Alliance Laundry Equipment supplies Dexter and Speed Queen equipment and services to the laundromat industry across the Intermountain West. We will help you lower your costs and improve your laundromat's efficiency.
Laundromats and Dexter Equipment
Below are some tips to improve the efficiency of your laundromat. Call us for more details and help to optimize your laundromat.
Turns Per Day
A healthy store should have a minimum of 3 turns per day with a target of 4-5. Best in class have more than 5 turns per day.
Wash to Dry Ratio
Most laundries don't have enough dryer capacity. A good ratio is 1.2 lbs of dryer capacity for every 1 lb of wash capacity.
Capacity Per Square Foot
The right balance of equipment and open space is important. Equipment should occupy 20-25% of the space; any more will appear crowded, any less leaves money on the table.
An older machine can actually end up costing you more than buying new. If repair costs are more than 2% of your gross revenues, you are probably better off to upgrade to new.
Best-in-class laundries operate with utilities at approximately 15% of gross income. Regional differences apply.
New equipment doesn't just increase revenue, but also can reduce your tax bill. Talk with your accountant to see how a capital purchase will lower your tax burden.
Bigger is usually better. Customers prefer larger capacity machines because of perceived time and cost savings.
Extended cycles and temperature based pricing offers customers more options and provides you with additional revenue opportunity of 10-20%.
Pay attention to the extract speed of your washers. 200 g-force washers reduce dry times and reduce utility expenses.
Upgrade from Top Loaders to Commercial Grade Equipment
Commercial machines provide higher capacity in the same footprint as most top load washers. They also provide utility and repair savings.