Floor cleaning is an important step in the cleaning process, not only to remove dirt, dust, and debris, but to disinfect the surface where germs are commonly spread throughout a facility.
When cleaning floor surfaces, the “figure 8” motion is recommended to prevent cross-contamination and to keep track of dirty and already cleaned surfaces.
Here are the four important steps in using the figure 8 mop technique:
- Dust mop or sweep area to remove all debris, dirt, and large objects from the mopping area.
- For traditional wet mopping, the CDC recommends using sterile wet mops or freshly machine-laundered wet mops.
- Remove the used mop head from the handle and refresh with newly laundered mop per facility recommendations.
- Fill the mop bucket with new diluted floor cleaning solution as recommended per chemical-specified guidelines.