Cleaning Windows with Microfiber Cloths
Thoroughly cleaning your windows is one of the simplest ways to instantly elevate the comfort of your living space and the overall ambience of your home. Your windows let natural light through, and we often don’t notice the dust and grime accumulating over time.
Having sparkly clean windows can polish the look of your rooms and refresh the indoor air, which is why you don’t want to put off this task. To make this chore easier, it is important to use tools that make cleaning fast and efficient, such as window cleaning solutions, a good squeegee, and high-quality microfiber rags.
What is Microfiber?
Microfiber is synthetic cloth material developed in the 1950s by scientists experimenting with ultra-fine threads. The property that gives microfiber fabric its qualities is having a lot of filaments for its surface area. Since its invention, microfiber has had industrial and commercial uses, but manufacturers first popularised the material for its cleaning properties in the ’90s.
The Benefits of Microfiber
Several characteristics make microfiber so brilliant at cleaning:
- There are 200,000 fibres per square inch of fabric, giving microfiber a large cleaning surface and the ability to collect much more dirt than cotton for example.
- During manufacturing, the microfiber receives treatments to give it a positive electric charge. It attracts dirt like a magnet because dirt particles have a negative electric charge.
- Synthetic fibres dry very quickly and are highly absorbent, making microfiber rags highly efficient and ready to be used soon after.
These unique qualities of microfiber make it excel at cleaning windows. Windows are notoriously frustrating to clean because any streak is visible in the light, including water streaks. However, microfiber can remove both wet and dry dirt easily, making it ideal for leaving your windows crystal clear.
How to Clean Microfiber Rags
You must be careful when cleaning microfiber rags to maintain their quality longer. Washing them at a high temperature makes the fibres melt and lose their absorbent qualities. Avoid heating and fabric treatments when cleaning your microfiber rags.
The best way to clean your rags is to avoid getting them too soiled and use mild detergents for the task. Using bleach or harsher chemicals can also affect synthetic fibres, making them clump.
What Not to Use on Microfiber
As mentioned, avoid high heat when cleaning your microfiber. Never put your rags in the drier, don’t use fabric softener, and only wash them at 30 degrees Celsius or lower. Additionally, don’t wash microfiber cloths with cotton fabrics, as the lint from cotton can cling onto the synthetic fibres, blocking them from absorbing moisture and drying quickly.
Take it From the Experts
Here at Valley Windows, we recommend using microfiber when cleaning your windows. As experts in manufacturing and installing various types of windows, from double-glazed windows to timber sliding doors, we understand the challenges of maintaining these features as a homeowner. Regardless of the type of glass, we suggest cleaning with microfiber rags as the key to keeping your windows crystal clear.