Detaching the spin mop head is the first step. Then throw it into the washing machine and make sure the detergent or bleach to water ratio is optimum. Thorough rinsing and soaking into soap is alternative. Finally, dry the mop head- which people care the least.
How to Wash Spin Mop Head in a Washing Machine?
You can use your mop without cleaning it but you won’t get as good a result from it and there is also a chance of spreading bacteria from the unwashed mop head. So, let’s clean it nice and easy.
Check If Machine-washable
First of all, you have to make sure that your mop head is machine washable. You can check the manual that comes with the mop for that.
Detach the Head
If it is machine washable then you can proceed to detach the mop head from the handle. Depending on what type of mop you are using you may need to loosen a nut or twist and turn to get the mop head out from the handle.
Rinse and Wash
After it is out of the handle, you need to put the head into the washing machine. You need to use laundry detergent or bleach to clean it. Set the washing machine on a normal cycle and average heat. That way you should be able to clean your mop head pretty easily.
Drying the mop head
Another essential step after cleaning is drying the mop head. You have to air dry the mop head, preferably in the sun. Putting it in the dryer may harm the fabric which can have a bad effect on the cleaning performance of your mop.
Hang the dryer in a room or balcony for drying. Make sure it gets enough air to dry or else it may get infected with bacteria.
How Do You Clean a Twist and Shout Mop Head?
Twist and shout mops are one of the most popular mops out there. They are pretty easy to use and they are machine washable.
Take the Head Out
To wash this mop head, you first need to get the mop head out from the handle. To do this, you have to keep the mop head in one place and bend the handle from the screw a bit. Then pull the hand out while forcing the head to stay in one place by placing your foot on the fiber. Do not keep your foot on the plastic part of the mop.
Proceed the Same Way
After you get the mop head out from the mop handle follow the procedure described above to wash it.
Benefits of Washing Your Mop Head Using a Washing Machine
Using the washing machine is always better in more than one way.
You can save time by using the washing machine for your mop head. It will take a lot longer to wash the mop head manually. Also, it will take much labor to do it.
Washing the mop head in a washing machine takes less time but it also cleans better. The washing machine is more effective for cleaning the mop head.
New After Every Wash
Depending on how dirty the mop gets you may even save some money. Non-machine washable mop may not be usable or washable if it gets too dirty.
But no matter how dirty it gets you can always throw it in the washing machine and get it clean. The washing machine also helps with washing away the smell from the mop head.
What if Your Mop Head is not Machine Washable?
We have talked about using the washing machine to wash your machine-washable mop head. But what is the washing process for the non-machine washable mop heads?
Since you can’t just put it into a washing machine you have to clean the mop head manually. For this, you don’t have to separate the mop head from the handle.
First, wash the mop head under running water to get the dirt out of the mop. Take your spin mop to the bathroom to wash it. You can use a separate bucket or the bucket that comes with the mop.
Soak into Soap or Bleach Water
Now, Make soap water in the bucket and put the mop inside the water. If you want to use bleach then use half a portion of bleach and half a portion of water.
After soaking the mop head in this water for a few minutes, take the mop out and wash it under the running water again.
Repeat the process a few times. You don’t need to change the soap water when repeating the process. After doing that a few times, change the soap water to clean water.
Clean Water Wash and Dry
Now, soak the mop head in the clean water to wash off all the soap or bleach. You can also use running water for this process. Wash it until all the soap or bleach has been washed from the mop. Then dry it by hanging it upside down in the sun.
Q: Can I wash my mop head using a washing machine?
Ans: Check if your mop is machine washable. If it is then you can.
Q: How do I know if my mop is machine washable?
Ans: Check the manual that comes with the mop. You can also ask the seller or search on google with the model of mop you have.
Q: Can I bleach my mop?
Ans: Yes, you can.
Q: Should I wash or change the mop head?
Ans: You don’t have to change your mop head too soon. One mop head usually lasts 6 to 12 months. Just washing it will be fine.
Q: Do I look out for anything before putting it into the washing machine?
Ans: Look out for stickers, chewing gums, or anything sticky. If they are stuck in the mop it can damage the fibers while washing.
Every house has a mop. It is a great tool for cleaning the house. But what we tend to forget is the mops also need cleaning from time to time to be in a good cleaning shape.
If you use the spin mop following the proper instruction and clean the mop head regularly you can use it for a longer period. But that does not mean you don’t have to change the mop head. Spin mop comes with a limited lifetime and so you have to change the head of spin mop after certain period.
While non-machine washable may take a bit more time to wash than machine washable ones, it will be good for your house to keep it clean.