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Things To Consider When Setting Up A Commercial Laundromat

by Gene Chapman

A commercial laundromat can be a great business opportunity if you have the money to invest in setting on up. There are a lot of things that are needed to make a laundromat work, but once the business is running, it can create a good stream of income, especially if there are not a lot of other laundromats in the area. 

Picking a Location

One of the first things you need to start your commercial laundromat is a location for the business, and that means buying or leasing a building in the area. The laundromat needs to be located in an area that will have plenty of traffic. If you can find an area with many apartments and residents in the area but no laundromats, it could be a great option. 

Often locating the laundromat in a strip mall or small plaza within walking distance of the residential areas can make it easier for people to get to the business when they need it. It can also be beneficial to have a large amount of commercial laundromat equipment for people to use, reduces the time waiting for a machine. If you are in an out-of-the-way location, it can present a challenge for people to find the property and may impact the business negatively. 

Buying Equipment

You will need to work with a commercial laundromat equipment business to buy the machines and other equipment you need for the business. It is essential to determine if you need gas or electric dryers before purchasing any equipment. If you want to use gas dryers, make sure that natural gas is available in the building where you are setting up your business.

You will need washers, dryers, and it is a good idea to get vending equipment that will allow patrons to buy soap and other laundry products directly from you when they are using the laundromat. It is also essential to consider whether the machines and other equipment will use coins or a card system to allow customers to buy a rechargeable laundry card to use when they come in. 

Many card systems allow the user to add funds to the card, eliminating the need for change machines that need servicing every day and often do not work correctly. The card systems are available from most commercial laundromat equipment companies and can be an excellent option for a large business that would otherwise go through a lot of change every day. 

Check with a commercial laundromat equipment company to see if they can provide machines that use a card system and offer the card vending machines. Reach out to a local company as well if you need more information about commercial laundromat equipment.