#1: Don’t Use Bleach to Clean Your Reusable Mop Refills
Let’s face it: Big messes will happen no matter how often you clean your home. If you’ve just deep cleaned your floors with any of our microfiber mops and are putting a couple of our reusable mop refills in the laundry, you’ll be glad to have an extra refill ready to go! But before you go running your reusable microfiber mop refills through the wash, make sure you’re not using bleach to clean them.
Our reusable microfiber mop refills all remove over 99% of bacteria with just water*—There’s no need to use harsh chemicals to clean the refills themselves! The microfiber in our mop heads gives your floors a powerful clean. But laundering them with bleach can deteriorate their microfibers, wearing down the fibers and lessening their cleaning power. Using fabric softener has the same detrimental effect on microfiber.
#2: Skip The Dryer and Air Dry Your Reusable Mop Refills
It might be tempting to toss your reusable microfiber mop refills in the dryer after gently washing them. However, if you want your mop refills to last the three months they’re intended to before replacing them, we recommend you lay them flat or hang them to dry.
Why is that? Microfiber is made of thousands of tiny fibers. You risk melting the mop refill fibers when you put your reusable microfiber mop refills into a dryer with high heat. This makes them less effective at cleaning up messes when you mop with them. Plus, microfiber mop refills may pick up lint left behind in your dryer.
The best way to dry your reusable microfiber mop refills is always to lay them flat or hang them to air dry.
#3: Switch Mop Refills When You Start Cleaning a New Room
Since all of O-Cedar’s microfiber mop refills are very durable and clean so thoroughly, it might be tempting to use the same mop head from room to room. However, to give your home the best clean, it’s best to use a different refill in each room.
Replacing your mop refills between rooms or large spaces minimizes the chances of spreading germs around your house. Using a new mop refill in each space ensures you’re starting with a fresh and bacteria-free mop in every room, so you can trust they’ll be sparkling clean and healthy for you and your family. It’s especially important to switch refills as you clean your bathroom and kitchen messes, since those tend to be high traffic floor areas that collect bacteria.