stolen most often during the 2011 calendar year was the Charger, with 4.8 thefts for every 1,000 cars produced in 2011. It was followed by the Mitsubishi Galant, Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet HHR among vehicles with more than [...]

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