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What plumbing is required in a commercial laundry?

We work with both Retail laundries such as laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry on demand services; and, industrial laundries like on premises laundries or independent laundries that service other companies.

If you need help setting up the plumbing in your laundry or washing machine installation, call to book on 03 9311 9511.

Here’s a quick guide to getting started with your own Commercial Laundry.

What plumbing is required in a commercial laundry?

  • Washing machine installation
  • Dryer installation
  • Gas, water and drainage piping
  • Exhaust piping for dryers
  • Trade Waste (cooling pits)
  • Hot Water System
  • Storage Cold Water
  • Pumps
  • Hand Basin
  • Cleaners Sink

Washing machine installation

One of the most important elements in any commercial laundry are the humble washing machines.

Our plumbers choose the correct fittings for the machine and area, ensure correct placement of the washing machine, and ensure that drainage is operating effectively.

At Sunshine Plumbing, we ensure that the washing machine installation is installed excellent quality, and will ensure your washing machines will run provide many years of smooth operation.

What is the service schedule for a commercial laundry?

The only servicing we’ve done in the past 5 or so years for our commercial laundry clients is repairing or replacing pumps when they stop working and removing lint build up in dryer exhausts.

There may be servicing on the actual machines, but generally the manufacturer will sort that. Refer to your appliance manufacturer for servicing specifications (we don’t service or repair laundry appliances – the manufacturer can place you on a preventative maintenance program). 

If you’re planning on opening a laundromat, you need to think about the following

  • Relevant permits (council and water authority)
  • Gas supply and application
  • Efficient use of space
  • Existing plumbing set up versus what you are proposing – differences or changes to the plumbing configuration will add costs to the setup.

Maintaining your commercial laundry

Set up a preventative maintenance program with your appliance supplier.

What we can help with

  • Annual backflow testing if you have a valve (will depend if you are a stand alone shop)
  • Cleaning lint build up in flues where applicable
  • Pump repairs/replacement

For bookings and enquiries, call now 03 9311 9511.

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