How Do You Clean Scrubbing Pads?

Clean your tub, shower, sinks, glass & floors without scratching with these reusable scrub pads that can also be sterilized in the microwave oven to reduce germs & bacteria build-up.

Commercial floor pad types are color coded for easier identification. White pads are soft and nonaggressive; ideal for delicate surfaces; while stiff red pads are ideal for cleaning heavy dirt accumulation or cooking debris from pots and pans.

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Use a Cleaning Chemical

Utilizing the appropriate chemicals with your floor pads is crucial to achieving excellent cleaning and stripping efforts. A chemical that will emulsify dirt can help lift it from the surface more effectively than using scrub pads alone, cutting down on wear-and-tear and saving cleaner.

Establishing the best floor scrubbing process takes some trial and error, so if you are just getting started it may be worth consulting your pad or brush manufacturer for advice. They can guide you in selecting chemicals, equipment and pads suited for your individual needs – from red for everyday scrubbng jobs all the way up to blue or dark green for heavy duty jobs! You should also pay attention to thickness and weave when choosing pads – tight weave helps prevent tears while loose weave wears down durability over time.

To get the most out of your scrubbing pads, it is important to regularly flip and monitor their wear. If the pad starts losing shape or its scrubbing power, it may be time for replacement.

An alternative way of cleaning your scrubbing pads is placing them in a solution tank with lemon juice and water, as this will effectively eliminate impurities such as dirt, grease and rust from your pad, leaving it fresh-smelling when finished.

Once your scouring pads have been thoroughly rinsed and stored in their respective bags for storage, ensure that you store a dry bag to absorb moisture and protect them until their next use.

As you use scrubbing pads, it is also important to pay close attention to your machine and ensure it is running efficiently. Overheated machines can damage both pads and brushes. Furthermore, it is wise to avoid running your pad driver or brush/pad holder in an empty position since this can cause them to become warped or unusable.


Finding the optimal combination of cleaning chemicals and pads requires testing; manufacturers and distributors can assist in this process by offering advice regarding chemical selection as well as advice regarding pad type and size selection for optimal cleaning results and prolonging pad longevity. Getting these right will lead to long-term savings when used together!

Scrub pads come in various sizes to fit most floor machines or scrubbers, with some designed specifically for specific tasks while others serve multiple uses. Raised dot sides make scrub pads suitable for scouring cookware without scratching their surfaces while pads with smooth edges may provide easier general cleaning solutions.

Pads come in different colors to meet the cleaning needs of various surfaces. Blue Caddy Clean pads are specifically suited to remove black heel marks and dirt build-up from floors without harming their finish; dark green pads are more aggressive, providing enough abrasive power to remove heavy scuff marks that require refinishing; they’re even available as caddy-shaped solutions!

As well as offering scouring pads, the company provides an assortment of specialty products designed to clean and sanitize floors, including pad holders that securely hold scrub pads during use without falling off during usage. Crafted of stainless steel with locking hooks for secure attachment, pad holders also serve to store them when not being utilized.

The company offers 3 inch Pad Backers that can attach securely to the bottom of a pad using hook-and-loop mesh material similar to Velcro, gripping tight enough for stability yet loose enough for easy replacement based on your cleaning needs. Both pads holders and these 3 inch Backers can be purchased individually or as sets.

Alongside cleaning pads, the company also offers a selection of reusable sponges designed specifically to safely scrub non-stick cookware such as pots and pans before loading into a dishwasher. These abrasive cleaning sponges can be used to scrub pots and pans or remove burned-on food before placing into the machine for cleaning.


If your pad is particularly filthy or has polish residue that remains, try soaking before attempting to clean it. This method works similar to rinsing but more efficiently: fill a tub or bucket with as hot of water as you can manage and add a cup of white vinegar before placing your pad into this mixture to extract polishing residue while simultaneously cleaning away bacteria or dirt that has built up over time.

Soaking can also help restore pads that have become stained with sweat and hair by returning their natural fibers back to their original elasticity, so they can once more wick sweat while remaining flexible, comfortable, and capable of withstanding pressure.

Natural scouring pads should be cleaned regularly with lemon to extend their lives and stay in tiptop condition. Lemon is an ideal ingredient to use in this regard as its disinfectant properties help deodorize and disinfect. Soaking these scouring pads also extends their lives by clearing away impurities like dirt, grime and grease from their surfaces while leaving behind an appealing fragrance that leaves behind fresh scents of lemon blossoms.

Heat can also help scrubbing pads get clean faster by providing another method for disinfection – heating them in the microwave oven will kill germs and bacteria through chemical reaction, while softening the pad, making washing it easier, which extends its life span.

Are you searching for ways to expedite pad cleaning more effectively and quickly? Consider investing in a pad washing machine. These machines can easily be found online and will ensure that your pads are cleaned quickly and thoroughly, saving time and money through no longer needing expensive cleaning chemicals.

Before placing pads into the washing machine, ensure they are completely dry and free from lint and dust particles. A pillowcase or mesh bag may help keep any from becoming trapped within them as they dry.


Once you’re finished using your scrubbing pad, it should be properly disposed of to prevent contamination. Depending on its material and composition, some pads may contain cleaning chemicals or residue that could damage surfaces if left in place for too long. Discard dirty pads in a trash can or plastic liner bag before any dirt and cleaning chemicals dry onto surfaces and cause permanent damage.

Scrubbing pads vary greatly in their lifespan depending on the surface they’re used on, how often and heavily you scrub. Once it has lost half its thickness and weight, its useful life has expired; especially if using high-speed floor machines that require thicker pads to protect your flooring from blade bending.

Commercial floor pads come color coded to help you select the appropriate pad for your task. White pads are soft and designed for delicate surfaces, red pads are mildly aggressive for general scrubbing and washing floors, green pads can remove black heel marks from floor surfaces more effectively while dark blue/black scrubber pads can help stripping floors of old layers of sealers, waxes and dirt more efficiently.

To extend the lifespan of a scrubbing pad, soak it regularly in vinegar to eliminate grease, oil and other sticky residues that are difficult to clear away with only water alone. Combine half a cup of vinegar with one tablespoon of salt and a small amount of water and immerse your pad for at least 20 minutes in this solution, before rinsing off and drying before reuse.

If you prefer, crafting no smell scouring pads from natural fibers like wool can be done easily at home. YouTube makers and DIY communities provide instructions for wet felting to produce nonabrasive pads that effectively scrub surfaces without scratching them while holding up well in hot water and detergent solutions.