Pros and Cons of Coin Laundry
Has the option of installing an on-site laundry facility into your business or rental property been a recent consideration of yours? If so, you are probably wondering where to start and which type of commercial laundry equipment would be right for you. Luckily, the experts at Commercial Laundries can share with you all of the tips and information you need to know to have an efficient and profitable commercial laundry area. Common questions at the beginning of such an endeavor include which makes and models would work best for your property’s laundry needs, if coin laundry or smart cards offer a better payment option for your tenants, and if new or used laundry equipment would work better for your budget.
For starters, Commercial Laundries carries an extensive stock of used and new commercial washers and dryers. Every piece of equipment in our warehouse is manufactured by the best names in the laundry industry, such as Whirlpool, Maytag and Speed Queen. The reason we stand by these brands is because of their dedication to building solid, durable and long-lasting products. In addition, we also carry thousands of used and news washers and dryers, so you can fulfill your dream of an on-site laundry facility while staying within your budget. Once you share with one of our team members your laundry facility’s goal, we will help you choose the ideal equipment from our 15,000 square foot warehouse.
One of the biggest decisions you will have to make is if coin-operated machines are the right choice for you. Coin-operated machines have been around for some time. Your tenants will operate each washer and dryer with coins, based on a monetary amount you select. Technology has improved over the years, and is now able to detect and deter people from using foreign coins and slugs in order to operate the machine. In addition, if you have an extremely busy schedule that doesn’t allow for you to frequently collect coins from your property’s laundry equipment, you can install larger coin vaults that are considered high capacity.
Another great feature about our coin-operated laundry machines is that is has built in tamper-proof technology that can greatly minimize vandalism, theft and damage. Best of all, you can offer coin-operated technology on whichever type of machine you ultimately decide upon. Whether you choose stackable, front loading or traditional top-loading machines for your property, coin-operation is available.
While there are many advantages to coin-operated laundry equipment, some people do not like the responsibility of collecting the coins from each machine, having to deal with bookkeeping responsibilities and the fact that increasing load rates can only take place in larger increments. For this reason, some people choose smart card operation. With smart cards, occupants refill their card at a kiosk within your facility and swipe the card each time they are using a machine. The kiosk keeps a digital record of all revenue and provides this data directly to the property owner. In addition, there is no coin collection, the system is tamper-proof and load rates can be programmed in small amounts that most occupants do not even notice.
Coin-operated laundry machines work well for many people. Based on your property’s laundry needs and the expectation of your tenants, one of our team members can tell you if coin-operated machines would be successful in your facility.
Contact Commercial Laundries today at 305-592-7990 and start the process of designing and installing a commercial laundry area that can help you generate additional revenue. We have the largest selection of coin-operated laundry equipment in South Florida and look forward to serving you!