The downtown laundromat is still doing a roaring trade. It will not be going away any day soon, and there could well be jobs aplenty for those that need them, because this is well and truly a service to the community. More and more these days, professional men and women are finding it more difficult to manage their domestic time and then some, sparing additional hours for doing the laundry, washing drying and ironing.
And then folding and packing it all away. Another good thing about commercial laundries is that it is quite cost effective for the consumer. He or she does not need to spend a fortune on energy costs, water usage and detergents. Let that fall to the laundromat owner who will be charging customers a flat fee for a very good service. Retailers, wholesalers and factory owners all have their hands full. They also generally have a large staff compliment.
The business remains demanding but this is where it becomes quite lucrative for the commercial laundromat owner. He is in a good position to secure large long-term contracts. But boy, the maintenance and administrative costs of running a business on this scale are challenging. Demand for the service will remain high, if not, grow. A regular supply of commercial dryer parts will be required to make up for expected run-downs.
It is not a matter of abuse or incompetence, it’s just that no washer or dryer, no matter how huge and powerful it is, can be expected to churn on and on, uninterrupted. Its parts will wear down naturally. Once the spare parts have been secured, all that is needed is for a practicing specialist to come and replace the parts and ensure that the machines can carry on in good working order.