We at Microfiber Wholesale have been fielding many questions on how to properly clean and disinfect and what methods and products will get rid of COVID-19. Melissa Homer, Chief Cleaning Officer at MaidPro, is a wealth of expert information on all things cleaning and disinfecting. She’s been gracious enough to allow us to share her training video that would normally only be available to MaidPro employees. It is full of vital information for cleaning professionals and is also a great resource for those of us that are concerned with making our homes and offices as germ free as possible. We are very excited to be able to share this video with you. So, if you’re a professional cleaner, or just someone who wants to know everything there is to know about disinfecting a home, this video is for you.
Much like all of you, we at Microfiber Wholesale are watching and waiting as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop in our communities. We wanted to take this opportunity to share some information that we’ve culled from sources like the WHO, CDC and EPA as well as trusted brands like Clorox and Lysol on how to kill a virus and disinfect your homes and workplaces with products you most likely already have. This will help slow the spread of the virus by preventing unnecessary trips to the store for supplies and contact with others.
As noted by the CDC, cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. Cleaning is the removal of dirt, debris and bacteria from surfaces. Microfiber does this well with just water as the dirt clings to the fabric but using a cotton cloth with water and a bit of detergent is acceptable as well. Disinfecting uses a chemical agent to kill germs or bacteria. Both the WHO and CDC recommend using chlorine bleach as a disinfecting agent. It is recommended that surfaces be cleaned prior to disinfecting.
Allow Proper Dwell Time
One of the keys to disinfecting, and one that is so often overlooked, is dwell or contact time. According to Becker Hospital Review, the best way to ensure that your disinfectant is effective is to make sure that the surface remains visibly wet for the full recommended contact time. EPA approved disinfecting agents will have the recommended contact time listed on their labels. Clorox recommends a 5 minute contact time for their regular bleach. This means that once the surface has been cleaned, in order to disinfect, the bleach solution (half a cup of bleach for every gallon of water) would need to remain wet for five minutes before being wiped away and air dried. Lysol’s products have similar recommendations. It is not effective to simply take a wipe and run it across your door knobs and light switches.
Natural or Chemical Products?
Aside from bleach, the CDC also mentions an alcohol solution of at least 70% alcohol. Household disinfectants are also effective, as long as the label instructions are followed. While vinegar is a natural alternative that can be used as a disinfectant, it is not as effective as common chemical disinfectants such as bleach, alcohol or household disinfectants from trusted brands.
To Kill Viruses On Surfaces
For hard flat surfaces, like floors, countertops and tables, soak your mop or cloth in the disinfectant solution and wring it out slightly, just so it’s not dripping. Apply the solution and leave it on for five minutes and then rinse with clean water and let it air dry. For more challenging surfaces, like door knobs, cabinet, appliance or drawer handles, spray on the solution or simply wrap your treated towel around the surface to let the chemical do its job. Use a clean cloth for each surface area and do not put a soiled cloth back in your solution.
Recommended Microfiber For Disinfecting
Microfiber alone will not disinfect a surface. As noted above disinfecting involves the killing of the pathogens. That doesn’t mean microfiber can’t assist in the disinfecting process. In fact in an article by Infection Control Today ” microfiber was both laboratory and clinically tested and proven to remove up to 98 percent of bacteria and 93 percent of viruses from a surface using only water (no chemicals). ” So when paired with a disinfectant product, microfiber can be a great weapon against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.
If you are looking for microfiber to help in the disinfecting process, we rec commend using MWipes™. That’s because they are more absorbent than other disposable options, while still be cost-effective enough to throw away after one-time use. They are machine washable as well, so depending on what you used them for this can be a great option. Learn more about MWipes™.
It is important during this pandemic that we remain calm and take what precautions to stay well that we can. Making sure that your home and office environments stay cleaned and sanitized is something effective that we can all participate in. We’re all in this together.
It was our goal to provide Professional Cleaners and household cleaning enthusiasts with a better microfiber towel, without costing them a fortune. We can confidently say that with over 1.7 K reviews on Amazon, and our most popular selling product on our website, that we’ve reached that goal! So what makes Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels different?
Tested For Durability
How long do microfiber towels last? While we can’t speak for competing brands, we wanted to make sure our towels kept their effectiveness through hundreds of machine launderings. To do this we had Precision Testing Laboratories Inc. machine wash our microfiber towels up to 250 times! We are proud to say after 250 machine washings our towels remained 87% as effective as they were when received. So if you are washing your towels once a week, these towels should stay effective for about 5 years! You can see the results directly from the lab here, or review our chart below.
