Looking for a quick, effective, and safe solution on how to clean wood furniture? Consider using microfiber cloths to remove dust, dirt, grime, even mold! The smooth, small fibers of microfiber will ensure no damage comes to your wood furniture, while also effectively absorbing any dirt and water on the surface. Here are the most effective ways of cleaning wood furniture:
Use A Microfiber Cloth To Dust
Dusting your wood furniture with a microfiber cloth is the easiest thing in the world. The split fibers of microfiber help to instantly trap dust as you wipe down your furniture. You won’t need any extra cleaning products or even water for a dust-free home! When dusting make sure you are using an all-purpose type microfiber towel (Fluffy) type. The longer “fluffier” fibers of these towels has extra space to hold dust.
In case you were wondering why microfiber is so good at trapping dust, most dust particles range in size from 1 to 100 micrometers in diameter. A microfiber is smaller than 10 micrometers, and high quality microfiber used in cleaning usually ranges between 1 and 5 micrometers. This means that microfiber is able to effectively pick up most dust particles. Microfiber is also positively charged, so it clings to negatively charged dust particles!
Removing Sticky Grime
On the other hand, you’ll want to dampen your microfiber towel with a bit of water before wiping grime from your wood furniture. The water will help loosen-up and dissolve the grime and the microfiber will suck up the dirt. Be sure to finish the job by wiping a dry microfiber over the area you cleaned, as you don’t want any remnants of water damaging your wood. This is the simplest and safest way for how to clean grime off wood furniture.
To thoroughly clean tougher filth and grime from your wooden furniture, try adding a touch of soap to your microfiber towel. Ideally you’ll want to use a soap meant for cleaning wood. If you are using dish soap, test it out first. Add it to a damp cloth and wipe over a small hidden section of the furniture, to make sure the soap doesn’t harm the finish on your wood. Then, you can combine a small amount of your soap with water and use the mixture to clean your wood with the microfiber cloth. Again, keep an eye on the amount of water on your wood, and quickly wipe away wet areas with a dry microfiber towel.
If you want to know how to clean wood furniture naturally with vinegar, you can combine ¼ cup of vinegar, two teaspoons of olive oil, and a cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray the mixture onto your cloth before wiping down your wood furniture.
Mold Or Mildew?
If your wood furniture has light mold or mildew, the above steps will work just fine. The most important thing to remember is to thoroughly dry. This helps ensure the mold does not grow back. You also might want to use a disposable microfiber cloth when cleaning, to ensure you won’t be cross contaminating. For heavier or stronger mold and mildew, you’ll need to use much stronger products that need to be used with extreme caution, so you will not damage the wood. If you are looking to clean heavy mold check out this guide here or seek a mold removal professional.
For Old or Antique Wood Furniture
If you want to know how to clean old or antique wood furniture, there are a few things you really need to pay extra attention to. First, always, use the most mild soaps as possible. For example, dish soaps used for hand washing are more mild than ones used in dishwashers. It’s very important to properly dilute your soap, you might even want to dilute it a little extra. Make sure you do not use aggressive scrubbing motions when cleaning, rather use gentle wiping motions. Always wipe with the grain of the wood.
Applying Finish – Polishing or Waxing?
When you want to upkeep the finish of your wood furniture, avoid spraying the wood with polish. Polish can cause discoloration in your wood and, eventually, will cause your wood to lose its luster. Instead, you’ll want to use furniture wax in conjunction with a microfiber towel. Not only will wax help improve the appearance of your wood, but it will give your furniture a protective coating to prevent scratches and smudges.
Before waxing, make sure you have taken the above steps. The last thing you want to do is trap the dirt in the wax. Consider using paste wax as it can protect your wood for as long as two years. Apply the wax to your furniture as directed, usually with a brush or with a microfiber cloth. Make sure you are applying a thin even coat. Let the wax dry and then buff the wood surface with your microfiber cloth. When buffing, the softer the microfiber cloth the better. We recommend using our Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels. This should give your wood a shiny, like-new finish without causing any damage.
What’s the number one tip on how to clean wood furniture? Choose the right cleaning products! Using chemical cleaners can impact the look and feel of your wood over time, stripping it of its finish. The best ways for safely cleaning your wood furniture involve the least amount of products, such as using just water and a microfiber towel. Using minimal amounts of the right products will keep your wood lustrous for years to come!
