The Rapid Return on Investment of Microfiber Technology
Microfiber technology is a vastly superior cleaning technology that has changed cleaning products and methods for the better since its introduction. Used to make clothes, dusters, and mops, these microfiber products clean more thoroughly than their traditional counterparts because they have millions of tiny edges to pick up significantly more debris and bacteria.
The ROI of microfiber technology is straight-forward, as it directly cuts down on costs and maximizes custodial productivity.
4 Direct Impacts of Microfiber Technology on ROI
1. Chemical Free or Limited Chemicals
Microfiber technology cleans surfaces mechanically, not chemically. This means that few to no chemicals are necessary to reap the benefits associated with microfiber cleaning (for example, the removal of 99% of bacteria).
As well as being environmentally friendly, using fewer chemicals results in substantive savings. Chemical inventories can be reduced, and will require resupplying on a more infrequent basis. Using microfiber mops, for example, can reduce water and chemical consumption by up to 90%.
Furthermore, health benefits are associated with avoiding major chemical use. Combined with the increased removal of bacteria and germs, this leads to fewer sick days for building occupants or employees. Happy, healthy tenants and employees will positively impact your bottom line.
2. Fewer Restorations
Traditional string mops and cloth rags are not effective cleaning tools. They drag contaminants and moisture around the surface they are meant to be cleaning, which can result in unseemly streaks and, eventually, permanent soiling. In particular, string mops tend to create a line of soiling around baseboards, as they are not effective at cleaning edges. This leads to expensive restoration in order to keep the building looking presentable.
Microfiber mops and cloths use low moisture, and are designed to actually pick up dirt as opposed to simply pushing it around or soaking it up. They preserve surfaces, even delicate surfaces such as vehicle exteriors.
3. Fewer Replacements
Traditional string mops and cloth rags need replacing often. They do not withstand laundering, and must be thrown out after less than 100 uses.
In contrast, microfiber products are designed for longevity and repeated use. They can withstand hundreds of washings. Although microfiber products are more costly upfront, they end up saving money by virtue of needing fewer replacements.
4. Increased Productivity
Microfiber products clean better and faster. They are more efficient, picking up particles within their fibers immediately. Furthermore, they are designed with the user in mind. This maximizes the time and effort of the custodian by eliminating the need for inefficient or repetitive movements and methods (for example, the repeated wringing out of a conventional mop).
Some studies have shown that productivity can increase by as high as 40% when using microfiber products. When your cleaning company can be more efficient and effective, they can transfer those savings over to you.
When every factor is considered, it becomes clear that microfiber technology has a cumulative effect that directly impacts the ROI calculation.
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