Microfiber cloths – the thinnest fibers for maximum cleaning power

How microfiber cloths actually work

There are certain situations in the home where it is best to do without chemicals altogether – whether it is because you have an intolerance or the surfaces to be cleaned are not compatible with chemical products. In these instances, microfiber cloths are the right choice, because they have plenty of cleaning power without the need for chemicals and thus provide relief to both the environment and your health. Here are the most important facts!

Perfect results without chemicals

In addition to intolerance, one of the main problems caused by chemical cleaners is that they have a tendency to leave behind streaks. Chemicals which are too gentle also do not clean properly. Microfiber cloths have extremely fine fibers; they can thus bind dirt very effectively, absorb extremely high levels of water, and clean a wide variety of surfaces in a perfect manner and without leaving behind any traces of dirt. In addition, microfiber cloths are also extremely compact and easy to store – an advantage that should not be underestimated in a big household.

In general, microfibers are made up of polyester, polyacrylic or polyamide. The individual fibers are separated, something which is enormously important for the performance of the finished product. An individual fiber is so fine that a kilometer of them weighs just one gram. The particular advantage of microfiber is its extremely soft, but nonetheless dimensionally stable, structure. Thanks to its particularly tight weaving, the surface of microfiber cloths is ten times bigger than that of traditional cloths. The result? When dry, the synthetic product attracts dirt and dust particles like a magnet and securely binds them in its fibers. Microfiber cloths, such as the UNGER Universal Microfiber Cloth, remove dust carefully and efficiently – and without the need for any chemicals. Another advantage of the special fibers is their great suction power. Thanks to the large number of airspaces and tiny little pores, a capillary effect is generated i.e. the liquid is particularly well spread out. Incidentally: you can also simply remove grease and water-soluble impurities with a microfiber cloth.

As big as it may be, the surface of a microfiber cloth is nonetheless limited and can only bind the dirt for short periods of time. It is necessary to wash the cloth after a certain period of use in order for it work at full capacity. It is also important to remember that not all surfaces are suitable to be cleaned with microfiber cloths. Cloths with an abrasive structure, in particular, can cause damage to sensitive surfaces. Unfortunately, this cannot be found out just by touching the cloth. You should thus proceed carefully when dealing with sensitive surfaces such as silver, copper and other precious metals. Monitors, glasses and waxed or even oiled surfaces are also less compatible with microfibers, because the cloth has a degreasing effect and may be harmful to the surface. Incidentally: microfibers also have a degreasing effect on the skin. Therefore, you should always wear gloves when cleaning with microfiber cloths – especially if you have sensitive skin.

UNGER’s microfiber products offer you precisely the quality that you need to clean your own home professionally. Give it a crack and be impressed!



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