Research by the EPA showed that hospitals can save a significant amount of money on water and chemical-based cleaners by switching to microfiber.
The main reason for this is microfiberâ€™s high absorbency: microfiber hospital mop pads and cloths can hold as much as six times their weight in water. As a result, janitorial teams will go through fewer buckets of water during cleaning and can eliminate the need for so many chemical-based products.
Obviously, the more hospitals can save money on cleaning (without sacrificing efficiency), the more they can invest in patient care. Choosing microfiber over conventional alternatives can leave hospitals cleaner and more hygienic, as they pick up dirt and dust much more efficiently.
How can you get the most out of your microfiber cleaning equipment? Take a look at some top tips for every hospital below.
Pay Attention to the Instructions
First and foremost, you need to check the instructions of any microfiber cloths or mop padsÂ you clean with
This applies mainly to laundering. If microfiber cloths are tossed into a machine with other kinds of materials, thereâ€™s a high chance your microfiber items will come out looking worse for wear.
Microfiberâ€™s strong adherence means lint will attach to it, leaving you with a load of cloths you have to launder again. Always clean microfiber with other microfiber only, never with fabrics that create lint.
Trying to clean hospital floors and surfaces with a lint-coated mop pad or cloth can affect efficiency and hygiene.
Embrace Color Coding
Color coding microfiber cleaning equipment is essential to minimize the risk of cross-contamination and spreading infections.
Keep mop pads and cloths used for specific areas separated by color. Materials used in a restroom, for example, should never be used elsewhere.
This color coding system can make for faster, more efficient work, as staff will not need to check which materials have been used where.
Cultivate Proper Training
All staff to be using the microfiber cleaning equipment must receive training on its benefits and performance.
Otherwise, they may still use excessive amounts of water or chemicals when cleaning. This would ultimately continue to cost you more money than necessary and create potential safety risks. Wet floors can lead to slippages, while ongoing exposure to toxic ingredients in common cleaning products may affect workersâ€™ health.
The more familiar staff feel with the microfiber, the better their work will be.
Microfiber hospital mop pads and cloths can make a difference to hygiene and cleaning costs in hospitals. Call Texas Microfiber now to learn more about how our range of healthcare cleaning products can help you!