It is safe to wash your clothes in a public laundromat.
We explain how you can kill the coronavirus and keep yourself safe while using our facilities.
Laundromats provide a necessary public service to those who do not have access to a washer and dryer at their residence. While the global COVID-19 pandemic is raising many concerns, it is still safe to use our facilities to clean and sanitize your clothing. We are constantly cleaning our facilities to ensure the health and safety of our patrons. Please continue reading to learn how to properly wash your laundry to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
How To Clean Clothes During the Coronavirus Pandemic
When using our facilities, we encourage you to consistently keep washing your hands and using our hand sanitizing stations. There is currently no evidence that proves or disproves that COVID-19 can survive on clothing. However, we must all take extra precautions at this time. Consider the following tips while using our facilities:
- Wash and dry clothes at the warmest temperature: Hot water and soap alone is not enough to kill the coronavirus. Clothes must be dried at high temperatures to kill COVID-19. Our water recirculation systems allow our machines to achieve hot water faster. This provides peace of mind that your clothes are being washed in the hottest water possible.
- Come during non-peak hours: To maintain social distancing, do your laundry during non-peak hours. Come between 10 PM – 6 AM or visit us around 9 AM and 1 PM.
- Limit interactions: We suggest sitting in your car while your clothes are washing or drying to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We also encourage all patrons to maintain the CDC’s recommended six foot distance between one another.
- Complete laundry activities at home: Once your clothes are thoroughly dried, consider returning home to sort and fold your clothing. This will help maintain social distancing.
Every Laundromania location is keeping facilities as clean as possible to help prevent further spread of the coronavirus. However, we cannot guarantee every handle, dispenser, quarter insert, or card reader can be fully sanitized between each customer. We encourage our patrons to use gloves or paper towels to touch common items, like door handles. We have many hand sanitizing stations set up throughout our facility for our patrons to use. We are keeping our bathroom soap fully stocked to ensure customers can wash their hands as needed.
As our motto goes, “We never clothes!” We are still open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year during the coronavirus outbreak to ensure our customers are able to complete their laundry in a safe environment. If you have an emergency while at our facility in North Liberty, Coralville, Davenport, West Iowa City, East Iowa City, or Downtown Iowa City, please contact us (319)338-1000.