Microfiber cloths are one of the greatest additions to the suite of available green cleaning products and green janitorial supplies. They are fabulous for ensuring green cleaning practices because they last so long, thus reducing waste and protecting our environment, removing rather than moving the dirt and dust around, thus protecting the people, and they save money due to the lifetime of the cloth – all of the elements of green sustainability!
Since microfiber cloths are best thing in green cleaning, it helps to understand how they work.
The microfiber is the smallest of the fibers; smaller than wool, cotton, or even silk. Normal rags are a cotton fiber. The cross section is just a round fiber, however, the microfiber cloths have a hook and claw. When you wipe a surface, each one of the hooks and claws will collect the dirt where as a cotton fiber will only move the dirt around. That is all there is to it.
Everyday uses includes glass cleaning, pick up spills, clean pets since it attracts pet hair, cleaning rag, cleaning and drying your cars. Some of the advantages of microfiber cloths are:
- Dries faster
- Lasts longer
- Lint free
- Machine washable
- Amazingly absorbent (can hold up to 7 times more water than the weight of the cloth)
- Works like a vacuum
- Microfiber removes 99% of bacteria, whereas traditional fabric has been found to remove only 33% of bacteria
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For advancing your green sustainability initiatives it is important to know how to maintain them. The proper clean method is to use the hottest water you can. Let each one of those hooks and claws on the microfibers open up. That will release the dirt. You will be amazed at what the sink looks like when you do that! Then throw it in the wash and go with it. Since they dry quickly, they can be air dried. One thing is do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets with it. But they should be used hundreds of times so they are worth whatever you pay for them.