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post #1 of Old 07-05-2012, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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What mop do you use?

Since 1998 all floors cleaned by my company has been cleaned on hands & knees. Starting in August when I add new employees we will start using mops for bigger floors. So I'm just wondering what kind and type of mop you use? I want feed back so I can try them out personally before I let the employees use the one I pick. Please give me the exact name of the one you use.

Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of Old 07-05-2012, 07:16 PM
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The e-cloth microfiber mop is pretty good. There are 2 pads for it. One is a "dusting" pad that you use instead of sweeping. The other is a damp pad that you use only very slightly wet so it won't leave streaks. I think they're only available online. The handle length is adjustable which is good if more than one person is using it and the pads are machine washable and priced pretty reasonably.
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Thanks. I'll check it out.

Keep those posts coming. I need more recommendations!
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Also, once I try some of them out and decide which one I want to use, I will post which one I chose.
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Hey Sprintcar,

Here's what we use:

http://www.amazon.com/LIBMAN-CO-0203...ckduckgo-lm-20

The mop heads are a good size, last a long time, and you can machine wash them.
Our method is, to damp mop, and then buff with a microfiber, floors always look gorgeous, and we almost never get on hands and knees, only maybe on initials and in bathrooms.

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As I was looking around I came upon the Shmop. Has anyone ever used it? I've heard of it many years ago but we never used mops so I never checked it out. I think I'm going to add it to the list because I will only need 1 handle for a dust mop and a flat wet mop. It will really depend on how good the dust mop is. Has anyone used it before?

By the way jeepgirl, how do you keep the corners clean with a mop? That's a big reason we always washed floors on hands & knees is because of the corners. Any and all pointers are welcomed from everyone.
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Well, Sprintcar, I guess there are a few techniques we use to keep the corners clean. I was also a big fan of getting on my hands and knees until I had three knee surgeries, (one of those not work related). So here are the techniques, one would be to vacuum everything really well,(we also use two vacuums, one, a miele cannister and the other a cheap upright),then we use a string style mop, and then a very good micro fiber morp, (the front of it curves up), if we are still finding dirt at this time, we then vacuum select areas again Keep in mind the houses we clean are mostly rentals and weekend homes, so they are usually only used for a few days, moderate to very dirty houses, it might not work as well.

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I use a Lipman dry mop.
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So does that mean that you only dust mop? Help me out here... this mop stuff is 100% new to me. The only mop I've ever had is one from a move out that we did... the window on my work van slid down in the door and the only way to get it to stay up was to get that mop from the move out garage and cut the handle and put it in the door to hold up the window. lmao But... we have always used a dust mop.
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It doesn't matter which mop you use, but how much effort you put behind it... Just kidding, sort of!

I prefer to buy cheaper mops and then higher quality mop heads, which has always worked really well for me
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By the way jeepgirl, how do you keep the corners clean with a mop? That's a big reason we always washed floors on hands & knees is because of the corners. Any and all pointers are welcomed from everyone.
We carry a damp cleaning rag in our pocket when doing floors... what ever the dry and wet mop cant get, we get with the rag... also the rag comes in handy for tough spots on the floor that the mop wont take up.
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Microfiber Mops are great time savers

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Since 1998 all floors cleaned by my company has been cleaned on hands & knees. Starting in August when I add new employees we will start using mops for bigger floors. So I'm just wondering what kind and type of mop you use? I want feed back so I can try them out personally before I let the employees use the one I pick. Please give me the exact name of the one you use.

Thanks for your help.
For nearly three decades, I also thought being down on your hands and knees with your eyes focused on the floor was the best. About two years ago I was introduced to the magic of Microfiber. I tested several manufacturers and selected a professional grade product.

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It depends on cleaning company that which type of mop they are using. Generally all companies have different method of working so it is hard to say that what exactly they use.
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I have great success with a cotton string mop (24 oz), bucket and wringer. I clean multiple floor surfaces with them and you can easily control the amount of moisture you clean with.
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post #15 of Old 08-27-2012, 01:20 PM
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re: mop to use

I use only micro-fiber mops. They work really well!

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micro fibre clothes are a must!

micro fibre clothes are a must because they are reusable and the good quality kinds lasts for months. Also I use the h2omopx5 steam mop, maybe you should switch over to steam mops instead of conventional mops. Steam mops will ensure that any floor of a clients is steamed cleaned and sanitized. I especially like how buying a good quality steam mop can also help steam you carpets, titles and alot of other flooring materials too not including hard wood of course. Hope that helps.
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Since 1998 all floors cleaned by my company has been cleaned on hands & knees. Starting in August when I add new employees we will start using mops for bigger floors. So I'm just wondering what kind and type of mop you use? I want feed back so I can try them out personally before I let the employees use the one I pick. Please give me the exact name of the one you use.

Thanks for your help.

Well, I can't say that what I am recommending is the best one but I am a permanent customer of this.
http://mobilejanitorialsupply.com/pr...bmenuheader=15
I think they have wide range of mopping equipments. Take a look, may be this will help.
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Well, I can't say that what I am recommending is the best one but I am a permanent customer of this.
http://mobilejanitorialsupply.com/pr...bmenuheader=15
I think they have wide range of mopping equipments. Take a look, may be this will help.
That's a dust mop... no a mop. I've used those for 14 years... I dust mop the floor then I hand wash it.



I'm not looking for something for ME to use, I was looking for an employee to use. Employees get as few things that are mechanical as possible. I'm not setting out to spend $100,000 a year on electrical things for them to break. For example: if I use a $1 spray bottle it will last me 2 years. Employees go through them in a month... sometimes a week! I can use a vacuum cleaner for 5 years and never have a clog... an employee can clog it in 20 minutes. I guess if I want smart people to work for me I'd have to pay $50 an hour instead of $12.

I went with the Shmop for 2 reasons. It does as good of a job as any of the others. And the best thing is that it has a dust mop interchangable head. So they can dust mop with it... take the dust mop head off... put on microfiber cloth... then wet mop with it. That way they only have 1 handled thing in their car.

As for the microfiber cloths.... I've used them since 2005. Microfiber cloths & Magic Erasers cut the cleaning time of a house by 1/3.
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I use the Rubbermaid REVEAL mop. LOVE IT!
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