Benefits of Microfiber
Microfiber towels contain more than 200,000 fibers per inch of fabric and can absorb more than seven times their weight in water, making them much more effective than traditional cleaning cloths. Traditional cleaning rags and chemical cleaners cant pick up every bit of dirt and often leave behind residues. Microfiber, on the other hand, traps dirt and liquid in its fibers, leaving behind a completely clean surface.
Microfiber towels allow for water and chemical-free cleaning. Even when water is used, much less is needed to clean the surface. A 2002 study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that with cotton mops, staff used 105 gallons of water to clean 100 rooms. When using microfiber mops, only 5 gallons of water were needed for all 100 rooms.
Although the initial cost for microfiber cleaning products might be higher than traditional cleaning products, microfiber products are extremely cost-effective in the long run. Microfiber towels can be used hundreds of times before they need to be replaced, unlike cotton towels that wear out when used for heavy duty cleaning.
Microfiber is more effective at removing dirt and germs than traditional cleaning fabrics. According to a study by the University of California, Davis Medical Center, microfiber mops reduced bacteria by around 99 percent, whereas cotton mops only reduced bacteria by 30 percent. In settings such as hospitals, where preventing the spread of germs and potential infections is a top priority, microfiber towels allow staff to clean more effectively, reducing the potential spread of germs.
Although chemical cleaners make surfaces sparkling clean and pleasant-smelling, cleaning products are some of the most toxic substances found in households. Many chemicals in cleaning products have negative effects on health, can cause eye and skin irritation and are toxic if ingested. Some are even associated with long-term health effects, like cancer and hormone disruption.