Tested For Quality
Yes we’ve tested for quality too! A high-quality microfiber cloth should be soft, absorbent, and have great cleaning power (able to attract dust and dirt like a magnet). In fact, many of our customers love using these towels to clean with just plain water! While things like softness and how much dust is picked up aren’t easy to put a numeric value on, we did run some tests comparing them to other top brands on Amazon. Check out our short clip below
The Secret? Intra Weave
What is Intra Weave? Intra Weave is what gives Buff™ Pro the added microfiber to make a softer, more absorbent, and better cleaning towel, as seen in the video above. How does it work? Well Most microfiber towels have their microfiber woven into a 100% polyester ground fabric. Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels have their microfiber woven into a 50% Polyester 50% Microfiber blend ground fabric, thus giving the towel more microfiber! To learn more about how Intra Weave works, check out our chart below.
Responsibly Sourced Microfiber
We believe in sourcing our products responsibly and that starts by choosing the best manufacturers. Quality is as important to us as it is with our manufacturers, and we want our customers to know that. Learn more about our manufacturers and how they do business (Go To Article)
What Can I Use Them For?
Our Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels can be used on pretty much anything! Use them to remove gunk off your counters, dust shelves, remove streaks on glass, polish your stainless steel, dry your car, etc. Our customers use these towels so many different ways that we believe telling you how to use them limits your creativity. If you need some ideas though, check out this video. We offer these towels in a variety of colors and sizes, and we even have an antimicrobial option. Visit our link below to find the best option for you.
Looking for a quick, effective, and safe solution on how to clean wood furniture? Consider using microfiber cloths to remove dust, dirt, grime, even mold! The smooth, small fibers of microfiber will ensure no damage comes to your wood furniture, while also effectively absorbing any dirt and water on the surface. Here are the most effective ways of cleaning wood furniture:
Use A Microfiber Cloth To Dust
Dusting your wood furniture with a microfiber cloth is the easiest thing in the world. The split fibers of microfiber help to instantly trap dust as you wipe down your furniture. You won’t need any extra cleaning products or even water for a dust-free home! When dusting make sure you are using an all-purpose type microfiber towel (Fluffy) type. The longer “fluffier” fibers of these towels has extra space to hold dust.
In case you were wondering why microfiber is so good at trapping dust, most dust particles range in size from 1 to 100 micrometers in diameter. A microfiber is smaller than 10 micrometers, and high quality microfiber used in cleaning usually ranges between 1 and 5 micrometers. This means that microfiber is able to effectively pick up most dust particles. Microfiber is also positively charged, so it clings to negatively charged dust particles!
Removing Sticky Grime
On the other hand, you’ll want to dampen your microfiber towel with a bit of water before wiping grime from your wood furniture. The water will help loosen-up and dissolve the grime and the microfiber will suck up the dirt. Be sure to finish the job by wiping a dry microfiber over the area you cleaned, as you don’t want any remnants of water damaging your wood. This is the simplest and safest way for how to clean grime off wood furniture.
To thoroughly clean tougher filth and grime from your wooden furniture, try adding a touch of soap to your microfiber towel. Ideally you’ll want to use a soap meant for cleaning wood. If you are using dish soap, test it out first. Add it to a damp cloth and wipe over a small hidden section of the furniture, to make sure the soap doesn’t harm the finish on your wood. Then, you can combine a small amount of your soap with water and use the mixture to clean your wood with the microfiber cloth. Again, keep an eye on the amount of water on your wood, and quickly wipe away wet areas with a dry microfiber towel.
If you want to know how to clean wood furniture naturally with vinegar, you can combine ¼ cup of vinegar, two teaspoons of olive oil, and a cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray the mixture onto your cloth before wiping down your wood furniture.
Mold Or Mildew?
If your wood furniture has light mold or mildew, the above steps will work just fine. The most important thing to remember is to thoroughly dry. This helps ensure the mold does not grow back. You also might want to use a disposable microfiber cloth when cleaning, to ensure you won’t be cross contaminating. For heavier or stronger mold and mildew, you’ll need to use much stronger products that need to be used with extreme caution, so you will not damage the wood. If you are looking to clean heavy mold check out this guide here or seek a mold removal professional.
For Old or Antique Wood Furniture
If you want to know how to clean old or antique wood furniture, there are a few things you really need to pay extra attention to. First, always, use the most mild soaps as possible. For example, dish soaps used for hand washing are more mild than ones used in dishwashers. It’s very important to properly dilute your soap, you might even want to dilute it a little extra. Make sure you do not use aggressive scrubbing motions when cleaning, rather use gentle wiping motions. Always wipe with the grain of the wood.
