that microfibre can remove 99% of Bacteria* with Just Water.
Vileda Microfibre Mops Remove 99% of Bacteria* with Just Water
Vileda Microfibre Mops Remove 99% of Bacteria* with Just Water Vileda microfibre mop heads are made up of millions of tiny synthetic fibres. When used with water, these tiny fibres loosen and physically pick up dirt and bacteria-over 99% of bacteria is removed with just water and without the use of harsh cleaning chemicals.
When it comes to traditional mopping, soap and water is most often used. The soap breaks down the dirt and grime, while the water on the mop head carries the mess away. Pretty simple, right? We disagree. Think about it. The fibres in a traditional cotton mop head are all relatively large and spaced out, which means the fibers can potentially pass over dirt and grime, ultimately missing parts of the mess, which means you are either left with a stubborn mess or you are left putting in a lot of extra effort to ensure the mess is scrubbed away entirely.
However, when it comes to the Vileda microfibre mops, all you need is just water. No harsh chemicals or fancy mop solutions, just tap water. That’s it! Now you may be wondering, “It sounds too good to be true. I don’t understand how that’s possible. I still have questions!” Don’t worry, we have compiled a list of the top questions we receive about our microfibre mops so you can rest assured that your home is getting the best clean possible.
Will the microfibres remove bacteria from any surface? What about hardwood floors?
We tested the microfibre mops on the two most common household flooring surfaces, prefinished hardwood flooring and ceramic tiles and we concluded that the Vileda microfibre mops can be used on most hard flooring surfaces including hardwood, tile and laminate. However, if you are unsure how microfibres will perform on your home’s floors, always conduct a test run in a small, hidden area first.
Does microfibre kill all bacteria?
No, cleaning your floors with microfibre and just water does not kill bacteria. It removes over 99% of bacteria*. The tiny microfibres physically loosen and pick up dirt and bacteria, and carry it away, without the use of harsh chemicals. Talk about a win win!
Will the microfibre mop pads disinfect my floors?
Disinfecting implies that you are killing bacteria and since the microfibres do not kill bacteria, we are simply removing it from your home’s floors.
Fact: We tested the removal of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, two of the most common bacteria found in homes and we are proud to report the microfibre removed both types of bacteria with just tap water. *The tap water we used in testing meets the Safe Drinking Water Act guidelines.
Where does the bacteria go once I’ve picked it up?
Once the bacteria are picked up by the microfibres, it stays on the mop head until the mop head is washed or rinsed off. Our independent accredited lab testing showed no carry of bacteria when wiping a rinsed head onto sterile surface. Another win!
Can I wash the microfibre mop heads – what about using bleach or fabric softener?
Yes, the microfibre mop heads can be washed and reused. For best results, wash in warm water by hand or simply toss in the washing machine. Your choice! Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners as bleach can seriously degrade the quality of the microfibres, ultimately making them less effective. Once washed, lay flat to dry.
Will the bacteria removal properties eventually wear out or fade over time?
During the course of normal use (assuming you wash your mop head once a week) the cleaning performance of the microfibres will stay the same, however pending usage, will lose efficacy over time. Just like with most cleaning tools, we recommend replacing your mop refill every three months or every season so it can perform optimally.
Can I use cleaning chemicals?
When mopping with an Vileda mop, you can use any cleaning solution of your choice, but if you prefer to keep harsh cleaning chemicals out of your home, simply use tap water. That’s all you need to get the job done!
Note: For spray mops, do not use with oil-based cleaning solutions including eucalyptus and essential oils as they may damage the spray trigger. You can buy any non-oil based floor cleaning solution in your local supermarket
How often should I replace my microfibre mop refill?
Vileda microfibre mop refills are machine washable within a laundry bag. After a while though, you will need replace your refills pending use. To ensure your mop stays hygienic at all times, and maintains its performance, we recommended to replace your refill once every season and always have a backup clean refill on hand.
*Removes over 99% of E. coli and Staph. aureus from pre-finished hardwood flooring and ceramic tile using tap water, as tested at an independent accredited lab.