Learn About Laundry Service and Maintenance Near Belton, South Carolina
Though we do not offer maintenance services at SLM Commercial Laundry Products, we can advise you on servicing and maintaining your machines.
Top Service Tips
Delime Your Water Tank
Your tank water heater loses its original efficiency up to 30 percent after the first year and even more as it is used. Lime deposits settle in the bottom of the tank, causing an additional layer of residue buildup. This layer will thicken, and the burner has to heat the water through the tank and the lime buildup.
A deliming chemical kit is available for most tank-type water heaters. This kit will help eliminate the existing lime in your tank and keep it running more efficiently. However, this is not the easiest thing to do, and special bypass valves are needed to prevent this chemical from going to your washers.
Clean Lint Screens Regularly
Keep your lint screen area vacuumed or blown out. This will improve the airflow and allow your customer's clothes to dry faster.
Clean Your Burners
Take your burners out at least once a year and clean them. You'll be surprised at the amount of rust that comes out of them.
Reduce Time per Cycle
Lower the time per cycle (per quarter). If you're still on 15 minutes (you're definitely not making any money), lower your time to 10 minutes. 10 minutes lowered to eight minutes, eight or seven and a half minutes reduced to six minutes. If you own a computer type of dryer, you have the luxury of also raising the cooldown time, thus not allowing the burners to come on during this period.
Consider Your Vend Cycle
Consider raising the vend price of your washers up another quarter. Most of you have never done this, and while you have remained at your original vend prices, your utility costs have steadily increased, thus reducing your profit.
We want your business to be as efficient as possible, so we offer annual training to teach you about servicing and maintaining your laundry machines. We also offer training material and contact information for the brands we carry to assist you and your business.