Hospitals, where cleanliness is a life or death matter, confirm that microfiber cleaning products do a better job. Here's the rundown on how they work.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:February 2007
You can clean just about anything with microfiber cleaners.
This may sound like hype, but it's
true, according to studies performed
by hospitals. Microfibers
are tiny strands (usually less than one-tenth
the thickness of a human hair) that
are sliced into even smaller strands and
then woven into fabric. Those tiny strands
reach into crevices and provide millions
of little pockets within the fabric to hold
dirt particles. The strands also have sharp
scouring edges, so microfiber cloths often
clean effectively without chemicals or
even water (you can use cleansers or water
if you choose).When used dry, microfiber
cloths generate static electricity, which
attracts and holds dust. To clean out all
that dirt, just toss microfiber items in the
washing machine. You can use microfiber
products to dust furniture, clean glass,
mop floors or even wash your car—or
anything else. Find microfiber
dust cloths, mops and other
cleaning gear at
stores. To find a
huge selection of
online, just search
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Microfiber cleaning tools
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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