Cleaning with microfiber is easy, effective, less toxic

Posted by intexjanitorial on April 22, 2015


Microfiber cleaning cloths are an invention which make less toxic cleaning infinitely easier. Microfiber cloths clean, dust and polish without using use of any cleaning chemicals. The cloths are made of tiny wedge shaped fibers, up to 100 times finer than a human hair. The tiny fibers grab and hold dirt. They are long lasting and re-usable.

Microfiber cloths should be damp for cleaning, dry for dusting. They work best for cleaning if soaked for a few minutes in warm water, but they work even if that step is omitted.

Microfiber clothes should be cleaned after use by washing in warm water with a little dish detergent. They can be washed in the washing machine but MUST BE KEPT AWAY FROM FABRIC SOFTERNER. Fabric softener clogs the fibers and will ruin the cloth.

For tough cleaning jobs where a little extra oomph is needed, use microfiber cloths with a small amount of less toxic cleaner.

Microfiber cloths are tolerated well by people with chemical sensitivity. They may need to be aired out or rinsed with a mild detergent before use to remove store smells.

Microfiber cloths save money by reducing the need for chemical cleaners. They reduce exposure to chemicals in the home and reduce pollution from cleaning chemicals. These durable, reusable cloths are made from synthetic fibers, usually polyester and nylon, and are not treated with chemicals.

Available in grocery stores, health food stores, hardware stores, dollar shops and from a number of home sales companies, prices range from cheap ($1.00) to mid-range ($3.00- $5.00) to pricey ($20.00). There are differences in quality and durability. Higher priced cloths usually have smaller fibers and pick up more dirt and dust, but even the cheap ones get good results.

Microfiber cloths are a super t less-toxic choice for multiple cleaning uses.

An industrial cleaning contractor reports that she uses only microfiber cloths for office windows. When a client resisted changing from “W”, his favourite commercial spray window cleaner, she convinced him to let her do a comparison test. The result - he agreed to switch to microfiber.


Source: http://www.environmentalhealth.ca/summer07cleaningmicrofibre.html