Mitts, mops, dusters, gloves, pads and towels: It seems as though the majority of dry goods associated with auto care have become microfiber. As amazing as microfiber may be, some of its unusual properties can be diminished by improper washing. While the technology behind microfiber is deep and complex, you’ll find that caring for them is as simple as 1,2,3. Below are the three important things you need to remember when caring for your growing collection of microfiber products. Read on to learn the proper care methods for your microfiber products.
1. Don’t Use Bleach or Fabric Softeners. If you want to wash your microfiber towels in the washing machine, use only a mild detergent that does not contain bleach. Fabric softeners and bleach will both eliminate the static charges that make your microfiber so effective at what it does. Without the static, your microfiber towel might as well be used to dry your dishes. Avoid using harsh detergents and your microfibers should last indefinitely. The best product to use is Pinnacle Micro Rejuvenator. It contains none of the chemicals that reduce the static properties of microfiber, and enriches the material with emulsifiers that will enhance and rejuvenate your towel.
2. Use Low or No Heat. Extreme temperatures aren’t something you want to expose many products to, but when it comes to microfiber, it is especially important to keep them safe from dangerous heat. When it comes time to dry your towels, tumble them dry on low or no heat. Neglecting this advice can result in the melting of the polyester and polyamide fibers.
3. Don’t Mix With Laundry. While it may be tempting to toss your towels into the washing machine with your ordinary clothes, you must remember that cotton and microfiber are not the same. Do not mix the load with your usual laundry. Instead, make a laundry load comprised only of microfiber products. This countermeasure will keep lints from being embedded into the weaves of your microfiber towels. Imagine the high heat of a dryer melting a microfiber towel to your favorite clothes. Or better yet, just make sure that you wash and dry your microfiber separately using Pinnacle Micro Rejuvenator.