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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Question

In what cleaning conditions can we use micro fibers without the use of chemicals?


Answer

Light to medium soil conditions are most appropriate for the use of microfibers. Microfibers, due to their construction, have been shown to remove even microorganisms from smooth surfaces. Because of their ability to hold soil so well, they will work well wet or dry in almost all cleaning conditions.
I would not recommend them for extremely soiled areas or heavy grease build-up. Disposable clothes would be more cost effective and work better. If grease and oils are present, use with a degreaser than with just a water. Rest rooms and food prep areas are better disinfected by using a chemical with the cloth. Other than in heavy soil build-up conditions, microfibers function well without chemicals.
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Associate Editor
lekrafft@juno.com