Microfiber cleaning towels have been around for about ten years now. When I first heard about them they were being sold through distributors in an MLM business. Since my business was professional house cleaning, I couldn't see how they could benefit me due to high cost.
But I've been wondering more and more, could these really benefit professional cleaners? So I've been doing some research and what I found should certainly be shared.
What is Microfiber? It is an ultrafine synthetic fiber that is very strong and lint free. Each fiber is split during manufacturing, providing specific benefits. The density of fibers make product very absorbent with ability to hold up to six times its weight in water, and microbifers have a positive charge that attracts dirt and dust, which has a negative charge. Not only do micrifibers attract dust and dirt, they hold it tightly so that it is not redistributed while cleaning.
Does Microfiber Really Work? Absolutely! Not only are microfiber towels available, but now you can purchase microfiber mops to replace both your dry and wet mops.
I purchased a mop that came with three removable mop head pads. These pads are attached to mop with velcro. The mop has a swivel base that allows it to get under and around furniture. I have wood and vinyl flooring in my house and found microfiber mop to work very well and it was easy to use.
While dry mopping, I was able to pickup not only dust but small debris from floor and it was not moved around; it actually was held in fibers. Due to swivel mop head, I was able to get into corners and along baseboards.
I prefer cotton string mops for cleaning floors, but I found an immediate benefit to microfiber. No bending over water bucket, no wringing out mop head and no fibers getting caught around table legs or split wood edges on cabinets. And I could still use figure eight back and forth motion that I use with string mops. In fact, I found that I could mop standing up straighter because mop is lightweight and maneuverable. Great benefit here to eliminate back pain, shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger injuries.