Information on Microfiber
Microfiber is a special combination of polyester and polyamide woven together in a way that leaves a surface cleaner and lint free. It is so small that one square inch has 30 kilometers of woven material. The ultra fine fiber can get down into surface imperfection. Microfiber threads are split multiple times and the high density of specially constructed fabric gives the cloths and mops a larger surface area, which gives way for better absorption and a heightened cleaning performance. Microfiber allows you to clean better and faster with less effort being used with less chemicals or no chemicals. Microfiber can be laundered and reused hundreds of times which results in higher lifetime savings.
If the dirt on a surface is dry and there is no need to dissolve the dirt, a cloth or mop should be used in a dry state. The same is true for dust. When the microfiber is dry, the static electricity in the fibers contributes to the attraction of dust and dirt and holds the debris in the small spaces between the fibers.
If the dirt on a surface is ingrained, and needs to be dissolved, use a lightly dampened (not wet) cloth or mop. The water dissolves the dirt on the surface and when the microfiber is wet, capillary force takes over, pulling excess moisture, dirt and grime from the surface into the small spaces between the fibers. The material in microfiber has the capabilities of cleaning and wiping at the same time. Therefore eliminates the need to wipe dry the surface after is has been cleaned.
BENEFITS OF USING MICROFIBER
Reduces chemical usage and conserves water usage.
The use of microfiber eliminates chemical smells that may cause problems for people who have odor sensitivities.
Microfiber mops weighs substantially less than conventional string mops.
Microfiber lifts and traps dirt and dust leaving a cleaner surface.
Nonabrasive on all surfaces and is lint free.
Microfiber is very sturdy and can hold up to 7 times its weight.
There aren't any chemicals in the microfiber cloths or mops that will wash out or wear away after use of washing.
Due to microfibers increased absorbency mops and cloths will pick up dirt, dust, and grease better than cotton fibers.
Increases productivity and reduces worker fatigue.
In order to maintain the life of microfiber it is necessary to wash them on a regular basis and follow the laundering advice.
Machine wash at temperatures that do not exceed 200 degress.
Tumble dry at temperatures between 130-140 degress.
Avoid using fabric softeners or dryer sheets, as they will clog the crevices in the microfiber and may also reduce and possibly eliminate the static charge that makes microfiber effective.
Avoid using chlorine or bleaching agents as they will discolor the fabric.
Use environmentally friendly detergents with an overall pH under 11. When the colored cloths are initially washed together please wash like colors together. Then use a color safe detergent as there is a risk of discoloration. After the initial washing, the cloths can be washed together with other microfiber products.
Avoid washing microfiber with products that are prone to lint. Microfiber will continue working during the wash cycle and collect lint in the small spaces between the fibers, making the cleaning process ineffective.
Microfiber mops and cloths will stay soft even after repeated washings.