Installing a stacked washer dryer in your apartments without existing laundry connections is not difficult or expensive. The long-term benefits far outweigh the initial investment in washers and dryers, as you are able to ask for higher monthly rents from your tenants. In addition, tenants are more likely to renew their leases when their apartment includes in-unit laundry.
The first thing you need to decide is where to install the stacked washer dryer. You could convert an existing utility closet or pantry, or install the washer and dryer in the kitchen, if there is sufficient room. You will have to tap into existing hot and cold water lines and discharge drain lines for the washer connections. In order to avoid the hassles of venting the dryer, you should select a ventless model. Ventless stand-alone dryers only need access to a 220 V electrical outlet.
If your maintenance technician is certified to do plumbing and electrical work, they should be able to handle tapping the water and drain lines, and installing the 220 V electrical outlets. Otherwise, you will want to retain the services of a qualified contractor to do this work in your apartments. Once the washer and dryer connections are installed, you are ready to start installing the laundry pairs in your apartments. The dryer is always stacked on top of the washer, and it requires a stacking kit to secure it in place.
For more information about stacked washer dryer models and accessories, or to order laundry pairs for your apartments, contact us today at 800-875-1533.