Antioch’s new Speed Clean Laundry offers unique laundromat services

Speed Clean Laundry is located on East 18th Street in the former Kentucky Fried Chicken building across from Pinky's car wash.

Speed Clean Laundry is located on East 18th Street in the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant building across from Pinky’s Klassy Kar Wash.

By Allen Payton

Antioch has a new laundromat may not sound too exciting. But, Speed Clean Laundry is different, offering a variety of new features not seen in another laundromat in town, before.

Not only are their washing machines and dryers all new and state of the art, they accept payment by credit and debit cards, and even Google Wallet and Apple Pay for the tech-savy individuals among us.

But, even more fantastic is Speed Clean offers pick-up, delivery and drop-off laundry service, as well.

Now, that’s exciting.

Then there’s the fact they have flat screen TV’s inside to keep you entertained, should you need to stay up on the latest news or your favorite talk show and of course, free WiFi to keep up with your social media and web surfing.

Paul Spangenberg

Owner Paul Spangenberg

We are here all the time which differentiates us from everyone else,” said owner Paul Spangenberg.

He and his wife Georgia, who, with their 16-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter, moved to Antioch in 2012, all work in the business.

The family participated in this year’s Antioch July 4th Parade with an entry promoting their new business, which included bubbles blowing out the back of the truck.

I can’t do this without them,” Paul shared.

They opened the doors in the former Kentucky Fried Chicken location, at 317 East 18th Street, on Friday, July 24, the same day they obtained their final city approvals.

I was literally signing off the papers with the inspector to open and we had people walking in to do their laundry,” he said with a laugh.

This is their first laundromat. But, even with the professional look to the place, it’s not a franchise.
“We’ve been praying about this for months,” said Paul. “I’ve been asking God ‘please provide and He is.’”

It was jam packed full on Monday. So, it’s a good thing they have extra parking in their lot, across Noia Avenue.

It’s been fun meeting our customers,” he shared. “They’re telling me what they like and what they don’t like. So far the customers are pretty happy.”

One of those customers was Candice Ireland.

I have a love of laundromats,” she stated. “The machines are all brand new and so large, you can do all your laundry in one load. You can swipe your card, no fumbling with quarters.

And their dryers work,” Ireland added. “I started coming to the laundromat because of the drought.”

That’s another aspect of Speed Clean. They’re eco-friendly.

We use up to 50-80% less water than the average home machine,” Paul stated.

Speed Clean Laundry is open Open 7 Days A Week from 6 AM – 10 PM with the Last Wash at 9 PM. For more information, stop by, call (925) 529-1121 or visit their website at

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One Comment to “Antioch’s new Speed Clean Laundry offers unique laundromat services”

  1. Reginald Jamal Brown says:

    LMAO… located on East 18th Street. Formerly a KFC next to Pinks Klassy Kar Wash.

    wow. can’t get anymore ghetto than that.

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