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4 TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR REUSABLE MOP REFILLS 

4 TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR REUSABLE MOP REFILLS 

March 14, 2024  |  Cleaning Tips

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to refresh your home and engage in some much-needed spring cleaning. As you prepare to give your home a deep clean, it's essential you have all the necessary supplies on hand for a thorough and easy cleaning experience. One cleaning essential you won't want to overlook is genuine Vileda reusable microfibre mop refills.

Vileda mop refills harness the power of microfibre to provide a thorough clean with minimal effort. Unlike other mops that rely on disposable pads, our microfibre mop refills are designed for multiple uses, reducing the need for frequent replacements and contributing to environmental sustainability. 

If you want to get the most life out of your mop refills, you must care for them properly. Here are four common mistakes to avoid when caring for your reusable microfibre mop refills, ensuring they last longer and continue to provide effective cleaning.

#Tip 1: Don’t Use Bleach to Wash Your Reusable Mop Refills 

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#Tip 1: Don’t Use Bleach to Wash Your Reusable Mop Refills 

Let’s face it: Big messes will happen no matter how often you clean your home. That’s why we always like to have extra refills on hand!

Our reusable microfibre mop refills are designed to remove over 99% of bacteria using just water.* Just as our mops don't require harsh chemicals to clean your floors, there's no need to use harsh chemicals to clean the refills themselves! The microfibre in our mop heads provides a powerful clean for your floors. However, laundering them with bleach can degrade their microfibres, causing the fibres to wear down and reducing their cleaning effectiveness. Fabric softener has a similar detrimental effect on microfibre.

Avoid using bleach and fabric softener, and instead, machine or hand wash them in cold or warm water. It's that simple to clean your reusable microfibre mop refills, ensuring they're ready for your next mess!

Pro Tip: Only wash microfibre mop refills with other microfibre items. Washing microfibre with other fabrics can allow fabric lint to clog their fibres.

Further Reading: Which Vileda Mop is right for you?

#Tip 2: Skip The Dryer and Air Dry Your Reusable Mop Refills Conseil

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#Tip 2: Skip The Dryer and Air Dry Your Reusable Mop Refills Conseil

It might be tempting to toss your reusable microfibre mop refills in the dryer after gently washing them. However, if you want your mop refills to last a long time, we recommend you lay them flat or hang them to dry.

Why is that? Microfibre is made of thousands of tiny fibres. You risk melting the mop refill fibres when you put your reusable microfibre mop refills into a dryer with high heat. This makes them less effective at cleaning up messes when you mop with them. Plus, microfibre mop refills may pick up lint left behind in your dryer.

The best way to dry your reusable microfibre mop refills is always to lay them flat or hang them to air dry.

#Tip 3: Switch Mop Refills When You Start Cleaning a New Room 

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#Tip 3: Switch Mop Refills When You Start Cleaning a New Room 

While all of Vileda's microfibre mop refills are highly durable and clean thoroughly, it's tempting to use the same mop head from room to room. However, for the best clean, we recommend to use a different refill in each room.

Further Reading: Top Tips For Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors | Vileda Canada

Replacing your mop refills between rooms or large spaces reduces the risk of spreading germs around your house. Using a new mop refill in each space ensures you're starting with a fresh and bacteria-free mop in every room, ensuring a sparkling clean and healthy environment for you and your family. It's particularly important to switch refills when cleaning bathroom and kitchen messes, as these areas tend to be high-traffic floor areas that collect bacteria.

Simply wash your reusable mop refill as recommended above, and switch to another before moving to the next room. 

Tip 4: For a more powerful clean, consider our Deep Clean refills

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Tip 4: For a more powerful clean, consider our Deep Clean refills

Did you know Vileda offers specialized "Deep Clean" refills for our EasyWring and RinseClean spin mop systems? Our deep clean refills feature a unique scrubbing pad that provides 40% more cleaning power, making it easier to tackle stubborn dirt and grime. 

Have a particularly tough to scrub stain? The Deep Clean refill is the tool for the job.

Stock up and save. 

Stock up and save. 

Always be ready with an extra refill! Shop our microfibre reusable mop refills here.

*Removes over 99% of E. coli and Staph. aureus from pre-finished hardwood flooring and ceramic tiling using tap water, as tested at an independent accredited lab. 

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