Maintenance tips to keep your OPL turning, part 2 

Tools for laundry equipment repair
Published On: February 20, 2023

In the previous blog we shared the start of our tips for keeping your on-premises laundry running in peak performance. Below, is the final part of our top-10 tips list. 

6. Clean the lint screen on dryers between each use. 

Unclean lint screens are a common cause of inefficiency. You should clean the lint from the screen and lint compartment after each use. This helps maintain airflow and prevent overheating of your commercial dryer. 

7. Utilize leak detection technology. 

It is suggested that managers have leak detection technology. This can be set to run regularly on a timer and provide any errors or notifications regarding a change in water levels, alerting you to any potential issues and reducing utility costs. 

8. Keep machines and the surrounding areas clean. 

Keeping a clean work area is so important. Dirt, debris, and garbage around your machines can be a fire hazard or get inside your machines and cause damage. Frequently wiping down your machines, cleaning out the compartments, sweeping, and mopping can help prevent major issues and keep your machines running longer. Plus, a clean on-premises laundry operation is more sanitary and pleasant to work in. Obviously, disinfecting controls, laundry carts, doors and other key touchpoints will help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria – keep up with your COVID-19 safety measures. 

9. Know when to call a professional. 

Today’s laundry equipment is more advanced than ever before. Any issues dealing with control panels or electrical components can be especially tricky if you’re not specially trained. With that in mind, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If you’re ever unsure about how to fix something, don’t hesitate to contact a laundry professional like the ones at UniMac. You may end up saving yourself a lot of money on additional repairs and replacement parts. (Remember to always replace with a genuine factory part to ensure the best quality, and reliability.) 

10. Consider taking UniMac’s OPL training seminar. 

If you really want a leg up on upkeep and maintenance of commercial laundry equipment, consider joining us for a special on-premises laundry training seminar. Whether you’re an experienced service technician or want to learn more about UniMac products, these seminars will guide you through the technical aspects of our laundry equipment. 

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