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The Benefits of Using a Microfiber Color-Coded Cleaning System

Published on March 1,2023


At ICS Clean, we cannot stress enough how important a color coded microfiber cleaning system is to help keep your business clean. Using a color coded system helps you keep track of which microfiber cloths are used and for what purposes. This system prevents cross-contamination and reduces illness and allergies among customers and employees. Using a color coded cleaning system also makes it easier to organize and store your inventory at any working facility; whether it be your small office or School District. With the specific colors associated with each job, it’s easy to locate the right cloth for the job quickly, reducing time and effort spent searching for it. In our guide, we will cover the benefits of using a color coded microfiber system, from streamlining cleaning processes to reducing contamination risks. Let ICS Clean guide you through!

What Is a Color Coded Microfiber Cleaning System?

If you’ve ever tried using traditional cleaning cloths, then you know how difficult it can be to keep track of which one is for windows, which is for countertops, and which is for mirrors. With a color coded microfiber system from ICS Clean, this will never be an issue for any of your staff. 

A color coded microfiber system utilizes a set of differently colored microfiber cloths, each designated for different uses—green for glass surfaces and other general surfaces, blue for countertops, yellow for bathrooms and showers, and red for floors. This makes it easy to quickly grab the right cloth while cleaning and avoid cross contamination of germs as well as any damage that might occur from using the wrong cloth on the wrong surface. Depending on your preferences and microfiber cloth color available, you and your staff can choose any color for any job!

In addition to being incredibly convenient, color coded microfiber cloths are also much more durable than traditional cotton or paper towels. They’re designed to be strong enough to tackle tough jobs while still remaining gentle on surfaces so you don’t have to worry about scratches or streaks. At ICS Clean, we offer 2 brands of microfiber cloths; generic 16×16 cloths and a high value, high performance microfiber cloth from PerfectCLEAN. 

How Does the System Work?

When it comes to keeping your facility clean, we know now that color coding is crucial. With a color coded microfiber cleaning system, you can assign each area a unique color for not only the microfiber cloths and mop heads, but also for the buckets and wringers. This way, workers are able to quickly match the proper equipment to each space they’re cleaning. It is recommended to create a charted poster of each color and area of use on site that can be referenced by users at anytime. Need help designing one? ICS Clean will create the program for you, contact us for more information on the professionally designed microfiber systems we have!

ICS Clean 4- Step Approach: 

Number 1: Gather Your Cloths

Organize all of the microfiber cloths you plan on using and categorize them by type. This could include glass, furniture, and floors.

Number 2: Assign Colors to Each Cleaning Task 

Establish a color for each type of surface/item you clean. Commonly used colors are blue (for glass) and yellow (for furniture). Color choices currently available are pink, yellow, orange, gray, blue, green, red and purple. With these color choices, any system is possible. 

Number 3: Label your Cloths

This step is recommended but not crucial for use. You can label your cloths simply by attaching adhesive labels with the designated surface/item type and corresponding color to each cloth.

Number 4: Create a Master List 

Make a visual list of each color corresponding to its cleaning application for quick reference for everyone in the organization. This can be organized on a custom poster, or in a visible binder. 

Tips for Maintaining Your Cloths for Maximum Longevity 

ICS Clean recommends washing your cloths regularly. Be sure to rinse and launder cloths with detergent after each use and allow them to air dry before the next use. This will help reduce the number of germs and bacteria that can build up on the cloths each time they’re used. By storing your cloths in separate containers,  this will  help prevent cross-contamination as you move from one area to another, ensuring that a clean area remains clean and a contaminated area remains contaminated. As an example; you won’t want to use cloths used in bathrooms on desktop surfaces. 

Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners on your cloths as they can damage their cleaning capabilities. With these simple tips laid out, you can ensure that your color coded microfiber system is always up to the task of keeping your workplace clean and germ-free!

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