Cleaning your floors won’t be effective without a cleaner mop. Keeping your mop clean is the key to maintain the quality of floors cleanliness. Many times, the homeowners often overlook the fact that dirty mops can be the causes of stubborn dirtiness. Meanwhile, it is easy and simple to clean your mop head. Depending on the type of your broom, you could put it in the washing machine, dishwasher, or by bare hands.
How to clean a string mop?
String mop needs to be cleaned routinely to maximize its function and performance. You will wash it after using the mop. Rinse the head with hot water to kill the bacteria and germs. Then you will want to wring it as hard as you can to drain the most portions of the water. Let it dry in the ventilated area, or outdoor. If possible, let it dry under the sun.
If the specks of dirt are too piling up, you could use the other way. Soak your mop in a water and cleaning solution mixture. Add bleach to the gallon to the mix if you notice the awful smell.
Rinse the mops with hot water. Cold water is fine, but you can see the vast difference when you use hot water to clean your string mop.
How to wash spin mop head in the washing machine?
Any washing machine will be a great choice to wash your spin mop, only if you do it the right way. Chances are there will be mold and bacteria left on the broom. So, you will want to take care of them first by rinsing your mop with hot water. Rinse it twice or more if necessary. Use mild detergent. Only use bleach if you think that the materials of the mop head are too dirty.
How to clean microfiber mop heads?
Presuming that your mop head is microfiber, you will want to use a mild detergent with hot water to clean the dust and dirt. Microfiber is as delicate as clothes so that you will want to set the low heat. In the washing machine, you could place the device with a regular cycle. Don’t use jeans or harder mode. Also, use mild detergent and little amount of bleach. Too much bleach can degrade the materials.
Don’t dry your microfiber mop head under the high heat. Instead, you could put it in the well-ventilated room, or outdoor under the sun.
You can also wash the microfiber mop head by hands if your washing machine is too harsh. Use the mild detergent and soft bristled brush if there are some hard dirt.
Whether you are using washing machine or hands, don’t dry your microfiber mop head under hard pressure.
How to clean a sponge mop head?
For some people, it is a bit tricky to clean the sponge mop head. But it is easy if you know how to do it. Add mild detergent to the water. Or you could also use mild floor detergent with water. Soak your sponge mop head into the soapy water. Press the sponge many times to release the dirt to the water mixture. Use the wrong mechanism of the mop. If necessary, you could repeat the process with new water mixture. Place some tarps on your yard, or other outdoor spaces. Lay your mop head on the tarp under the sunlight. Leave it to dry.