Back to School – Commercial Laundry Edition

It’s that time of the year again. Fresh high school graduates and seasoned students are heading back to a Florida university near you!

Back to School – Commercial Laundry Edition









After about one week, students will begin making their way to the multi-housing laundry room at the university. Here is where they will be tasked with one of their first major obstacles in life – doing laundry!

However, being the laundry room owner, you can make the decision to make their lives a little easier by installing card-operated laundry equipment, to help make doing laundry more convenient for the students.

Many laundry room owners are switching to card-operated washers and dryers.  The Smart Card technology allows students (and even parents) to load money on to refillable charge cards, providing convenience and efficiency.


Benefits for All!

  1. Refillable

Students and parents alike have the ability to refill the smart card using cash or credit cards, in person or online.

  1. Electronic

Have you ever been in the situation where you have 5 quarters, but need 6 to start your load of laundry? It can be a little frustrating, but with coinless washers and dryers, that crisis is averted!

  1. Less Maintenance

Picture this: there’s only one washer in the laundry room open and you have an hour to get a load of laundry done. You fill the washer with your clothes and laundry detergent and get ready to insert the coins, but the coin slot is jammed.


ATTN: Students! If you are new to using university laundry rooms, here are a few tips for you to remember:

Time is Precious

Wishing you could check the status of washers and dryers in your laundry room? Good news, WaveVision gives you the convenience to check machine availability from your couch. Trying to get a few errands or brief exercise in while your clothes are washing? WaveVision can notify you by text message when the washer or dryer is finished.


Clean Spills Thoroughly

You might think it’s not a big deal to spill a bit of detergent, fabric softener or bleach, right? Wrong! All of the above can create a sticky mess, cause hazards or ruin someone’s clothes. Remember: “cleanliness is next to godliness.”


Be Respectful

This is not your personal laundry room, but you should care for it like it is and clean up trash. Also remember to be respectful – don’t hog the laundry carts, take up the entire folding area, be loud and offensive or stare at others. It is best to keep the golden rule in mind, “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”


Washco has been providing commercial laundry services to universities for over 50 years! For more information on leasing or installation of card-operated laundry equipment, contact a Washco representative today!