Microfiber towels allow us to clean for health, eliminating germs, time, cross-contamination and the added waste of tossing away half a roll of paper towels.
Check most cleaning cabinets or buckets and you’ll find a sponge, some paper towels and probably a few cotton towels. When it comes to wiping up grime, grease and germs, it seems those are the only choices.
But we’ve discovered a new kind of towel and have been using it for quite a while here at Castle Keepers. Microfiber towels allow us to clean for health, eliminating germs, time, cross-contamination and the added waste of tossing away half a roll of paper towels.
We use PerfectClean microfiber towels and mop heads from the umf Corp., which develops textiles for the commercial cleaning and infection control markets. Here’s what is so interesting about these microfiber towels:
• They can absorb nearly eight times their own weight in liquid. This means you can spray your cleaning solution right on the cloth rather than spraying the surface and leaving behind extra residue.
• The towels have more than 300 miles of microfiber cleaning surface in a single cloth. Measuring in at 3 microns, the fibers in these towels are actually smaller than most bacteria, including e-coli which measures 5-8 microns.
• PerfectClean towels are patented with built-in antimicrobial protection.
• The fibers can trap and remove 99.9% of bacteria from hard surfaces.
Using microfiber instead of cotton cleaning towels keeps you from dragging germs from one room to the next as you’re cleaning. The microfiber towel traps and kills the bacteria it collects, meaning you could actually wipe the toilet and then wipe the kitchen counter and not have simply transferred the germs.
The goal of cleaning should be to make homes truly free of bacteria and germs. Using the proper cleaning products can help you better achieve that goal. But be sure to carefully read the labels and look for towels that are tightly-woven so they can better remove bacteria.
Watch this video demonstration to see how the microfiber towel stacks up to the cotton cloth.