Having an accessible and clean-looking laundry room can help keep tenants in your apartment complex long. Here are some community laundry tips from Commercial Laundries.
What are residents looking for in their condominiums and apartment complexes? They are searching for a place that is accessible, safe, clean and economical. The same goes for their communal laundry rooms. Here are some community laundry tips for setting up or improving communal laundry rooms on your properties.
The first community laundry tip that we have is to provide your tenants with efficient and dependable machines. Switch out the old or dated washer and dryers for newer models that require less maintenance. Newer machines require less water, energy, and detergent and will attract new patrons to your laundry room which will save you money in the long run. Here at Commercial Laundries, we have many models for your specific needs. Not sure what you need? Contact our team at 855-254-9274, where we can help guide you in the right direction.
Convenience and Accessibility is Key
Location is everything. Make sure your laundry room is accessible for all your tenants in a centrally located, high traffic area and keep it close to elevators and stairwells. No more basement laundry rooms. Tenants want proximity and security.
You may also want to consider having several small laundry sites, depending on the size of your property and how many tenants you have. Tenants don’t want to be trekking all over with their loads of laundry. We live in a world of convenience; make your laundry facility the easy choice.
Safety is Crucial
Your communal laundry room should be just as safe and secure as the rest of your complex. Being in a well-lit, high traffic area will offer visibility and security. Key card or coded access locks will ensure that the facility is only being used by tenants. Keep in mind, many people will be doing laundry after hours and a greater sense of security will go a long way.
By keeping costs down and charging affordable rates you will keep residents coming back. With all the new and convenient laundry service options around, tenants need a reason to choose your facility. Don’t let pricing be the reason they go elsewhere.
You can choose to use either coin-operated or card-operated laundry when you purchase your laundry equipment from Commercial Laundries. You can also choose to lease gently-used equipment or to purchase the different units brand new.
Machines in numbers
Let’s face it, they don’t call it laundry day for nothing. Laundry takes time, and in most cases, a few hours or a whole day. Tenants don’t want to wait in line to do their laundry, especially in their own home. Providing enough machines will reduce wait time and increase resident satisfaction.
Keep up with the Times
Upgrade older machines for more technologically advanced models. Consider switching from coin to card-operated machines which are convenient and easier to use. They are also easier for you. No more need to count quarters. Save yourself time with a more reliable auditing system.
Not sure you are ready to upgrade all of your machines just yet? Start by swapping out some older or damaged coin-op machines as needed and establish a laundry card system and watch the positive reaction of your tenants unfold.
Make laundry more pleasant and an easy way for your residents to unwind after a busy work week. They will appreciate your extra attention to detail and their new welcoming laundry room.
To learn more about how can Commercial Laundries can aid you in providing laundry units for your apartment complex, contact us today at 855-254-9274.