Applying Finish – Polishing or Waxing?
When you want to upkeep the finish of your wood furniture, avoid spraying the wood with polish. Polish can cause discoloration in your wood and, eventually, will cause your wood to lose its luster. Instead, you’ll want to use furniture wax in conjunction with a microfiber towel. Not only will wax help improve the appearance of your wood, but it will give your furniture a protective coating to prevent scratches and smudges.
Before waxing, make sure you have taken the above steps. The last thing you want to do is trap the dirt in the wax. Consider using paste wax as it can protect your wood for as long as two years. Apply the wax to your furniture as directed, usually with a brush or with a microfiber cloth. Make sure you are applying a thin even coat. Let the wax dry and then buff the wood surface with your microfiber cloth. When buffing, the softer the microfiber cloth the better. We recommend using our Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels. This should give your wood a shiny, like-new finish without causing any damage.
What’s the number one tip on how to clean wood furniture? Choose the right cleaning products! Using chemical cleaners can impact the look and feel of your wood over time, stripping it of its finish. The best ways for safely cleaning your wood furniture involve the least amount of products, such as using just water and a microfiber towel. Using minimal amounts of the right products will keep your wood lustrous for years to come!
Some of our best offers on Microfiber Wholesale are our Free Shipping and Free Returns. Unfortunately, we were unable to do this when shipping to Canada because of the extremely high international shipping charges! We felt horrible about this, and wanted to make sure our customer base in Canada could get their favorite microfiber products, without having to pay the high international shipping fees. The solution, Amazon Canada!
You can now find some of your favorite Microfiber Wholesale products on Amazon Canada! We’ve carefully selected the most popular products that professional cleaners use, such as our 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System, and our Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels. Of course we will be adding more products in the future, so keep a look out! But for now here’s what we have for you:
Our Products On Amazon Canada
- 6 foot Adjustable Stainless Steel Handle
- 2 Premium Wet Mop Pads + 1 Mojave Dust Mop Pad
- Comes with 2 All-Purpose Microfiber Cloths
16 x 16 Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Towels – 12 Pack
- Choose From 10 Different Colors
- Made softer, more absorbent, and with more Microfiber than your average microfiber towel.
- All Purpose Cleaning Towel – Dust, Clean, Polish, Wash, or Dry on any surface.
- Lasts Hundreds Of Washings
Microfiber Glass Cleaning Pack
- 6 Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloths (Blue) + 2 All-Purpose Microfiber Towels
- Get Streak Free Glass, Mirrors, Windows, and Stainless Steel Without Any Chemical Cleaners
- 2 Step Glass Cleaning System – Clean with the green towels, dry with the blue cloths.
- Lasts Hundreds Of Washings
- Choose From 4 Different Colors
- All Purpose Cleaning Towel – Dust, Clean, Polish, Wash, or Dry on any surface.
- Lasts Hundreds Of Washings
18″ Premium Microfiber Wet Mop Pad – 2 Pack
- Wet Mop Pads For 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System
- Microfiber wraps around the front for effectively cleaning into the corners and bottoms of baseboards
- Works great with water or your favorite cleaners
- Easy locking Velcro ® type backing
18″ Mojave Microfiber Dust Mop Pads – 2 Pack
- Dust Mop Pads For 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System
- Utilizes 2 types of microfiber – looped fringe yarn collects large debris, face yarn collects smaller dirt and dust.
- Easy locking Velcro ® type backing
Do you use microfiber in your cleaning business? When cared for properly, high quality microfiber products should keep their effectiveness through hundreds of washes. The issue many cleaning business owners have is that their employees are not taking proper care of their microfiber, which results in loss of effectiveness, purchasing more frequently, and less efficiency. To ensure you get the most out of your microfiber products, we’ve created an infographic just for you! Share this on your site for your employees to refer back to. If you do, we would much appreciate if you would link back to us.
As an owner of a commercial cleaning service, I have gone through many mops in a search to find the best and most efficient one on the market. Cleaning multiple facilities nightly and dealing with various types of flooring, it has been a true challenge to find one mop that was the most effective for flooring of all types. After trying different models of self dispensing mops, I finally found the best spray mop of them all. The Bottle Rocket mop from MicrofiberWholesale.com.
Are you looking for a mop for your home? Maybe you own a professional cleaning service? Whether you are seeking a mop for personal or professional use, it is important to have the right tool for the job. Having the right equipment makes all the difference in quality. Furthermore, the final cleaning results, as well as the efficiency of the task at hand, are equally important factors. While there are never ending mop options to decide from, I find that a self dispensing spray mop is best to do the job right.
