Are you interested in adding a self-service laundry room to your list of dormitory amenities? Whether your dormitory houses undergrads, student athletes, or married students starting their life together, your residents are always looking for a way to get their chores done as quickly as possible. A self-service dorm laundry room is certain to be a popular addition to your facility, as it would allow students to clean their clothes in record time so they can quickly return to their busy schedule of studying and socializing. There is a wide range of dorm laundry equipment options from which to choose; by carefully assessing the needs and behavior of your residents, you can find the laundry room equipment that best suits your particular facility.
If your dormitory primarily houses undergrads, top load commercial washers and dryers may be the best choice for your facility. These durable workhorses can easily stand up to the constant use and occasionally rough treatment they will receive from your young, exuberant residents. Top load washers and dryers feature simple, easy to understand cycles and options that are perfect for the inexperienced youngsters in your dorm, many of whom are doing their own laundry for the first time. These machines can handle any type of laundry detergent, without the risk of oversudsing or machine damage.
When student athletes are the primary residents at your dorm, you will want to install powerful commercial laundry equipment that can get out even tough stains quickly. Sophisticated front load commercial washers and dryers offer highly efficient and effective operation, along with a large capacity that your residents will appreciate. You should also install a few commercial stack washer/dryers in your dormitory laundry room; both the washers and dryers spin at exceptionally high speeds, efficiently cleaning laundry in the shortest time possible. This is perfect for student athletes, who are often in a rush to clean their uniforms and get back to competing.
Dormitories that provide housing for married students can offer a mix of laundry room equipment to meet their residents’ needs. Offering a variety of dorm laundry equipment options, including top and front load washers and dryers and stack washer/dryers to these students allows them to choose the load options and features that best fit their budget.
While coin operated laundry machines are a popular option in many self-service laundry rooms, installing them at your dorm may present an irresistible temptation for bored students. Coin boxes can be damaged, broken into, or even stolen; you not only lose the stolen revenue, you also can face costly repair or replacement charges. When you choose card operated laundry equipment, students are issued a smartcard from a central payment terminal/VTM (Value Transfer Machine), situated in a safe location. Students just swipe their card to purchase laundry cycles; there are no moving parts to break or coins to tempt the unscrupulous. You can even set the kiosk to only accept credit or debit cards, eliminating cash as an option to enhance the safety of your students.
Whatever type of students your dormitory houses, Commercial Laundries can help you create the ideal dorm laundry room solutions to meet their needs. We offer a full line of the latest new and used commercial washers and dryers, along with flexible leasing and financing options to help you obtain the dorm laundry room equipment options you desire.
Contact Commercial Laundries today at 1.855.254.WASH (9274) and let our laundry room experts help you select the dorm laundry equipment options that best meets your students’ needs!