Why Microfiber

 

You can read all about it, which will convince you to start using microfiber. Or you can just start using it. You’re going to wonder how you didn’t know about all this stuff.

Microfiber Advantages

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Microfiber is a scientific discovery that is the foundation for a greener, safer, healthier environment. Microfiber is able to accumulate and absorb more particles of dirt and bacteria than any other fabric known. It can absorb up to 7 times its weight in dirt or liquid. A fiber is generally considered “micro” if it is 1 denier (de) or less. Denier is a measurement used to identify fiber thickness of individual threads or filaments used in the creation of cloth or material. The thickness of microfiber is finer than 1/100 of human hair.

Microfiber fabric consists of two basic fibers, Polyester and Polyamide. The microfiber surface contains hundreds of thousands of microscopic “hooks” per square inch that attract grease, dirt, and grime like a magnet. Microfibers are tiny fibers that have been slit into millions of finer fibers that are no thicker than one hundredth of a human hair.

The special slitting process produces an ultra-fine fiber with wedge shape filaments and a core. The wedge shape and the smaller size fiber are the key to their effectiveness. When these tiny fibers are woven together into a cloth, the result is a powerful cleaning tool. Each cloth consists of tens of thousands of tiny storage compartments that lift the dirt up, trap the waste and leave a clean streak-free surface.

As you can see on the chart above, microfiber technology allows for the dirt to be “picked up” rather than being pushed in front of the regular fiber. This means that it takes less time and energy for you to clean. There are also other benefits. Would you think that microfiber could compete with your disinfectant? Read this important scientific study about the effectiveness of microfiber in reducing microbial levels.

Learn more about why our microfiber is The World’s Best.

Small – Medium – Large

Who decided that mops should be One-Size-Fits-All? The mops you buy seem to just have one size handle. That just doesn’t make sense. You have people all different heights trying to use that mop.

 

Built to Last

Our frames and handles are designed to perform under vigorous conditions. They are used in commercial settings where they are in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Just imagine how that translates in how long it is going to last for you in your home or business!

 

It’s a Trowel

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It’s a trowel. For Cleaning. Who in the world was smart enough to say, “Wouldn’t it make sense to clean with something bigger than your hand? And why didn’t I think of that!

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Ten reasons to use a microfiber mop

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What are microfiber mops? These mops consist of a lightweight handle with a very maneuverable flat rectangular head. A microfiber pad attaches to the mop head with velcro. In a typical application, fresh microfiber pads are placed to soak in a basin of cleaning solution on the cleaning cart. In each room, a clean cloth is taken from the basin, hand wrung out, dropped flat on the floor and the mop head is placed on it. The velcro attaches the cloth to the mop, which is then ready for
use. In a typical setting, the worker uses 1-2 pads to clean a patient room. After use, the worker easily removes the soiled pad by placing a foot on the pad edge and lifting the mop handle away. The soiled pad is set aside for laundering. Used pads are not returned to the cleaning solution, so the cleaning solution does not become contaminated or need replenishing.

Here are 10 reasons to consider microfiber mopping not just in a hospital, but in your home, office or on the deep blue seas:

1. Your cleaning staff will love microfiber.
Microfiber mopping is more efficient, easier and less tiring, so workers prefer microfiber mops.

2. Patrons are happier.
Patients like microfiber mopping because it is quieter, faster and less intrusive.

3. Great technique. Microfiber mopping is an inherently effective mopping technique that has science as a foundation:

  • Microfiber is a strong, lint free synthetic fiber. Each fiber is split during manufacturing, and this split structure makes microfiber effective for mopping.
  • The tiny fibers make the fabric very absorbent, so the mop holds sufficient water for cleaning, yet doesn’t drip. As a result, the pad doesn’t need to be replenished and the floor is merely damp and quickly dries after cleaning, rather than being visibly wet.
  • The microfibers have a positive charge that attracts dust, which has a negative charge. Dust and dirt particles are not only attracted to the microfiber, but are held tightly and not redistributed around the room.

4. Ease of Use
Overall, the worker is lifting less and maneuvering lighter loads. Microfiber mopping completely eliminates rinsing and wringing a heavy loop mop. There is a smaller volume of cleaning solution, the water-soaked microfiber mop is considerably lighter than a loop mop, the wheeled cart is correspondingly lighter and there is no need to repeatedly return to the sink to dispose of and replenish buckets of cleaning solution.

5. Less Potential for Injury

  • Microfiber mopping uses less water and disinfectant, resulting in less weight to lift and less potential for fatigue, back pain, neck strain, and other upper body injuries.
  • Because the mops are lightweight and maneuverable, the worker can largely avoid awkward and uncomfortable postures.
  • The microfiber mops eliminate wringing of the heavy wet loop mop. This is expected to reduce potential for back pain, shoulder, elbow, wrist tendonitis and injury to finger joints.
  • Because microfiber holds liquid without dripping, it leaves only a light film of water on the floor which dries quickly, resulting in less opportunity for slips and falls on a wet floor.

6. Pollution Prevention & Reduction of Chemical Hazards

  • Microfiber mops significantly reduce the amount of water and chemicals used.
  • With loop mops, soiled mops are rinsed in the cleaning solution. This requires frequent cleaning solution changes to prevent cross-contamination between rooms. With microfiber mops, only clean cloths are soaked in a small volume of cleaning solution. Hence, there is no need to replace the solution, considerably reducing the amount of water and disinfectant used and disposed down the drain.
  • Many facilities use concentrated cleaners containing hazardous chemicals, such as butoxyethanol, quaternary ammonium compounds and phenols, which can cause respiratory irritation or skin burns. Reducing the volume of cleaners used and frequency of preparation minimizes worker exposure to these harsh chemicals.

7. Microfiber Mopping Streamlines Tasks and Takes Less Time

  • The cleaning solution preparation is reduced considerably because of lower volumes used.
  • The need to repeatedly transport, empty, and replenish large buckets of cleaning solution is eliminated.
  • Replacing microfiber mop pads takes much less time than rinsing and wringing a loop mop.
  • Microfiber mops are easier to manipulate in the room, reducing the mopping time.

8. Microfiber Mopping Can Reduce Costs

  • Although initial purchase costs for microfiber mops are about twice that of loop mops, the useful life of a microfiber mop is about 10 times as long as a loop mop.
  • For many hospitals, water and sewer costs are significant and the reduction in water used yields considerable savings.
  • The reduced volume of cleaning chemicals results in avoided purchase costs.
  • Reduced mopping time frees the staff to perform other productive tasks.
  • Worker compensation claims are likely to be reduced due to the lower potential for injury.
  • Eliminating the need for large janitor sinks and closets simplifies plumbing and maintenance and reduces the storage area needed for supplies.

9. Biological Hazards Are Reduced
The used mop head is changed after every room and sent for laundering. Because soiled cloths are never returned to the cleaning solution, risk of cross contamination between rooms is eliminated.

10. Laundering Resources Are Reduced
Microfiber mops can be laundered in standard washing machines, while loop mops are usually sent out for commercial laundering at higher cost. Microfiber mops require less space in the washers and dryers than conventional mops, saving on water, detergent and energy.