What is the benefit of microfiber cloths?
Microfiber is a polyester and nylon (polyamide) fiber that is used to make fabric. The fiber is split many times smaller than 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.
1. Enhances cleaning power: Microfiber cleans more effectively, reaching into surface pores and crevices, where cotton mop materials are too large for deep cleaning.
2. Contributes to reducing water and chemical usage microfiber mops use about 10-20 times less liquid than standard cotton mops, helping reduce procurement costs. …
3. Helps increase productivity: The effort of dipping and wringing a conventional mop is eliminated. …
4. Assists in reducing cross-contamination: Healthcare facilities have been quick to embrace microfiber cleaning. …
5. Can reduce the risk of worker injury: Microfiber mops weigh significantly less than conventional wet cotton loop mops, making them more ergonomic and easier to use.
6. Prevents cross-contamination or germ traveling as you can designate colors by area.
Example: Prevents the restroom designation color to be used in common areas.
Are all Microfiber products the same?
To achieve desired environmental cleaning outcomes, it is critical to ensure that the right amount of disinfectant is delivered to surfaces. When used with a quaternary ammonium (quat)disinfectant, all textiles, including microfiber cloths, absorb some of the disinfectants and impact the concentration of disinfectant that is ultimately delivered to surfaces. This phenomenon is known as quat absorption. Environmental hygiene programs that are not designed to effectively control this variable can yield unexpectedly poor cleaning and disinfection outcomes. Microfiber cloths do not all perform the same. When evaluating microfiber products, you should be aware of the issue of quat absorption and ask your microfiber supplier for clinical testing to show how their cloths interact with the disinfectant used in your facility. A best practice would be to use a program that controls the factors impacting quat absorption, including disinfectant concentration, disinfectant volume per cleaning cloth, fabric type, and the time cleaning cloths spends in the disinfectant solution.
So in summary, no, not all microfiber is created equal. MRI takes care of the guesswork and deploys chemical & wiping products that are optimized for maximum effectiveness.