For some reason there are people who still believe that the old fashioned bucket and wringer are better especially in commercial cleaning. Of course the same people are one of the reasons the cleaning industry is so backwards and behind times it’s hard to believe if you are on the outside looking in.
If you want to pay for 30 year old technology and 50 year science than hop on into the cleaning industry where science disappears and “old wives tales” is gospel! Welcome to 1970! We’ll do our best to help you return to the present in our blog time machine.
The Original Yellow Bucket – Your industrial big yellow mop bucket and wringer is associated with Rubbermaid brand but it doesn’t matter who makes the handle and wringer set. The wringer and handle mopping set have been used for mopping large areas for a long time and have some advantages:
While there are some advantages they all rely on a willingness to compromise the cleaning quality level as just the concept of using dirty water to mop floors is ridiculous.
Microfiber Mops – I’m going to focus on commercial grade microfiber mops but some (not all) consumer microfiber mops perform similar.
Microfiber mops are the best way to go. Leave the slop bucket and definitely cheap sponge mops or gimmick mops like the spin mop for someone else to embarrass their-selves with. If you want a clean home then do it right. If you hire a maid service that brings anything but commercial grade microfiber mops to your home show them the door.