A residential complex several stories high usually has a laundry facility installed. This, of course, is for the convenience of the buildings’ residents. Of course, the older the building, the less likely this convenience, but just think what could be achieved. What the property owners need to bear in mind is that the power consumption utilized within their tenants’ apartments will also have a bearing on their utility bills.
A building that has no laundry facility within it will likely see more tenants or apartment owners using their own washing machines within. But laundry machines for business are an entirely different kettle of fish. These, favorably, have every prospect of being utilized and managed sustainably. The sidewalk laundry operator is doing the neighborhood a huge favor, both property owners and their residents. Neighborhood residents can of course turn their weekly laundry in always at their convenience.
And their buildings are therefore using no electricity or water in the process. But for the laundromat operator, the cost of utilities and water resources are passed on to the customers. This, of course, helps him to keep his cost overheads to a minimum. He does, however, need to charge a fair price and it is up to him to make resourceful use of his electric mains, water supplies, laundry machinery and its attached fixtures and fittings.
Because if he does not, it would hardly be fair to the customers. And customers do have feet. If an unsatisfactory service is delivered, there always other alternatives. Just like any other commercial and retail business these days, the laundry operator faces the headwinds of stiff competition and almost on a daily base to boot. Finally, laundry businesses servicing commerce and industry need to work sustainable, given the heavy loads they would be carrying.