Mopping is simple cleaning task that is important to basic hard surface floor maintenance. It is also misunderstood with expectations that far exceed the capabilities of the task. We hope this blog post will shed some light on the purpose of mopping and what it can and cannot do. Hopefully, that will help mops everywhere stop getting such a bad rap.
What Daily Mopping Does
Mopping is the foundation of any hard surface floor care program. The dirt and grime that gets tracked inside buildings via the soles of shoes is enemy number one of flooring. As the dirt sits on the floors surface, it acts like sandpaper etching away at the floor with every footstep.
Daily dust mopping to remove the dirt and debris, then mopping with a proper chemical solution serves to minimize daily wear and tear. This is why we are fans of janitorialcleaning programs that incorporate daily dust mopping and mopping- not just daily spot mopping.
What Daily Mopping Does NOT Do
Daily mopping will simply remove dirt, stains and spills from floors. Lack of mopping is often assumed when:
· Floors become dull,
· Scuff marks are present on floors
· Grout becomes dirty.
· Floors do not have a “new” appearance
Mopping will not solve any of these issues. However, they require additional floor maintenance services such as spray buffing, machine scrub and rinse, wax stripand recoat.
Maintenance Services to Keep Floors Beautiful
It takes more than basic daily maintenance to keep hard surface floors looking beautiful. When deciding on a maintenance schedule take into account how you want your floors to look and how much budget you have to work with.We always recommend following the manufacture’s maintenance guidelines for best results and to extend the life of your flooring.
Here are a few services that you might want to consider when creating your floormaintenance program.
Maintenance Services and What it Achieves
The application and buffing of a dilute floor polish or a specially formulated spray-buffing compound. This procedure is especially useful in high-traffic areas. The liquid is sprayed on the floor and then immediately buffed with a floor machine until dry. This helps reduce the need for stripping by protecting the base coat of polish.
Strip and wax
To remove all pre-existing coats of seal and/or finish. Refinishing or Waxing is the application of new layers of sealer and floor finish (wax).
The primary reasons to scrub and re-coat vinyl floor coverings is to remove that embedded soil or to remove surface coats of floor finish that may have soil encapsulated in it and replenish the protective film.
Hard surfacefloor maintenance goes far beyond daily dust mopping and mopping. If basic daily maintenance is not producing the results that you want consider implementing a maintenance schedule that incorporates some or all of the services described above.
You don’t need to be a floor care expert. An experienced professional janitorial service company should be able to help you put together a maintenance plan that meets your budget, expectations and that extends beyond just the mop.
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The official blog of Quality Maintenance & Repair Service. We are full-service janitorial company, servicing Jacksonville Florida and the surrounding counties since 2001.