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The microfibers can hold a lot of water without dripping thus leaving floor cleaner with less standing water. The floor dries much faster, reducing chance of slipping and sliding. In fact I used a very dry mop head when mopping wood floor and could see water evaporating as I mopped.
These microfiber mop pads are very durable and are estimated to last ten times normal life span of cotton loop mops used in professional cleaning.
So with all these benefits, are there any areas of concern? There are a few: initial investment, cost versus quality, not appropriate for mopping up spills or floods, cannot remove or spread wax, cannot be washed with lint producing items, cannot be laundered in industrial washers and some brands are not recommended for dryer.
If you're managing teams or a high number of employees, initial investment can be double or even triple cost of cotton loop and string mops. And you won't be able to launder these with your terry towels or use a commercial laundry service.
To determine if you should convert your business to microfiber, you'll definitely need a cost benefit analysis to see cost tradeoffs. If your Workers Comp costs are running high, is it due to scrubbing or mopping? Microfiber mops could possibly reduce costs related to mopping injuries.
You might also want to consider use of microfiber as a partial or total replacement for terry towels. Or even just using microfiber for cleaning glass and mirrors. They have ability to clean and shine without using chemicals. This could possibly also reduce your product cost.
You can purchase microfiber towels on Internet and also at your local depot and automotive stores in automotive section. But be aware that all microfiber towels are not equal. There are companies that make only one kind and other companies that have a specific microfiber towel for different tasks.
I would definitely recommend more research into quality and cost before investing in microfiber.
Gail Metcalf built her cleaning business from the ground up and now shares her tips, tricks and trade secrets. Permission is granted to reproduce this article but credit must be given to the author. No part of the article content can be modified, and a link must be provided to: http://HouseCleaningPro.com