Have you ever wanted to start a business that makes huge profits? Well, a laundromat is the business for you. While they require a higher initial investment, they are in a unique category that allows business owners to receive a high ROI with low overhead and labor costs. Continue reading to see what it takes to operate a successful, modern laundromat in Florida and how much profit there is to be made.
There are so many options for commercial laundromat equipment and it can be a challenge trying to decide which is your best option. Whether you’re investing in laundromat equipment for business, you’re looking to upgrade, or you’re ready to lease commercial washers and dryers, you’re going to need some more information.
Installation is a huge part of starting, owning, and operating a commercial laundry business. Depending on the flooring of your building, you may need to consider both soft mount and hard mount washer extractors.
What is a hard mount washer?
A hard mount washer, also known as a rigid mount, is installed by bolting it directly into the floor so it doesn’t shake around when it’s in use. Typically, you need a steel or concrete floor to bolt the machines down properly. If you don’t already have a steel or concrete surface, you’ll need to hide contractors to create a [...]
Florida has ample opportunities to start or change up your commercial laundry income strategy. Everyone needs to do laundry and you can fill that need in the market with your own business.
Many Old Homes Don’t Have Existing Laundry Equipment
It’s surprising how many older homes in Florida don’t have existing washers and dryers. Homeowners can’t always afford to purchase and install their own, or they simply don’t have the space. Daily and weekly laundry trips are a necessity and homeowners have come to rely on laundromats for extended operating hours.
Lots of Beach Goers & Pools
Florida has a lot of tourists and locals visiting the beaches for several months out of the year. Family and friends come to visit to hop in the water. This means an excess of bathing suits and towels that need to be washed and dried quickly before the next plane. Residential washer and dryers can do the trick, but it’s [...]
Fire gear takes a surprisingly long time to dry. Firefighters used to have to decide between air-drying their equipment (which is time consuming) or wearing soggy, heavy gear back out into the field in order to meet certain protective gear maintenance standards. Luckily, fire gear dryer cabinets have come to the rescue.
What is a fire gear dryer cabinet?
A fire gear dryer cabinet, also known as a turnout gear cabinet, is a safer alternative to traditional commercial dryers. Dryer cabinets are typically built to be NFPA 1851 compliant. NFPA 1851 is the standard requiring firefighting gear to be properly cared for and maintained in order to prevent health and safety risks. Fire gear is also usually very expensive. By taking better care of protective equipment, the gear lasts longer and is therefore more cost effective.
What’s the difference between a turnout gear dryer and a regular dryer?
Traditional residential and commercial dryers use tumbling [...]
It can be a lengthy process to consider different types of washing equipment for your coin laundromat, or other on-premise or commercial laundry facility. We’ve put together a quick guide for you to help make these decisions easier and faster.
What’s the difference between a regular washer and a washer-extractor?
This is one of the many frequently asked questions about commercial washing. Washer-extractors are also known as commercial washers, or commercial washer-extractors. Many commercial washers have features that most residential washers don’t have like coin-timed cycles.
Residential washers are typically built to handle the normal wear and tear of household laundry. They aren’t built to handle large laundry loads that are running all day, nearly every single day like commercial washer-extractors are.
Another difference between a regular washer and a washer-extractor is the size. Washer-extractors are, very simply put, like larger versions of the typical front-loading washing machine you’d find in someone’s home. They’re often [...]
When your commercial washer is leaking water, it can create a huge mess, so you’ll want to correct the issue right away. Here are a few things to look out for:
Drain Hose – If the washer is leaking during the spin cycle, you probably have a problem with your drain hose. Check the connections to make sure it is secure, ensure it is in good condition and free of damage, and then check for clogs. If there are any cracks or leaking around the hose where it attaches to the dryer, you will either need to purchase a new one or cut the end off and re-clamp it.
Fill Hose – The next thing you should do is make sure that the fill hoses are in good condition and are still securely in place, but [...]
You just got a call from a customer at your laundromat, or a tenant in your apartment complex – the washing machine will not spin. What do you do? The first thing you should do is make sure that they did not overload the machine and cause it to become unbalanced. If that isn’t the case, check out the following:
Switches and Setting – There is a switch within the lid that detects when the door is open or closed. The washing machine will not run if the lid is open. Make sure the switch is in good condition. If it is broken, it could be preventing the machine from spinning.
Next, check the speed selector switch to make sure that it is not positioned between speeds.
Drain Pump – It is also possible that a foreign object [...]
Drainage problems are a common issue that you may face with your commercial washers. There is a range of issues that could be causing your machine to malfunction, but there are four main culprits that you should look into first:
Drain Hose – If your commercial washing machine is not draining properly, a clogged drain hose could be to blame. Remove the hose and check for clogs. You should also ensure that there are no kinks in the hose that could be causing a blockage.
Drain Pump – It is also possible that your drain pump could be clogged. You can check for this by draining your tub and disconnecting the hoses to check for objects in the pump. If the pump is locked up for any reason, it can cause your motor to seize [...]
A broken washing machine can cause your laundromat to lose money, so it is imperative to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible. If your washer suddenly does not turn on, there are four possible solutions:
Power – The first thing you should do is make sure that power is getting to your washing machine. Use a multimeter to check the voltage of the outlet. If there is no electricity flowing into the washing machine, check to make sure your circuit breakers aren’t tripped.
Lid Switch – Your washing machine is designed to shut off when the lid is open. There is a special plastic piece under the lid that lets the washer know when the lid is shut properly. If your washing machine will not turn on, there is a chance your [...]
The 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 OPL 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.