The Importance of Using the Correct Tools in your Commercial Laundry
Imagine you’re taking your car in for some service and you arrive at the mechanic’s shop only to find that it is dirty, poorly lit, and the mechanics are using broken and damaged tools to work on the vehicles. Would this give you confidence that your car will be repaired properly? Utilizing the proper tools reflects positively on your company or organization. It demonstrates to clients and customers that you are capable and competent. Having the right tools also contributes to a more efficient and effective workflow which can lead to increased profitability. Equipping a service technician with the proper tools for the job is essential for several reasons. First and foremost, it ensures that the technician has the necessary tools to properly diagnose and repair equipment. Without the proper tools, a technician may not be able to accurately identify the root cause of a problem, leading to incorrect repairs or further equipment failure.
The Necessity of a Preventative Maintenance Program for your Commercial Laundry
Preventative maintenance is definitely something we talk about frequently, as the importance of keeping capital equipment running just can’t be overstated. If you’re not familiar with the topic, preventative maintenance is a routine schedule of inspections, tests, and tasks that are performed on a regular basis to prevent equipment failure and ensure that it is operating at optimal performance. A preventative maintenance program is an essential part of any organization’s operations, as it helps to minimize downtime and ensure that equipment is available when it is needed. We’ve all heard horror stories of equipment failures at the worst possible time, and a PM program is a time-proven way to reduce exposure to risk.
After a long working season in your laundry, it is tempting to just turn off the main panel breaker and lock the laundry room door without giving it a second thought. However, conducting a thorough end-of-season inspection and writing down maintenance needs while they are still fresh in your mind is definitely time well spent.
Months down the road it can be hard to remember that noise you wanted to check out before next season. By writing it down, you have a big head start on maintenance that will leave your equipment in top condition, ready for another productive season. Good machine care, with proper maintenance and repair not only helps ensure proper operation and long life, it helps maintain resale value.