Microfiber cloths are fantastic tools for cleaning, and can
be used just with a water and still achieve the best results. At V Care Organic
Cleaning, we're always trying to create innovative and environmentally-friendly
cleaning procedures that don't require the use of chemicals.
As a result, here are some suggestions for using our microfiber cloths in a simple and environmentally-friendly way, in combination with just water or your favorite green cleaning supplies.
Invented in 1986 but not widely used in residential homes until recently, microfibers are densely constructed polyester and polyamide (nylon) fibers that are approximately 1/16th the thickness of a human hair. When woven together, these fibers create a net-like surface area covered with millions of spaces to trap moisture, dirt and debris. The micro fibers are able to get into tiny nooks and crevices whereas the traditional cotton cloth and mop fibers are not. The nylon component of the fiber also produces a static charge that attracts dirt, pulling it in and trapping it until the cloth or pad is washed.
We use microfibers for all house cleaning clients for several important reasons:
Microfiber is safe for your house. Microfiber cloths are soft, and will not scratch surfaces or damage the finish on stainless steel. We use them on glass, stone, wood, stainless steel and tile, and we have never had one issue of microfibers leaving a bad mark on any surface.
Absorbent. Microfiber cloths can hold up to 8 times more water than normal bar cloths, which means they are quite a bit more efficient and don’t push around water or cleaner as much as traditional rags do.
Efficient. According to tests performed by UC Davis Medical Center (link), UCDMC found in testing that microfiber materials were able to penetrate surface pores and remove dust particles more efficiently. They found through bacteria cultures that surfaces cleaned with microfibers had a 99% reduction in bacteria, compared with 30% with the traditional method.
Powerful. Microfibers are designed to pick up more dust partials and allergens than traditional cloth. Each fiber is a fraction of the width of a human hair, and are split during manufacturing to produce a “spoke” effect (see picture), which trap microscopic debris. In addition, microfibers are positively charged while dirt and dust are negatively charged. This means the microfibers create an almost magnetic effect, drawing dust into the open spaces created by the splitting.
All these reasons create a very powerful advantage using microfibers for house cleaning. A trained house cleaner should know when and how to use microfiber. At V Care Organic Cleaning all of our cleaners go through extensive training in the use and application of microfiber cloths, so you can be sure your house is safe in our hands and we will accomplish best results as possible. If you need a help with your house cleaning in White Rock BC area give us a call.604-715-7060.