Microfiber cleaning cloths and mops are more durable and longer lasting than traditional cotton cleaning tools, making them a cost-effective choice and environmentally friendly option. The microfiber material is made from split polyester and nylon fibers, and is more light weight than typical cotton mops and is better at trapping dirt.
A Better Clean
Because microfibers are smaller than cotton fibers, there are more of them in each cloth, increasing its effectiveness. Microfibers are able to catch microscopic dirt particles and bacterium. In fact, microfiber cloths with antimicrobial treatments will lift 99% percent of bacteria from nonporous surfaces, even without the use of cleaning chemicals. Dry microfiber dusting cloths remove up to 99% of dust and dirt without the need of polish or cleaners. The microfiber cloth holds onto germs and bacteria until it is laundered.
Microfiber cleaning tools are the better choice because they:
- Attract dust with split microfibers
- Penetrate microscopic pores and crevices
- Trap bacteria
- Are very absorbent - can hold six times their weight in water
Caring For Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
Properly care for your microfiber cloths and mops to maximize their useful life.
- Wash separately from other laundry: lint and hair can stick to a microfiber cloth, making it even dirtier
- Use laundry detergent, but not fabric softeners: fabric softeners reduce static, which is what attracts dust and dirt
- Hang to dry: dryers can cause the microfibers to melt
Microfiber Zone Cleaning
Zone cleaning is a color-coded approach to cleaning that reduces cross-contamination. Using colored cloths and mops, with corresponding buckets, chemicals, and Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSDS) simplifies janitorial tasks and helps prevent the spread of bacteria. Assigning microfiber colored cloths and mops to specific areas to eliminate confusion.
Example of Color Zones:
By keeping each color in its area of use, cleaning chemicals are less likely to get confused and crossed. Bacteria and germs are less likely to travel between low and high risk areas. Since it is a visual coding system, it's easy to understand and can improve staff efficiency.
Environmentally Preferable & Economical
Your microfiber cleaning cloths and mop heads will last longer, using less cleaning solution, which will save you on replacements and supplies. A microfiber mop can withstand up to 500 washings before replacement; conventional cotton mops only survive 55-200 washings. With the fine abrasiveness of the microfiber cloth, you use less cleaning chemicals and have a faster drying time.
Microfiber creates less waste and is an environmentally preferable choice:
- Better cleaning with less chemicals and water
- Easily washed and reused
- Longer life with fewer replacements
- Thoroughly remove dust, allergens, and bacteria
Safer for Staff
Microfiber mops are lighter than conventional mops, which can help reduce strain on the user, resulting in less work-related injuries. Also microfiber mops use less water and less cleaning solutions; floors dry faster minimizing slippery conditions.
- Lightweight, reduces strain
- Faster drying time, minimized slippery floors