Category Archives: Microfiber

Saturday – Cleaning Tech 101

You Asked…We Listened


On May 18th, 2019 from 8 AM – 3 PM, we will be instructing our Cleaning Technician 101 course.  This day will be filled with classroom education and hands-on time with equipment and tools basic to our industry.

CLICK HERE to get more information and sign up.  Seats are limited for this special engagement so sign up early.


ISSA Master Technician Class – 2019


Find the scheduled class which fits your time frame, HERE.

Lead – Don’t Follow! ISSA/CMI Master Certification

“The future is won by those creating the future…and not the ones trying to maintain the status quo.”

Professional Development Education for the Cleaning Industry

Certifying All Levels of Employment

Empowering Staff to Earn Respect


Listen to “The Value of a Master Certification with Jason Moore”


Register NOW for your $300 discount.

Be Inspiring! ISSA/CMI Master Certification

 “I would recommend this class to any new employee, mid-level and executive level managers, as it will open your eyes and mind to see how our field impact the lives of others every day.”

Pascale – Miami, FL

This event is hosted by;


Be sure to sign up early as the class size is limited. 

Individuals for this class come from all areas of the United States and from around the globe.  You never know who may inspire you with what they know and what you may learn from each other.

“The future is won by those creating the future…and not the ones trying to maintain the status quo.”

Instructor; David Thompson, Director of the Academy of Cleaning Excellence.

Mr. Thompson is an ISSA/CMI Accredited Certification Trainer with experiences as a K-12 custodian, Building Services Contractor (BSC), cleaning consultant and has been educating frontline service personnel for over 4 decades.

 “I am a Janitor and I Save Lives”

Register NOW for the $300 discount.

Are You Using the Right Tools? ISSA/CMI Master Certification

If you currently use these tools, then listen to what Walt has to say.

My message to anyone in the industry would be to go! If you care about what you do and why you’re doing it, this is not an option for you! Dave’s course is packed with so much knowledge and things to take away you get what you pay for and then some! I can’t wait to return and learn more in the future!”

Walt – Plum Borough School District/PA.

Early Registration until September 2, 2018 – a $300 discount

Who should attend?

Frontline Staff

Supervisory Staff

Management Staff 


Department Managers

Building Service Contractors

Your Schedule at the A.C.E. Academy of Cleaning Excellence:

  • Monday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Thursday, 8:00 am – 12 Noon*


Register here now, for your $300 discount.

Educate – Certify – Empower – ISSA Master Certification

“Your information on Risk Management is a totally new way of thinking for me. Everything comes back to health.” Cindee – Boone, N.C.

“I wanted to develop personally during this class.  Now I know how to also help my staff develop professionally as well.” John- Kennesaw, GA.

Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran, this ISSA/CMI Masters certification class is guaranteed to give you up to date techniques and technology that you can use within your business.

Be ready to change your mindset!

 Have you found yourself in charge of a department you know nothing about?

Just moved into a position where the staff knows more than you?

Are you now inspecting work and have no idea as to the “how’s” and “why’s”?

Register here now, for your $300 discount.

ISSA/CMI Master Certification

Professional Development Education for the Cleaning Industry

Certifying All Levels of Employment

Empowering Staff to Earn Respect

Learn how to articulate the true value of your team.

You are the leader of the Risk Management team.

During this class you will be asked repeatedly,

“Why are you doing what you are doing?”

“What is the result you are after?”

Now, deconstruct how you are currently getting there and find the best practice methods, chemicals, tools and equipment to get there.

Register early for a $300 discount here.

Care and Maintenance of Microfiber Cleaning Products

If the towel/wiper/pad becomes too dirty, it will also begin to “streak”. It is then time to wash the towel. This is easily done by just throwing the towel, or any other microfiber cleaning product, into any washing machine and laundering with any soap or detergent you prefer.

A word of caution here; experience tells me you should be careful of the additives in our detergent as they tend to build up in the microfiber, reducing its’ ability to perform as intended. The other restriction in the wash cycle is to NEVER use any type of FABRIC SOFTENER.

The towel will treat the fabric softener as if it was dirt. It will try to store the tiny particles of the softener in the towel fibers and may cause the towel to be less effective. The use of any POLISHES will result in the same issues.

Microfiber does not MOVE the dirt or dust. It actually tries to trap it, and this means a microfiber product will “fill up” periodically. This dirt and dust is released in water and soap. Soap helps release the greasy part of the build-up. If the fiber is being used with water, it must be rinsed and wrung out periodically for best performance.

Remember, the microfiber is trying to trap and remove dirt and dust, and it should not be used to mop a whole floor or clean a whole room. The skill comes with knowing when to change out or rinse out the microfiber tool.

Click here to find points on the Healthy Cleaning Dashboard!

Microfiber Cleaning Wipers – How to Choose?

Microfiber is available in several different forms. The most common forms are the “Terry Style” and the “Suede Style.” The terry style is best suited for all general cleaning purposes, both domestic and industrial.

Suede works best in any “polishing” application, such as eye glasses, sun-glasses (except transitional A/R), all optics and lenses, CD’s, computer screens, TV screens, jewelry, coins, leather, and even as a replacement for a chamois to dry off your car.

Both of these styles can be used wet or dry, without soap or chemicals (chemicals CAN be used with microfiber, but usually they are not needed!)

Unlike ordinary cleaning towels that only move or push the dirt and dust from one point to another, microfiber actually “scrapes” the dirt or stain from the surface, and then stores the dirt particles in the towel, until it is washed.

Most of the time, it is best to use the suede towel dry, however, it will never harm the towel if you want to wet it. With both of these towel styles, when using wet, it is very important to always wring the towel as dry as possible. If a microfiber towel is dripping water, it is too wet and will leave streaks on the surface you are cleaning.



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