| In Practice | Wiping Systems
Many variations of wet wiping systems with wide mop covers or flat
mops are available. Photo: rationell reinigen
Double mop systems are more expensive to purchase, but they have
the best life-cycle costs. Photo: Uwe Büttner
The right system is crucial for success
Mopping floors – but how?
One mop or two, dry mopping or using the double mop method, microfibers, cotton or mixed
fibers: the choice of system is decisive for how economical or competitive a cleaning enterprise
and its performance are.
In the case of maintenance cleaning, up to 80 percent of the
overall cleaning time is needed for hard floor coverings, depending
on the type of rooms. Floor cleaning times lie by 70 to 80 percent
for surfaces that get a lot of foot traffic. In sanitary areas, the
time needed is only ten percent. How economical a
is depends on various factors. These include the hourly
output per square meters, the quality of the cleaning results, the
durability and operation of the system, the performance of the wet
mop cover and – what should never be neglected – the preparation
and purchasing costs. Generally speaking, three groups of wet
wiping systems are found. First, the classical wide wiping system
with a flat mop and basket or flat wringer. Second, the double
mop system with basket or flat wringer. Third, the floor mop or
spaghetti mop with basket wringer.
Selection criterion number one: area performance
The systems differ in their operation, appearance,
they are used, and purchase price. The crucial factor for the usage
and purchase price, however, is the hourly performance per square
meter and thus, the efficiency of the system. The cleaning results
and/or quality tend to be secondary. When used correctly, all
wet wiping systems result in clean, streak-free surfaces.
Even problematic flooring like fine stone or safety tiles can be
cleaned well with all systems if the crucial factor is observed:
having the right mop covering for the floor.
Because ergonomics plays an important role in floor cleaning,
will only look here at 40-centimeter-wide mopping systems.
that are 50 centimeters wide, or microfiber mops
on uncoated or open
pored floors have such a high cleaning
26 GLOBAL CLEANING | ISSUE 2018