If 2020 was the year of survival, then 2021 will become the year of rebuilding. What does that have to do with commercial laundromat maintenance? While 2021 will certainly focus on minimizing the spread of the coronavirus, the most tangible way to strengthen your business post-pandemic is to properly maintain your facility and equipment. Laundromat maintenance includes a variety of factors including the cleanliness of your building, repairs and maintenance to machines, staying ahead of regulations and guidelines, and more. With that in mind, today we'll discuss 4 ways to properly maintain a successful commercial laundromat.
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1. Follow a Schedule
First and foremost, you can't possibly tackle laundromat maintenance without a daily, weekly, semiannual, and annual cleaning and maintenance schedule in place. While creating the schedule does take a little time and planning, the effort is absolutely worth it. Not only will your staff be able to track what maintenance items have been done and when, but you'll ultimately minimize issues with large damage or repairs, reduce machine downtime and be able to offer a clean and well-organized facility to your customers without interruption.
2. Pay Attention to the Restrooms
While customers typically don't choose a facility based on the cleanliness of the bathrooms, they may avoid returning if the restrooms are gross. Restrooms are required by most states (depending on the size of your facility, more than one may be required) and can be tricky in any business, but particularly for commercial laundromats. Therefore, make sure that your bathrooms are cleaned daily (more often if heavily used) and maintained at all times as part of your laundromat maintenance routine.
3. Make Hand Washing and Sanitizing Stations Available
In response to COVID-19, the CDC recommends that hand washing stations and hand sanitizer be made available for frequent use by employees and customers as part of your laundromat maintenance routine. Your staff should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer in between washings. Key times for employees to clean their hands include:
- Before and after their shift
- Before and after breaks
- Before and after cleaning or maintaining laundromat equipment
- After blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After using the restroom
- After putting on, touching, or removing face coverings
4. Keep Soap Compartments and Dryer Baskets Clean
Soap compartments and dryer baskets should be included in your cleaning and laundromat maintenance schedule, however, we felt like they were an important enough detail to discuss a little more.
Your soap compartments should be clean and free from damage at all times. In particular, as we adjust to COVID-19 requirements, you may also want to wipe down soap compartments with disinfectant wipes as part of your cleaning process. On a similar note, also check that dryer baskets are cleaned and cleared of debris and other objects. While you might typically check dryer baskets every few days, we suggest checking these in between customers to reduce the spread of the virus.
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