House Floor Cleaning Using A Mop
At first sight, mopping your home doesn’t look like too much of a deal. But, if you’re doing it for the first time, or without any experience, the seemingly simple task becomes frustrating and extremely disappointing.
To get the best results out of wet mopping, your home requires some bit of understanding, careful planning and meticulous execution. You might need to take a few swipes at mopping before you can get the hang of it.
But, this quick guide can save you the trouble and provide you with all the details you need to use a mop to clean your house effectively.
Find the right mop
Before you can make any preparations or attempts to mop the floor, you have to make sure you have the right mop for your floor.
Different floor finishes require different mops. Laminate floors are the most delicate. The wrong mop will not only leave streaks on the floor but could also damage the floor by leaving too much moisture on the floor. That is why you need the laminate floors mop.
Prepare the area
Proper preparation makes mopping much easier. You can start by moving the furniture and other items that might make it harder for you to maneuver the mop once you start cleaning. While at it, you can collect large debris that can't be collected using a vacuum cleaner and collect any items you don't want to end up in the dust bin.
This initial preparation sets the tone for the cleaning task that is ahead. Check to make sure that any furniture doesn’t have debris or dirt on its feet. If there’s any, you should make sure you clean it first.
Sweep the floor
After clearing the area you intend to clean and removing the large debris, you should also sweep or vacuum the area to remove the small debris and dust. To most people, this step looks redundant. However, it will save you the trouble of going back and forth, trying to pick up the small debris since a mop does not do a good job of collecting the debris.
Wet Mop the area
After clearing the area and removing large and small debris, it’s time to bring out your mop and start moping.
How you use the mop depends on what kind of mop you have. However, the process is usually the same.
If you're cleaning a large area, mop the floor in small sections. This makes it easier to make progress and also reduces the chances of missing spots.
Start by immersing the mop into the cleaning solutions. Wring out gently to get rid of the excess water then use the mop to spread the cleaning solution on the floor and also to scrub the dirt.
Rinse and wring the mop
After spreading the cleaning solution across the floor, have another bucket with clean water. Rinse and wring it gently and use it to rinse the floor. Repeat the rinsing process two more times making sure that each of the two times the mop is as dry as possible.
This helps to ensure you remove as much moisture from the floor as possible. It prevents water damage and ensure the floor dries faster.
Clean the mop
After you’re done moping, make sure the mop is thoroughly rinsed until the water in the bucket is clear. The last thing you want is to leave the mop dirty because it will contaminate the water the next time you mop.
Mopping is a simple process. But only if you have the right information and tips on how to do it. This guide provides you with all the tips and processes you need to follow to ensure you get the best results when you mop.