Mopping the floor as part of any home clean regime is commonplace. Regular mopping of hard floor surfaces reduces bacteria, pathogens and viruses around the home, in offices, schools, hospitals, and any other commercial buildings with hard floor surfaces.
Multiple effective mopping methods can be utilized to increase the speed of cleaning. Most people find this daily chore frustrating, but now cleaning and mopping can be done quickly and efficiently.
Let’s look at some tips that can guide you to correctly and effectively mopping the floor.
Sweep The Floor Before Mopping:
The best way to mop a floor is to have no debris on the floor prior and to sweep the area before mopping. If the floor is dirty, or particles are floating on the floor the result of mopping won’t be a high standard. Moreover, just mopping on the tiles will also leave scratches on the floor.
Use Vacuum Before Mopping:
Vacuuming is an easy way to clear the floor of debris, particularly if the floor space is large. Multirange has many vacuums that work ideally for such places with strong suction and in a hygienic manner, removing debris and dust particles from all edges and corners thoroughly. Leaving your floor ready for the next step.
Choosing a Mop For Cleaning:
Manufacturers produce a wide range of mops and buckets which understand the needs and the requirements of modern buildings.
Using a mop in times gone by, used to be back breaking work. Previously, no proper mop wring system had been invented, so the mops were not effective enough to kill the germs from the floor. In fact, due to a wet floor, surfaces were more prone to move around germs and bacteria, rather than remove them.
However, new models of mops provide ease of mopping with different mopping equipments and methods, thus the users can choose the best one which can reach their cleaning goals completely.
New mops on the market include microfiber mop, spray mop, rinse and wring mop. Each model offers different benefits and features, so it’s worth researching to find the right mop for you.
Changing Mop Head:
Using one mop head, particularly in commercial cleaning situations can actually spread germs. Multirange offer different types and colours of mop heads to be used in different surfaces. For example; hospitals, schools, bathrooms vs lobby areas.
It’s recommended to change the mop head after a few months, or when you find the quality of cleaning reducing, or the mop head condition has deteriorated. A good tip is to avoid using a bleaching solution to clean the mop heads as the chemicals will totally destroy the cotton mop quality.
It may sound surprising but the mop handle is an important tool. If the quality is lower and they are less durable they may break easily by the pressure which is put on them during cleaning. Secondly, if the handle’s surface is not comfortable and smooth, it may harm the hands also and cause back ache..
Look for a handle with good grip and made from a sturdy material with a function to change and replace mop heads for a comfortable cleaning experience.
Look for a mop with a durable plastic bucket and wringer. The best way to mop the floor is to dip it every time in the cleaning solution and then re-clean the floor area to leave the cleaning chemical working on the floor for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Some buckets have wheels with which you can move the bucket around the cleaning area and avoid the need to hold the bucket and changing its position every time. This model is ideal for large floor areas and commercial cleaning teams.
How To Use A Mop:
Hot water is good to rinse an already clean floor, however you need to use an effective disinfectant to achieve a hygienic and thorough clean. A quality multipurpose disinfectant will kill 99% of germs and bacteria, whilst also leaving your floor gleaming.
Use Warm Water:
Use hot water and a good quality disinfectant and mop thoroughly over the floor, being careful not to oversoak and dampen the floor area. Remember to use the wringer every time.
Rinse And Wring The Mop:
When you return the mop to the bucket, dip and move around the bucket several times before wringing the mop head. This ensures most of the debris remains in the bucket and not back out on the floor.
Use The Best Solution:
Our multipurpose floor cleaner has a natural pH value that will clean the floor thoroughly. The lemon fragrance and it’s acidic ingredients kills germs speedily.
You can also make your own home-based solution by using 1 cup of vinegar in a bucket of water to help kill the microbial germs and clean the floor. Secondly, you can use some drops of essential oil also as they have a good fragrance, Lemon is best as it contains antibacterial properties which will clean and disinfect the floor.
Using Mop Twice Over An Area:
It is recommended to mop a floor twice. The first helps in the dust removal and the second cleans more deeply and even gives a polished look to the different surfaces including; marble tile, granite tile, slate tile, vinyl tiles, ceramic tiles, and many other tiles and flooring.
Mopping Grouting Areas Properly:
Grouting areas within the tiles especially in the kitchen and bathroomstend to collect dirt and mould. This causes an increase in germs and bacteria. The best mop with a quality cleaning solution will even clean these areas and get between the tiles. The Steam mop is a new addition to the floor cleaning apparatus and it helps in cleaning grouting areas gently and easily.
Mopping In The Backward Direction:
When starting to mop a room you should start from the corner of the room and end at the entrance gate or door with the aim of working backwards every time you mop. This process improves floor cleaning without you stepping on the wet areas where the mop is already applied and you smoothly carry the mop around in this way with less pressure on your body and removes the danger of slipping over on a wet floor.
Changing The Cleaning Solution:
The kitchen floor is typically where high staining is usually found due to spilt food and it generally being the busiest room in a home or office. If you are mopping areas like kitchen and bathrooms, where oil and many other particles and marks are on the floor, the best way is to change the solution once the moping is done and reapply the second time with a new cleaning solution to kill the germs and pathogens comprehensively.
The Cleaning Note:
Mopping and cleaning a floor effectively and with a strong multipurpose disinfectant will deliver a great result. Not only will you have a shiny gleaming floor, you will have protection from germs, bacteria, and viruses too!