Microfiber cloths for house cleaning
Microfiber cloths clean at a microscopic scale and using them to clean any surface will reduce the number of bacteria by as much as 95%. While standard cleaning cloths reduces this number by only a mere 40% or so. This advantage alone should be enough to convince anyone to use microfiber cloths over other material for a cleaner, more sanitary home. Even more, using microfiber cloths to clean and dust around the house will reduce the amount of germs and airborne dust, which will give anyone with allergies further relief.
Microfiber Cloths are lint-free
Most microfiber cloths leave no lint behind on the surface you are cleaning, unlike a cotton cloth that leave lint. However, some microfiber blends have been mechanically processed to produce a soft feel, which results in lint residue after wiping any surface. Also, because of the electrostatic nature of microfiber cloths, they are able to grab dust much better than regular cleaning cloths. This is a definite benefit that will help any house cleaner.
Microfiber Cloths don't scratch
Some people may think that microfiber cloths are too expensive. In our experience, they are very durable and last longer than many regular cloth rags. In addition, they can be purchased in bulk at many outlets for as little as $.50 per cloth. In addition, microfiber cloth cannot scratch (at least not visible to the naked eye) any surface that can otherwise be scratched when using normal rags. Of course, to avoid scratching any surfaces you will need to be certain to use clean microfiber cloths and not ones that have been used and already have residue on them. They can be used to safely clean delicate surfaces such as expensive glassware, computer and flats screen surfaces. In addition, Microfiber can hold up to eight times its weight in water and also has the superior ability of being able to absorb oils that many regular cloths just cannot. This comes in handy when cleaning up spills of water or other beverages around the house.
How to use Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber cloths can be used wet or dry, on most surfaces, with or without cleaning solutions. Keep in mind that it is very important to use only one microfiber with one type of cleaning solution. For example, if you use wood cleaner on a clean microfiber cloth to wipe down a wood surface, be sure to use a different cloth once you start with the process of cleaning a stainless steel surface. Once you switch cleaning solutions, use a new microfiber cloth so that you can avoid cross contamination of products. This will not only ensure you do not damage any material, but will also ensure a cleaner surface.
Washing Microfiber Clothes
Microfiber Cloths must be washed only with regular detergent without softening agents or fabric softener. The oils in the softener or some detergents will clog up the fibers and make them less effective until the oils are washed out. Also, never wash microfiber cloths with regular clothes that have lint. If you do this, the microfiber clothes will grab on to lint from the other fabrics and will need to be rewashed again to remove the lint. Most house cleaners are professional enough to show up to do house cleaning with lint free, clean microfiber cloths. However, if you start finding lint on surfaces you may want to do a check of their clothes before they do any house cleaning.
As you can see, Microfiber cloths are an amazing innovation, making the job of house cleaning safer, more efficient, and sanitary.