Microfiber Cloths… Waaay Cooler, and More Useful Than, Leisure Suits!

For those of you old enough to remember the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, you’ll be familiar with the term “Leisure Suit”... Don’t worry, we shuddered too! Originating in the 1950’s, these casual summer suits consisted of pants and a jacket made of lightweight materials. As technology progressed, synthetic materials, such as polyester, replaced natural ones (wool or cotton), and prices plummeted as a result. Much to the dismay of pretty much everyone alive back then, the leisure suit enjoyed a few years of popularity as a result.
 
Thankfully, synthetic fibers redeemed themselves quite brilliantly in the form of microfiber. To produce microfiber, polyester and polyamide (nylon) threads are woven together and heated. These fibers are then split into tiny filaments by high pressure water. At only a few microns wide (much thinner than the width of a human hair), the result is a very porous, versatile textile with lots of surface area relative to a small volume of space; this makes them genius when made into cloths! A major reason is that polyesters bind to fats, enabling a microfiber cloth to wipe away grease or oil without the use of a detergent. Cotton cloths would require a cleaning agent to remove the same stains. Anyone who has ever tried to clean glasses with a dry cotton T-shirt will know this to be the case. The oily smudges just smear even worse, whereas simply using a dry microfiber cloth would remove the smudges completely, the first time.


 
The ability of a microfiber cloth to clean so thoroughly - without the immediate need for detergents or other environmentally harmful cleaning products - is a major reason why we here at Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services (Eagle BMJ) choose to use them as part of our Green Cleaning regimen.
 
Already established as one of the preeminent professional cleaning companies throughout NJ, NY, and PA, Eagle BMJ has been proudly offering a completely Green Cleaning service for a number of years. Our decision was a natural one... With almost 20 years of experience, we bring a level of knowledge and expertise other companies can’t match. When coupled with our use of environmentally-responsible cleaning methods and products, such as the microfiber cloths featured above, we can eliminate the use of certain cleaners from our itinerary. This results in less pollutants being introduced to our landfills or our wastewater facilities. Entire ecosystems benefit from this level of environmental conscientiousness, and so will your business.

Contact us today at (888) 730-1123 to arrange for a FREE on-site assessment. This no-obligation visit will allow you to learn for yourself why choosing the cleaning professionals at Eagle BMJ is a smart decision for both your business & our environment.
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