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Why Home Cleaning is Better with Microfiber

Why Home Cleaning is Better with Microfiber

When it comes to cleaning your home, you don’t want to leave large amounts of dust, dirt, grime, and germs behind after you’ve finished. But when you’re cleaning with the wrong materials, that’s exactly what happens. That’s why microfiber cleaning cloths and mop pads have become such an important part of cleaning over the past few years.

In recent years, scientists have put microfiber cleaning materials up against traditional cleaning materials, like wool, cotton and a range of synthetic fibers. Thanks, in large part to those studies, microfiber materials are now considered a key part of professional home cleaning.

Below, we’ve outlined why home cleaning is better with microfiber, and how you can make the most of microfiber cloths and mop pads when cleaning your home.

Microfiber Traps More Dust, Dirt, and Germs

There are two main reasons to clean with microfiber materials. The first is that microfiber cleans better. Study after study has shown that microfiber traps higher rates of dust, dirt, and germs than other cleaning materials.

One study by the UC Davis Medical Center tested a microfiber mop against a traditional wet mop. The wool-loop mop reduced bacteria by 30%, while the microfiber mop reduced bacteria by 99%. A second study by the UNC School of Medicine similarly found that microfiber outperformed cotton string mops.

The second reason to use microfiber materials is lower home cleaning costs. Microfiber cloths and mop pads require far less water than traditional materials. Better yet, they are able to clean most surfaces without any need of detergents. This mean you can clean your home more effectively while saving money in the long run.

The Ideal Home Cleaning Material

At this point, you might be wondering what makes microfiber so ideal as a home cleaning material. The difference is more than meets the eye. That’s because microfibers are so thin that your naked eye won’t be able to detect individual fibers.

Microfiber is a specially manufactured synthetic material, with microscopic fibers shaped like tiny loops and hooks. When you use microfiber for cleaning, these loops and hooks trap bacteria and latch onto dust and dirt particles. This results in an exceptional clean, even without the use of detergents or cleaning agents.

Home Cleaning Tip: Color-Coded Microfiber

These days, professional cleaners use microfiber everywhere from hospitals to schools to homes. At Maid Right, our home cleaning services include extensive use of microfiber — one of the many ways we set ourselves apart from everyday cleaners.

Here’s a microfiber home cleaning tip used by our professionals. Because microfiber materials trap so much bacteria, it’s important to make sure cloths used to clean bathrooms aren’t used in areas like kitchens or living rooms. We color code our materials to make sure mix-ups don’t happen.

Bring professional cleaning into your home with help from your local Maid Right. For a free home cleaning consultation and estimate, call (855) 624-3744 today.