Reusable microfiber for cleaning

Studies prove that reusable microfiber cleaning products support infection prevention methods in the hospital environment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), contamination throughout the healthcare environment is responsible for the transmission of a wide range of healthcare-associated infections, including surgical-site infections (SSIs).

Over the last ten years, Xanitos has tested microfibers, disinfectants, UV devices, scrubbers, upright vacuums, burnishers, extractors and various floor products, so that we can decide what is the best for our customers. We have introduced several products and machines to complement our program and get the best results.

Why is synthetic polymer better than traditional cotton-based materials?

A magnetic effect! The fibers generate a static electric charge when moved across a surface that attracts and contains dust rather than spreading it around or releasing it into the air, thus preventing infection spread.
Incredible water absorbance. A University of Massachusetts Lowell study determined that microfiber not only absorbed bodily fluids and spills better while mopping or wiping, but also reduced the amount of water and chemicals required throughout the cleaning process.
Reusable microfiber cleaning products like wipes and mops, when cleaned in an accredited laundry, offer superior performance and are economical.

Why use microfiber tools for cleaning?


  • Apply mechanical friction during the cleaning process to remove dirt and debris so that the disinfectant can directly reach the targeted surface.
  • Use different colored microfiber cloths for each room (ie. patient room and restroom). This signals to the patient that steps are being taken to avoid cross contamination.
  • By folding the microfiber cloth, EVS aides can maximize the usable surface of each cloth and make full use of microfiber’s absorbent properties.

Microfiber mops, properly pre-soaked in cleaning solution, eliminates the need for traditional buckets/wringers, reducing cross contamination and cleaning times for patient rooms.


  • Avoid oversaturating microfiber cloths with disinfectant as this reduces the efficacy of microfiber’s gripped texture, increases dwell time, and potentially damages surfaces.
  • Don’t forget to inspect microfiber cloth quality. Subsequent launderings may diminish fiber quality and affect the efficacy of the cleaning tasks being performed.
  • Don’t skip training! Even with the correct tools, EVS aides require specialized education before they can properly complete the tasks expected of them following approved hospital policies and procedures.

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