We are often asked what we use to mop our floors. Here's our recipe along with some important tips for you to follow:
1 Gallon of Hot HOT Water
1/2 a Teaspoon of Powdered Tide
A Splash of Clorox Bleach
- Your mop should be damp, not soaking wet. You don't want to soak your floor. This is why we use a spin mop. It's the easiest way to get all of that water out. We recommend spinning it out about eight times until you can lift the mop and no water drips.
- Your water should be hot. It cleans better and dries quicker. If the water from your faucet doesn't get hot enough, boil water on your stove.
- Regardless of the soap you use, you don't need much at all. You don't want to leave a residue on your floor so think very minimal. You're mainly using water.
- Make sure you're changing your water regularly. Otherwise, you're mopping your floor with dirty water and defeating the purpose. You'll see that it's dirty when you dip your mop-head in the bucket. You'll also want to change your mop-head each time you change out your water (checking to make sure the mop-head is actually dirty which, if your water is then it usually is too) because if you don't you'll immediately dirty up your water when you dip your mop in it. The key is to mop until your water is no longer dirty when you dump it out. The water should get clearer after each dumping and remaking of fresh water.