Using Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

New technology makes cleaning a breeze

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

How microfiber products work

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 most discount stores. To find a huge selection of microfiber gear online, just search for “microfiber.”

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