How safe are the products your cleaning business uses, and what potential risks do your employees face?
When the Environmental Working Group conducted investigations into over 2,000 cleaning products available in America, they discovered that fumes generated by some can induce asthma with no prior symptoms. They also draw attention to a study by the New York State Department of Health, which found that women working in cleaning jobs during their pregnancy face an increased danger of birth defects.
As well as these health risks, cleaning-based products can also be expensive, considering the average American consumer spends $42 on cleaning supplies each month. As the owner of a cleaning business, finances are an obvious concern: you have overheads, taxes, and other monetary demands to consider. You want to save money however, and wherever, you can.
With that in mind, why should you change to microfiber instead of standard cleaning products?
No Need for Cleaning Products
With microfiber cloths, you can get an effective clean on most surfaces without any need for chemical-based products.
As microfibers are able to adhere to any particles smaller than themselves, cloths can pick up dust, dirt, and almost anything else. You can use just a little water to add a touch more power to the material, and particles stay contained inside the fibers until it is washed away with hot water.
With no need for cleaning products, your business can save significant expense over time, just by switching to microfiber.
Invest in Fewer Cleaning Tools
Given how effective microfiber cloths are, your cleaning business will have less need for additional tools and equipment. Microfiber is strong and adhesive enough to pick up particles better than alternatives, and so your employees can clean almost any environment thoroughly without having to carry excessive loads of equipment from one job to another.
Microfiber cloths can be used on kitchen counter tops, dishes, upholstery, floors, carpets, windows, and other surfaces. With just a couple of microfiber cloths and / or a microfiber mop, your team will be well-equipped.
Impressive Durability Means Fewer Replacements
Most microfiber cloths and towels are designed to withstand hundreds of washes before they need to be replaced. Provided you wash them without fabric softener, no laundry detergent, and no heat, they will last far longer than most alternatives.
Wash microfiber cloths on cool settings, and allow them to air-dry. You may want to use a tumble dryer for a faster turnaround, but be sure to use a low-heat setting.
Less need to replace your cleaning cloths as often will save you money in the long run.
At Texas Microfiber, our team can answer any questions you may have on the benefits of microfiber cloths, towels, and mops. Just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.