by Emily McBride
(last updated January 26, 2015)
It takes quite a bit of effort to keep your floor clean, so it can be very frustrating to start mopping and realize that your floor is just getting dirtier. The usual culprit for this problem is a dirty mop. The best way to clean a mop depends on what kind of mop you have. The most common types of mops are dust mops, mops with disposable pads, sponge mops, and string mops.
Dust mops are used to sweep the floor and do not get rid of spots.
Mops with disposable pads are the easiest to take care of and work best for the lighter mopping jobs.
Sponge mops are best used for sticky areas and all-purpose cleanings.
String mops are an older type of mop. They work well for tough jobs.
Maintaining your mop will help you to better maintain your floor. If these tips are not helping to get your mop clean, it may be time to get a new mop.
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