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Laundering Dust Mops

 

Machine Washing

 

The following procedure for machine washing soiled cotton mops will assure maximum dusting results:

  • Briskly shake out or vacuum excessive dust in mop head.
  • Place head snugly in net washing bag or other perforated bag. Infinity Twist dust mops do not require a netted bag.
  • Soak mop for 10 minutes in hot, soapy water.
  • Pour 1 capful of your regular laundry detergent into the washing machine. Wash mop head 3-5 minutes in hot, soapy or detergent water at low machine speed. CAUTION: Never machine wash mop head by itself - always wash in a full machine load. Over-washing or the use of bleach will cause severe damage to the yarn.
  • Rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water to remove alkali.
  • Remove head from washing bag and tumble in dryer not exceeding 180°F until dry. Excessive temperatures and drying times will cause rapid mop deterioration.

 

Hand Washing

  • Vacuum or use a counter dusting brush to remove as much visible soil as possible.
  • Prepare a solution of warm water and mix the proper amount of detergent in a bucket, a mop bucket with a wringer works well for this application.
  • Place the soiled mop into the solution and work in vigorously.
  • Once satisfied you have removed as much spoil as possible place the dust mop into the wringer and remove as much water as possible.
  • * If you're washing more than one dust mop it's recommended to use a bucket with a separate collection bucket (similar to the WaveBrake red insert bucket)
  • Once satisfied you have extracted the excess water, simply hang the dust mop up and allow to air dry. 
  • On average, the dust mop should be dry in 2-4 hours, cotton dust mops retain the greatest amount of moisture where synthetics mop don't.