How To Use Microfibre Cloths
Kate Belcheva from UltimatelyEco Cleaning shows you how to properly use a microfiber cloth to eliminate up to 99% of bacteria from dirty surfaces using only water.
Hello, I'm Kate Belcheva. I run Ultimately Eco Cleaning. We clean homes and offices around London using environmentally friendly cleaning products and materials.
Today, I am going to be talking about green cleaning. Now, I'm going to show you how to use microfiber cloths. Microfiber cloths can be two types, one is for general cleaning and wiping, and the other one is for polishing and bringing smooth surfaces to shine.
When you're choosing microfiber clothes, it is important that you consider the quality of the microfiber. You can call a microfiber any material that is made of thread that is five times thinner than a human hair. In this case, this is a cloth made of a fiber that is two hundred times thinner than a human hair.
Two main differences between a cheap microfiber and a more expensive microfiber cloth. First, it is the ratio between the materials, the type of plastic that it is made of. A good microfiber is made of 80 or 70% polyester and 20-30% poly amide, which allows the microfiber to clean better and to collect more fluid when you have a spill and when you're cleaning and wiping things away.
The second difference between a cheap and a more expensive microfiber is the way the thread is woven; if it is thicker, it's better. One of the most important benefits of using microfibers is that even though they only use water to clean, they can remove 99% of bacteria on a dirty surface. For the purpose of this demonstration, I am going to show you, I am going to give you an example, if we smear some butter on this glass, we can then spray with a little bit of water and using just the microfiber that is folded in four so you can see which side is already dirty and you can clean to the maximum of the cloth.
You fold the microfiber in eighths and then you wipe in one direction. As you can see, there is only one side of the microfiber that is clean, but there is another part of it that you can still use for cleaning and dusting. With one cloth, you can clean several rooms dusting and polishing.
And then as a final touch, you use the microfiber for smooth surfaces, which again you fold it in eighths. And in one direction, you can just wipe it down. Cleaning in one direction saves your energy.
This is how to use a microfiber cloth. .