The material which many people commonly refer to as microfiber was invented about twenty five years ago and its innovative and highly efficient properties quickly caught the attention of professional cleaners like Carpet Cleaning Hackney, who use it regulary nowadays. Microfiber is a synthetic fibre made using a combination of polyester and polyamide (nylon). The strands of the material are then woven in order to achieve an interlocking structure of fibres.
The interlocking structure of the material creates a porous surface with millions of spaces between the fibres. This unique structure allows microfiber cloths or mops to pick up dust, dirt and moisture fifteen times the weight of the mop or cloth being used, which translates to a notable increase in cleaning efficiency and cleaning services productivity. The hidden advantage of microfiber lies with the spaces between the strands. When the fibres run against one another when the cloth or mop is in use, the friction creates a static charge which makes the material even more effective in picking up dust and dirt even from hard to reach places.
The static charge also helps microfiber cloths and mops retain the dirt they collect which means less mess and more efficient cleaning. Microfiber has been widely used throughout Europe for a period of time now, though the US is still getting to know the material, and cleaning teams are still somewhat reluctant to make the switch to microfiber cleaning equipment. Probably, the slightly higher cost of such cleaning materials is a factor in establishing microfiber as the cleaning material to be. Having said this, many professional cleaners have accounted for notable cost efficiency of the material, and the fact that it reduces cleaning time, as well as cleaning effort. At the end of the day, getting more done in less time and with less effort means increased productivity and more profits for the cleaning company.
Increasing interest toward microfiber technology has allowed manufacturers to come up with more efficient and more affordable examples of the material thus making it easily accessible to cleaning services providers everywhere. The fact that the cleaning process is done using such an effective material (piece of equipment) also reduces the necessity to use cleaning chemicals and excessive water use. Microfiber cloths and mops are also gentler on sensitive interior surfaces, that means hardly any chance of clouding or scratching of surfaces. Microfiber cleaning equipment is usually more durable and long lasting than conventional cleaning materials.