How to clean and care for your Microfiber Towels.
Microfiber towels can be the best companion that you can have for a streak-free, stain-free, super-absorbent cleaning experience if you take the right care of them! You can use it on all surfaces at home, in the office or for auto-detailing. But do you take care of them so that they last and can be reused for a really long time? If still in doubt, read on for the right tips and tricks to take the proper care of your best cleaning companions!
- Wash separately and not with any other clothes: Microfiber tends to collect lint and dirt from other clothes on to it, owing to its super-absorbent characteristic of lifting and trapping dirt and debris. Make sure to do a separate load of laundry with your micro-fiber clothes together.
- Do not use bleach or fabric softener: Bleach damages the fibers in the cloth and fabric-softeners tend to discharge the electro-static property of microfiber that makes dirt and dust cling to microfiber. In case you end up using some, wash it off with lots of cold water and nothing else and it will be good to use again.
- Do not use hot water for cleaning: The melting point of microfiber is low (60 degree Celsius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit) and hot water can melt the fibers, making the cloth shrink and curl up rendering it useless. It is advisable to use only cold water or warm water (no more than 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Do not use laundry detergent powder or pods: Another enemy of microfiber is laundry soap or detergent that doesn’t get fully washed away. A buildup of soap or other laundry products will clog the fibers and ruin the effectiveness of microfiber towels. That is why it is advisable to only use mild, dye free, scent free liquid detergents for optimum results.
- Do not heat dry: The polyester in microfiber towels have a low melting point as already discussed. Microfiber towels cannot handle the high heat in drying machines and will end up with melted fibers. Frequent drying in machines will also loosen the fabric strands and make them prone to fabric pilling. The best practice is to air dry or tumble dry on cold air. Or simply hang dry inside the house.
- Do not use dryer sheets: Like when using detergents with deposits, the dryer sheets will leave a waxy residue and end up clogging the strands in microfiber. Skip dryer sheets altogether.
If you follow these steps correctly, microfiber towels will mesmerize you every single time with their magical cleaning properties. Don't hesitate, take the extra step and you will not be disappointed!
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