There are two types of people, reactive and proactive.
A good laundry manager will be proactive in the area of maintenance by implementing a well thought out preventative maintenance plan. This will help prevent minimize machine down time and/or emergency repairs.
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) estimates there are 15,000 dryer fires in North America each year. Preventative maintenance and dryer tune ups are most important of all.
Just like any furnace at home or a vehicle. Ignition parts begin to wear out over time with repeated use. When this happens, your dryer becomes less efficient and more importantly a fire hazard if not properly maintained at regular intervals! Check out our brochure and call us to schedule your dryer(s) tune up!
Only dry garments that have been properly washed and have not come in contact with any flammable chemicals.
*Call for details on discounts when tuning up multiple dryers. Some restrictions apply*
Making sure your washing machine is functioning safely and efficiently is vital to any laundry operation.
Safety is a laundry operators #1 priority.
- Only properly trained employees should operate the laundry equipment.
- Employees should make sure all door locks are functioning properly at the beginning of every shift prior to using washing machines.
- All belt guards and control cover panels should be securely mounted to the machine prior to using any piece of laundry equipment.
- All employees should be familiar with the operation of emergency stop switches and electrical disconnects in the event of machine emergencies and maintenance.
Following the above safety tips can prevent serious injury or death.
- Door seal should be wiped down with a damp cloth or sponge at the end of the day to remove any lint or dirt.
- Door should be left ajar when machine is not in use for extended periods of time. This will increase the life of the door seal.
- If operator notices water discharging out of the drain pipe during a wash cycle when drain valve should be closed, the drain valve should be cleaned or replaced.
- If operator notices water running into machine when machine is in the off position, it is time for a water valve to be replaced.
- Some manufacturers specify front and rear panels be removed monthly so maintenance personnel can inspect for leaks and maintenance related issues.