6 Mopping Tips

A significant part of cleaning any space is mopping or sweeping. The back and forth technique of mopping could actually be very therapeutic if you get into a rhythm. You will find yourself in a meditative state, focused on the cleaning task and with a little music you could go on mopping for days.

However its is important to understand some basic principles of mopping. Firstly, there are several different type of mops and mop systems. String mops, sponge mops, dust mops and microfiber mops just to name a few. They all have their benefits and constraints but our team highly recommends using a microfiber mop. This type of mop absorbs just as much as a regular sponge or string mop but is much easier to clean due to its microfiber properties. If its easier to clean, then less bacteria living in the mop and as a result cleaners spaces! The following are some very basic tips to consider before and during mopping any space.

Mopping Tips!

Even during a regular household cleaning event safety must be taken seriously, most concentrated cleaning chemicals could be harmful. Disinfecting a space is a form of “deep cleaning” and require you to wear proper protection to guard from contaminants or toxic elements you could encounter. Below is a list of basic protection elements you will need to incorporate in your attire before starting.

The right mop for the job – Along with protective gear when cleaning, the proper mop for the job is essential. Whether commercial or residential application, choose the microfiber mop system that will allow you to work efficiently.

Get the right Mop Handle – Think of the potential back pains when choosing you mop handle! Choose a handle that is not too tall or short for your height, you should feel comfortable when holding the mop.

Wring the Mop Properly – We recommend using a mop bucket or container that has the ability to wring the mop rather than using your hands. Which ever type of microfiber mop system you use, its always a good idea to get the excess water content out of the mop before wiping the floor surface. The concept is not to wash the floor (unless that’s what is required) but damp wipe and a bucket equipped with a wringing device will assist greatly.

Change the cleaning solution as often as possible – Use your discretion, it depends on how soiled the surface to be cleaned is. If the floor surface is very dirty you may have to change the cleaning solution very often. Ensure the mop is properly cleaned during the change of solution.

Clean the mop properly – It goes without saying, make sure not only your mop but your cleaning equipment in general are properly cleaned after every cleaning job. Keep in mind that the floor surface has one of the highest content of dirt, germs and bacteria. So if the mop is always dirty it will develop harmful bacteria cultures that could cause health problems.

Store your mop in a dry space – After properly cleaning the mop let it dry properly and store it in a dry place. Often times after a cleaning job the mop is stowed wet, which can also create problems with bacteria. Though mopping is simple, attention to the details will save you a lot of time and maintain healthy spaces.