Last Updated on February 27, 2024 by Ali Hamza

Have you ever cleaned your hard surface floors with a lot of time and effort only to find that they still look soiled immediately away?

Don’t worry, you are not alone; in fact, it happens to a lot of people and is rather typical. There are a few causes, including:

Using too much soap: Using more soap does not necessarily result in a more thorough or quick clean of the floor. Using extra soap results in a buildup of residue that may serve to attract dirt to the floors rather than remove it. This brings us to the second reason.

Not Rinsing: If you use the conventional mop and bucket method, this results in more liquid being left on the floor. After cleaning the floors, it is important to quickly rinse them with plain water, followed by quick drying, to ensure that no film buildup is left behind.

Not Cleaning Your Mop Head: You should check your mop head’s cleanliness regularly, especially if the floor is quite dirty. If you’re using a rag electric mop head, you should frequently rinse and wring it out. Using a filthy mop head will just spread the dirt like butter on toast rather than remove it.

Guidelines for Avoiding Dirty Floors After Mopping

Have a Variety of Mop Pads Frequently Rinsed or Convenient Rag Mops

We always advise using a mop with replaceable/removable heads. This is a lot simpler technique to guarantee that your mop is clean and that you aren’t scrubbing the floor with dirt. Using interchangeable mop heads that you can just throw in the laundry once you’re done mopping is even better. When using a rag mop, you must constantly rinse, wring out the mop, and replace the pail of water before it becomes overly soiled. The rag mop needs to be hand-washed after use, then stored to air dry.

Use a dry mop technique or dry the floor

To be extra certain that all soap residue is removed and not left on the floor for too long to form a film, it is a good idea to rinse and dry the floor after using a bucket of cleaner. Alternately, you can use the dry mop technique, in which you apply diluted cleanser to the floor using a spray bottle and then wipe with a mop. There is no need for the rinsing and drying phases when the cleaner is used correctly diluted, not sprayed too strongly, and with the appropriate cleaning solution.

Vacuum/Sweep More Frequently

Keeping the amount of dirt as low as you can is the simplest approach to make mopping easier. Regular sweeping or vacuuming without using a roller brush is the easiest way to accomplish this. On hard surface flooring, we advise performing this once daily, or at the very least every other day. Less buildup occurs when there is less dirt on the floors. Additionally, it’s crucial to maintain a regimen for mopping and avoid letting too much time pass between cleanings.

Remember to schedule professional cleanings.

To remove deep-seated grime that routine home cleanings can’t reach, it’s vital to have a professional deep clean your hard surface floors once a year. Your floors need to be reset once a year, and this requires specialized truck-mounted equipment. especially if your floors are made of hardwood or tile.

Please visit our website for additional details about cleaning hard surface flooring. Make a booking anytime online or by phone for expert hard surface floor cleaning in Snohomish and North King County.