We move to unlimited laundry in the Fall of 2018. I don't have any proof that machines are not being overloaded. However, we immediately observed the number of laundry transactions substantially increased and has sustained that level over the past two years. Conversations with our laundry provider indicate this is due to more students washing smaller loads. Of course, there are those people who can't stand doing laundry and will continue to attempt to minimize this activity by overloading.
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When we went to included laundry 20 years ago at Memphis, the first year we had a reduction in maintenance calls by 70+%. This was with equipment that was 7 years old. I wish I still had that data.
I think your question relates to "will we have fewer maintenance calls with included laundry?" My answer would be yes, with the exception that laundry machines today are not built quite like the old Maytag units.
There are several benefits to an included program, maintenance is just one.
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