Some of our best offers on Microfiber Wholesale are our Free Shipping and Free Returns. Unfortunately, we were unable to do this when shipping to Canada because of the extremely high international shipping charges! We felt horrible about this, and wanted to make sure our customer base in Canada could get their favorite microfiber products, without having to pay the high international shipping fees. The solution, Amazon Canada!
You can now find some of your favorite Microfiber Wholesale products on Amazon Canada! We’ve carefully selected the most popular products that professional cleaners use, such as our 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System, and our Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels. Of course we will be adding more products in the future, so keep a look out! But for now here’s what we have for you:
Our Products On Amazon Canada
- 6 foot Adjustable Stainless Steel Handle
- 2 Premium Wet Mop Pads + 1 Mojave Dust Mop Pad
- Comes with 2 All-Purpose Microfiber Cloths
16 x 16 Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Towels – 12 Pack
- Choose From 10 Different Colors
- Made softer, more absorbent, and with more Microfiber than your average microfiber towel.
- All Purpose Cleaning Towel – Dust, Clean, Polish, Wash, or Dry on any surface.
- Lasts Hundreds Of Washings
Microfiber Glass Cleaning Pack
- 6 Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloths (Blue) + 2 All-Purpose Microfiber Towels
- Get Streak Free Glass, Mirrors, Windows, and Stainless Steel Without Any Chemical Cleaners
- 2 Step Glass Cleaning System – Clean with the green towels, dry with the blue cloths.
- Lasts Hundreds Of Washings
- Choose From 4 Different Colors
- All Purpose Cleaning Towel – Dust, Clean, Polish, Wash, or Dry on any surface.
- Lasts Hundreds Of Washings
18″ Premium Microfiber Wet Mop Pad – 2 Pack
- Wet Mop Pads For 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System
- Microfiber wraps around the front for effectively cleaning into the corners and bottoms of baseboards
- Works great with water or your favorite cleaners
- Easy locking Velcro ® type backing
18″ Mojave Microfiber Dust Mop Pads – 2 Pack
- Dust Mop Pads For 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System
- Utilizes 2 types of microfiber – looped fringe yarn collects large debris, face yarn collects smaller dirt and dust.
- Easy locking Velcro ® type backing
Do you use microfiber in your cleaning business? When cared for properly, high quality microfiber products should keep their effectiveness through hundreds of washes. The issue many cleaning business owners have is that their employees are not taking proper care of their microfiber, which results in loss of effectiveness, purchasing more frequently, and less efficiency. To ensure you get the most out of your microfiber products, we’ve created an infographic just for you! Share this on your site for your employees to refer back to. If you do, we would much appreciate if you would link back to us.
As an owner of a commercial cleaning service, I have gone through many mops in a search to find the best and most efficient one on the market. Cleaning multiple facilities nightly and dealing with various types of flooring, it has been a true challenge to find one mop that was the most effective for flooring of all types. After trying different models of self dispensing mops, I finally found the best spray mop of them all. The Bottle Rocket mop from MicrofiberWholesale.com.
Are you looking for a mop for your home? Maybe you own a professional cleaning service? Whether you are seeking a mop for personal or professional use, it is important to have the right tool for the job. Having the right equipment makes all the difference in quality. Furthermore, the final cleaning results, as well as the efficiency of the task at hand, are equally important factors. While there are never ending mop options to decide from, I find that a self dispensing spray mop is best to do the job right.
Which Spray Mop is Best For My Floors?
The Bottle Rocket spray mop is ideal for all types of flooring from laminate, hardwood, ceramic tile, VCT, vinyl and more. So, when cleaning hard surface flooring, especially those that are less resistant to water, it is beneficial to use minimal liquid for many reasons including:
- Fast dry times – Allowing floors to be walked on sooner.
- Eliminate slip and falls – Prevent injuries and insurance claims.
- Reduce risk of floor damage – Avoid common issues that result from over-wetting floors
Best Spray Mop For Hardwood Floors and Laminate
When cleaning floors, such as natural wood, and especially laminate, it is recommended to avoid mopping systems, such as the traditional string mop and bucket. As a cleaning expert, I always suggest using a microfiber flat mop, particularly for hardwood and laminate flooring. Not all microfiber flat mops systems are created equal. Some require you to pre-wet your pads. Others, you dip the mop pad in a bucket and wring it out to the best of your ability. Thus, no other mop compares to the quality and ease of use that comes with a Bottle Rocket.
