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10 Reasons to Use Microfiber Mopping

What are microfiber mops? These mops consist of a lightweight handle with a very maneuverable flat rectangular head. A microfiber pad attaches to the mop head with velcro. In a typical application, fresh microfiber pads are placed to soak in a basin of cleaning solution on the cleaning cart. In each room, a clean cloth is taken from the basin, hand wrung out, dropped flat on the floor and the mop head is placed on it. The velcro attaches the cloth to the mop, which is then ready for use. In a typical setting, the worker uses 1-2 pads to clean a patient room. After use, the worker easily removes the soiled pad by placing a foot on the pad edge and lifting the mop handle away. The soiled pad is set aside for laundering. Used pads are not returned to the cleaning solution, so the cleaning solution does not become contaminated or need replenishing.

Here are 10 reasons to consider microfiber mopping:

  1. The Cleaning Staff Likes Microfiber Mopping
  2. Patients Are Happier
  3. Microfiber mopping is an inherently effective mopping technique
  4. Ease of Use
  5. Less Potential for Injury
  6. Pollution Prevention & Reduction of Chemical Hazards
  7. Microfiber Mopping Streamlines Tasks and Takes Less Time
  8. Microfiber Mopping Can Reduce Costs
  9. Biological Harards Are Reduced
  10. Laundering Resources Are Reduced

The above was excerpted from the PDF from the Sustainable Hospitals Project. The PDF is available here.