Richard French has owned the Quick Clean Launderette in north London for 30 years. Last year he installed five new Speed Queen Loadstar 17.5kg (347 litre) tumble dryers supplied by Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems. He is absolutely delighted with the new machines, “staff and customers all like the new dryers – they’re fabulous” he told us.
Situated in a smart residential area, Mr French told us that the launderette had become very much a feature of the community. “My assistant, who has been with me for 15 years, knows all the customers by name – some of them are staff at the big local houses,” he said. The shop is open from 7.00am to 7.30pm and is staffed for most of that time, with a lot of service washes being done. “We get a lot of duvets coming in and have recently bought a larger washer to handle the very large duvets,” he explained.
The dryers are looked after by Mr French’s two sons who carry out the routine maintenance on the equipment, and can usually fix anything that goes wrong.
The Speed Queen dryers are available in sizes from 11kg (217 litre) up to 24.6kg (491 litre). They comprise a high quality, corrosion resistant drum with embossed easy-to-clean front and side panels and a large opening stainless steel door which can open to 180o making loading and unloading easy even with very large items.
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