From pet hair to dust balls, microfiber pads attract dirt like a magnet. The tiny polyester and nylon fibers in the pads are positively charged, causing dust, with its negative charge, to cling to them. Traditional sponge or cotton mops push around some of the dirt on a floor, whereas microfiber pads pick up even the tiniest specks. Microfiber pads can be machine washed and reused more than 100 times, making them an environmentally friendly cleaning choice. The pads can be used on hardwood, laminate, and tile floors.
1 Attach pad to mop head. In most brands, the pad is tucked into slots on the mop head or beneath a frame.
2 . Dip pad in water or apply a small amount of cleaning solution if wet mopping is desired. Some microfiber mop pads are designed to work with a cleaning solution sprayed from a bottle attached to the mop handle. Push button to spray solution as needed. Dust and pet hair can be cleaned up with a dry mop.
3. Push the mop along the floor to collect dirt. Add water or cleaning solution as needed if not dry mopping. Continue to run the mop along the surface of the floor until it has been completely cleaned. Depending on the size of the floor and how dirty it is, the microfiber pad may need to be changed when it becomes saturated with dirt.
4. Wash the microfiber pad under warm running water to remove dirt or wash in a washing machine on warm. Because of the amount of dirt that will be released from the pad while washing, pads should be washed separately or with other highly soiled items. Dry the microfiber pads on a low dryer setting or let air dry.
Things You Will Need
Microfiber mop pads
mop designed to use microfiber pads
Many lightweight mops that use microfiber pads have swiveling heads, making cleaning tight spaces and baseboards easier.
Do not use bleach on the microfiber pads when washing them unless manufacturer's directions state that this is safe.