The famous proverb, “prevention is better than cure” is very true for commercial laundry equipment. When your washing machine or tumble dryer breaks down, it can have a huge impact on your business – such as disruption to operations, potential safety hazards, and additional costs.

A proactive approach, with planned preventative maintenance, is the best practice way to minimise these disruptions and keep your commercial washing machines, tumble dryers and ironers in good working order. This is the case whatever sector you are in – for example Care, Housing, Hospitals, Education, Sport & Leisure, Hotels and Restaurants, or Animal Care.

Benefits of Planned Preventative Maintenance (“PPM”)

A proactive plan, including scheduled servicing visits, using experienced, qualified personnel, has a number of benefits, including:

  • Minimise Downtime – by identifying the issue in advance rather than waiting for the breakdown.
  • Cost Efficiency– preventing costly repairs, and also reducing energy costs from inefficient running of the machines.
  • Improved Safety– addressing potential hazards early on. With equipment like gas tumble dryers, this is essential to meet legal requirements as well as for safety.
  • Extended Lifespan of Assets– by taking good care of the machines you can extend the lifespan of equipment and reduce the need for expensive replacements.
  • Reduced Disruption– addressing issues proactively minimises disruption to operations.
  • Hygiene and Infection Control – essential in settings such as Care and Healthcare, having downtime and inefficient equipment can have significant detrimental impacts.
  • Customer, Resident and Employee Satisfaction – having better wash results and faster turnaround will result in higher levels of satisfaction.

Using an experienced, qualified company who focuses on supporting their customers and delivering exceptional service is vital. At JTM Service we have a team of highly experienced, qualified and passionate engineers who offer a thorough service for all commercial laundry equipment.

For more information on how JTM Service can support you, please visit JTM Service – Preventative Maintenance, and for more information on the importance of Annual Gas Safety Inspections please visit JTM Service – Gas Safety Inspections. And if you would like to discuss how we can support you, please contact us on 0113 257221 or