How the Bottle Rocket Spray Mop Works
The Bottle Rocket spray mop is the most user friendly, easy to use mops available. The Bottle Rocket comes equipped with a pressurized refillable solution tank, a button on the top of the handle, and a spray nozzle on the lower part of the mop pole.
- Fill the solution tank with your favorite cleaning product.
- Use handle on the top of the solution tank to pressurize the system.
- Lightly press on the top of the mop handle to release cleaning product.
With the three steps listed above, the solution is evenly distributed onto the floor in front of your mop pad for you to easily clean the floor. Finally, simply press down on the top of the handle as needed to apply however much or however little cleaning solution you need.
Invest in a Proven Mopping System
To conclude, my past research has brought me to many websites and articles about which mop is ‘best’. I imagine you have done your homework as well. Therefore, if you are in need of a mop that will allow you to:
- Put an end to waste water.
- Use less chemical.
- Drastically reduce the amount of water needed to mop.
Among many other benefits, the Bottle Rocket spray mop may be the mop for you.
Therefore, my company, Sawgrass Cleaning Solutions, has fully invested in the Bottle Rocket mop. This is because it has increased efficiency, eliminated worker fatigue, and ultimately enabled us to provide countless clients with cleaner floors and therefore healthier workplaces. Thus, I recommend the Bottle Rocket mop, and suggest you give it a try so you can see what makes it the best microfiber spray mop on the market.
Hate drying dishes? Of course you do! So instead of using your time and energy to dry dishes, why not let microfiber do the work for you. To help you out, try out our new Microfiber Dish Drying Mat on Amazon. They come in a 2 Pack for only $9.98, and with our beautiful basket weave, there is no where else you can find something like this.
What makes these kitchen dish drying mats awesome? For one, the basket woven design is 100% Microfiber, meaning it’ll absorb up to seven times its weight in water and air-dry out quickly. It also comes with a thick foam core to ensure your counters don’t get soaked. Unlike extra large dish drying mats, the 16 x 18 inch size is perfect to fit under any size dish drying rack, quick air drying, and easily folds into cabinets. Switch out as needed, and follow our machine washing instructions to prevent dish drying mat mold.
Only On Amazon!
You won’t find these on our website! We also offer them in a kit with 2 of our dish drying towels, for a more complete drying process at the same price of $9.98.
Looking For More Kitchen & Dish Drying Products?
If you are really looking to dry your dishes faster check out some of these towels on Amazon! These towels are woven to air dry quickly, and are the ideal size for absorbing water quickly. And of course, they are machine washable and won’t leave a bunch of lint in your dishes and kitchen appliances. The Buff™ Home Dish Drying Towels feature our basket woven design, which looks as good it as works. These are only on available on Amazon. As for the waffle weave microfiber towels you can buy them on our website too, they come in 3 different colors.
How do our once beautiful phone cases start to look so bad? Since we use our phones every single day, they become exposed to environmental conditions such as UV radiation, humidity, heat, dust, friction, etc.. This puts constant wear and tear on their surfaces, which can result in stains. But even if you don’t have any visible stains on your phone case, it’s always best to keep your case clean of any germs and bacteria. This is especially true since your cell phone might be dirtier than a toilet seat. Here we list different methods for how to clean phone cases, depending on what type of phone case you possess:
Plastic & Silicone Phone Cases
For the best way on how to clean silicone phone cases, start by combining dish soap and water in a bowl. When the water is soapy, place your phone case into the bowl and let it soak for several minutes. You may need to place a weight onto the case to keep it submerged.
To remove stains and to clean around the edges, gently scrub with a toothbrush. You can also add baking soda if you find a very stubborn stain. Continue scrubbing until all dirt is removed, then rinse your phone case in cold water. This even works great on clear plastic phone cases. You can then dry your case with a microfiber cloth to suck up the water without scratching your case. We recommend our suede microfiber cloth, since it’s super soft and the flat weave ensures no lint or streaks are left behind. Before placing the case back onto your phone, let it air dry for about an hour to ensure there is no remaining moisture.
