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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 [...]

img-2Global sales of BMW Group’s core brand rose faster in June than at Audi and Mercedes-Benz as demand from China and the United States helped the premium carmaker to extend a lead over the two rivals in the first six months of the year.

Sales at the brand were up 9 percent last month to 153,075, the group said today, compared with growth of 5 percent to 140,300 and 8 percent to 131,609 at Audi and Mercedes respectively.

Six-month sales at BMW brand rose 8 percent to 804,000 cars, expanding the lead over runner-up Audi to 24,000 from 11,000 after five months. Half-year sales at Audi and Mercedes rose 6 percent each to 780,500 and 694,000 respectively.

“BMW has stronger momentum than Audi and Mercedes, that won’t change in the second half,” said Hanover-based NordLB analyst Frank [...]

img-3Tesla Motors Inc., the world’s best-performing automotive stock this year, will join the Nasdaq-100 Index next week, filling the spot vacated by Oracle Corp., which is moving to the New York Stock Exchange.

The electric-car maker will be added to the gauge, which tracks the biggest companies on the Nasdaq, before the start of trading on July 15, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. said in a statement Monday. Oracle, which last month said it will join the NYSE, is the biggest company to jump between the competing exchanges.

Shares of Tesla, the carmaker headed by billionaire Elon Musk, have more than tripled this year as the popularity of its new Model S sedan helped the company turn its first quarterly profit. Gaining entry to benchmarks tracked by investors is attractive to public companies because it provides a guaranteed [...]

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