As we have covered in previous blogs, regular mopping is the best way to keep your tile floors looking clean and staying healthy. Like vacuuming, the process seems incredible easy, but we have a few tips that you’re probably not taking advantage of that can help you get the most out of your mop. Read on to find out more!
One of the simplest tips we can offer for mopping is the order in which you clean your floor. Many people will mop the entire floor, and then go back to clean out their grout. A more effective solution would be to clean out the grout first (which can easily be done with the use of commercial products) and then going back to mop your floor. This way, all the dirt that you get out of your grout will not end up on a cleaned floor, negating your previous half hour of effort.
Another easy tip with mopping is to limit the amount of water you use. With mopping, the goal is not to give your floor a bath, but to scrub clean with a wet brush. Depending on the stain and condition of your floor, it may be much easier to use less water and more elbow grease to get out those stubborn stains.
Finally, it is always good practice to take care of your mop, as the more you mop, the dirtier it gets! Bacteria can actually disintegrate the stands of the mop, so it is extremely important to clean in regularly. The best part is you can use common household items to ensure that your mop is always in tip-top shape. Simply grab your mop, soak it in a bowl of vinegar, and watch as all the dirt and grime buildup just disappear. In addition, if your mop has been under some heavy stress, you can always stick the detachable head in the washing machine. Just be sure to dry the mop upside-down!
Mopping may not be difficult, but it is an essential part to keeping your floors looking the best they possibly can. Should your floors need a little bit of work, always know that Bayside Carpet Cleaning is here to help.
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