Original article written by Becky Mollenkamp and posted on CleanLink.

“Microfiber is really good at grabbing things so you need a good washing process to release what’s been captured and disinfecting process to kill the bacteria,” Cooper says. “Using disposables means you won’t re-contaminate any other surfaces through the wash.”

The decision to use disposables often comes down to cost. Facilities that don’t have their own on-site laundry service will have to pay a third party to wash and dry their microfiber. This can run as much as $.50 a piece, which typically makes disposables the more affordable option.

“Run the numbers and see if disposables make sense for you,” Hicks says. “It’s not an easy one-size-fits-all situation.”

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