How to Wash Microfiber

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Caring for microfiber is pretty easy if you know the rules. Towels, dusters and mops made of microfiber can last hundreds of washings if you stay away from the 2 big no-nos for microfiber:
  • No Heat!
  • No Fabric Softeners!
Instructions for Washing at Home:
  1. Wash in warm or hot water with mild detergent
  2. No fabric softeners – they clog the open spaces in the microfiber, making the fabric useless
  3. Be careful what you wash with your microfiber. Avoid anything made with cotton because the microfiber will grab on to the lint
  4. Ideally wash microfiber with only microfiber but if you must mix loads, wash with other non-linting synthetics
  5. If you hand wash, wash in hot water with mild detergent and use a soft bristled brush if necessary – rinse thoroughly
Drying Microfiber
  • To ensure the longest lasting microfiber, air dry is best
  • Microfiber dries relatively quickly
  • If you use a dryer, set it on low heat or no heat
  • Dry with other microfiber products only so that it doesn’t pick up extra lint

For maximum performance and longevity, follow these guidelines for commercial laundering:


  • Detergent
    • High solvent for heavy soil
    •   No Alkaline
    •   Dose determined by product specification for poundage
  • No Bleach
  • No Fabric Softener
Flush 2 Min 120º F High
Flush 2 Min 140º F High
Suds 25 Min 160º F Low
Rinse/Extract 3 Min 140º F High
Rinse/Extract 2 Min 80º F High
Rinse 2 Min 80º F High
Extract 6 Min



Option 1: Air dry (PREFERED METHOD)

Option 2: Tumble Dry (Max Temp 140F)

Option 3: Inject disinfectant during final rinse and do not dry. Bag mops with a twist tie for transport. Disinfectant residual will reduce mildew growth prior to use. (Mops only)

Option 4: Do not dry mops. Place damp mops in a bucket and dose with chemical product. Within ½ hour they will be saturated and ready for use. (Mops only)

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