How to wash


  1. How do you wash your scrubber sleeves?
  2. Do you use detergent?
  3. How do you dry them?
  4. Can I wash scrubber sleeves together with the surgical towels??
    Thank you very much!

Throw 'em in with the towels. Cheap detergent & not alot at that. I hang-dry, never machine dry, although this is debate-able with other users. I don’t like fluff :smiley:

So what is the debate with machine drying?

Not really related to the topic but I thought I would throw out a tip while we are talking about strip washers.
We all know that eventually one of the ends wear out. The t-bar punches through the end of the washer and then its time to buy a new one. If you want to get a few extra mile out of that washer sew the ends with fishing line. I know it sounds cheap but it works pretty well. I usually will sew the ends just when the wearing is noticeable, before the hole gets too big.

My stripwashers are microfiber and if they get to hot it can be detrimental to the fibers. I never machine dry my stripwashers or microfiber towels.

  1. How do you wash your scrubber sleeves?

[B]In the machine with towels. With micros if lightly soiled, with terry towels if heavily soiled.[/B]

  1. Do you use detergent?

[B]Very little for micro’s and scrubbers.[/B]

  1. How do you dry them?

[B]In the dryer with the towels[/B]

  1. Can I wash scrubber sleeves together with the surgical towels??

[B]Don’t use surgical towels.[/B]

Thank you very much!

[B]Your welcome. Good Luck![/B]


[B]Bert :-)[/B]

Small point - I throw mine in the washing machine like everyone else but why bother drying them ?. I just put them back in the bucket ready for use the next day.

Machine drying creates static with the heat transfer, you will also find it picks up other fibers left in the machine which will at some point be left on the window. You will see the difference if you shake out towels which have been machine dried or hung dry.
Since the purpose of washing is to remove all debris, not just to make them look clean, I’m a fan of hang dry.
I also believe that the washing process does something to the weave of whatever towel you use. It seems to bind the fibers together more, making them smoother over the course of there life (heat transfer by machine drying will shrink the fibers together), which in turn makes them less useful for the purpose of picking up moisture or grime.
Microfibers seem pretty useless after a few washes as all the thousands of velcro pick-up fibers are squashed, flattened or woven together. A new microfiber is as good as a scrim, but after the first wash, seems to loose it’s ability.
With the old flax type scrim, the fiber was really course - very similar to sack cloth, so we had to boil them & rough them up a few times before they became useful. Todays scrim is slightly different, I don’t believe they use flax anymore & their life is reduced slightly. But using them out of the packet is possible, but I prefer to wash them first because of factory mites & left over fiber from the creation process.

You’d think a towel is a towel, but I also think the way you prepare your cleaning cloth is a time saver & creates less problems on the job. You have all probably seen a mark on the window, gone over it with your finger in cloth & left a smear that was even worse - I found this was created by lint within the cloth or picked up by static by machine washing.

—well that’s my theory :slight_smile:

This is also a good topic. I wanted to put sponge on the end of my T-bar to stop the ends going. But since my glove of choice is the porcupine, its a very tight fit anyways. I find the Unger T-bar has enough play to do that, but I’m quite annoyed that I go through so many Ettore porcupine sleeves.
I usually cut up the old covers & make 6"ers. Pulex do a decent T-bar in this size.

where is the scrim actually made and is scrim used for clothes ??? i picture somewhere in the backwoods

and is sackcloth the same cloth ?