Disinfect and Sanitize

Our Ozone Laundry System Explained

Don't Just Wash Your Clothes, Disinfect and Sanitize Them, Too!

Cleanliness is important in everyday life, especially now. As a result, we routinely use multiple methods to kill bacteria. For example, anti-bacterial soap on our bodies, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes on surfaces.

For this reason, we are excited to offer an Ozone Laundry System at our Paradise Laundry location in Roseville. This system injects ozone into the cold water to disinfect and sanitize your laundry during the rinse cycle. Additionally, our machines also benefit from disinfecting and sanitizing during every wash.

What is Ozone?

Ozone is a molecule that occurs naturally. It is created when oxygen interacts with sunlight or electricity. You have probably smelled the ozone in the air after a thunder storm. Smell your laundry when it comes out of one of our washers, does it smell familiar?

Ozone acts as a natural sanitizer. It is extremely effective against germs that cause illness. It is considered the strongest reproducible sanitizer known to man. Ozone is frequently used in the food processing industry to disinfect and kill bacteria. In fact, if you drink bottled water, that water is likely sanitized by an ozone system. The technology is now available to laundromats specifically to help clean and disinfect clothing.

Ozone is made naturally by oxygen interacting with either sun or lightening
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How Does It Work?

Explaining ozone is a little complicated, but the simplified version is this:

Because heat breaks down ozone molecules, the Ozone Laundry System is connected to the cold water line. When a washer calls for cold water, the ozone generator kicks on and injects ozone into the water. We have a visual display in the customer area. When the display lights up blue and the "fish" start to swim, the system is working.

However, there is a lot going on behind the scenes that you can't see, too. The Ozone Laundry System creates an electrical charge that interacts with the oxygen in the air to form ozone molecules. The molecules dissolve into the wash water and rapidly oxidize organic materials which purifies the water and reduces odors. As a result, your clothes are cleaner, smell fresher and feel softer.

How ozone is made and works to disinfect and sanitize
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Money Saving Tip!

As mentioned, the Ozone Laundry System is connected to the cold water line. That means every load of laundry you wash in one of our machines is sanitized and disinfected during the rinse cycle. When you select a COLD water wash, you not only save money, but you also receive the benefits of the ozone throughout the duration of your wash.