If you’re reading this blog, we assume you’ve already gone through the required first steps to starting a laundromat–the business plan, securing the site, bringing the building up to inspection standards and the like. You’ve likely already approved floor plans, secured a wholesaler for the all-important washer and dryer machines, and looked into the best ways to advertise the venture.
Now comes the fine details; specifically, whether or not it’s worth investing in a more airtight solution for all that water to be dispersed daily, or opting for the default wood and drywall already present in the building. Hopefully, this blog presents a more informed view of the potential risks involved, and why it’s advisable to consider add-ons like Duramax’s PVC wall panels.
The short answer to this question is liability. Imagining a flooded laundromat doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, since there’s always going to be water thrown about in some fashion. Behind the scenes, however, every laundromat owner or manager knows the water must go somewhere. A small amount of water on the floor is relatively harmless; it goes down the drain pipes and into the sewers and then it’s gone. Water must also move through pipes in the walls, and the considerable amount of splashing that happens as wet clothes are moved around.
What begins as a small problem can become a big headache when you consider the damage that can be done by water. For example, mold removal operations can cost anywhere from $1,000 to more than ten times that, depending on the amount of damage. Flooding will run you at least $2,000 to pump and clean. Both are just the costs for the repair and labor, but don’t include the cost of shutting down business and any repairs that occur after the problem is removed. Beyond that, lack of water proofing in certain materials like wood and concrete lead to weakened structures, which can lead to problems far beyond a few water stains.
All these reasons solidify why you need durable, water-resistant PVC panels for your laundromat. A low-hassle installation could save you thousands down the road.
Our panels are ASTM certified and FDA compliant; also quality checked. We ensured Kevin that the kitchen would be free from the fire outbreak. The panels have a -hour fire grade also chemical resistant.
Duramax is a top wall panel supplier in the USA. Visit our website for a free sample, get a free consultation and request a quote.