Microfiber Mops

Does the amount of mop water solution on the microfiber mop heads affects the cleaning ability?

Our employees wring out half the cleaning water solution or wring out no cleaning water solution on the microfiber mop heads before mopping the floors. They think that with more water, they can mop a larger area before they need to wring out the dirty water and get a new fresh cleaning solution using a dual
compartment mop bucket. Please comment.

  • Quality Cleaner,  I just posted a bulletin on this subject. greencleangci.tumblr.com/.../microfiber-cleaning

    Microfiber mopping tools will hold much more than most believe, even with very little water.  However, just like any other tool, once they have too much debris it will stop the microfiber from taking any more soils.  This is why the double bucket systems and microfiber work better.

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  • There is a lot to be considered when using a microfiber mop system. The first thing is to find a good mop frame, I have found the "Perfect Clean" mop frames to be outstanding, they are very durable, reasonably priced and have a life time warranty. The mop head itself is also important, many companies sell this product, you must do your research to find the best mop for the best price. You have a wide selection to choose from, some are very good some not so good. The most important thing is the cleaning of your mops. You need to check what process the manufacture suggests and then make sure that the mops are being laundered with this process. THis is why many mops loose their effectiveness. Gather your information and then ask who ever is laundering your mops what process they are using. The mops do not have to be soaked to perform well. Cleaning people who have cleaned with the string mops must be trained and educated about microfiber, so they understand mopping with microfiber is different than mopping with a string mop. You must also stress that microfiber mops pick up dirt, so they will be changing out the mops more than they rinsed out the old string mop. Changing microfiber mops more often is a good thing that means they are picking up dirt not speading it around with a string mop. Rubbermaid sells a microfiber mop bucket that allows you to place a small amount of cleaner in the bucket, turn it upside down for a couple of minutes and your mops are evenly saturated with the cleaner and you do not have to wring the mops before using them. I hope this helps.

  • In reply to HCA Tammy:

    I actually ended up purchasing the microfiber string style mops instead of retrofitting everything due to budget. They work well, but my crew mostly uses them on the damp side not on the wet side. All mops cotton or microfiber work best when they are clean no amount of rinse water will help a dirty mop.

  • In reply to steve:

    Steve, you are right.  This is why the microfiber mop will rinse out faster and better than any cotton mop.  I am myself liking the 'string style" too.  There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to microfiber.  Glad to see you made the first step!

  • In reply to David Thompson:

    Here is my ? about Microfiber Mops... this is based on a study see the link below.


    I get that the study was done on a tile floor, but do any of the principles apply to a vinyl floor ?

    I have always wondered if dragging a mop accross a germ filled floor, even if the mop is sprayed, soaked in a disinfectant, how much of the dirt & germs from the floor is picked up by the mop ? left behind ?

    Mop a vinyl floor with a microfiber mop, then wet the floor and squeegee it up, does the water look dirty or not clear ? I have done this test several times and I am amazed with waht I find.

    While microfiber mops are a good idea, perhaps we, I, are trying to mop too much of an area with just 1 pad ?

    Brad...the cleaner


  • In reply to Brad:

    Brad, the short answer is yes.  Everyone tries to mop more surface than we should before changing the pad, going to the rinse water and flushing the pad out.  This is human nature.  Using microfiber just does better since we do.