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June 9, 2023

How to Keep Your Laundromat Clean as Ever

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Laundromat owners often underestimate the effects a clean business has on customer satisfaction. We’re here to tell you that a clean place really makes a huge positive impact on customers.

Nobody likes a dirty laundromat, and that’s why we’re here to help you have the cleanest laundromat in the neighborhood. We will help you provide a clean space for your customers so that they will tell everyone how amazing your business is. 

Sanitize Common Areas 

In order to have the cleanest laundromat ever, you need to stay on track with sanitizing common areas throughout your business. 

These areas consist of places where customers spend the most time when they’re visiting your laundromat, including waiting areas, bathrooms, and folding tables. These areas need to be sanitized at least daily, if not more frequently. 

Do a walk-through every couple of hours to ensure that these areas are kept clean. Customers that see you’re taking time to sanitize and maintain cleanliness will appreciate the time you’re putting into making them feel comfortable using your equipment. 

Plus, spending a few minutes consistently throughout the day for regular cleaning is better than spending hours at the end of the day deep cleaning. 

Remove Clothes from the Washer Quickly 

Encourage customers to remove their clothes from the washing machines as soon as possible to prevent mold, mildew, and musty smells. 

If wet clothes sit in the washer long enough after the cycle is over, moisture from the clothes can encourage mold and mildew growth, along with leaving an unpleasant smell in the washing machine. 

Neither you nor the customer wants this to happen, so be sure to send them friendly reminders of this by placing signs throughout your laundry room or by providing customers with automatic alerts to their phones. 

If you do run into mildew odors from your washing machines, let us know. We can give you the best solutions or help you replace your washers. 

Leave Washer Doors Open

Along with removing clothes as soon as possible from the washing machine, leave the washer doors open when they are not in use. Leaving the doors open lets the inside of the machine dry faster so that you don’t have to deal with any mold, mildew, or odors. 

Leaving the doors open also increases the longevity of your commercial laundry equipment by minimizing rust, buildup, and corrosion and allowing it to look and operate like new longer.

Make it a routine to open all the doors when you lock up for the night and have attendants check doors frequently during business hours. Ensure the machine is off and no lights or other features are still on. This way, you won’t waste any unnecessary electricity. 

Regularly Cleaning and Maintenance

Because your machines are going to be used daily, it’s important that you regularly clean your laundry equipment. Both the inside and outside of the washers and dryers should be wiped down and spotless when customers use them. 

By putting a small amount of white vinegar into your washing extractor and cycling it through a wash, the vinegar can clean and remove the bacteria that causes odor in your machine. 

You should also perform regular maintenance checks on your laundry equipment to ensure that everything is working properly. Read your owner’s manual for your machine or contact our laundry repair service and parts departments at Coin-O-Matic for any additional help. 

When your laundry machines are cleaned and well-maintained, they run effectively and efficiently, providing your customers with the service they deserve. 

Use Less Detergent 

One way to have clean laundry machines is to use less detergent and fabric softeners on every washing cycle. Let your customers know that they really do not need to use a lot of detergent in order to get the job done — usually only about 1 tablespoon per load. 

Using an excessive amount of detergent can dirty your washing machines a lot faster than if you would use a minimal amount. Plus, there’s more chance of spilling liquid when you’re overfilling. 

Overall, limiting detergent use will save customers on laundry detergent, minimize waste and environmental impact, and help your machines stay cleaner for a longer period of time. It really is a win for everyone! 

Contact the Laundromat Investment Specialists at Coin-O-Matic Today!

Your customers will appreciate the effort that you put into creating a good, clean laundromat laundromat. They are the ones that will keep you in business, so it’s in your best interest to keep them happy so they keep on coming back. 

If you’re interested in more tips on how to keep your laundromat functioning at its highest level, contact us today! At Coin-O-Matic, we’re here to go above and beyond to help you with any of your laundromat needs! 



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