Sponge Mop

by Karen Bates
(last updated August 29, 2016)

When it comes to cleaning your home, it is vital that you have the right tools to get the job done right. Whatever job needs to be done, you will be able to do the job most efficiently if you have the cleaning tools and cleaners ready for the chore.

Keeping the many surfaces in your home clean can seem like an endless task at times. Counters, walls, windows, floors, and other surfaces need constant cleaning to maintain beauty as well as cleanliness, and each of these areas needs certain cleaners, brushes, sponges, vacuums, or mops to be cleaned most successfully.

For hard floors, simply vacuuming won't do the trick. To remove dirt and leave a beautiful shine on floors made of wood, tile, linoleum or other materials, mopping the surface regularly will remove dirt and prevent build-up on the floor.

There are many kinds of mops available, each working in a unique way. For instance, a dust mop will pick up dirt and dust particles on a hard floor without using water, while string mops absorb a lot of water and are great for deep-cleaning jobs. One type of mop that is great on many hard flooring types is the sponge mop.

Sponge mops are quick and convenient to use, and tend to be fairly inexpensive. These mops use a sponge for the mop head that can be used to soak up liquid. The sponge can then be wring out and used on hard flooring. The mop heads tend to be made up of a large, rectangular sponge that can consist of different textures that will assist in cleaning. The details of how these mops are constructed may vary between brands.

Sponge mops are easy to use, and allow you to mop the floor with as little hassle as possible. After getting the mop wet and wringing out the sponge, push the mop over the floor to pick up dirt and spills. When finished, rinse the mop under clean water until the wrung-out water comes out clean, then allow the mop to dry.

Although sponge mops are a useful cleaning tool, they do have the disadvantage of needing to be replaced. Once the sponge begins to fall apart or smells bad, it is to buy a new mop.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...


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