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May 13, 2022

Claire Hebert

Claire Hebert

Who likes walking into a messy house? There’s always something about a clean and organized home that makes you feel happier are calmer.

You’ll probably be less stressed as a result!

But the first rule of household cleaning is to assemble a cleaning essentials kit that includes everything you’ll need to keep your home clean and neat.

The second rule is actually to complete the work! A cleaning kit is useless if you don’t put in the time and effort required to clean your home.

This is exactly why you look for the best cleaning products to make cleaning quick and easy.

Among these efficient products, one truly stands out for its multi-purpose benefits, effectiveness, and durability – and the award goes to microfibre cloths!

Those who regularly clean with microfibre cloths know what’s the talk about, but if you’ve never used these handy cleaning cloths before, you’re about to have a pleasant surprise!

What Is Microfiber Cloth?

The term “microfiber” refers to a material made of synthetic fibers. What distinguishes them from other fabrics? Their fibers are microscopic, measuring less than one denier. Each square inch of microfiber cloth contains approximately 200,000 fibers!

Polyester is the most common material used. They are, however, occasionally combined with nylon or polyamide. To put it another way, they’re made of plastic.

Microfiber material has a high moisture absorption capacity. Because the microfiber’s fine pores absorb water quickly like a sponge, it absorbs water considerably faster than conventional cotton products, for example.

Microfiber materials are also positively charged, so they attract dirt and grease that is negatively charged. These microfiber features enable you to clean surfaces and eliminate dirt and dangerous chemicals without using chemical detergents, saving human skin and preserving the environment.

Highly Effective At Removing Microbes

Microfiber is a multifunctional cleaner that can remove dirt, dust, moisture, and pollutants from glasses, windows, and furniture. 

It does a much better job than cotton. Microfibre can remove bacteria up to 99 percent of the time (with just plain water), but cotton only eliminates bacteria by roughly 30%.

However, remember that it doesn’t kill the microbes without using an appropriate cleaner.

It is particularly effective, even without detergents, in eliminating tiny dirt. Microfiber is high-performing and exceedingly hygienic on sanitary equipment, kitchen surfaces, and utensils.

Absorbent Power

Microfiber materials may absorb vast amounts of water quickly because of their tiny capillary holes. Furthermore, the microfiber has a fast drying rate, allowing for continued and convenient use.

They are highly absorbent, holding up to eight times their weight in water!

Quick to Dry

Because microfiber is made of synthetic materials, it dries quickly. After washing it, you won’t have to wait long for it to dry; it’ll be dry in a few hours. This makes it easier to use, but it also helps prevent bacteria from growing (germs love to grow in moist environments). Compared to other cloths, this makes it far more hygienic to use. 

They’ll Save You Money Long-Term

The continual microfiber usage helps save both time and effort due to its exceptional lightweight and powerful cleaning capabilities. Microfiber mops are also cost-effective to use because they are reusable and long-lasting. Microfiber lasts longer than cotton and may be cleaned hundreds of times before losing effectiveness, making it an excellent value for money.

Hypoallergenic

Microfiber is allergy-friendly. They have a meager chance of causing an allergic reaction. This makes them a good alternative for people with asthma or allergies because they won’t react while cleaning (especially if they use without chemicals).

Attention to the environment

Paper towels and other disposable goods pale in comparison to microfiber cloths.

They are reusable. 

You won’t have to constantly put them in the trash, which would add to landfill waste. This means that the environmental impact will be reduced.

That’s not to say they’re entirely eco-friendly. They are, after all, composed of plastic. They are not only non-recyclable but also non-biodegradable. To put it another way, they’ll eventually end up in a landfill, where they’ll most likely sit for hundreds of years, but they’re a lot better than disposable paper towels and can be re-used multiple times.

How to clean using microfiber

  • Surfaces: Microfiber may be used to clean counters and stovetops. Unlike other cloths, the tiny fibers pick up more dirt and food residue. They can be used with a disinfectant or a third-party certified all-purpose cleanser. 
  • Floors: Microfiber mops can be used to clean the floors. These mops have a flat surface and removable microfiber heads. Microfiber mop heads are lightweight and easy to wring out, resulting in a cleaner surface with less water on the floor to dry. Charging bucket systems make switching to a new mop head easier, which reduces cross-contamination.
  • Windows: To clean and de-streak windows with microfiber, all you need is a cloth and some water to wash and another to dry.
  • Dusting: Microfiber cloths and mops collect far more dust than cotton rags, making the work go more quickly and easily.
Microfiber Cloth

Maintenance

Microfiber should be washed and dried separately from normal laundry. Microfiber attracts dirt, hair, and lint from other laundry because it has a charge. This will diminish the microfiber’s effectiveness.  

Microfiber cloths and mop heads that are significantly soiled should be washed in warm or hot water with detergent. Cloths that have been lightly stained can be washed in cold water or on the gentle cycle, which also fulfills your need for being green!

A fabric softener should not be used! Fabric softeners have oils in them, which clog microfibers. This makes them less effective the next time you use them.

Bleach should not be used! This will reduce the microfiber’s lifespan.

After each use, be sure to clean the microfiber cleaning cloths. To avoid transferring germs from one place to another, use color-coded cloths for different parts of your facility.

You should probably add microfiber cloths to your shopping list if you haven’t already. The number of practical applications for this material appears to be unlimited. You won’t be sorry if you use microfiber cloths to take your daily chores to the next level!

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