How to Properly Launder Microfiber

If you are an essential business, staying open in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not optional. You need to provide vital services to your community. The Budd Group wants you to be empowered to make prudent choices when it comes to effective facility cleaning. Our janitorial services teams have long relied on microfiber cloths to clean surfaces by effectively removing pathogens and germs. In addition to investing in professional-grade microfiber, we take the necessary steps to properly launder microfiber so that it does not prematurely degrade. Washed, dryed, and stored appropriately, microfiber cloths are good for hundreds of washes and uses. Here are our expert tips for successfully cleaning microfiber cloth.

Washing in Hot Water

Cleaning with microfiber cloth is so effective because the microfibers work with the power of physics. The force generated when you wipe a surface with microfiber lifts pathogens and other particles from the surface and traps them in the fibers. Since the point of using microfiber is to trap dirt and germs, you need a microfiber cleaning technique that effectively relaxes the grip of the microfibers so that there’s nothing left on the cloth the next time you clean a surface. For specifics, it’s recommended to check manufacturers’ guidelines. Here are some sample guidelines from Microfiber Wholesale: Note: You can use mild detergent to wash microfiber. But you should avoid fabric softner. Using fabric softner on microfiber would dramatically decrease the effectiveness of the fibers, leaving your surfaces at risk of exposure to a greater number of pathogens after cleaning.

Clean with Like Fabrics

Experts recommend laundering microfiber with microfiber. Washing microfiber with cotton or other fabrics that shed could cause the microfiber to trap lint, which defeats the purpose of washing the microfiber. Washing with like-color microfiber will also afford better results than mixing lights and darks.

Drying Microfiber Cloths

Air-drying is best when it comes to drying microfiber cloths. If air drying is not an option, be sure your dryer temperature does not exceed 140 degrees fahrenheit. Avoid any setting higher than tumble dry. Your cleaning team should follow all manufacturer guidelines for cleaning, drying, and storing microfiber to protect your investment. Because of their long-lasting strength, microfibers are a great way to clean with less waste. The Budd Group also routinely utilizes microfiber as a part of our commitment to green cleaning, since they are just as effective without harsh, toxic cleaners. We understand you and your team have a lot on your plate during this volatile time. The amount and frequency of cleaning necessary may exceed the capabilities of your in-house janitorial staff. If you don’t have a janitorial team, cleaning offices and shared spaces yourself could put you and your team at elevated risk. The Budd Group has decades of experience providing deep cleaning services for offices and commercial buildings across industries, including highly technical and sensitive environments. We can complete building disinfection, including misting systems and touchpoint cleaning, so you can stay safe while you must remain operational. Don’t wait to better protect yourself and your community against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Call The Budd Group for a building cleaning proposal today.

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