Advantages of Microfiber
Microfiber cleaning products are well
suited for all types of facilities including healthcare, education, industrial, retail, commercial, and hospitality. By using
Pro-Tek™ microfiber products may save significant time and money compared to traditional cleaning systems.
Microfiber mopping and cleaning systems streamline tasks and increases production
rates. Microfiber mops are more maneuverable and lightweight allowing workers to lift less and maneuver lighter loads compared
to traditional methods. As a result, they are more productive and less fatigued. Furthermore, there are reduced trips to the
janitorial closet to replace cleaning solutions. There is a 20% reduction in labor savings that may be realized by switching
to a microfiber cleaning system. Increased production rates also free staff up to accomplish other productive tasks.
In addition to increased worker productivity, microfiber
cleaning systems have an extended product life up to 60% over traditional cleaning systems. The useful life of a microfiber
mop is about 10 times as long as a loop mop. Microfibers design allows for greater absorption which leads to reduced water
and chemical consumption. The result is reduced water and sewer costs for large facilities like hospitals and universities,
and a reduction in chemical costs of up to 95%. Another important potential costs savings is reduced worker compensation
claims and lost time due to injuries. Because microfiber is more ergonomic it reduces potential injuries. And because microfiber
uses less water and chemicals it reduces exposure to slip and falls and contact with harsh chemicals.
Microfiber is inherently more effective than traditional cleaning systems because
of its design. Microfibers are better able to reach into microscopic pores and reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria left
behind. It also allows for dirt and dust to pick up rather than being pushed around like traditional cleaning systems. Microfiber
is positively charged so that it attracts more dust and dirt, and holds it so that dust and dirt is not transported to other
areas. This is a major concern for healthcare facilities that are searching for ways to reduce cross-contamination. The
EPA estimates that microfiber mops can reduce bacteria up to 99% over traditional loop mops.