If Your Phone Case Is White
If your silicone phone case is white and only lightly dirty, you can wash and dry your case with the same method as above. However, white cases can get dirtier faster, and often turn yellow or wind up with very obvious stains. So, if you need more cleaning power for your white phone case, go ahead and mix bleach and water in a bowl. Only a small amount of bleach should be used, as too much can damage silicone cases. You can dilute one teaspoon of bleach in warm water, then place your case into the solution for a few minutes. The bleach should help remove tough stains and yellowing.
Rubber Phone Case
Like silicone cases, rubber phone cases can be easily cleaned with a mixture of dish soap and water. This is the most basic way on how to clean phone cases. Soak the case in the soapy water and clean around the edges with a toothbrush. Then, wipe down the rubber case with a microfiber towel. If there are still stains on your rubber phone case, you can dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol and wipe again. You can also add a little borax to the soapy water and let your rubber case sit in the solution for an hour. Always use a flat woven lint free microfiber cloth to dry on rubber, like our microfiber suede cloths. This will prevent streaking and lint being left behind.
Some stains are more stubborn than others, especially white rubber or clear rubber cases. So if you still can’t get rid of all of the dirt, try making a paste of baking soda and water. Spread the paste over your rubber case and let it dry for a few hours. Then, brush away the paste and rinse your case. If you wanted to know how to clean rubber phone cases thoroughly, try this method.
Wood Phone Case
Wood is the most delicate phone case surface, thus it is more important to dust your wood phone cases more often. This will prevent oil, dirt, and debris from sinking in or scratching the surface. If possible, avoid water when cleaning your wood phone case. Too much contact with water can cause wood to deteriorate. Instead, maintain your wood case by regularly cleaning with a dry microfiber cloth. While tissues or other cloths can leave scratches on wood, microfiber cloths contain delicate fibers that suck up dirt without harming the surface.
For tougher grime on your wood phone case, you can slightly dampen the microfiber cloth with a small amount of water and wipe. If it is extra sticky residue, add a few drops of white vinegar to water and dip your cloth in the solution. Never apply a liquid directly to the wood case, always apply to the cloth. Then use a dry microfiber cloth to soak up any excess water. Since wood is porous use a fluffy or terry microfiber cloth to dry wood. This will ensure you are absorbing into the small cracks and crevices.
Tip: Make sure when you are cleaning and drying you are going with the grain.
Leather Phone Case
Leather phone cases are best cleaned with a mild solution. You can lightly clean your leather case with mild hand soap, and a damp microfiber cloth. Apply the soap onto the cloth and distribute evenly. If you have a mild cleaner, use it along with a dry cloth. When drying, use a plusher terry type microfiber cloth, instead of a flat woven type. The is because leather is porous, so you want to make sure you are getting into the smallest cracks and crevices of the material.
Always make sure you are being as gentle as possible when cleaning and drying, rubbing in circular motions. This will ensure you are not stretching the leather. Keep in mind that different products and solutions you are using on your leather case can alter its look and color, so the simpler the cleaning job the better.
Tip: To restore and condition your leather use Saddle Soap.
Why Microfiber Cloths Are A Necessity
No matter what kind of phone case you have, microfiber is essential if you want to know how to clean phone cases properly. That’s because microfiber is soft enough to not scratch, small enough to pick up debris, and absorbent enough to dry thoroughly! In fact, microfiber is so small that it can effectively remove many germs and bacteria with just water.
It’s important to regularly clean your phone case to prevent any dirt, residue, and grimy buildup. With a combination of cleaning mixtures and microfiber cloths, you can effectively clean your phone case no matter what type of case it is. Whether it’s silicone or wood, you can count on a microfiber cloth to fully clean your phone case without any damage.
What’s The Best Cloth To Use?
Buff™ Quick Cloths are made to clean and dry any phone screen or case streak free! They have one side of plush microfiber for cleaning, and one side of lint free silk microfiber for drying. Plus it comes in a 2 pack, and you choose from 6 fun and unique designs.
Want 5 Star Reviews? With the Spring season among us, plenty of people will be seeking professional residential cleaning services. How do you impress customers when they turn to you for home cleaning or for maid service? We looked at a variety of both positive and negative reviews for some of the most popular maid services. Based on our findings, here are some ways you can exceed customer expectations this Spring and hopefully get those 5 star reviews and great referrals.
Provide Customized Cleaning Plans
Customers love being able to choose what needs to be cleaned; after all, who knows what needs to be cleaned better than the homeowners? Having an unchangeable task list during every visit will not give customers the flexibility they want in their cleaning. Instead, opt for customized plans, where the client can change the list of items to clean. Not only will the client be able to pinpoint what they would like cleaned, but you’ll know what exactly what areas to focus on during your service.
