- Designed for efficiency
The construction of this mop enhances the floor care process. For starters, its 50/50 blend of cotton and polyester gives it enhanced absorbency and strength to meet the demand for frequent cleaning even in high traffic establishments. The looped yarn allows you to work on more surface area with each pass. This is further enhanced by the stay flat band, that keeps the mop in a circular profile while on the floor meaning that cleaners cover larger areas within a shorter time. You also get to use the Robert Scott & Sons Hygiemix T1 Socket Mop to mop rough floor surfaces without linting occurring.
- Firm grip
You don’t want your mop getting detached as you carry out the cleaning. This would be really inconveniencing. The threated T1 socket prevents it from happening. It keeps the mop head secure on the handle, allowing you to continue with your work uninterrupted. What’s more, attaching the Robert Scott & Sons Hygiemix T1 Socket Mop onto the handle is a breeze, cutting down the setup time and enabling you to switch mop heads easily.
Part of mop care involves washing it after you’ve completed cleaning the floor. Unlike conventional units where you have to contend with a hand washing, the Robert Scott & Sons Hygiemix T1 Socket Mop can be tossed into the washing machine. This is a time-saver, and also a more hygienic approach to the process. After all, you don’t look forward to all the grime that has been picked up from the floor and stuck in the yarn passing through your fingers as you clean it out. The durable nature of this mop allows it to withstand temperatures of up to 60°C in the wash cycle.
- Blends into your colour coded cleaning system
This system is simple yet very effective in improving the hygiene standards of the premises. This is as it prevents cross contamination as the cleaning is being carried out. It’s not a legal requirement, but putting the system in place is taken to be good practice especially in commercial premises, areas where infection control is key, and also for the cleaning contractors as they go about offering their services in residential and commercial establishments. Here, specific colours are designated to clean different areas, and this is with the various equipment involved, from the cloths and mops to the trigger spray bottles, brushes, brooms and their associated handles. The Robert Scott & Sons Hygiemix T1 Socket Mop comes with coloured bands and sockets, that enable it to blend into such a scheme. It goes beyond hygiene. Colour coding is quite handy when managing your inventory of cleaning supplies. Training your new staff on the system will also be quick, since colours are universally understood. For the professional cleaning contractors, it affects your image, showing your clients that you are keen on hygienic processes.
Conventionally, blue is assigned to the areas that are considered to have a low risk of infection. These are like classrooms, hallways, offices and receptions. On the other hand, green is considered to be suitable for cleaning food areas and bars. Note that in commercial kitchens there can be places like storerooms, in which case the relevant colours should be adopted. Ideally the green should be strictly limited to the spaces that are exactly where the food is being handled, not like working on the office at the back of the restaurant. In such a case, the blue Robert Scott & Sons Hygiemix T1 Socket Mop would be selected. Red is taken to be intended for washroom floors and other areas where there are high risks of infection spreading. This includes wet changing areas in gyms and other recreational facilities, plus the showers. Yellow is usually associated with cleaning clinical areas and laboratories- plus those sections of the washrooms that have lower risks of contamination- such as when working under the towel dispensers, doors and sinks.
Using the Robert Scott & Sons Hygiemix T1 Socket Mop
The mopping process is affected by different factors. These include the kind of soiling that is being dealt with, to the type of floor material. For example, with wood floors, you can’t just go splashing around water on its surface. The structure is sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity in its surrounding, and using too much water will result in it getting absorbed, and issues like warping can develop. One needs to employ floor cleaners that have been specifically developed for use on wood floors. In addition, the amount of water used should be minimised. You can spray the floor cleaner onto the Robert Scott & Sons Hygiemix T1 Socket Mop and proceed with the mopping. Alternatively, you can put some of it in the bucket and add a little water. Wring out the mop and ensure that it is only damp, then go ahead to mop the floor. Remember to avoid twisting the mop in the wringer. The instructions on the product label will specify the precise quantities of the cleaner and dilution ratios that should be followed.
When it comes to tile floors, all-purpose cleaners, disinfectants detergents can be used. However, avoid the harsh bleach and ammonia-based solutions since they can affect the structural integrity of the tiles. Here, you can use lots of water- just don’t go mopping with too much such that it resulting product wastage.
When it comes to natural stone like marble, these are particularly sensitive to pH variations. All-purpose cleaners, DIY cleaning agents like vinegar and lemon juice- they can end up ruining your installation. As such, one should only mop with cleaning agents that have been specifically indicated to be safe for the particular kind of natural stone, be it marble, limestone, quartzite or even their agglomerates. Once you’re through with the floor cleaning, ensure that you give the Robert Scott & Sons Hygiemix T1 Socket Mop a thorough wash, and allow it to dry before storage. Mistakes like leaving the mop head soaking in dirty water overnight can cause the growth of mould and mildew, and allowing the chemical solutions used for the dirt and stain removal to remain on the mop can weaken its structure. Washing them off will preserve the integrity of the material, and keep it performing optimally all through its life as part of your cleaning equipment.