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CLEAN SANITIZE DISINFECT

Try Our Professional Laundry Service

Our process follows the CDC requirements of temperature and cleaning agents to effectively kill viruses.

We take pride in offering the best in “Wash and Fold” Service for your washable items. Our PLS service will give you back your items clean, sanitized, disinfected and folded to perfection. Please note: we follow all care labels and will not use this service for “Dry Clean” items.

PUT YOUR ITEMS IN A PLASTIC BAG AND MARK THEM ON THE OUTSIDE – PLS ITEMS – PUT YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE # IN THE INSIDE. YOU MAY LEAVE THIS FOR YOUR DRIVER OR USE OUR DRIVE THRU WINDOW IN HERMITAGE OR CALL 615-620-6095 FOR CURB-SIDE SERVICE IN NASHVILLE. For more information or questions – call: 615-885-1281, Option 3.  Available at both locations and with pick-up and delivery.

Wash and FoldPRICE LIST
CLOTHING
Excercise Shirt            $2.27
T-Shirt                          $1.54
Bra/Sports Bra            $3.39
Boxers/Underwear     $1.54
Sock/Stocking (each) $0.53
Scrubs – Pants              $3.59
Scrubs – Shirt               $3.59

 

HOUSEHOLDSFree Pickup and Delivery
Wash cloth                   $1.48
Hand Towel                 $4.15
Bath Towel                   $7.68
Bath Mat                       $7.68
Fitted Sheet                  $9.24
Flat Sheet                      $9.24
Pillow Case/Sham       $3.19

 

JUST ASK FOR – PROFESSIONAL LAUNDRY SERVICE

Oakwood Cleaners COVID-19 Response

Nashville’s Mayor Cooper has ordered, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, that all businesses that do not perform essential services to close for 14 days.

Laundromats, laundry and cleaning services, including those provided by Oakwood Cleaners are services deemed to be essential and may continue to provide service to our community.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are closely monitoring and following the guidelines and recommendations on personal hygiene and cleaning standards set in place by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Cleaners Association (NCA).

We want to assure you that our cleaning processes are effective against viruses and our claim is backed by the CDC who advises that the dry clean process is effective on viruses.  Our dry clean processes are above the temperature needed to inactivate viruses, which is 160-degree Fahrenheit according to the Would Health Organization.  Additionally, our laundry processes meet the CDC’s guidance of hygienically clean as prescribed for health-care operations.

We have always maintained high standards for hygiene and sanitation and as an extra precaution we have increased the frequency of cleaning our stores, counter tops, delivery vehicles and other surfaces in all of our locations as precautionary measures. We will continue to monitor the situation, adjust our cleaning processes as needed, and update you on our proactive response plan accordingly.

Our concern for our customers and our employee’s safety has made it necessary to review and enhance our procedures and processes to reduce the spread of this virus.

We encourage all customers to use our home pickup and delivery service to reduce exposure and personal interaction.

Additional safety procedures

  1. 24 Hour isolation and quarantine for all incoming items prior to processing. This will most likely extend time it takes to process and return your items.
  2. 5 Day isolation and quarantine of all items know or reasonably suspected to have come into contact with COVID-19 infected persons.
  3. Sanitation of all Express Bags prior to returning to customer.
  4. Discontinue use of re-usable garment bags to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination.
  5. Reducing face to face contact and following the CDC’s 6-foot Close Contact rules as much as practical.
  6. Restricting customer access to our stores and recommending the use of our drive-thru window in Hermitage and calling (615.620.6095) for curbside service in Nashville.

Items Exposed to Infected Persons

We ask you to help protect others if you or your household has been diagnosed or likely infected with the COVID-19 virus, to separate items exposed and put them in a sealed plastic bag with a note attached to the outside stating “Oakwood – Exposed”.  Also include a note inside the bag with your name, phone number, address and any special instructions.

We do not want to spread fear, but rather reassure you that we are here to make sure your clothing and household textiles are disinfected and sanitized.

Stay safe and stay positive!

Sincerely,

Your Oakwood Family

FURRY FRIENDS IN NEED

When my husband Alan and I took ownership of Oakwood Cleaners 6 years ago, I immediately wanted to show support for un-placed animals. I implemented a program called “Cuddles for Critters” which re-purposes used blankets and such for animals at rescue shelters. It seemed like a perfect partnership to help AGAPE with their endeavors to help lost dogs in need of forever homes. When given the opportunity to sponsor a dog in need we were thrilled to accept the challenge. Please help us help “Blaze” get the medical attention he needs so he can be placed in a forever home. We will be donating a portion of June income from your dry cleaning and laundry to AGAPE so that the vet bills for blaze can be taken care of.

BONUS! Blaze will be autographing his picture with paw prints so bring your dry cleaning, bring the family, meet Blaze and get a personalized autographed picture!

