Mops are an easy and great way to keep floors clean. Even if you sweep or vacuum regularly, your floors will still have leftover germs and dirt.
A common mopping concern is whether or not it is effective. Most importantly, a dirty mop that hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned will just move dirt and bacteria around your house and not properly clean the floors.
However, if you learn how to properly clean a mop and use it in an effective way, you’ll be removing germs and dirt from your floors in no time.
In this actionable guide, you'll learn how to:
Let’s get started.
Here’s a video demo of how to properly clean a mop.
To clean a mop with vinegar, rinse out a bucket and fill it with hot water. Get the water as hot as possible. If you add some white vinegar into the bucket of water, it will help to remove any grease or oils from your mop. Then, soak your mop in the vinegar solution for 5 minutes. Finally, rinse the mop head until the water is clear.
You should wash mop heads regularly. This helps to keep your mop clean without dirt and germs. Machine washing your mop helps to keep the mop threads from being broken down by chemicals. It can also help to prevent mold growth on your mop.
Yes, you can mop with just water. Using a steam mop can help speed up this process.
Dump dirty mop water into a toilet or down your shower drain. DO NOT dump dirty mop water into a sink where you wash your hands or brush your teeth. Dirty mop water is full of dirt and germs that should be dumped out somewhere away from commonly used sinks.
Yes, mopping does actually clean. A common mopping concern is whether or not it is effective. A clean mop and an effective mopping routine will effectively remove grime and germs from floors. A tool we recommend using to clean dirty floors is a vacuum mop combo. Vacuum mops make cleaning even the dirtiest floors a breeze.
Yes, vinegar is a great cleaner to tackle dirt on hard-surface floors. This includes tile, laminate, and wood.
Just a little extra mop maintenance can go a long way. You’ll go from cleaning your dirty floors with a dirty mop, to cleaning your dirty floors with a clean mop.
Not only will your floors have less germs and dirt, your mop will too. In this guide, you’ve learned how to clean your mop, why you must not only clean with your mop, but clean the mop itself, and how to use your mop to keep your dirty floors clean.
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