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Why Are Floors Sticky After Mopping?

Dirty and sticky floors after mopping

Have you ever marveled at a clean, shiny floor only to be disappointed after taking a few sticky steps on it? Unfortunately, this is more common than you think, and it happens on wooden floors, laminate, tiles. So, why are floors sticky after mopping?  Why Are Floors Sticky After Mopping? There are three reasons your …

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How Do You Properly Use a Mop

Man using mop

You should mop at least once a week to ensure the floor is clean and shiny. There is a proper way to use a mop, though. Using the mop correctly will make cleaning faster and more effective. That leaves the question: How do you properly use a mop? How Do You Properly Use a Mop? …

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Is It Better to Mop With Hot Water or Cold Water

Man using cold water to mop the floor

Some people believe it is best to mop with hot water, while others disagree on this. Hot water kills bacteria, while cold water will not damage the integrity of the flooring. So which way do you go? Is it better to mop with hot water or cold water? Is It Better to Mop With Hot …

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Are Microfiber Mops Good?

BISSELL Spinwave Powered Hardwood Floor Mop and Cleaner

Microfiber mops are gaining much more traction in grocery, hardware, and online stores, in many cases taking up more shelf space than the traditional cotton yarn head mops. Sales on Amazon.com certainly prove that with 9 out of the top 10 models of wet mops sold are made with microfiber heads. When new materials come …

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What Is Dry Mopping?

Woman using a mop while wondering what is dry mopping

There are many different ways, and possibly many different steps, to cleaning hardwood and other non-carpeted types of flooring. For daily cleaning, many like to sweep to get rid of surface dust, loose dirt, and animal hair. But dry mopping, or dust mopping, is a better way. So what is dry mopping? This is a …

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What to Put in Mop Water

Close up of a foam mop head

When it comes to cleaning your floors, it is important to use the right tools for the job, starting with the mop, and then the cleaning solution you will mix in your mop water. Standard off the shelf concentrated cleaning solutions may work well for flooring materials like linoleum or vinyl, but hardwood floors, marble, …

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Best Steam Mop for Vinyl Floors [2021 Review]

Steam mop being used to clean vinyl floors

Traditional mops tend to leave behind a residue when they’re cleaning vinyl floors. On the other hand, the best steam mop for vinyl floors uses steam to loosen up and get rid of stubborn stains, grime, and dirt. However, not all steam mops are suitable for cleaning vinyl floors.  While some struggle to remove stains …

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Can You Steam Mop Laminate

Person using a steam mop to clean a wood floor

With the recently popular steam mop becoming a common cleaning tool in many houses, it is interesting to see how many things we can clean with it. Tile and linoleum flooring are the easiest, carpeting is a little more difficult with but it can be done, and non-porous surfaces like shower doors or patio furniture …

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How to Steam Clean Carpet With Steam Mop

Person cleaning the carpet with steam cleaner

The carpeting in a house can be a beautiful addition and is very comfortable to walk on, but also displays dirt and stains much more easily than hardwood or laminate flooring. When a deep cleaning is necessary, hiring a professional carpet cleaning company or renting a steam cleaner is the best option, but what about …

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Can You Use a Steam Mop on Marble Floors

Steam mop best for marble floors

Marble is a naturally porous, soft stone used in home flooring and countertops all across the globe. Unfortunately, it is also delicate and easy to stain. General cleaning is based around mild chemical solutions that are designed not to etch the surface, but can you use a steam mop on marble floors? Yes, you can …

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How to Clean a Mop Head

Learn how to clean a mop head

When we clean something like a floor, the dirt and germs that we are removing end up in the towel or mop that we used. A towel is easy to throw into the washing machine after we are done, but what happens with a mop? With the added issue of a long handle, we might …

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How to Wash Spin Mop Head in Washing Machine

BISSELL Spinwave Powered Hardwood Floor Mop and Cleaner

Spin mops have become very popular in the last few years, and with good reason. The difficult action of wringing out a mop has been replaced with an automated spinning action that takes some of the annoyance out of mopping large floors. Even with the advanced spinning action, these mop heads can have dirt and …

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