Do you worry about disinfecting when cleaning your home? Most people will clean their home first, and then reach for a disinfectant to remove all the germs and bacteria. That is one round of cleaning to remove most of the debris, and then another to disinfect. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to clean my home twice. The whole place would be dirty again by then. That’s why microfiber is so great. You can clean and disinfect at the same time.
There is a real purpose to using disinfectants in your home. You want to kill all of the germs and bacteria so that they don’t harm you or anyone else in your home. Disinfection is defined as the destruction of pathogenic and other kinds of microorganisms by physical or chemical means. Disinfectants are chemical substances used to destroy viruses and microbes (germs), such as bacteria and fungi. The ideal disinfectant would offer complete sterilization, without harming other forms of life, be inexpensive, and non-corrosive. Unfortunately ideal disinfectants do not exist. Many disinfectants are only able to partially sterilize. The most resistant pathogens are bacteria spores but some viruses and bacteria are also highly resistant to many disinfectants.
Pretty much all disinfectants are the chemical variety and do not physically remove the contaminants, but rather kill them. Microfiber works in a more physical way. The unique fibers trap and hold in 98%-99% of all dirt, dust, bacteria and germs. This means that you are able to clean and disinfect at the same time. You may not be killing the germs, but you are removing them from the surface you are cleaning. Once removed, you simply wash them down the drain and you are left with a clean, residue-free and germ-free surface. It is hard to believe that a cloth can be so effective because we are all so used to the “chemical burn” method of removing germs, but whether dead or removed, the germs can not cause you harm either way.
Traditional disinfectants also leave behind the dead germs and bacteria. They also leave behind sticky residues. This sticky surface just collects dirt and germs faster. Before you know it, the germs are back and you have to clean again. Microfiber uses no chemicals, so there is no residue. All you are left with is an incredibly clean, streak-free surface.
All disinfectants are also, by their very nature, toxic to humans or animals. They should be treated with appropriate care and should never be mixed with other cleaning products as chemical reactions may occur. Most disinfectants come with safety instructions printed on the packaging, which means they are potentially harmful to you or other family members that come in contact with it. Most modern household disinfectants contain some sort of chemical toxins that are harmful. In most cases these toxic ingredients can be more harmful than the germs you are trying to remove.
Although microfiber is not technically a disinfectant, it is effective in removing germs and bacteria from your home. All you need is water to clean and disinfect with microfiber. No chemical solutions are necessary. It is the unique weave of the fabric that makes this cloth so effective for cleaning and disinfecting. Thousands of tiny loops and hooks scrape and scrub, then hold in dirt, dust and bacteria. You may not be killing the germs by chemical warfare, but they will be removed, so you won’t be harmed by them. You also won’t be using chemicals, so there are no fumes to breathe or risk to your skin. Stop cleaning and disinfecting in two steps and start cleaning smarter and easier with microfiber. Clean and disinfect at the same time.