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5 Preventative Maintenance Tips for Commercial Laundry Equipment

By: JJones, 1/24/18

A laundromat, like any business, requires an investment of time and money. You need satisfied customers to build your business. The last thing you need is to have machines that break down, delaying the ability of your customers to have clean clothes to wear or sheets to sleep on. We understand that. That’s why we partner with some of the best brands in the business, such as Speed Queen and Huebsch, to provide reliable equipment, parts and service for your laundromat equipment. Here are 5 preventative maintenance tips from our partners that will help keep your equipment running at optimal capacity and looking great!

  1. Check the door lock for proper operation on a daily basis and leave the loading door open at the end of each day to allow moisture to evaporate.
  2. On washers, inspect the water inlet valve hose connections on the back of the machine for leaks on a daily basis, and check all hoses on a monthly basis for any visible signs of deterioration such as cracks, blisters or material wear. Immediately replace any hoses showing signs of deterioration and leaks.
  3. Thoroughly clean the tumbler every year. Have an authorized service representative perform this maintenance (be sure to give us a call and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment).
  4. Clean all lint from the lint compartment and lint screen daily to maintain proper airflow and avoid overheating. Inspect the exhaust duct for lint build-up after one year of service and clean if necessary. Inspect duct every one to two years as required thereafter.
  5. Clean the door glass and between the door glass and the door with a damp cloth.

Simple maintenance will prolong the life of your commercial laundry machines. And, please, don’t hesitate to call us if you need help maintaining your equipment. Our service reps have you covered, allowing your business to be fully operational as soon as possible and get you back to earning on your investment.

Yankee Equipment has been providing service to New England and upstate New York for more than 25 years. We have skilled service representatives conveniently located in your area.

Contact our service manager if you have any questions about your laundry equipment.

What is that sound?

By: TRistaino, 7/01/15

Have you ever stood in your laundry and wondered what that mysterious sound was? You didn’t hear it yesterday when making your rounds but today you hear it. It may be a thumping sound. It may be a high pitched whistle or a low pitch hum. It may be a grinding or a screeching sound. …

The Importance of Stocking Parts for your Laundry Equipment

By: JJones, 4/30/15

Machinery breaks down. It’s a truth of all industries that rely on equipment and the laundry industry is no different. So how do we keep your downtime on the equipment you depend on to a minimum? Preventative Maintenance programs and following proper maintenance schedules go a long way to keeping equipment of all ages in …

The importance of homework

By: TRistaino, 3/09/15

None of us liked being assigned homework when we were in school but in hindsight homework helped us deepen our understanding of certain conepts that were being taught. Also, it gave the teacher an insight into how well we learned the lessons that were taught. Homework is important in the laundry industry as well. No …

Utility costs on the rise

By: TRistaino, 9/29/14

On Friday, September 26 there was a front page article in the Boston Globe regarding the pending, dramatic increase in electric rates in Massachusetts. Other states have posted similar stories recently as well. The announce increase by National Grid in MA was 37% over last winter!! Why the increase? Basically, it is due to the …

Capital Budgeting

By: TRistaino, 12/16/13

Recently we discussed the importance of developing an operating budget for your business. Today, we will review the importance of developing a capital budget.  Unlike the operating budget which plans month to month activities for the year, the capital budget takes a longer view. In some cases it covers several years. Your capital budget plans …

Annual Lint Cleaning

By: TRistaino, 10/09/13

As noted in previous articles the presence of lint in all laundries is a fact of life. We have written about what causes lint and how best to control it. Nonetheless, despite one’s best efforts lint will still be present in laundries. We have all heard of Spring and Fall cleaning as ritual around our …

The Clean Show

By: TRistaino, 7/03/13

Every two years the major trade associations in the laundry and dry cleaning industries sponsor the Clean Show. It is a world – class event in which virtually all manufacturers of commercial laundry and dry cleaning equipment display their products. In addition, supply manufacturers of all types, laundry and dry cleaning parts dealers, and consultants participate. …

Payback in the year 2013

By: TRistaino, 5/20/13

The payback period for investing in new equipment is a simple calculation. Take the purchase price of the unit divide it by the expected annual savings. The result will tell you how many years it will take to get your investment back. Most businesses want the number to be in the area of 3 to …

Planned Maintenance on High Efficiency Water Heaters

By: TRistaino, 3/19/13

A high efficiency water heater does not have a lot of moving parts. Nonetheless, it does require periodic maintenance to operate properly and avoid a costly, catastrophic failure. Depending on the brand purchased different items may need to be checked. However, it is a safe bet that basic steps like inspecting intake and exhaust screens …

The Benefits of Strategic Equipment Replacement

By: TRistaino, 2/23/13

There is a popular saying that goes ” If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” This saying applies to many aspects of our lives, especially our business lives. As managers, owners, directors of businesses what is our roadmap to success? Where are we going? How will we get …