How to use microfiber mops


Benefiting from its advantages, Microfiber mops become superior floor cleaning tool to its cotton string competitions. Extremely fine synthetic fiber can attract and trap dirt to achieve deep clean. Also microfiber mops have proven to be anti-microbes, while cotton mops is made of organic material which may harbor bacterial and virus.( more difference between microfiber and cotton.) Under dry environment, when you use microfiber mops, the fibers would rub with each other as well as floor. Therefore polyester will be charged as positive, and polyamide will be negatively charged. This unique phenomenon generates static electric field which actively attract micro dust and microbes.

Now that microfiber mops can be versatile and efficient tool for floor cleaning, to know how to use microfiber mops correctly is as much important. Specially for commercial cleaning to deal with large areas. Proper process and tips can make cleaning work even more efficient, easier and greener.

Content included in this article:

  • Pretreat microfiber mop heads.
  • Use figure-8 motion to apply cleaning work.

  • How to use microfiber dry mops (dust mops).
  • Implement Color coding system.

Pretreat microfiber mop heads.( so-called “charge mops”)

Step #1. Depending on the area size to clean, determine how many pieces of pads will be needed. Accordingly dilute solution following below table.

Step #2. Place stacked microfiber mop pads into bucket upside-down( microfiber side face down), fill in solution.

Step #3. Seal the bucket securely, turnbucket over and wait for 10-15 minutes. Microfiber mop pad soak solution thoroughly during the period.

Step #4. Carry the bucket to working area and prepare for cleaning.

Mop pad quantity (piece)1015202530
Solution usage (liter)34.567.59

Use Figure-8 motion to apply cleaning work.

We usually classify microfiber flat mops as pocket backing and velcro-backing based on the attaching styles. Either style has basically the same method to cleaning.

Step #1. Place slippery warning sign at an obvious position.

Step #2. Use mop frame to pick up one mop pad.

Step #3. Start to mop. Firstly walk through the routine you are planning to clean with each mop pad, in order to apply solution evenly on target area. For instance you are cleaning inpatient warb. Walk from door to the end of farthest wall. The mop head better keep parallel to the walking routine. Use figure-8 motion mopping method in order to gather litter on one side of the mop. Lapping over and step back slowly, until back to the door side.

Step #4. Take the dirty mop head off, and put it into laundering bag waiting for washing.

Step #5. Pick up another clean mop head and go ahead til job done.

Tip: Use both hands to hold the handle pole, one hold top grip, the other hold lower and swivel handle like rowing a boat. Avoid bending your waist down, which will reduce injury as well as this habit will be much labor-saving for intensive jobs.

How to use microfiber dry mops (dust mops).

Dry mops refer to that mops cleaning floor without water and solution. Learn more about difference between wet and dry mops.

Step #1. spread up fabric shade and spray on push-type oil for 2-3 times. Then fold up dust mop and wait for 4 hours, let the fiber thoroughly soaked with push-type oil.

Step #2. Place the dust mop flat and against the edge of wall, push forward dust mop in a straight line gently. Try to maintain contact between mop and floor, otherwise bigger dirt may drop off and fail.

Step #3. For every following repeat, overlapping 1/4 area to prevent mis-mopping.

Step #4. If the mop filled with dirt before you complete task, take it outside and can use brush to remove hair, debris and dust. Then continue til the whole area is cleaned.

Step #5. Remove replaceable dust mop head and put it into laundering bag for washing.

Note: if floor is wet or greasy, use rag or dry mop to clean it before apply maintain with dust mop.

Implement Color coding system

Color coded microfiber mops can reduce the chance of cross-contamination in many industries like hospital, grocery, food-service etc. Benefits of color coding system includes:

#1. Staff can select the correct cleaning tools instantly for different working area.

#2. Simplify training courses to operators.

#3. Reduce the cost to supervise cleaning works.

#4. Reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

#5. Convenient for custodial cleaning supplies’ storage and procurement.

#6. Classify different cleaning solution with paired tools easily.