How to use a Flat mop

How to use a Flat mop

Basically, there are four main components that make up a flat mop and the components are as follows; The handle, Holder, Frame and Mop Head.

Flat mops can be purchased altogether as a full set (All the above-mentioned components), or you can purchase the frame and holder together separate with the handle, and as such will be a perfect match – however, be aware that some suppliers sell them separately, so you’ll want to make sure you order the correct ones. It’s also possible that your supplier may use different terminology, so make sure you get the correct system for you.

How to fit it together, and Folding the frame.

The holder must match the handle. Generally, a standard mop handle won’t fit, you must either check with your manufacturer, or alternatively order the holder frame and handle from the same range.

​This is the most common system. The frame is hinged, so that when opened the ends of the frame can be slipped into pockets positioned on the mop head. The frame then folds back to the closed flat position holding the mop head securely in place.

Flat mops offer more solutions to daily cleaning problems and for the purpose of this article, please peruse below on the typical way that a flat mop can be used.

Dry Sweeper or Dust Control Mop.

Basically, a flat mop used dry is a glorified duster. Flat mopping without any water or chemical means that a cleaner can cover a large area of floor in a very short time. As the mop is dry there is no slip hazard, and the floor can be walked on immediately. Perfect for public areas which need a light clean but can’t easily be shut off.

A great example is shopping centres. I’m sure we’ve all seen cleaners with a flat mop in these scenarios.

Great for clearing dust and debris from large open areas of hard floor. A skilled user can open and close the heads, adjust the cleaning width and get into tight spaces as well as more open areas.

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