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The Power of Microfiber

Roxanne Hassman
Roxanne Hassman | February 4, 2014


Microfiber is a polyester and nylon (polyamide) fiber that is used to make fabric. The fiber is split many times smaller than a human hair. This makes it a superior tool for cleaning and germ removal because it is able to penetrate cracks and crevasses that cotton cloths or paper towels are not able to reach. But that's not all. Here are five good reasons you should consider using microfiber.

1. Cleans Better 
Such a good reason it deserves repeating. Microfiber picks up more dirt than traditional mops and cloths. 

2. Safer 
Microfiber mops are lighter weight than traditional string mops when wet, so there is less chance of worker injury. Also, since microfiber mops use about 10-20 times less liquid than a string mop, less water is left on the floor, floors dry faster and slip and fall accidents are reduced. 

3. Controls Spread of Infection 
With a microfiber mopping system, a new mop is easily used for each patient room, reducing the chance of cross-contamination. With traditional mopping systems, workers generally use the same string mop and same bucket of water for 2-3 patient rooms before dumping the water and changing the mop. This old method increases cross-contamination risk. In addition, traditional mopping means a lot of wasted time going back to the cleaning closet to change the mop bucket water so frequently.

4. Environmentally Friendly
Microfiber is more environmentally friendly because less water and chemical is used.

5. Saves Money
Initial cost of a microfiber mop system can be a little higher, but considering the fact that Rubbermaid’s microfiber mop, for instance, can be laundered 500 times (200 times with bleach), it provides savings in the long run. You also save money on your water and chemical bills.



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