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How To Clean Phone Cases – 5 Types: Silicone, Plastic, Wood, Leather, Rubber

How To Clean Phone Cases Silicone Plastic White Rubber Leather Wood

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.

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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 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.

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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.

Get 5 Star Reviews – How To Exceed Customer Expectations

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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.

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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.

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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. Go to our Clean Like A Pro Section for more residential cleaning business tips.

 

Introducing Our New Buff Detail Microfiber Drying Towels

Buff Detail Microfiber Drying Towel Lifestyle 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.Buff Detail Microfiber Drying Towels

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!

Sorry We’re Sold Out!

We are really sorry! We had a limited amount of our our old All Purpose Towels on clearance and they sold out in just one hour after we sent out our email! We were not expecting this, but no need to worry!

Let Us Make It Up To You

take 17% off your order today!

Use This Coupon Code On The Checkout Page:

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We know you wanted to buy microfiber today, so we created a coupon so you wouldn’t be disappointed. It’s good for every item on our website, not just towels (so really, it’s even better than the original deal). Just enter the coupon code 17Today on checkout and you’ll get 17% off your entire order!

Congrats to Jess Baidwan!

We want to recognize our friend, and one of the most knowledgable guys we know in the cleaning industry, Jess Baidwan for well deserved recognition in CleanLink. Jess is the custodial supervisor at Southern Ute Indian Tribe. We know first hand how seriously Jess takes his work and how important it is to him to get the right cleaning supplies and equipment in the hands of his team. Check out the article in which Jess describes how he motivates his team and what they’ve been able to accomplish.

Way to go, Jess!

Cross Out Contamination…

Check out the April issue Cleaning and Maintenance Management Magazine for our article on using microfiber to prevent cross contamination in commercial cleaning applications. Here’s the link. Below is an infographic that we created on the subject:

Using Microfiber to Prevent Cross Contamination

As you can see, there is a lot that goes into preventing cross contamination. It’s important to teach cleaning professionals why preventing cross contamination is important, in addition to how to actually do it. The colors are not set in stone, you can customize them to suit your needs, but again, as a guideline, here are the colors we recommend:

  • Red: Sanitary Appliances
  • Yellow: Other Restroom Fixtures
  • Green: Kitchen and Food Prep Areas
  • Blue: Low Risk Areas like offices, classrooms and common areas.

Remember, it’s also important to keep your equipment clean and mind how you handle the dirty and the clean microfiber!

 

New Item: Replacement Parts for Bucketless Mop

We just added replacement parts for our Bucketless Microfiber Mop Systems to our website.
Here is what is in stock:
Replacement Nozzle & O-Ring
Replacement Bucketless Tank – 20 Ounce
Replacement Bucketless Tank – 30 Ounce
Replacement Swivel
Replacement Velcro for 16” Frame
Replacement Tank Holder
If you find that you need some of these parts they’re available now! Click here to purchase.

Which Microfiber Mop Should You Use?

We get this question a lot. We currently have 37 different sizes and styles of Microfiber Mops, so it is no wonder the question comes up so often, if you are new to mopping with microfiber it’s easy to get confused. Of course if you want to pick up the phone and call us to get our opinion on which mop is best for you, we’re more than happy to help. However if you want online help we’ve put together guidelines for choosing the right microfiber mop. We put them right on our Microfiber Mops page so you won’t have to look too far to find them. We also included an estimate of how much you can mop with different size microfiber mops.

Our Amazing Microfiber Duster

We just posted a new video showcasing our amazing microfiber duster. This thing is really cool, you can dust just about anything with it including ceiling fans, banisters, behind and under furniture. It accepts any Acme threaded handle (like a handle for a paint roller etc.) including our Aluminum Threaded Handle. We get lots of comments from our customers, especially house cleaners and cleaning contractors, about how versatile the duster is and how much the like it.

For a duster starting at less than $4 and going as low as $2 for bulk orders, you really can’t go wrong. Buy a Microfiber Flexible Fluffy Duster today!