The Importance of Commercial Laundry Maintenance

Maintenance is one of the most vital parts of running a commercial laundry business. This industry survives on constant functionality, and interrupting your service for even a short period of time due to issues that could have been prevented by simple maintenance could be a huge hit to your bottom line.

We know this at Rhino Laundry, and we have years of experience providing commercial laundry service with a focus on preventative maintenance to Idaho and Montana businesses. We’re always here to help, but there are also several things you may or may not be able to do on your own to help keep expensive future issues from cropping up.


Water filters need to be checked at reasonable periodic intervals, as it’s easy for their maintenance to vary within cycles because of how differently various customers use machines. In particular, blocked water filter inlet screens can prevent the correct water flow in your machines, which can in turn affect your water levels and raise your monthly costs.

Hoses and Belts

Hoses in and out of your machines are the primary connector points, and just like doorways in a house, it’s vital to make sure nothing is leaking out. Any water that’s dripping out may seem like a small deal, but multiply that by the number of machines in your facility, then multiply that by the number of uses your machines see per day, and all of a sudden you could be talking about a huge loss in water costs.

Belts don’t need to be checked quite as often as they’re more durable, but make sure you’re doing so at least once every six months or more. Cracks or splits are signs that you may need to replace the belts, and you want to reach this point well before a belt snaps completely and causes larger problems.

Dirt and Debris

Buildups of various kinds are common given all the soap and water being used plus dirt being removed. You need to clean out soap and dirt from the drum of your machines at least once a year to avoid odors, and you’ll need to remove any lint and debris from places like your exhaust ducts to maintain the correct airflow. Lint and other debris in dryers can cause overheating, and they should be removed at least monthly.

At Rhino Laundry, our experts are prepared to assist you with all your commercial laundry equipment needs. We’re standing by to take your call today.