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Eliminate Cross-Contamination with Microfiber Mops and Towels from Lord Baltimore Uniform

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a comprehensive catalogue of guidelines for “Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities” in 2008 under the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), a federal board of experts that counsels the CDC.  As its name might suggest, the report emphasizes the critical nature of proper cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of patient-care medical devices and medical environments.

Though here at Lord Baltimore Uniform, our name might suggest that we specialize only in outfitting your business or organization in the finest distinguishing clothing, that’s not the case: we are a service company that provides you with products made of high-quality fibers, whether they are custom embroidered uniform shirts or microfiber mops and towels.

Microfiber is an ultra fine fiber split 16 times for superior cleaning, and the CDC in its aforementioned disinfection and sterilization guidelines recognized it as a highly effective material for mopping up floors in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.  A relatively new technique, mops made of positively charged microfibers attract negatively charged dust, and have been proven to be more absorbent than run-of-the-mill cotton-loop mops.

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Microfiber Towels from Lord Baltimore Uniform

A versatile synthetic cloth, microfiber mops can also be used wet with disinfectants, and one study revealed that when used in conjunction with a detergent cleaner, this type of mop showed superior microbial elimination: compared with conventional string mops, which removed only 64% of microbes, microfiber mops removed 94%.  Further substantiating the benefits of microfiber mops, the CDC noted that because microfiber pads can be changed from room to room, the possibility of transplanting microbes from one place to another was significantly reduced, minimizing the risk of cross-contamination.

You don’t have to be in the healthcare industry to invest in microfiber cleaning materials, though.  Think about it: if the federal health agency acknowledges that microfiber is one of the most effective means of cleaning – even in the most infectious environments – then it will go above and beyond your decontamination expectations no matter where you work and live.  Whether you’re a restaurant owner looking to maintain health and safety codes or a homeowner just looking to keep your space clean, microfiber mops and towels from Lord Baltimore Uniform are worthwhile cleaning materials to obtain.

In case you’re not thoroughly convinced, here’s a quick rundown of why you should choose microfiber mops and towels from Lord Baltimore Uniform:

  • We professionally launder & return your microfiber products on a regular basis
  • We will train and educate your staff on proper use of microfiber products
  • We can easily adjust your inventory to meet your needs

Additionally, our microfiber mops and towels eliminate cross-contamination caused by ordinary mopping and remove as much bacteria as possible in an efficient and cost effective manner that’s less harmful to the environment than most cleaning methods.  So don’t hesitate: make the switch today and be on your way to working in a spotless, sanitary, and sterilized workplace!

If you have any questions about Microfiber Mops and Towels, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore Uniform & Linen Rental at 1-800-292-1224 or visit our website.

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Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities

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