LET'S TALK MICROFIBRE
You’re probably familiar with microfibre in terms of clothing, blankets and upholstery. But are you cleaning with it? In most cases, microfibre cleans better than alternatives, like cotton, that tend to move dirt and dust around. Find out how and why you should be incorporating microfibre towels and mops into your cleaning routine.
Break it Down
What exactly is microfibre? It’s a combination of polyester and nylon (polymide) fibre used to make fabric. These fibres are split and are several times thinner than a single human hair. Because of this, microfibre products are more absorbent than other fabrics. The smaller the fibres, the more dirt they can pick up. Scientifically speaking, microfibre products have positive electrostatic properties, which attract dust, lint and dirt.
Tools of the Trade
Depending on the type of surface and space, there’s a microfibre product that’s perfect for the job. Let’s take a look at the lineup.
These towels are specially designed and woven for superior cleaning of all surfaces including porcelain, wood, stainless steel and countertops.
Virtually lint free, glass towels are specially knitted for efficient cleaning and dusting.
Looped end pads
With strong plastic teeth, looped end microfibre mop pads easily attach to mop bases. An additional layer of microfibre in the core, instead of foam, avoids bacteria build up.
When the cleaning job calls for a little more elbow grease, these mop pads are designed for stronger scrubbing. They are also easy to attach to mop bases.
Fringe dust mop
This microfibre mop option features a fringe design that picks up larger particles of dust.
Canvas-backed fringe dust mop
Quickly attach this mop pad without snaps or ties. Available in several sizes, you can cover large areas in a small amount of time.
Leave no lint or strands behind with the strong cleaning action of microfibre. The synthetic yarn helps restrict the growth of mold and mildew.
This is your solution for reaching overhead spaces and surfaces. When the frame and cover are attached to the extension handle, you can easily clean vents, ceiling fans and window sills.
If you want to clean smarter, microfibre products are a more efficient choice. High-capacity microfibres are twice as absorbent as cotton and hold six times their weight in fluid. These miniscule fibres can penetrate areas that cotton towels can’t reach.
Because little to no water or chemicals are needed when cleaning with microfibre towels and mops, you can conserve water and reduce the amount of harsh chemicals handled. EPA statistics estimate up to 95% savings in water and chemical product costs per day. This also makes microfibre mops much lighter and easier to use than heavy, wet cotton mops. With no wringing required, employee fatigue is reduced.
Microfibre is durable and reusable. It can stand up to several industrial washings and lasts longer than cotton. But don’t let the toughness fool you – microfibre is inherently a soft material so it won’t scratch surfaces.
Another benefit is that microfibre dries quickly (faster than cotton). This reduces the possibility for bacteria to grow on its surface.
Whether you own a daycare, run a clinic or work at a fast casual restaurant, microfibre cleaners can help you maintain a clean, healthy environment. Microfibre is made from synthetic fibres, which are not treated with chemicals, making it a great choice for the healthcare industry. According to the EPA, microfibre mops can eliminate up to 99% of bacteria from surfaces compared to a 33% reduction when using regular cotton mops.
Restaurants and bars can use microfibre glass towels for their drinkware. Water spots are easily removed, which means glasses will look freshly cleaned.
In the auto world, microfibre towels are tough enough to remove wax buildup but also gentle enough for detailing. Best of all, they leave a streak-free finish.
Microfibre towels and mop pads are available in multiple colours making it easy to set up a colour coding system. For example, choose red towels for kitchen use, blue for restrooms and green for furniture. Using different colours for specific tasks helps avoid cross contamination and separates high risk zones.
Less is More
By adding microfibre towels and mops to your cleaning regimen, you’ll get a tidy business with less physical effort and less replacement costs. Microfibre products last longer, clean more effectively and efficiently and contribute to an infection control program. Your customers and employees will appreciate the many benefits of microfibre.
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