| In Practice | Cleaning Textiles
In general: microfiber textiles are easier to clean than cotton because they release dirt more easily. Photo: rationell reinigen
Cleaning textiles: Correctly washed and prepared
Many factors interact
Preparing cleaning textiles is not trivial but plays an extremely important role in professional
cleaning and maintenance. Only clean textiles that are in perfect technical condition ensure the
proper cleaning and maintenance results that satisfy all involved parties. This article discusses
all of the salient points.
Nowadays, cleaning textiles are technical products that
require special cleaning and care. However, traditional washing
procedures are still often used, sometimes out of ignorance or
too great an emphasis on frugality. Not only does this lead to
clean textiles, it also reduces their service life.
Correct care significantly extends the service life of cleaning
and prevents most mistakes, which are often homegrown.
Correct preparation does not have to be complicated. Contrary
to frequent opinion, the professional and proper preparation of
textiles does not require the investment of a great deal
of money. Correctly treated, cleaning textiles last significantly
longer, which relativizes the costs. In addition, a company that
unsatisfactory cleaning performance due to old, badly
washed cleaning textiles, loses out. Generally, frequent washing
leads to physical and chemical stress on mop covers. The resulting
damage cannot be completely avoided,
but it can be minimized
by the right preparation so that the covers are not only clean but
have a longer service life as well. It is very important, however,
not to overlook the right point for replacing a mop cover. The
mentioned changes gradually diminish the cleaning
of any mop cover. At some point, the cover is not
only inadequate but only distributes the dirt more.
48 GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2017