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  1. How to Properly Mop a Floor • Prepare the area by moving an obstacles before mopping begins. • Sweep, vacuum or dust mop the floor to remove any large debris. • When wet mopping a floor use two buckets.  One bucket should be used for your cleaning solution and the other should contain fresh cold water as a rinse.  Not rinsing a floor can leave a dull chemical haze and make the floor slippery in spots. • Follow the manufacturers directions when using any cleaning chemicals, this will insure that you get optimum performance from your floor cleaner.  Fill your bucket 2/3 full for both buckets.

  2. Before Mopping…… Use proper Wet Floor Signage!!! This is safety for the person mopping and people that might be around the immediate area are always at risk when the floors are wet.  IMPORTANT!!! MAKE SURE WET FLOOR SIGNAGE IS REMOVED WHEN THE FLOOR IS DRY!!! If not, it becomes a trip hazard and employees begin to ignore the signs.

  3. How to Properly Mop a Floor • When mopping a floor, work from the farthest corner of the room to the entrance.  • To mop open flooring move the mop from left to right in a figure eight motion. Move back one step after each side to side motion.  The mop tip 20 degrees from a vertical position toward the person moping.  The mop should pass at approximately 12-16 inches from the feet. • When mopping hallways let the mop strands just touch the wall or baseboards.  Move down the sides of the hallways first and then mop down the center.

  4. How to Properly Mop a Floor • When the mop starts to look dirty plunge the mop head into your solution up and down about three times.  Place the mop in the wringer and apply firm pressure with the handle.  Turn the mop around in the wringer and apply pressure with the wringer handle once more. • After the room has been mopped with your floor cleaning chemical let the floor dry.  • Once the floor has dried fully repeat the process using your fresh water rinse.  Note: Letting the floor dry first can reduces the chance of slipping when performing the fresh water rinse.

  5. How to Properly Mop a Floor • After these steps have been completed clean and store the floor mopping tools. • Place the dirty mops in the designated container.