5 Preventive Maintenance Tips for Commercial Laundries

The key to the lifespan of your commercial laundry equipment is preventative maintenance. Every manufacturer of coin and on-premise laundry equipment includes a handbook with maintenance recommendations and frequency. Preventive washing machine maintenance can maintain your washers in good operating order while also familiarizing you with the “inner workings” so that you may notice early warning signals that might indicate a future malfunction or major repair. We recommend keeping a record in a journal and taking notes on what you observe and do during maintenance so that you may refer back to it for the future.  Here are 5 preventative maintenance tips from our partners that will help keep your equipment running at optimal capacity and looking great!

Utilize the Instruction Manuel

Use the manual included. This may seem like a basic tip, but it bears repeating. Because every machine is different, make sure you read and follow the directions for your specific commercial laundry machine as closely as possible. You may also go to the manufacturer’s website for additional information. For example, if you own a Continental Girbau washer, go to this website for troubleshooting tips.

Leave The Doors Open

We know this is not what you learned growing up, but if you’re not going to use the washer for a long time, keep the door open to allow the wash drum to dry completely. This will keep the drum from smelling musty or unpleasant.

Clean The Drums

Remove the soap, grime from the drum by frequent cleaning (ideally using the manufacture’s recommended cleaning product). These residues collect over time unless they are removed and cause linen, towels, and clothing to develop an odor. The gasket between the door and the drum should also be wiped clean.

Inspect the Belts and Hoses

Check the hoses roughly once a month. Replace the hose right away if you detect any signs of deterioration such as cracks, blisters, and general wear. The belts that run from the motor to the drum should also be checked. Replace them quickly, if they are broken, split, or otherwise damaged. They are typically replaced twice a year to prevent a breakdown of the machine.

Call the Experts

You should have purchased your commercial washer and dryer from a distributor or manufacturer that provides excellent customer service and employs highly skilled repair specialists. Contact Skyline Equipment if you need more maintenance tips, you’re desperate for troubleshooting help, or you want to schedule a repair.

Are you searching for superior commercial laundry equipment? If so, check out Skyline Equipment a full-service provider of premium vended, on-premises, and multi-housing commercial laundry equipment.  We offer exceptional support for sales, laundry design, commercial laundry equipment  (including all-inclusive lease options, as well as service and parts for over 50 years.   We are headquartered in Houston, TX, and sell and service in Central & South Texas and South Louisiana. Skyline is proud to be a Continental Girabu and B and C Technologies authorized dealer. To learn more about our products and services, please give us a call at  800-444-1227 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!


Oshkosh, Wis.— Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) and its Houston distributor, Skyline Equipment Inc., have initiated disaster assistance for Hurricane Harvey business victims. The disaster relief initiative includes special commercial laundry equipment financing and rental programs, as well as quick equipment and parts replacement, according to Continental President Mike Floyd. Click here for more Hurricane Harvey relief details and tips.

“Working together, Continental and Skyline Equipment have secured additional warehouse space in Houston, managed by Continental, for surplus equipment and parts inventory,” said Floyd. The joint relief program also encompasses special financing on all Continental, LG, Econ-O and Girbau Industrial branded vended and on-premise laundry equipment.

Locally, Skyline Equipment is fielding inquiries and working to quickly prepare equipment replacement quotes, assist customers and insurers, and perform installations.

“CNN is reporting that 80 percent of Hurricane Harvey victims, including businesses, do not have flood insurance,” said Floyd. “Yet the majority of the damage is flood related. That means many of our Texas customers face devastation and must dig deep to get their laundry operations up and running again. We hope that our special, full-service equipment rental program, and prompt equipment and parts replacement, will ease that burden.”

For more information about Continental’s Hurricane Harvey disaster relief program, click here or call 800-256-1073. For immediate help with your Houston area laundry operation, contact Skyline Equipment here or 800-444-1227.

Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau), based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 100 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

AAdvantage Laundry Systems Joins Forces With Scott Equipment And Skyline Equipment To Better Serve Customers

The three premier laundry equipment providers in the North, Central and South Texas markets recently combined their expertise and excellence to provide the most reliable commercial and industrial machines available to their customers. As the largest Continental Girbau distributor in North America, the largest distributor of Dexter Laundry Equipment in the world, and a high-volume distributor of B&C Technologies the trifecta efforts of AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment, and Skyline Equipment continue to provide innovative solutions while improving how local customers do laundry.

AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment, and Skyline Equipment offer laundry solutions to meet commercial laundry needs which include laundromats, hotels, spas, salons, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, correctional and athletic facilities. AAdvantage, Scott, and Skyline have been serving the local community for over 45 years and their best days are yet to come!

In 2018, AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment, and Skyline Equipment were acquired by EVI Industries, the largest distributor of commercial laundry and dry-cleaning equipment, industrial boilers, supplies and technical services. EVI Industries aims to increase its market share in North America by executing its buy-and-build strategy. In this pursuit, EVI Industries focuses on purchasing market leaders in laundry and general cleaning product businesses. These business units focus on growth, a broad product line offering and excellent technical service to best assist their customers.

AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment, and Skyline Equipment offer the best possible laundry experience in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Technicians at AAdvantage Laundry Systems boast an average of 20 years of experience. Customers rely on this expertise and knowledge when choosing AAdvantage for sales, installations and service in their local markets. AAdvantage, Scott, and Skyline offer more technicians with more experience in this region than any other laundry equipment provider. Customers count on AAdvantage, Scott, and Skyline to keep their laundries running smoothly.

Two examples of this, include the following testimonies from Scott Pardue and Diane Jackson.

Scott shared on Facebook, “These guys are the definition of professional! We literally had a whole new laundromat installed and by the end everyone from sales to install did way above what we expected. The owner even stopped in after we were open our first week just to say thanks and make sure we were dialed in. The guys answer the phones and get answers quickly.”

Diane had similar sentiments saying, “I have 20 Dexter washers and only needed warranty parts twice in three years!! They are amazing machines and Daniel Kramer has been invaluable even after the sale. There is no doubt that I will be calling AAdvantage Laundry Systems Inc for all my future coin laundry equipment.”

AAdvantage Laundry Systems employs the best laundry technicians. These 21 technicians and 9 master technicians offer a combined 281 years of expertise. Scott Equipment’s 25 van service team is equally impressive with factory-trained and certified technicians, including 19 technicians and 3 master techs with over 200 years combined experience. Skyline’s service technicians operate a fleet of fully stocked vehicles and boast 3 technicians with over 40 years of combined experience.

More about AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment, & Skyline Equipment:

AAdvantage Laundry Systems, founded in 1996, is one of largest volume distributors in the South. We offer turn-key solutions for on premise laundries, vended laundries, and industrial laundries, which includes design and layout services, financing or leasing options, a full service department, construction consultation, business projections, site location demographics, and evaluation of green-friendly alternatives to reduce energy consumption and operating expenses. AAdvantage Laundry Systems carries a full range of commercial and industrial laundry equipment, ozone systems, ironers, and finishing equipment.

Scott Equipment, INC. was founded in 1967 and has since grown to a staff of over 60 employees. Their professionalism and commercial laundry experience are among the best and most respected in the industry. Throughout the years, SEI has gained national recognition and respect as evidenced by its many industry awards. SEI prides itself on providing only the highest quality equipment in the industry. With a fleet of service vans, factory-trained technicians and unlimited parts inventory, SEI has the resources to get repairs done quickly and efficiently for all equipment brands.

Skyline Equipment is much more than a laundry equipment distribution center. They provide a full breadth of laundry consulting services, equipment and parts to genuinely benefit customers. In business for more than 40 years, Skyline is known throughout Texas for its laundry development expertise, reliability, unmatched response time, fairness and service after the sale. Their 10,000-square-foot facility houses a large parts, equipment and service area to ensure quick turn-around and convenience for customers. Their staff of factory-trained employees are fully committed to customer satisfaction.


Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently recognized Skyline Equipment Inc. (Skyline) with its 2016 Vended Laundry Distributor of the Year award, an honor that distinguishes distributors for outstanding performance in the vended laundry market.

“Skyline is committed to vended laundry development and it shows in their work,” said Continental Vice President of Sales Joel Jorgensen. “The high-performing distributorship has traditionally shined in the on-premise laundry market. Recently, however, they’ve successfully reinvented themselves by investing in and growing their vended laundry market capabilities, expertise and sales.”

Skyline has provided on-premise and vended laundry equipment distribution for more than 40 years. A veteran company, Skyline offers a full array of laundry consulting services, parts and equipment to benefit customers within their Texas territory. Operating from a 10,000-squarefoot facility, Skyline is known for its large parts inventory, quick turn-around and quality service.

Discover more about Skyline here or call 800-444-1227.

To find out more about Continental, visit their website or call 800-256-1073.

Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of Girbau Global Laundry Solutions, based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 100 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.