Which Spray Mop is Best For My Floors?
The Bottle Rocket spray mop is ideal for all types of flooring from laminate, hardwood, ceramic tile, VCT, vinyl and more. So, when cleaning hard surface flooring, especially those that are less resistant to water, it is beneficial to use minimal liquid for many reasons including:
- Fast dry times – Allowing floors to be walked on sooner.
- Eliminate slip and falls – Prevent injuries and insurance claims.
- Reduce risk of floor damage – Avoid common issues that result from over-wetting floors
Best Spray Mop For Hardwood Floors and Laminate
When cleaning floors, such as natural wood, and especially laminate, it is recommended to avoid mopping systems, such as the traditional string mop and bucket. As a cleaning expert, I always suggest using a microfiber flat mop, particularly for hardwood and laminate flooring. Not all microfiber flat mops systems are created equal. Some require you to pre-wet your pads. Others, you dip the mop pad in a bucket and wring it out to the best of your ability. Thus, no other mop compares to the quality and ease of use that comes with a Bottle Rocket.
How the Bottle Rocket Spray Mop Works
The Bottle Rocket spray mop is the most user friendly, easy to use mops available. The Bottle Rocket comes equipped with a pressurized refillable solution tank, a button on the top of the handle, and a spray nozzle on the lower part of the mop pole.
- Fill the solution tank with your favorite cleaning product.
- Use handle on the top of the solution tank to pressurize the system.
- Lightly press on the top of the mop handle to release cleaning product.
With the three steps listed above, the solution is evenly distributed onto the floor in front of your mop pad for you to easily clean the floor. Finally, simply press down on the top of the handle as needed to apply however much or however little cleaning solution you need.
Invest in a Proven Mopping System
To conclude, my past research has brought me to many websites and articles about which mop is ‘best’. I imagine you have done your homework as well. Therefore, if you are in need of a mop that will allow you to:
- Put an end to waste water.
- Use less chemical.
- Drastically reduce the amount of water needed to mop.
Among many other benefits, the Bottle Rocket spray mop may be the mop for you.
Therefore, my company, Sawgrass Cleaning Solutions, has fully invested in the Bottle Rocket mop. This is because it has increased efficiency, eliminated worker fatigue, and ultimately enabled us to provide countless clients with cleaner floors and therefore healthier workplaces. Thus, I recommend the Bottle Rocket mop, and suggest you give it a try so you can see what makes it the best microfiber spray mop on the market.
Hate drying dishes? Of course you do! So instead of using your time and energy to dry dishes, why not let microfiber do the work for you. To help you out, try out our new Microfiber Dish Drying Mat on Amazon. They come in a 2 Pack for only $9.98, and with our beautiful basket weave, there is no where else you can find something like this.
What makes these kitchen dish drying mats awesome? For one, the basket woven design is 100% Microfiber, meaning it’ll absorb up to seven times its weight in water and air-dry out quickly. It also comes with a thick foam core to ensure your counters don’t get soaked. Unlike extra large dish drying mats, the 16 x 18 inch size is perfect to fit under any size dish drying rack, quick air drying, and easily folds into cabinets. Switch out as needed, and follow our machine washing instructions to prevent dish drying mat mold.
Only On Amazon!
You won’t find these on our website! We also offer them in a kit with 2 of our dish drying towels, for a more complete drying process at the same price of $9.98.
Looking For More Kitchen & Dish Drying Products?
If you are really looking to dry your dishes faster check out some of these towels on Amazon! These towels are woven to air dry quickly, and are the ideal size for absorbing water quickly. And of course, they are machine washable and won’t leave a bunch of lint in your dishes and kitchen appliances. The Buff™ Home Dish Drying Towels feature our basket woven design, which looks as good it as works. These are only on available on Amazon. As for the waffle weave microfiber towels you can buy them on our website too, they come in 3 different colors.
How do our once beautiful phone cases start to look so bad? Since we use our phones every single day, they become exposed to environmental conditions such as UV radiation, humidity, heat, dust, friction, etc.. This puts constant wear and tear on their surfaces, which can result in stains. But even if you don’t have any visible stains on your phone case, it’s always best to keep your case clean of any germs and bacteria. This is especially true since your cell phone might be dirtier than a toilet seat. Here we list different methods for how to clean phone cases, depending on what type of phone case you possess:
Plastic & Silicone Phone Cases
For the best way on how to clean silicone phone cases, start by combining dish soap and water in a bowl. When the water is soapy, place your phone case into the bowl and let it soak for several minutes. You may need to place a weight onto the case to keep it submerged.
