How To Clean Your Mop In 4 Easy Steps

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Are you frustrated with mopping your floors only to find them still dirty? Well, before you blame your mopping technique, take a closer look at your mop itself. Yes, the often-overlooked cleaning tool that deserves a little extra attention. After all, a dirty mop can do more harm than good, spreading dirt and germs around your freshly cleaned floors. So, if you’re tired of endless cleaning without satisfactory results, it’s time to give your mop the TLC it deserves. 

In this guide, brought to you by a top-rated cleaning company, we’ll walk you through four easy steps to clean and disinfect your mop. Get ready to achieve a whole new level of cleanliness and efficiency in your mopping routine!

What should I use to disinfect my mop?

Regarding disinfection, you might often come across online either chlorine bleach or white vinegar as the top choices. Bleach is a powerful disinfecting and deodorizing agent that kills all the germs that make a home in your mop.

On the other hand, vinegar is a less harsh product that can help you with many household chores, mop sanitizing included. However, even if it may seem that vinegar is a good option to steer clear of chemicals, it’s nowhere near as effective as bleach.

While the choice is yours, the following method considers chlorine bleach only.

A step-by-step guide to cleaning a mop  

Dirt accumulates on the mophead after every cleaning, so it’s important to always wash this tool after using it. But don’t worry! Cleaning a mop is not complicated.

Just follow these easy steps and get your mop ready for the next clean-up:

Step 1. Rinse the mop after using it

The first thing you need to do is wash the surface dirt and filthy water off the mop. To do this, simply rinse the mophead with clean water! Easy breezy.

Step 2. Wash the mophead with dish soap

Water is all good for surface dirt, but it won’t do anything for deeper grime. So, to clean the mop further, you will need dish soap.

To clean the mop this way, do the following:

  1. Fill a bucket with water and add a few splashes of dish soap.
  2. Dip the mop in the bucket and lather to get the soap to pull and trap the dirt.
  3. Rinse the mop with clean water to remove the soap.

Step 3. Disinfect the mop with bleach

This step is entirely optional. However, it is highly recommended you disinfect your mop at least every two or three washes to keep it in good shape—especially if your mophead gets very filthy. Plus, disinfecting your mop will keep the germs from spreading every time you clean.

So, if you opted for the power of bleach, follow these steps:

  1. Mix one cup of bleach and a gallon of water in a bucket.
  2. Dip the mop in the bucket and leave it soaking for thirty minutes. This half-hour will give the bleach enough time to kill all the bacteria making a home in the mophead.
  3. Rinse the bleach off the mop with clean water.

Step 4. Wring and dry the mop

Bacteria grow easily in damp environments. So, to keep your recently washed mop germ-free, it’s important to remove as much moisture as you can from the mophead. But don’t worry, doing this is pretty simple! You only need to wring the mop and leave it out to air dry after washing it. 

Do you have a detachable mophead? Throw it in the washing machine!

If your mop has a detachable head, this task just became a whole lot easier! Separate the mophead and throw it in the washing machine, but don’t wash the mop along with any other laundry items, or it could leave dirt on your clothes!

Note: You can also use the soap and bleach method if you don’t feel like doing a whole load just for your mophead.

Stop dirtying your mop, and let the pros do the job!

Cleaning the floors may not be too complicated, but it can certainly be time-consuming, especially if you’re short on your spare time.

So, why not let the pros handle your floor cleaning? With the help of The Cleaning Force, you can have spotless floors without lifting a finger! Check out our services. 

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