How to wash and dry bar mops
All sizes of toweling can be washed in the same wash cycle (bath towels, hand towels etc.). However, white towels should always be washed separately from colored towels, and bar mops should be laundered separately from guest towels.
Identify stains prior to laundering. Fatty acids and grease contained in food are best neutralized by alkaline PH substances. However, in order for the towel to be made ready for use, you must rinse and rebalance the alkali with acid (such as bleach).
Keep bar mops separated from guest towels during the drying process, as bar mops will dry more quickly than bath towels due to the lighter weights and construction. Dry until the moisture level of the finished towel is between 4-6%. Over-drying in a tumble dryer is the leading cause of greying. This is due to bone-dry terry loops inability to discharge static. As a result, the towel surface attracts every particle from the drying air-stream leading to progressive greying.
How long do bar mops last?
Keep in mind that your bar mops will most likely have to be replaced frequently, as their constant heavy use and commercial washing will wear on the towel over time. Typically, a laundry will eek 5-7 wash cycles out of a bar mop before it degrades and should be ‘ragged-out’ or is lost due to improper use (e.g., used to clean out a grease trap).