Have you ever wondering what is the step to make spotless floor in your home? Here is the nine step to guide you on how to do it like a pro:
Round 1: Tidying and organizing
First: Tidying up and picking up everything off the floors, under furniture and tables.
Round 2: Vacuuming
Second: Vacuum and make sure no single loose dirt is left behind – I mean nothing, even a tiny dirt/dust (use your bare hand and feet scrub it lightly on to feel if there is any loose dirt). Once the vacuuming is done – the floor will look perfect that people thought that the floor was already cleaned/mopped.
Note: make sure to vacuum under the furniture, couches, table. Move the furniture around if needed. No little hair or tiny dirt left.
Note: during vacuuming – use two hands – one holding a duster to dust the baseboard and the other hand holding the vacuum head.
Third: always have the plastic card in the apron to remove every little caked up dirt on the floor, tiny dry paint, tiny dry food on the floor.
Fourth: Once the vacuuming is done, all the tiny loose dirt is gone – feel with your bare hand and feet – just a smooth surface. The only thing left on the floor now is human prints (oil deposit), dirt prints either visible or non visible to naked eyes and did not get removed by vacuum – this is the time we need to mop.
Round 3: Mopping
Five: We spray the floor with an all purpose solution – make sure not too much soap – fill the whole 1 liter bottle with water and 2-3 drops of dish soap, no more no less.
Note: The soap in the all purpose solution will attach to human prints or dirt prints.
– With the damp cloth, the water molecules attach to soap-dirt, soap-human prints into the damp cloth. That’s how the flat mop head cleans the floor.
Note: If we use too much soap – there will not be enough water to pick up all the soap molecules – as a result the floor will be sticky, look cloudy because of extra soap stay on the floor – this causes the floor to get dirty fast as soap will attract more dirt molecules.
Six: Damp the cleaning cloth. Make sure the cloth is not too wet (it will leave a streak or damage hardwood floor) or too dry (there will not be enough water molecules to pick up the dirt). The water molecule in the mop (which attract polar cells) will lift the dirt off from the floor.
Seven: How to mop: using the S pattern and go along the grain of flooring material. Start from the far end and mop your way to exit the room
Eight: Change new cloth or rinse every 400sf
Nine: White glove testing: Once we finish mopping the floor, use a white damp white paper towel or cotton cloths – scrub the floor to see if the floor is completely clean or we need to re mop a second or third time if needed or until the white cloth look perfectly white when we use it to scrub the floor.
Note: Lot of clean tech in the industry think that a small tiny loose dirt left on the floor is not a big deal, and do not need to vacuum or pick up that tiny dirt up – and thinking that it will go away when mopping. The truth is mop does not dissolve that dirt – we just push that dirt around and hide it somewhere out of sight – and this does not help to make a perfect floor – INTEGRITY is required to make a perfect floor.
For granite floor: make sure to have a dry cloth to dry and polish the floor immediately – do not let the water air dry as it will leave a streak and water mark on the granite.
For a floor that does not have a smooth surface such as natural rock flooring, choose fiber spin head mop which will reach deeper between grouts.
Stay away from any traditional mops that you can not take the head mop off to clean it separately. All the mop does is wet the floor and spread dirt to entire surface – it does not actually clean and pick up all the dirt. Stay away from it.
Choose the mop that you can remove the head to change to a new head mop or rinse the dirty once every 400 sf.