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Using Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Updated: Dec. 12, 2022

New technology makes cleaning a breeze with microfiber cloth

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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.

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How microfiber products work

Cleaning gear

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, the cloths generate static electricity, which attracts and holds dust. To clean out all that dirt, just toss the 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 these dust cloths, mops and other cleaning gear at most discount stores or online.

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Microfiber cleaning tools

Looking for more options? Find out why you should use microfiber towels for cleaning.