We interviewed the Mike Kelley of Combat Cleanerz. During the interview Mike mentioned that Elayna Beatty is in charge of laundering microfiber and that she has a process that they strictly follow. Elayna was kind enough to share that with us. After reading through it, you’ll realize that there probably isn’t a better, more detailed explanation of how to wash microfiber available online. Thanks so much for sharing it with us Elayna!
Start by shaking off the excess dirt, hair and grime. This is important. The washing machine doesn’t have to work as hard and the rags wash a lot cleaner. Separate the colors. We use red for restrooms and green for general usage.
Using the Energy Star LG front load washing machine, we wash no more than 80 rags per cycle. If there are too many rags in the machine, there is not enough room for agitation and the rags do not wash as well.
We wash the rags on the Sanitize Cycle, adding a pre-wash and extra rinse cycle to the program. To ring out the rags, the speed level is set on medium. We have found if you ring the microfibers out on high, the edges curl, making the rags more difficult to smooth and fold.
As our detergents, we use Shaklee’s Fresh Laundry and Basic G, which is a germicide. (Both of these products are very concentrated. A little goes a really long way.) In 1960, Shaklee began marketing organic, biodegradable cleaning products. In their marketing messages, the company continually emphasized ‘natural’ and ‘environmentally friendly’ ideas that were not common at the time. We use Shaklee for all of those reasons but more