Changing a spin mop head may seem like a hassle to many but it’s not that hard of a job. All you have to do is remove the previous mop head and adjust a new one in its place.
How Often Should You Change Mop Heads
Although spinning mop makes the cleaning works much easier than other mops, it doesn’t have high durability. As a result, you need to change the removable head when it’s damaged. However, durability depends on how you are using the spin mop and the frequently of using it too.
Along with the frequency of use, durability also depends on the way you are using it. So, if you use the mop for a good amount of time, you may need to change it much sooner than usual. Besides that, doing heavy-duty work may require to change them more frequently too.
How Do I Remove The Mop Head
The first step to changing a spinning mop head is to remove the head. For that, you have to understand the structure. Generally, the rag pieces are kept together by a holding plate at the bottom end of the mop head. It doesn’t have any screw attached to it so you don’t have to unscrew anything to undo it.
First of all, the mop head must lay flat on the ground and the structure must be in a standing position. Then, step your foot on the head and turn the mop to align them together. After that, all you have to do is twist the handle while applying pressure. And, the head will come off when you pull it in the upward direction.
How To Change Spin Mop Head
Before you remove the mop head make sure you have a spare mop head to replace the old one. You can buy a spare from several online shops. You can also reuse the old one if you are removing the mop head to clean it.
Once you have removed the mop head attach the replacement. Firstly, spread the head on the floor. Then place the mop handle and the mop cap over the head. Make sure that the mop cap completely covers the mop head.
Once the mop cap and the mop head are in position, slightly push down the mop cap to attach the new mop head.
Although different mops have different designs, most of them use the same mechanism. You should follow the instruction manual provided with the mop so as not to damage the mop head.
How Do You Change A Vileda Spin Mop Head
To change the mop head for your Vileda Spin Mop, firstly, lay the mop flat on the surface. Make sure the ‘Vileda’ written side is facing you.
Then step on the strings on the other two sides of your mop. Your foot should automatically align with the mop base. After that, bend over the handle in opposition to any of your feet. The mop head will come off with a slight tag.
After removing the mop head, get your new or washed head. Lay the replacement head flat on the floor. After that, put the mop cap over the mop head. When the mop cap completely covers the mop head, push down gently. Your replacement will be ready to use.
How To Remove Gala Mop Head
Like most spin mops, Gala Spin Mop also has a round mop base. To change the head, you need to spread the mop first. Then gently step on the mop head. After that, push the mop away from you. The mop must be oriented so that the disk attachment does not bend or get broken as you push the mop away.
To attach the new head, pair the mop cap and mop disk and push them together until a click sound is heard. You can do this by laying the mop head on the floor and pressing the mop cap down with your foot. Make sure to use minimal force. Too much pressure can break the upper disk.
How To Change O’cedar Spin Mop Head
Similar to the Vileda mop, O’cedar Mop has a triangular base. When you are changing the mop head, make sure the arrow on the mop cap is facing you. Lay the mop on the floor and put your foot on the mop head by the connector side. Then push the mop handle in opposite to your foot. The mop head will come off.
Once the head is off, get your new one and do the reverse. Lay the new head down and orient the mop cap over the head. After that, push the mop cap downwards with minimal force. That should be it.
Frequently Asked Question
Q: Where can I find a replacement head for my spinning mop?
Ans: You can find a mop head in several online stores. Make sure you do enough digging to find the best quality mop head from the best shop.
Q: How often does the mop head need to be washed?
Ans: It’s better to wash the mop head after every use. If it is not possible, you should let the head air dry completely before putting it away.
Q: Is the spin mop head machine washable?
Changing a mop head is pretty easy and straightforward. You don’t need to be a professional to do this. Just follow the instructions to the point. As stated before, these mops can be damaged easily. So, it is better to follow the instruction manual if you still have it around.