A Laundry Breakdown’s Price

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How much will one of your commercial laundry machines really cost you in monetary terms if it breaks? Will it just be the hourly cost of the operator you are paying to stand around doing nothing, as the machine he runs cannot be used?

Well the true cost of any commercial laundry machine breaking down is far, far in excess of the hourly rate of the person who operates it. Indeed in the event of a major machine not being able to be operated for a prolonged period of time, it could see you lose customers and potentially even put you out of business. This is because the vast majority of commercial laundry businesses operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year as this is what their clients require.

As an example if you are providing clean laundry and staff uniforms to a hotel each day then whilst the hotel may have some spare laundry and staff uniforms, they will not have an endless amount and probably not more than one days worth before they begin to run out. The problem is in such circumstances a hotel simply cannot use dirty linen on their beds, as they need to provide fresh linen daily, particular for incoming new guests. Therefore if you cannot supply them with clean linen they will have no choice but to go elsewhere to get their laundry done, and it is not hard to guess that once they go elsewhere then they will not be coming back to you in a hurry.

Multiply that situation across half a dozen clients and the cost of a breakdown could see your commercial laundry go out of business, quite literally overnight.

So if you have not thought about the importance of having a company in place that can provide good commercial laundry repairs then maybe now is the time to do so.

A good commercial laundry repair company should be one that can meet the repair needs of all of your machines so that you have a one stop shop, and do not have to pull paperwork out to find out who to call out to repair which particular machine. It is far easier to have one number to phone in the event of an emergency. You should also opt choose a commercial laundry repair company that offers a high percentage of first time fixes as there is no point in having a fast call out if the machine takes days to actually get repaired by which time your customers will have left you.