Our Process for Cleaning Used Equipment

How We Give Used Equipment a Facelift

In one of our blog posts, we shared with you the reasons why you should consider purchasing used laundry equipment. We briefly touched on the fact that we clean and replace any broken or worn out parts on each piece of used equipment before placing them back on the market. We want every piece of equipment that comes from Tri-State to be in peak condition before it is installed in your place of business. Therefore, we created a step by step process that we use on each category of used equipment - used laundry equipment, used coin operated equipment, used boilers, and used dry cleaning equipment.

Here's our checklist for used dry cleaning pressing equipment:

  • Check all pneumatic lines, hoses, valves, cylinders, and connection for leaks. We will make all appropriate repairs and replace any broken parts.
  • Check all pneumatic cylinders and valves for proper operation and will replace or rebuild any that are worn.
  • Check all electrical switches for proper operation and make any needed adjustments, rebuilds, or replacements.
  • Check all vacuum hoses for leaks and dry rot. Typically most of these are replaced.
  • We then hook the press up to steam and check for leaks, proper pressure, and operation.
  • Inspect the hinges, pivot points, and bearings. We will replace any that are bad. The remainder are greased and lubricated.
  • Finally, we clean it up - remove all lint and grease, and add a coat of paint if needed

Below is the checklist we use on used washers:

  • We hook washers to water and run through all the cycles along with checking all fill valves, drain valves, and hoses.
  • Check and repair, if needed, door locking mechanisms and hinge alignment.
  • Check and replace, if needed, drum bearings and seals.
  • Check all gaskets and seals, and then replace them with new.
  • Finally, we will clean and paint.

Our checklist for used dryers:

  • We remove all impacted lint.
  • Check the drive motor, the fan motor, and the fan condition.
  • Clean the burners.
  • We hook it up and check the operation, thermostat, limit switches, and safety switches. We will repair or replace those that are not working properly.
  • A final cleaning and a coat of paint, if needed.

Finally, here's our checklist for used boilers:

  • Remove and inspect all hand hole covers, clean internally and replace hand holes with new gaskets and hardware, if needed.
  • Check all safety controls.
  • Clean the water probes, and clean out the water column.
  • Replace the sight glass and seals as well as any other valves that need replacing.
  • Hook it up to water and gas to test fire. We will run it to check for fitting leaks and proper operation.

As you can see by the above checklists, we put a lot of work into our used equipment. That's because we want only the best for our customers, and used equipment that's properly maintained can fit that bill. When a customer purchases a used piece of equipment from Tri-State, we will properly crate it and then ship it through one of a few select freight companies. After all, we spend a significant amount of time on each piece of used equipment we sell, so we want it to arrive without any issues.

If you are in the market for used equipment, check out our inventory. If you see something you like or if you have questions, please give us a call at 866-885-5218.