The simple answer is YES The WashRoom is still open. Laundromats are classed as essential and it is imperative that you keep up with your health and hygiene during these difficult times. See below for a few handy hints and commonly asked questions.
Can you still use dry cleaners, laundromats or shared laundry facilities?
Even in the world of social distancing, doing the laundry is a low-risk activity. You're more at risk from someone coughing near you than you are of infection from touching surfaces, so a few simple precautions are all that's needed to protect yourself and others.
Will ordinary detergent and washing get rid of the virus?
The answer is yes, according to Sacha Stelzer-Braid, a virologist at the University of New South Wales.
"Ordinary detergent, just the same as ordinary soap, will be enough to break up the virus," Dr Stelzer-Braid says.
Does hot or cold water work better for killing Covid 19
The virus doesn't like heat, so if you're worried your clothes may have come into contact with the virus, we suggest washing in hot water. ideally above 56 degrees Celsius. We also recommended using dryers on the medium or hottest settings.
Are my clothes a risk?The clothes transmission route would really be a very small percentage of transmissions, if any.
Although some frontline workers, like those working in a health care or close contact with other people, should definitely taking extra precautions with their clothing. If you're a frontline health worker or have likely come into contact with the virus during your day, then change clothes as soon as possible, and treat what you were wearing as you would other contaminated clothing. This minimises your exposure if your clothes do happen to have the virus on them.
Dry laundry thoroughly after washing
Viruses spread more easily via wet surfaces than dry ones, so make sure your laundry's completely dry after washing to minimise the risk of contamination. Despite sunlight's mild germ-killing properties, the hot air in our dryers will do a much better job at rendering viruses inactive.
Store contaminated laundry separately
While you are fine to wash contaminated clothing together with other items, keep it in a separate hamper until laundry day. You should also use a washable or disposable liner for hampers, and change it when you wash.
Please avoid shaking or flicking your clothing.
Do not shake out contaminated laundry – it may release viruses and other germs into the air. Carry contaminated clothing carefully and load your washing machine gently.
As the world goes on less and less people carry cash with them so the team from BubblePay have installed their BubblePay cashless Kiosk at our Williamtown Laundromat as well as our Footscray Laundromat allowing you to use your credit card, debit card or via your phone.
We accept Visa, Master Card, Google Pay, Apple pay and of course still accepting good old cash.
We have note change machines in all our stores for your convenience if you wish to pay by cash or coins, after all we are still labelled a Coin Laundry
At the Washroom coin laundry in Williamstown we like to breakdown all those stereotypes about how boring doing your laundry can be. That’s we like to spice things up by running some competitions that you can participate in whilst knocking off laundry from your to-do-list, in our super cool 24 hour coin laundry. Needless to say, recently our beautiful customers had an absolute ball posing for the most interesting photo taken in our laundromat and entering it in The Washroom coin laundry competition. The lucky winner walked away with $200!! Who thought that doing laundry in a laundromat could be so entertaining. Next time your thinking about doing your laundry, come visit The Washroom coin laundry in Williamstown, you never know what surprises may be awaiting!
At the Washroom Coin Laundry in Williamstown we like to shake things up! Be assured your laundromat experience will not be of the ordinary kind. We are a 24 hour laundromat that likes to make ‘doing your laundry’ a fun and inviting experience. We have built a real sense of community and comradeship amongst our coin laundry users. Free laundromat soap is left on offer from our beautiful and generous customers, love has been in the air for Valentines day when singles find love whilst washing and drying clothes in our super cosy laundromat, Mums around Williamstown, Footscray, Altona and from all over Melbourne quite frankly are being spoilt by having the washing done in time for Mothers Day. Do we need to say more?? Come and experience our laundromat for yourself and you will see ‘doing laundry’ in a whole new light!
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Laundry – never ending and unavoidable! We all lead busy lives rushing about with so many things to tick off that ‘to do list’ – laundry always being one of them! Luckily for the convenience of a 24 hour coin laundry. Whenever the need arises or the perfect opportunity presents itself, no matter what time is ticking on the clock, the washroom 24 hour coin laundry is always open. Doing laundry doesn’t have to be as laborious as the word has come to suggest.
Our Melbourne (Williamstown) located laundromat features the highest quality washing machines & dryers. The soft swooshing in the background and the pleasant ambience we have created at the washroom laundromat is perfect for flicking through your favourite magazine, or finally getting to that next chapter in your book or trolling through your facebook feed, while being super productive too!
Walk out from our 24 hour coin laundry with fresh laundry ready to tackle that next item on the ‘to do list’!
Other features of our state of the art 24 Hour Coin Laundromat include:
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The team at The Washroom .