All Cleaning Towels Aren’t Created Equally. Using Microfiber to Clean Mold.
The type of cloth you use to clean your home can make a big difference in the cleanliness and efficiency of your cleaning routine. People use a wide variety of rags from paper towels to old t-shirts to cotton towels to clean surfaces, but perhaps the most effective is a microfiber towel. Compared to cotton, microfiber is quick drying, super absorbent, and lightweight.
Benefits of Microfiber.
- Better cleaning: As a highly absorbent material, microfiber towels will absorb more dirt when wet or dry. Traditional cleaning rags or paper towels leave behind a residue while microfiber traps dirt and liquid in its fiber. The primary difference is that microfiber is a synthetic fabric, while cotton is a natural material.
- Environmentally friendly: By using microfiber towels in place of traditional cleaning products such as paper towels, you can save water and eliminate waste.
- Longer lasting: Microfiber towels, when cared for properly, outlast other cleaning cloths such as rags or paper towels.
- Investment: While you may need to pay a little more upfront for microfiber towels, you’ll rarely have to repurchase them as opposed to paper towels. Microfiber towels can be purchased in packs of 15-20 at stores for around $30.
Make Microfiber Part of Your Mold Regimen
The fibers in microfiber towels make it a great tool for mold remediation. The small fibers in the microfiber cloths lock in tiny mold spores and dust particles. Harsh chemicals aren’t only bad for your environment but will ruin the quality of your microfiber towel. When you use Remedy Mold Treatment Spray, we recommend using microfiber to clean mold, which is a mild but powerful bio-balancing cleaner that can be used around the house and treats mold, candida, and bacteria. Use microfiber cloths for routine cleaning and even treating mold in your car.
Care for Your Towels
After each use, rinse the microfiber cloth with warm water to flush any dirt out. When it comes time to wash the microfiber, wash them separately from other materials – this will avoid absorbing lint from other textiles reducing the towel’s absorbency. Avoid using fabric softener – we’ve discussed why fabric softener is a problem (a breeding ground for mold) but fabric softener will plug up the spaces between the fibers, losing the microfiber cloths absorbency. We recommend using Remedy Laundry Liquid as opposed to harsh detergents that will leave behind residues that reduce their attracting powers.
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Cleaning can take a lot of time, dedication, and money to get the work done. Microfiber towels are one of the most versatile tools to have in your housekeeping arsenal. We hope this article will help make cleaning your home less of a chore than it already is. Check out our Immunolytics Blog.
Hi. Do the products u recommend take care of mildew.– especially mildew in clothes?
Also, for example, I have a thick white cotton shirt with mildew. What would be the steps I should take to remove the mildew, e.g. 1) the liquid detergent u recommend, 2) the additive u recommend– then in a separate cycle a hit wash with some beach? Thx.
CitriSafe Laundry Detergent will work during the wash cycle and does not require additional additives in the rinse cycle. You can add bleach in the bleach dispenser.
Is it ok to add borax to the laundry load with the Remedy Laundry liquid?
You certainly can add Borax to the laundry load. Although, our laundry detergent does not require additional cleaning agents.