Mopping is certainly an important part of any floor cleaning plan, but it is essential that you know when to empty dirty mop water. If your timing is off, you could end up with a floor that is just as dirty as when you started.
We recommend using a bucket system that comes equipped with two chambers – one that holds rinse water and one that holds clean water. This is the most effective way to extend the usefulness of your cleaning solution. Once you mop a soiled area, return the mop to the chamber that holds the rinse water. Dunk it in and move it around a bit to remove soil and heavy debris from the fibers, then use pressure to get rid of the soiled liquid. Once the dirty liquid, sedimentation and debris are used, you may again place the mop in the chamber which holds the clean solution. When your mop touches the floor again, it will only dispense clean solution, not the dirty rinse water.
If you are cleaning with a single bucket instead of dual-chamber bucket, we highly recommend dry dusting the floor first to remove as much debris as possible before you use a wet mop.
Remember, the water is as dirty as it looks! If you think it is time to change your mop bucket water, do it. Otherwise, you will end up just spreading all that sediment and debris around your floors and having to repeat the process again.
To learn more about combination buckets and wringers and other floor cleaning supplies in New England, contact one of our experts today at 1-800-242-1400.