When it comes to cleaning your home or office, efficiency and effectiveness are important. There are few products available that meet these needs plus have long-lasting value. Adding microfiber to your cleaning supplies can make a big difference in your cleaning results.

Microfiber cloths are made of thousands of strands of fibers that are split into little “grabber strands”. Think of the star pattern you see when fireworks goes off in the sky – that’s what each strand in the cloth looks like, so there are separate, tiny surface areas within each strand to grab and hold dust, dirt, water, or whatever has spilled.

There are different types of microfiber cloths, serving a specific cleaning purpose. Cloths with the smaller-cut fibers are often super-soft, and are ideal for cleaning glass, TV and monitor screens, and mirrors. Make sure to designate a cloth for these delicate surfaces only, so that it doesn’t trap dirt or particles that may scratch the surface.

Thick microfiber cloths are great for general purpose cleaning everywhere in the home or office. They can be used for dusting, scrubbing, polishing, and regular cleaning. They are available in many sizes, as well as shaped for dust mops and floor mops.

There are two ways of using microfiber cloths when cleaning your home – wet or dry. Because of the grabber strand design, the thick cloths create static to trap and hold dust. When used damp, the strands act like they have suction, pulling dirt and liquid deeper into the cloth so the outer surface of the strands are still able to scrub and clean. Some cloths can absorb as much as eight times their weight in water or other liquid, making them a great alternative to using a roll of paper towels to wipe up spills.

Other cost-saving benefits to using microfiber make it an economical product. Because of the unique design of the strands and how well they pick up dirt, a cleaning solution is often not needed. Cleaning textured surfaces may need a small spray of a non-toxic cleaner, but the scrubbing action of the fibers certainly reduces the amount of cleaner that may be needed.

Using microfiber cloths to clean your home or office will also save money, as they are reusable and last through many laundry washings. Don’t use fabric softener, which will weigh down the fibers, and some types are longer-lasting if they are air-dried.

If you’re looking for quick methods for cleaning your home or office, consider adding some microfiber cloths to your cleaning bucket. And remember, for those big cleaning jobs, help is just a phone call away – with your home or office cleaning experts from ServiceMaster by the Border!