3 Key Reasons Mopping isn’t Enough for Commercial Floors in Toronto

janitor-stick-2When you have a maintenance specialist or crew tending to the commercial floors of your property, you may notice that they use a number of methods to take care of them. Mopping is one of them. There will be times when it’s necessary to strip the floors, apply new wax, and buff them, but for general and quick cleaning, mopping is the most commonly used method.

However, it’s not enough. Mopping alone is not going to help keep your commercial floors in great condition. There are a number of reasons for this, but the top 3 are:

  • Mopping mostly pushes dirt around.
  • The mop will become saturated too quickly.
  • Mopping won’t protect the floor’s finish.

Let’s look at each of these in more detail.

Mopping mostly pushes dirt around.

Even though the floors look clean when your maintenance personnel is done with the job, for the most part, mopping only pushes the dirt from one place to the next. Depending on how old the mop is, it will get a fair amount of dirt up (as evidenced by the dirty water in the bucket), but it will leave a lot more behind.

The mop will become saturated too quickly.

Mops are made of fabric, which soaks up water. Once the mop is saturated, not just by the water but also by the dirt, it’s not going to collect nearly as much dirt on subsequent applications.

Many people use the same mop head over and over until it begins to fall apart. That is inefficient and the older the mop head is, the less thorough the clean will be.

Mopping won’t protect the floor’s finish.

You invested a lot in your commercial floors, and you should be focusing on the proper methods and procedures that will keep them protected for as long as possible. Mopping will help keep them looking clean for a while, but it will do nothing to actually protect them or the floor’s finish.

Your commercial floors deserve the right equipment to help keep them in the best possible condition for as long as possible.

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