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Dry Mopping vs. Wet Mopping

Dry Mopping vs. Wet Mopping

Dry mops and wet mops serve two very different but essential purposes.

Keeping your commercial spaces clean is of utmost importance. If you have an in-house cleaning staff, you want to ensure you have the best tools at your disposal. Lord Baltimore Uniform Rental can supply you with the best wet and dry mops plus mop rental services to go with them. Are you curious about the difference between dry mopping vs. wet mopping? See here why both are so important to keep your commercial facilities clean and healthy.

Dry Mopping

Dry mopping takes care of loose, dry dust, dirt, and hair that can build up on floors over time. If your commercial facilities see a lot of sand, dust, and other dry debris, then a dry mop service is essential for getting the most dirt off the floors. Dry mops have microfiber mop heads, which are designed to pick up and trap dirt rather than move it around. Microfiber dry mops are excellent replacements for traditional brooms.

Wet Mopping

Wet mopping takes care of stains, spills, grease, oil, and heavy soiling. Dry mops would fail to clean up the heavy, wet or dry messes that wet mops handle. If your commercial premises could see a spill or hardened stains on the floors at any point, then wet mopping is necessary to have on hand. 

The Importance of Technique

The proper technique is the only way to achieve the dirt cleaning abilities that dry mopping and wet mopping have to offer. It is best to use a dry mop first to remove large, loose debris if you are using both methods to clean a floor. One should press the mop head against the floor for the entire stroke, overlapping each stroke to get all the dirt. One can shake the mophead free of dirt into a container every few strokes. 

To use a wet mop, hot water and a cleaning chemical should soak the grime on the floor for several minutes before starting to mop. Then, one can soak and wring the wet mop and wipe the floor with it back and forth. Rinse and wring out the mop once it feels full, and repeat.

Why Use a Mop Rental Service?

Regardless of the differences between dry mopping vs. wet mopping, both kinds need routine professional cleaning. Both will get dirty and soon not be able to clean the floors unless they are completely clean themselves. Lord Baltimore has the resources to help you keep them in pristine condition each week.

Trust Your Employee Uniforms to the Professionals at Lord Baltimore

For over forty years, Lord Baltimore has provided cost-effective uniform rental services throughout the East Coast, including Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

To learn more about how employee uniforms can help your business, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit We also handle uniform and mat rentals and purchase for restaurants. Additionally, we also sell and rent uniforms, shop towels, fender covers, and mats for the manufacturing and automotive industries.

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