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May 24, 2024

Sustainability Laundry Practices for Apartment Owners and Managers

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For multi-housing laundry properties, adopting eco-friendly practices is about more than reducing costs—it's about embracing environmental responsibility. 

From energy-efficient appliances to innovative water-saving technologies, sustainable solutions for laundry rooms enhance your property value by reducing tenant turnover and empty washing units, increasing profits and rent for your multi-housing complex. 

Eco-Friendly Detergents and Products

Suggest that your tenants opt for biodegradable and non-toxic detergents free from harsh chemicals, phosphates, and synthetic fragrances. These products are safer for the environment and gentler on fabrics and skin. 

Waste Reduction

Add recycling bins for laundry product packaging, such as detergent bottles and fabric softener containers, to your laundry room. Encourage reusable laundry bags instead of single-use plastic ones, reducing plastic waste. 

Providing recycling bins and clear signage can make it easy for tenants to participate in waste reduction efforts. 

Energy-Efficient Laundry Machines for Multi-Housing

Combination Washer-Dryer Units

Combination washer-dryer units offer an efficient and space-saving solution for multi-housing laundry facilities. These all-in-one machines are designed to wash and dry laundry in a single cycle, reducing the need for multiple appliances and saving valuable floor space. 

Combination units are typically energy-efficient and incorporate advanced features like load sensing and moisture control, ensuring optimal performance while minimizing water and energy consumption. 

These machines are ideal for smaller laundry rooms or properties where space is at a premium; these units provide convenience and sustainability, making them an excellent choice for eco-conscious property managers and tenants.

“Investing in these machines has proven to be a cost-effective decision for our business. Not only do the machines offer excellent performance and durability, but they also help us save on utility costs.” — Ryland K. 

Advanced Rinse Systems

Advanced rinse systems contribute to significant water savings and lower utility costs by effectively removing detergent and soil with less water. These systems use innovative technologies such as low-water rinse options and precision spraying to ensure clothes are thoroughly rinsed with minimal water consumption. 

Tenant Education

Property managers can educate tenants about the environmental benefits of using energy-efficient appliances, water-saving techniques, and eco-friendly detergents by offering workshops, informational sessions, or digital resources. 

Emphasizing simple habits like washing full loads, using cold water, and air-drying clothes can significantly reduce water and energy consumption. Clear signage and communication about recycling programs for laundry packaging further reinforce sustainable behaviors. 

Engaging tenants in these educational efforts encourages environmental responsibility and builds a community committed to reducing its carbon footprint and preserving resources for future generations.

Partner With the Experts at Coin-O-Matic

Coin-O-Matic is committed to helping Midwest laundry business owners like you choose the best eco-friendly, sustainable washing machines and dryers for your laundry room while providing comprehensive support long after the sale. We will help you select equipment and provide the proper steps to keep your laundry room clean. 

If you need assistance selecting the best commercial laundry equipment for your Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Wisconsin laundry business or are looking for a trusted laundry partner, don't hesitate to call us at 1-798-540-2047 today.

“We worked with Coin-O-Matic to replace all of the washers and dryers in our condo building, and the whole Coin-o-Matic team was very responsive, from submitting a bid to scheduling, helping us get the new Bluetooth payment accounts set up for our residents.  Joe, Chris, Steve, and Sharon were terrific to work with on our install and set-up.  Highly recommend.” — Jenn S.  


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