The ultimate guide to wash and disinfect your microfiber towels

Published on 17 May 2024 at 17:57

As a professional cleaners, we use microfiber towels every single day, as they are a reusable cleaning tool, but they also pick up much more dirt and bacteria than paper towels! However, this efficiency comes with its own challenge: the extreme accumulation of dirt and bacteria. This is why it is very important to wash and properly disinfect microfiber towels? How? 

Here are 4 steps to take to wash and disinfect your microfiber towels: 

Run a Cycle Without Any Detergent

 Start by running a washing cycle with just water. This helps to rinse out any loose dirt and debris from the towels without any chemical interference.

Use Citric Acid for Softening and Stain Removal

 Add citric acid to the next wash cycle. Citric acid is a natural softener and is effective at removing stains. It also helps to break down any buildup in the fibers, ensuring they remain soft and absorbent.

Disinfect with Pine-Sol

For the disinfecting cycle, add Pine-Sol to the wash. Pine-Sol is a powerful disinfectant that will help kill any bacteria and viruses lingering in the towels. Ensure you follow the manufacturer's guidelines for the correct amount to use.

Run Cycle on Extra Hot

 Use the hottest water setting available on your washing machine. The extra heat helps to sanitize the towels and ensures that any remaining bacteria are killed.

Rinse Thoroughly and Dry

After the washing cycles, rinse the towels thoroughly to remove any remaining cleaning agents. Then, air dry the towels or use a dryer on a low heat setting. High heat can damage the fibers, so it's important to be gentle. 

I prepared a full video on how to wash and disinfect microfiber towels! Watch it below!

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