Could Microfiber Cleaning Replace Sanitizing Products?

Sanitizing with MicrofiberAs Green innovations gain increased popularity, we see the idea of Green Cleaning going mainstream.  So, many of the best ideas for Green cleaning are gradually starting to become standard cleaning protocols.  But, we are still a long way from the optimum that a truly Green and healthy cleaning program.

Consider microfiber towels for cleaning.  Just how good are these tools?  Well, if they are used correctly, microfiber products are still one of the best cleaning concept in years.  Compared to the typical cloths used in cleaning services, they capture and hold more dirt and debris that cotton or other fabrics.  In some comparisons, microfiber cloths can hold as much as 400% more debris than other cloths.

That means less smearing and spreading of dirt and disease.  If you launder microfiber cloths correctly, they will outperform any other cleaning material.

But there's more .....

Studies show that if you select the right blend (70/30 split fiber material), workers can actually clear away bacteria and virus BETTER THAN A SANITIZING PRODUCT.  Think of the savings your firm can realize with that idea!  Add to the consideration, the VOCs that won't be added without strong disinfecting agents.  

Microfiber tools are one of the incremental improvements that can be made as a near-seamless change to the operation.  Just add a rotation process to launder used cloths.

Here is the EPA Report on Microfiber Use

Studies now show that a water spray and a good microfiber cloths or tool will remove more pathogens than the typical way sanitizers are applied.  To be technically clear, microfibers do not "sanitize" like sanitizing agents that kill bacteria and virus.  Microfibers remove these pathogens that are further treated in the laundry cycle.  Regardless of the process of removing health threats, microfibers are quite effective.

Let's dig down on this concept.  Per the EPA, most sanitizer must stay "Wet on the Surface" for 8 to 10 minutes before it is wiped away.  Otherwise, these sanitizing products act as cleaners, not sanitizers.  You may as well use soap and water.  

We also now in the time-pressed demands of commercial cleaning, workers cannot waste time waiting for the product to have its full effect.  So, the use of sanitizers is something like an urban myth.  Is this possible that regular water and a good microfiber tool could out-perform the all-too-common sanitizing products?  I have included article from reliable source that make the point for me.  

This places a greater importance in know how microfiber tools work, the best type of microfiber for cleaning, and proper laundering of the cloths.  The Green Clean Institute offers the "Understanding Microfiber Course" that is a small aspect of the total Green cleaning process.  

The Green Clean Institute puts a real value on the continuous education of the frontline worker, as well as the managers of the service.  Any cleaning service can upgrade the quality of their cleaning and cleaning staff by better education of their staff.  See GCI Courses