In every sector, cleaning cloths are a vital part of a business’s hygiene practice. From food service to facilities management, or processor to healthcare, making sure you’ve got the right tools for the job is a key step to correct cleaning.

So, what’s most important when it comes to cleaning cloths?

Cleaning cloths made from synthetic materials like polyester or viscose, are perfect for cleaning due to their versatility, high tenacity, and durability. Often, non-woven blends of both will be used. As a strong fiber, polyester can withstand strong and repetitive movements like wiping, while viscose is highly absorbent – making the combination of both an ideal wipe for workplace cleaning.

But even the best cleaning cloth can fail to remove germs and bacteria if the correct steps are not followed when wiping.

To avoid cross-contamination, make sure to wipe in an ‘S’ shaped pattern from clean to dirty. This is to avoid wiping across the same surface that you have already covered and transferring germs and bacteria back onto it.

Another step in good cleaning practice is to use different cloths for different areas of a workplace. Colour-coded cloths help cleaners avoid cross-contamination across different areas of a business.

Infection prevention lies with correct cleaning and hygiene practices on all ends. By following the above practices and systems, you can easily maintain a clean and hygienic work environment.