Looking for a quick and effective way to wipe surfaces and floors around your home? Try cleaning with microfiber and water! Using just microfiber cloths or mop pads with water to clean can give your counters, glass, floors, and appliances a like-new appearance. It traps more dirt than you might think, all without chemical cleaning agents. Here’s why you should switch to cleaning with microfiber cloths and water to in your home.
DOES IT REALLY WORK?
You heard it here, with just water, microfiber products can effectively take care of most of your household cleaning tasks! Why, you might ask? Well, in case you don’t remember from your science class, water is referred to as the universal solvent! This means that water dissolves more chemicals than any other solvent. It’s why things like food, dirt, and debris all dissolve in water, like when you let your dirty dishes soak in the sink. Water is also buoyant, meaning dirt and debris will be suspended within it.
Once water has done its job of pre treating your surface, microfiber comes in and does the rest! So why use microfiber over any other type of cloth?
- More fibers equals more cleaners. Microfiber is extremely small, 1/100th the diameter of a human hair to be exact. This means that there are millions of tiny fibers that work together to pick up dirt and absorb spills.
Removes Germs & Bacteria. Does cleaning with water and microfiber remove bacteria? Well, since microfiber is so tiny, they’re small enough to remove many harmful germs and bacteria. This makes other tasks such as picking up common household dust an easy task! Plus if you have a high quality towel, the microfiber will be split. This means it has even more space to trap bacteria in the fibers. For more info check this article, by Infection Control Today, microfiber has been laboratory and clinically tested to remove bacteria and viruses with just water.
Using microfiber and water is no substitute for disinfecting. See our article on how to disinfect almost anything using microfiber.
- Dust Magnet: Positively charged microfiber clings to dust and dirt, which have a natural negative charge.
- More absorbent! Microfiber has been tested to hold up to 7 times its weight in water, so you’ll get more done with just one towel or mop pad. We’ve explained what makes microfiber great in even more detail how microfiber works.