COOL SPRINGS LOCATION | 2000 MALLORY LANE | JUNE 10, 2017 – 12PM TO 2PM
NASHVILLE LOCATION | 73 WHITE BRIDGE ROAD | JUNE  21, 2017 – 3PM – 5PM

HOLIDAY STAINS

LEAVE YOUR HOLIDAY TABLE LINEN STAINS TO THE EXPERTS

Your guests have come and gone…
you are left with stained table linens, grease from cooking on your favorite blouse or slacks, what do you do?

Enjoy the tips below on how to take care of those wine stained table linens, or better yet, what not to do.

  1. The tiniest bit chlorine bleach placed directly on a stain will degrade the fibers and leave a yellow stain.

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    Table Linens with Wine Spill
  2. Do you have grease stains? (ex. gravy, butter, salad oils, etc.) Don’t set them with hot water wash and drying.  They need a degreaser – bring it to us.
  3. Red wine stains must be neutralized for complete removal, chlorine bleach will not do the job.
  4. Coffee with milk and sugar is a combination stain that if left untreated will oxidize and become permanent.  It will carmelize – leaving an ugly brown stain.
  5. Never delay bringing your holiday table linens in for professional care to complete stain removal, cleaning and pressing. 
  6. And most importantly, if you or your guests drip, dribble,  the best DIY stain treatment is GENTLY SCRAPE EXCESS, BLOT, NEVER RUB.

Oakwood Cleaners is at your service to take care of your holiday spills and stains. Just bring it to us and let us do the rest.

WE WISH YOU SAFE TRAVELS, WONDERFUL FAMILY MEMORIES, AND A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

Are you ready for Fall?

Fall and cooler temps are arriving sooner than you think. Here is some advice on getting your closest ready for the new season.

Take some quality time with your clothes and accessories. Open your closest, be honest with yourself and before you go shopping follow the steps below to make room for your fall wardrobe purchases.

What do I do?
What do I do?

Preparing your closest for the new season

Label six bags as follow: Toss, Donate, Consign, Store, Repair and Clean

These bags are ready!
These bags are ready!

Toss anything with holes that cannot be repaired or have permanent stains.
If it doesn’t fit or flatter and you have stopped wearing them, donate. Please do not donate items that should be tossed.
Garments that are still great but you haven’t worn in over a year can go to a consignment shop.

You can use your earnings to fill in with new pieces!

Now start trying on what is left. Be honest, if it makes you look and feel great, keep it, if not, donate or consign.

It is always fun to invite a friend to help with this.
Place items that you just cannot part with, because of sentimental reasons, in boxes designed for long-term storage and always keep at room temperature, not the attic or garage.

Store your sentimental items.
Store your sentimental items.

Organize
Put like pieces together, separate items that need cleaning, have missing buttons or loose hems.
Cleaning and repairing your garments will help them look fresh for fall.
The experts at Oakwood Cleaners can repair and clean your items to achieve a “look like new” outcome.

Go Shopping! 
Make a list of the items you need to fill in the missing pieces in your closet. Have fun, hit your favorite stores or try out a new one.

SHOULD I USE CHLORINE BLEACH?

Easter

ENJOY your time with friends and family this Easter! 

Do you ever wonder what to do when it is all over? The grass and dirt stains from the Easter egg hunt are a mess. What about those juice spills? Then of course there are the table linens!!!

table linen spots

Keeping your white linens WHITE!

Despite what you think, the use of chlorine bleach is NOT the answer.  Yes, chlorine can be an amazing whitening product, but only when used under the right conditions.

If you’ve ever wondered why your freshly washed and bleached cotton table linens yellowed or became dingy looking during storage, chances are the reason is you added chlorine bleach to the wash.  If you’re distressed by a brown stain in a spot where you ‘pre-treated’ a food stain with chlorine bleach, the likely culprit is the dab of chlorine you thought would solve the problem!

Unfortunately, no amount of hot, cool or cold water rinsing will completely remove all the residual chlorine from a fabric.  A chlorine free condition can only be achieved through the use of an ‘anti-chlor’; a product that is not routinely available to consumers and can ONLY be purchased by professional cleaners.

In addition, chlorine should never  be used on silk or woolen fabrics, or any synthetic fabrics such as polyester or nylon, since it will chemically degenerate the fabric, causing brown or yellow discolorations.  If a white cotton fabric contains a fluorescent-based optical brightener, the chlorine will often break down the optical brightener, causing the fabric to develop a yellow or pink hue.

So, the safest way to care for your table linens, or those holiday clothes at home is to avoid the use of chlorine bleach, or better yet, if you want them to look their pristine best, bring them in for professional care.  Not only will they be clean, white and chlorine free after processing, you won’t have to stand at the ironing board and iron them!