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Is It Time to Replace That Old Washer?

By Al Adcock, Vice President Sales & Marketing,  B&C Technologies

Deciding when it is time to replace a commercial washing machine can be a difficult decision, especially if the machine is still functioning adequately. However, there are several factors to consider that can help determine if it is time for a replacement.

Age of the Machine

First, consider the age of the machine. Commercial washing machines are built to withstand heavy use, but they will eventually start to wear out over time. If the machine is more than 10 years old and experiencing frequent breakdowns or requiring costly repairs, it may be time to start thinking about a replacement.

Efficiency of the Machine

Next, consider the efficiency of the machine. Newer models of commercial washing machines are often more energy and water efficient, which can lead to significant cost savings in the long run. If the machine is using more resources than necessary, it may be worth replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

Capacity of the Machine

Another factor to consider is the capacity of the machine. If the business has experienced an increase in the volume of laundry to be washed, it may be necessary to upgrade to a larger machine to meet the demand. Typically, undersized machines will show themselves through abnormally high overtime rates or other unusual costs associated with the laundry. Similarly, if the machine is no longer able to handle the size or type of items being washed, it may be time for a replacement.

Cost of Ownership

Finally, consider the overall cost of ownership. If the cost of repairs and maintenance for the current machine is becoming unsustainable, or if a new machine would be more cost effective in the long run, it may be time to consider a replacement.

In conclusion, there are several factors to consider when deciding if it is time to replace a commercial washing machine. Age, efficiency, capacity, and overall cost of ownership are all important considerations that can help determine if a replacement is necessary. By evaluating these factors, businesses can make informed decisions about the best course of action for their laundry needs.


About the Author

Al Adcock is VP of Sales and Marketing at B&C Technologies.   He is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, working for different manufacturers in many different capacities before helping launch B&C Technologies in 2000. Adcock has played an instrumental role in the design of several machines on the market before moving to sales in 2013.

Based in Panama City Beach, FL, B&C Technologies is a family-owned customer-focused company that builds the highest quality laundry equipment at the most competitive prices. All B&C equipment relies on engineering-driven designs to produce machines that consistently perform and constantly produce.


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