Create A Cleaning Checklist For Both Cleaner & Client
Speaking of lists, many customers find it helpful if they are given a checklist of cleaning services that are to be provided. Create a checklist of cleaning items you plan to complete and give a copy to your client so that both cleaner and client know what work was done. This is a great way to avoid any confusion down the road.
Provide Cleaning That Is Not Just Thorough, But Consistent
We’ve found that many client complaints involve inconsistency. One of the top complaints is seeing a decline in quality work as time goes on. Customers will often compare current and previous service visits, whether it’s from the same or different provider. If their home is not cleaned as thoroughly as before, clients will take note of the inconsistency and it will affect their decision to hire the cleaning service in the future.
Another common complaint is that the cleaner missed certain areas they were supposed to clean. For instance, mopping the floors in the kitchen but missing the counters. Clients expect thoughtful attention from their cleaning service.
A Stellar Personality Goes A Long Way
More than anything else, customers value a pleasing personality. Pair high-quality cleaning skills with a friendly and courteous demeanor and you’ll win over any client. Sometimes we forget how important personality is when it comes to cleaning services, but it should come as no surprise that a great personality leads to more business. When you are friendly and respectful, you build trust with your clients. When your clients trust you, they’re more likely to hire you again and to refer you to people they know. That’s why hiring the right employees for your residential cleaning business is so important! See how Regina DeCorte of Maid in JC makes this possible.
Be Attentive To Clients’ Needs
Actively listen to your clients’ requests when they hire your cleaning service. Sure, they want you to clean and tidy up their home, but maybe they don’t want you to use chemical cleaners or they have a particular method of cleaning the bathroom. No matter what the customer specifies, it’s important that you are listening to their needs. Confirm exactly what the client wants before you begin cleaning, and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re not sure what they are asking for.
Maintain Good Communication Throughout The Cleaning Service
Often, a lack of proper communication will lead to unhappy clients. Even if you arrive at the client’s home on time and perform a thorough cleaning, you must be open to the client’s requests. If they point out a problem with the service, clarify what they would like to see. If a mistake was made, simply apologize and continue cleaning with the customer’s needs in mind.
Before and after the service, make sure you are responsive to all calls and emails. Customers will appreciate the time and effort you put into maintaining open communication with them.
Follow these residential cleaning business tips this season and you’re sure to leave behind both a sparkling home and a happy customer. You’ll be giving your clients peace of mind when you not only provide in-depth cleaning and customized plans, but also open communication, attention, and courtesy. For more info you can go to our Clean Like A Pro Section for more residential cleaning business tips. If you are a new cleaning business and wanting to learn how to get your business up and running, check out the Clean Up System Now.
At Microfiber Wholesale we believe in the phrase “work smarter not harder” and the process of drying and detailing your car is no exception. What seems like an endless process of getting rid of streaks and water spots left on the surface of your car is definitely hard work. The problem isn’t you, it’s that you don’t have the right tools. The solution, our Buff Detail Microfiber Drying Towels.
If you aren’t using microfiber cloths to dry or detail your cars, you’re making things much more difficult than they have to be. Most towels people use to dry their cars saturate quickly, meaning that instead of absorbing excess water and dirt, they are just shoving it to another place on the surface of your car. This is how water spots and streaks can form. That’s not an issue when using the Buff Detail Microfiber Drying Towels. With a unique hydrophilic twisted loop design that quickly moves water away from the surface and into the material, your car dries quicker since you collect all the water and dirt in a single swipe.
Unlike many other towels and cloths that quickly lose their absorbency and effectiveness overtime, we ensure our Buff Detail Microfiber Towels will exceed your expectations! That’s because our towels are made from the best materials, meaning no scratches and they don’t wear out over time! They’re effective on any vehicle surface. We have included easy to follow maintenance instructions to ensure its effectiveness is maintained. Because of microfiber’s durable qualities, you will end up saving money on towels, all while making drying and detailing your car easier on you for years to come.
So start drying and detailing your car the right way and give our new Buff Detail Microfiber Towels a shot. We promise you’ll love them, and you will end up saving on both money and time. Click here to order your first Buff Detail Microfiber Drying Towels!
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