The Importance of Laundry Certification

Gaining certification as a laundry facility is as important for the business itself as it is the clients that utilize it. Certification can ensure guests will know they have access to the best equipment possible without the risk of faulty or dated machines. Though the process for obtaining certification is rigorous, the benefits achieved are worth the process.

We have worked very hard to obtain an official Speed Queen® Quantum™ Gold Medal Certification to ensure guests have the best experience possible. To achieve certification, an Alliance Laundry Representative is required to review the store’s blueprints, inspect the construction site, check equipment installation for accuracy and provide on-site inspections of the laundry equipment once installed. Once these requirements have been fulfilled, the laundry facility is officially eligible to receive a Gold Medal certification.

Alliance Laundry Systems is the only laundry manufacturer to provide development and education of their employees on such a grand scale. To become a representative for Alliance, technicians are required to complete roughly 30 courses before passing a final exam to gain certification. This process ensures that certification for laundry facilities maintains the same standards at all times.

Being an official Speed Queen® Quantum™ Gold Medal Certification recipient means that Sapulpa Laundry utilizes the most up to date Speed Queen® Express commercial washers and dryers available. With several one, two, three and six-load front washers available, guests can quickly and efficiently complete their clothes washing and with two, four and eight-load high capacity dryers available, guests can ensure they are getting the best deal possible.

Our goal at Sapulpa Laundry has always been to have great customer service and to offer a clean, relaxed, pleasant experience for those doing a chore that most dread doing. With unique features like 24 Hour Security Camera’s, Wi-Fi access, pressing services, same day bundle washing, an indoor ATM, two change machines and an outdoor car vacuum, we strive to offer the best laundry experience available. If you have any questions about our facilities or services, please call us at (918) 805-6440.

 

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Caring For Your Down Comforters & Pillows

Manufacturers usually offer cleaning suggestions for their down items. Most recommend cleaning down items infrequently — typically every three to five years, but life happens and sometimes that’s just not sanitary. Try following these steps to get the best results when washing and drying down comforters and pillows.

Washing

Step 1

Check the comforter or pillow for worn stitching or holes, and repair with small fine stitches to avoid losing any down stuffing during the laundering process.  Most comforters are too big for your home washer. Instead, use the large capacity front-loading washing machines at your local Laundromat…specifically Sapulpa Laundry.

Step 2

Before laundering a down comforter or pillow, check for stains. Color-safe bleach can be used on stains caused by water or food, but blood or urine are best treated with an enzymatic cleaner such as Nature’s Miracle or Pure Green Kleen.  Pull the cover of the comforter or pillow away from the down while spot-treating stains to keep the cleaning product from damaging the down. Then launder.

Step 3

Put a sock stuffed with two tennis balls (secured with a knot) in the machine with the comforter or pillows. This addition will help keep the down from bunching and will agitate soil from the items being washed.

Step 4

Use a gentle or delicate-cycle setting and a minimal amount of mild laundry detergent. Choose lukewarm water; hot or cold water can be hard on the down. Use an extra rinse cycle to ensure all soap is rinsed from the down.

NOTE: Down bears a distinctive odor when wet. The odor will dissipate when the down dries.

Drying

Step 1

After the wash is complete, load your comforter or pillows into a dryer large enough to give the items plenty of room to fluff. Add a pair of clean tennis balls to help fluff the down and keep it evenly distributed.

Step 2

Run the dryer on air fluff or the lowest temperature possible. Stop the dryer periodically and break up any lumps that are forming in the comforter or pillow. Also ensure that the down is not getting too warm as extreme heat can scorch the down. Expect the drying process to take three to four hours.

Step 3

Make sure the down item is dry before taking it out of the dryer to avoid the formation of mildew. If the item is still slightly damp, hang it out on a clothesline or lay flat on a table with a fan blowing on it to get the down as dry as possible. Once you bring the comforter or pillow inside, leave the item out for another month to ensure all moisture has evaporated before storing.

 

 

 

 

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