Although mops are an important factor in keeping our floors clean, we all hate to touch the end of the mop. This great article that we found with helpful tips for keeping your mop clean comes from The Spruce.
How To Keep Your Mop Clean
Mops are great tools for keeping your floors clean and sanitary. By taking a few easy steps, you can make your mop last longer and be clean and sanitary for use on your floors.
1. Rinse thoroughly.
When you are finished mopping, make sure you thoroughly rinse any cleaning solution and dirt from the mop. While you probably realize that traces of dirt on the mop can create problems, soap residue can damage your mop almost as much.
2. Allow to dry.
To prevent bacteria growth, you’ll want to make sure your mop dries out before storing. Start by wringing the mop out as completely as you can. Allow it to dry completely by placing the mop head outside on a clothesline, or by standing the mop heads up in a bathtub or shower area. Taking a few steps to make sure the mop head is fully dry will save a lot of trouble later.
3. Store properly.
Store your mop in a cool dry place. Try hanging the mop so that the mop head isn’t brushing against the floor. If you’ve allowed the mop to dry thoroughly, the mop should be fine until the next use.
4. Replace when needed.
Replace the mop head as needed to keep it from becoming a cleaning hazard. Mop heads may last for a while but eventually, will show signs of needing to be replaced. Instead of trying to stretch out its usefulness, replace the mop head and keep your floors clean.
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