To remove stains and to clean around the edges, gently scrub with a toothbrush. You can also add baking soda if you find a very stubborn stain. Continue scrubbing until all dirt is removed, then rinse your phone case in cold water. This even works great on clear plastic phone cases. You can then dry your case with a microfiber cloth to suck up the water without scratching your case. We recommend our suede microfiber cloth, since it’s super soft and the flat weave ensures no lint or streaks are left behind. Before placing the case back onto your phone, let it air dry for about an hour to ensure there is no remaining moisture.
If Your Phone Case Is White
If your silicone phone case is white and only lightly dirty, you can wash and dry your case with the same method as above. However, white cases can get dirtier faster, and often turn yellow or wind up with very obvious stains. So, if you need more cleaning power for your white phone case, go ahead and mix bleach and water in a bowl. Only a small amount of bleach should be used, as too much can damage silicone cases. You can dilute one teaspoon of bleach in warm water, then place your case into the solution for a few minutes. The bleach should help remove tough stains and yellowing.
Rubber Phone Case
Like silicone cases, rubber phone cases can be easily cleaned with a mixture of dish soap and water. This is the most basic way on how to clean phone cases. Soak the case in the soapy water and clean around the edges with a toothbrush. Then, wipe down the rubber case with a microfiber towel. If there are still stains on your rubber phone case, you can dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol and wipe again. You can also add a little borax to the soapy water and let your rubber case sit in the solution for an hour. Always use a flat woven lint free microfiber cloth to dry on rubber, like our microfiber suede cloths. This will prevent streaking and lint being left behind.
Some stains are more stubborn than others, especially white rubber or clear rubber cases. So if you still can’t get rid of all of the dirt, try making a paste of baking soda and water. Spread the paste over your rubber case and let it dry for a few hours. Then, brush away the paste and rinse your case. If you wanted to know how to clean rubber phone cases thoroughly, try this method.
Wood Phone Case
Wood is the most delicate phone case surface, thus it is more important to dust your wood phone cases more often. This will prevent oil, dirt, and debris from sinking in or scratching the surface. If possible, avoid water when cleaning your wood phone case. Too much contact with water can cause wood to deteriorate. Instead, maintain your wood case by regularly cleaning with a dry microfiber cloth. While tissues or other cloths can leave scratches on wood, microfiber cloths contain delicate fibers that suck up dirt without harming the surface.
For tougher grime on your wood phone case, you can slightly dampen the microfiber cloth with a small amount of water and wipe. If it is extra sticky residue, add a few drops of white vinegar to water and dip your cloth in the solution. Never apply a liquid directly to the wood case, always apply to the cloth. Then use a dry microfiber cloth to soak up any excess water. Since wood is porous use a fluffy or terry microfiber cloth to dry wood. This will ensure you are absorbing into the small cracks and crevices.
Tip: Make sure when you are cleaning and drying you are going with the grain.
Leather Phone Case
Leather phone cases are best cleaned with a mild solution. You can lightly clean your leather case with mild hand soap, and a damp microfiber cloth. Apply the soap onto the cloth and distribute evenly. If you have a mild cleaner, use it along with a dry cloth. When drying, use a plusher terry type microfiber cloth, instead of a flat woven type. The is because leather is porous, so you want to make sure you are getting into the smallest cracks and crevices of the material.
Always make sure you are being as gentle as possible when cleaning and drying, rubbing in circular motions. This will ensure you are not stretching the leather. Keep in mind that different products and solutions you are using on your leather case can alter its look and color, so the simpler the cleaning job the better.
Tip: To restore and condition your leather use Saddle Soap.
Why Microfiber Cloths Are A Necessity
No matter what kind of phone case you have, microfiber is essential if you want to know how to clean phone cases properly. That’s because microfiber is soft enough to not scratch, small enough to pick up debris, and absorbent enough to dry thoroughly! In fact, microfiber is so small that it can effectively remove many germs and bacteria with just water.
It’s important to regularly clean your phone case to prevent any dirt, residue, and grimy buildup. With a combination of cleaning mixtures and microfiber cloths, you can effectively clean your phone case no matter what type of case it is. Whether it’s silicone or wood, you can count on a microfiber cloth to fully clean your phone case without any damage.
What’s The Best Cloth To Use?
Buff™ Quick Cloths are made to clean and dry any phone screen or case streak free! They have one side of plush microfiber for cleaning, and one side of lint free silk microfiber for drying. Plus it comes in a 2 pack, and you choose from 6 fun and unique designs.