This month we get into the nitty gritty of mopping and which method is best for your home.
What is the safest and cleanest way to clean our homes? We are often inundated with conflicting information via clever marketing tactics in retail outlets so we’d like to provide you with some clarity and provide you with some tips on the best environmentally friendly cleaning solution for your home.
While mopping is a chore many people don’t like, it’s necessary to mop our floors to keep things hygienic for our personal environment. This is probably even more important to you if you have young children who are in the crawling or floor play phase. The benefits of using a microfiber flat mop far outweigh traditional mopping options.
- Microfiber is a more hygienic and effective cleaning material because of its ability to attract, trap and hold dirt. Studies have determined that microfiber is the best fabric to capture bacteria. This is because the fibres are so small which allows them to create static, attracting dust and dirt and containing it.
- Microfiber flat mops eliminate the need for chemicals in our home environment making them an ideal choice if you want to keep yourself, your family and your pets safer. The microfibers work effectively simply with water and can then be washed in your washing machine to eliminate any bacteria.
- Microfiber is extremely absorbent so these types of mops hold enough water to get an area clean without the dripping mess of traditional wet mops. This also lessens the risk of falling on wet surfaces because the floors dry much quicker.
- Microfiber flat mops are also ergonomically friendly as the mop handles are light weight, the head swivels and the handles height is adjustable. There is less lifting, moving and rinsing involved so it’s kinder to your body and lessens the risk of physical injury.
Microfiber fabric is a manufactured man-made product using two fibres – polyester and polyamide. The microfibers are incredibly thin and are wedge shaped allowing them to grab, trap and hold dust soil. Microfiber is tough and durable yet gentle on surfaces because they are non-abrasive. They are also lint free so this eliminates streaky results and can be easily laundered and reused hundreds of times.
So if you’re looking for an easy, effective and eco-friendly way to keep your floors healthy and clean be sure to choose a microfiber mopping system. They are ideal for use on tiled surfaces as well as polished timber floors. The simple fact that you don’t need to use any toxic chemicals in your home by far outweighs any other mopping options.