Norwex’s foundational product, the Envirocloth, will completely change how you think about cleaning your home. Let’s start with the basics…#BacLockBasics if you will!
What is Microfiber?
To be called MICROFIBER, fibers must be less than 1/6 the size of a human hair. Norwex takes that a whole lot further, all the way to 1/200 of a human hair. Why does it matter? The higher the density, the more YUCK that can be picked up and trapped in those fibers.
Does it remove bacteria?
Norwex consultants will often do a demonstration where they pull out a protein swab in order to test how clean the Envirocloth has gotten a surface that was wiped with raw chicken. Anything that was ever alive has protein – chicken, beef, apple. Bacteria needs protein to grow. When food residue is left on a surface, bacteria will grow. By removing protein, and a whole lot more, we do not leave an environment where bacteria will grow.
How the fibers are woven makes a world of difference. You can see here that the Envirocloth’s weave is a very effective tool for picking up tiny particles on a surface.
All About BacLock
Another thing that makes Norwex’s Microfiber unique is its BacLock Technology. The exclusive micro silver antibacterial agent goes to work to self-purify and inhibit odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth within the cloth within 24 hours so that it is ready to use again.
No more sour smelling sponges and cloths. Will they ever need washing? Of course, and that varies depending on the frequency of use and care that they’re getting. I launder all the Norwex in my house every Saturday morning – whether it needs it or not!
What can I clean with the Envirocloth?
Is it expensive?
Often I will hear people ask if Norwex’s Envirocloth is expensive. My answer is that it depends on what you’re comparing. If you are comparing an Envirocloth to a typical dishcloth then yes. It costs more. But with the Envirocloth you do not need any other cleaners and disinfectant sprays. In addition, it has a 2 year warranty. Since we started using Norwex we have not bought a single bottle of cleaning sprays or cleaning wipes. Think through the list in your head of everything you buy to clean your house – sprays, bleach, soft scrub, windex… With a 2 year warranty you know you only have to buy it once every 2 years AT THE VERY MOST.
Do they require any special care?
Well, a bit. The magic of the BacLock needs a bit of support from you.
I hope you feel like you have a better understanding of the Envirocloth and whether it is a product you need for your home!
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