What is the key to mopping floors? Is it just simply adding more soap? Well, more soap is not the answer. This will only lift the dirt and oil in water, making them float. An extra amount of soap will not be able to lift more dirt or oil. So, what is the key to mopping? Here are some tips from professional cleaners.
Prepare your home
Firstly, it will be helpful to set your home up for mopping. Clear any light items on the floor like floor mats and trash cans to create easy access to the area for mopping. Next, remove any dirt on the floor by vacuuming or sweeping. If you neglect this step, you will just be pushing the dirt around when you mop.
Pick the right cleaning products
Using the right tools can make a huge difference to your mopping experience. You should choose the right cleaner for the type of flooring in your house. Certain cleaners work well on wooden floors and others on tiled floors. Picking the right mop is also essential. A microfiber mopping system is recommended. A microfiber mop is not only lightweight but you will not need any other equipment like a bucket. Microfiber is great at picking up dirt and absorbing water. When using a microfiber mop, you won’t need any chemical cleaners as it works great with just water.
Rinse your mop pad or head often
If your mop pad or head are not rinsed often, you will just be smearing dirt around as you mop. Rinsing your mop helps remove all the dirt that you have picked up while mopping. It is best to mop the floor in small sections and rinse your mop between every few sections. To make things easier, you can also just use multiple mop pads, and change them out every few sections. Finally, rinse them together once you have finished.
Call in the big guns
Despite your best efforts, sometimes your floors are just beyond the reach of standard moping. This is the time to call in a professional. Equipped with advanced cleaning knowledge and tricks, they will surely get the job done. Contact one of our professional cleaners and leave it to them to get the job done.