Five Reasons Why Businesses Should Use Commercial Laundry Equipment and Not Residential Machines

Many business owners make the common mistake of attempting to use residential laundry equipment for their commercial laundry needs. Don’t settle for residential machines if you require commercial laundry equipment. There’s a reason why these machines are built differently. People use commercial laundry equipment in their homes all the time, but don’t use the wrong equipment for your business.

Nevertheless, if you need to do a lot of laundry throughout the day at work, such as at a gym or a spa, you shouldn’t use residential laundry equipment. People may believe they are saving money, but this is not the case.

Here are five reasons why businesses should never use residential equipment for their laundry services.

Residential Laundry Equipment Warranties Do Not Cover Commercial Use

For day-to-day operations, commercial establishments such as day spas, salons, pet care will frequently try to use residential laundry equipment. However, as time passes, the workload and wear and tear created by overuse of the equipment inevitably leads to its breakdown. When the equipment breaks down, the business owner will most likely contact the laundry equipment retailer to schedule repairs, only to be told that nothing can be done because the warranty on the equipment has been voided. Most home laundry equipment warranties are voided if the equipment is utilized for commercial rather than residential purposes.

What appeared to be a cost-cutting solution is now a nightmare for such business owners, as they are left with only two alternatives. They can either pay for the repairs themselves or invest in a commercial laundry machine, as they should have done in the first place. The issue with paying to fix residential equipment for business usage is that the equipment will undoubtedly break down and require repair on a regular basis. This results in a never-ending cycle of maintenance and out-of-pocket costs for the business owner.

Even if the company owner finally breaks down and buys the proper laundry equipment, they are now out of the money they spent on the home equipment—as well as whatever repairs they made before learning this costly lesson.

The Needs Of A Business Cannot Be Met With Residential Laundry Equipment

Your commercial laundry demands, no matter what industry you’re in, will need the use of commercial laundry equipment. On a daily basis, salons, day spas, and animal care establishments must wash many loads of towels and robes. In much the same way, hotels have a lot of bed linens and towels to wash. Restaurants also run multiple loads of table linens, napkins, and towels. Correctional facilities process a lot of laundry ranging from uniforms to towels to bed linens. 

Residential laundry equipment will not be able to keep up with a business’s continuous laundry demands. Residential washers and dryers are incapable of handling the sort and number of loads required by a business. Using commercial laundry equipment from well-known manufacturers like Continental Girbau and B and Tech will provide your business with the performance and efficiency it deserves. While commercial laundry equipment may be more expensive upfront, it will undoubtedly save you money in the long term.  The E-Series Washers feature durable AISI-304 stainless steel inner and outer drums designed for constant use. Consider the actual expenses of utilizing residential equipment in your business before purchasing a residential washer and dryer.

Larger Capacity and More Advanced Settings

Commercial equipment has a far larger capacity than residential equipment. Because they are larger, more items can be cleaned at a time.  They also have more options and settings than a standard machine for the home.

You can program them to wash during non-peak hours, overnight, and there are settings for various types of material. This improves their appearance and ensures that they last considerably longer.

Better for the Environment

Many commercial laundry machines are intended to use less electricity and water, and they may be configured to run shorter cycles with a pre-soak cycle. Front-loading vs. top-loading washers, energy-saving features, and decreased water usage may all help you save money and reduce your carbon impact.

While commercial equipment is more expensive, utilizing the incorrect machines will cost you a lot more.  Commercial washers like the Continental Girbau E Series quietly and gently reach extract speeds up to 405 G-force, about 280 G-force more than most hard-mount washers. The high-speed extraction removes more water from each load—reducing dry-time, operating time, utility consumption, and labor expense These residential machines will increase your unneeded waste and, as a result, your costs.

For every industry, Skyline Equipment specializes in on-premise commercial laundry solutions.

Skyline Equipment’s team of professionals has the knowledge and expertise to design an on-premise commercial laundry solution tailored to your company’s needs and objectives. Skylines’ team of specialists has over 50 years of expertise in the South Texas commercial laundry sector. Our professionals will assist you in choosing the optimum equipment and will be available to service it as needed. Call us at 800-444-1227 or fill out the online form to learn more about our commercial laundry equipment solutions.