Robert Scott 300G Hygiemix Socket Mop
Quality Floor Care With The Hygiemix Socket Mop
Yarn mops are popular for both household and industrial use. From dry cleaning to control the amount of dust that is on surfaces, to wet cleaning to remove the dirt clinging to the floors, working with disinfectants to kill off the pathogens that are on the surfaces- they are used across the scope. They come in different varieties, and factors such as the construction and the type of material are key in determining the material most suited to your needs. Take looped end mops for instance. Their quality and performance make them highly sought out after. They have a higher water retention compared to alternatives like the cut end loop mops, and also have a faster break-in period. You also want to work with a mop that won’t leave lint all over the floor. It can be frustrating especially since your goal is to get rid of the dirt and grime, not be forced to do a follow up cleaning due to linting. This would increase your labour. What of the durability? You want to work with a material that can last for long. Floor care is a routine activity, with even establishments where the cleaning is carried out on a daily basis. As such, the mops should be able to withstand the heavy use without compromising on the performance. You can get that with the Hygiemix Socket Mop.
Why You Should Add The Hygiemix Socket Mop To Your Cleaning Arsenal
Here, mopping the floors will be a breeze. The Hygiemix Socket Mop is light- actually weighing a paltry 300g, making your workload easier. When soaked with water and cleaning solutions, you won’t end up expending much energy to manoeuvre it on the floor. You can use it on the wide range of surfaces, from cleaning stone, tile, laminate and even hardwood floors, for both wet and dry cleaning. Speaking of which, the mop head has enhanced absorbency, which comes in handy when spreading out the cleaning solution on the floor, and picking up the dirt and grime. With each glide across the surface, you get to remove the soiling with ease. The Hygiemix Socket Mop will enable you to effectively meet the floor care needs whether it is at home, in office buildings and retail stores, and even in nursing homes, hospitals, plus educational institutions. It has a loop-end design, that way you won’t have to worry about linting. Are you a cleaning contractor? The Hygiemix Socket Mop will also help you in cutting down on the amount of resources that go into the process, that way you can attend to your residential and commercial clients within a shorter time, while still ensuring that you carry out a professional job on each visit.
With a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend, the design of the Hygiemix Socket Mop maximises on the performance and value from both materials. The increased strength of the mop head enables it to be used for frequent cleaning even in busy commercial setups, where you want products that can meet the demand without breaking down. What's more, the mop can be laundered, which makes its cleaning and maintenance easier. This can be done with temperatures going as high as 60°C.
Cover more area in less time
The larger the area you're able to cover when the mop is on the floor, the faster the cleaning will be. In recognition of this, the Hygiemix Socket Mop has been designed with a stay-flat band. Basically, this ensures that the circular shape of the mop is retained as you glide it across the surface. This increases your productivity, while at the same time reducing the cleaning time. This is further enhanced by the loop-end construction of the Hygiemix Socket Mop, making it far more effective than the cut-end options.
Part of the Intermix system
Simply fix the Hygiemix Socket Mop onto the handle and you’re good to go. It has a T1 screw thread socket which means you can use it with handles like the aluminium Abbey handle. Speaking of which, such handles can be used with different equipment like washable brushware, all through to squeegees, and also come in different colours, to match those of the attached cleaning hardware. This is actually the core of the Intermix System, of which the Hygiemix Socket Mop is a part of. Here, you get to have a wide range of cleaning tools, which also includes Kentucky mops, flat mops and sweeper mops, plus a range of brooms, all being fixed onto the same handle. That way you won’t need to fill your janitorial closet with handles for each and every single mop head. It also has the welcome benefit of reducing your costs of operations. After all, with the versatility of the associated handles, you get to simply switch them from one tool to another as is needed. This is beneficial whether you’re looking for cleaning supplies for your home or business premises, or you're a professional cleaning contractor in the process of optimising your operations.
A healthier clean
Do you have a colour coded scheme in your establishment? The Hygiemix Socket Mop comes in different colours- blue, green, yellow and red, allowing them to blend right in. These systems are adopted especially in commercial establishments with the main aim of preventing cross contamination. That way you won’t have a mop that is used in the bathroom being the same one cleaning the kitchen floor. Having uniform colours for the various equipment, from the mops, and cloths, to the buckets, gloves and aprons, ensures consistency, bringing order to your cleaning program. From medical facilities to hotels and restaurants, the colour coding is practiced across the board, and you can also carry it out in your home. Usually, the sections are divided into public areas, such as the receptions, hallways and lobbies; washroom and toilets which have a higher risk of infection; lower risk zones such as dining areas, cafe lounge spaces, restaurants and bars; to those dealing with food, including the kitchen. Which colour you assign to an area depends on your particular preference. It varies from one business to another, and all you need to is to ensure that your staff have been trained on it. In fact, using colours makes the training process much easier since they are universally recognized, and break through language barriers. As a welcome bonus, you will be in a position to effectively keep inventory and manage your supplies.
A brand you can trust
Robert Scott has come a long way since 1925. This is the company that has developed the Hygiemix Socket Mop. All through the decades, the company has focused on cleaning. It is now an industry leader, providing quality products relied on by business and individual homeowners alike. Take their mops for instance, which is probably what they are most known for in the UK. There is such a huge demand for them that the company manufactures over 500,000 mops every single week, translating to a whopping 26 million mops annually. While this in itself is a huge feat, it merely accounts for about 30% of the company's overall business. They are also involved in the design, manufacture, importation, stocking and supply of the hardware used to clean businesses and homes across the board. Every week about 1000 orders are processed for customers in the various product lines. Specialising in the janitorial segment, Robert Scott currently supplies close to 60% of UK's market in this niche. There is a wide range of tools under their name, from the popular Mi-cloth, Looblade and Steam, to the newer Duop Reach, Hi-absorb cloth, Toucan Eco, and Flexis Ferrzon+ floor pads. With regards to quality assurance, Robert Scoot adheres to ISO 9001: 2015, and has also met FSC standards, and is also a proud member of a member of CHSA (Cleaning & Hygiene Supplier Association). As such, when you turn to the Hygiemix Socket Mop, you can have the peace of mind that you’re getting a quality return for your purchase.
How To Go About The Cleaning
First sweep or vacuum the floor. The dust and loose debris will just make the mop get dirty faster, and increase your workload. The next step is preparing the solution. Get your bucket, add water to it, and the cleaning agent that is suitable for your particular kind of floor. Tile, stone and wood surfaces- they all have their unique process. You don’t want to use products that will end up corroding your granite or marble floors, or weaken the treatment on your ceramic installations. Harsh chemicals such as ammonia and bleach will damage the tiles. Here you can use copious amounts of water. On the other hand, sloshing around water on your wood floor can actually damage it, which is why specialised cleaners are needed for it. Note that you should get a product specially meant for wood floors, not a cleaner that is used on furniture.
Follow the instructions on the product label, from the quantities required to the dilution ratios. Fix the Hygiemix Socket Mop onto its handle, and proceed to mop the floor. Work in a circular motion, dealing with one section at a time. It’s recommended that you begin at the cleanest area of the room, and work your way to the dirtiest section. For instance, the entranceways- like the doorway, and the areas surrounding the garbage and recycling bin tend to be the dirtiest, and hence should be the final areas dealt with.
The moment the cleaning solution being spread on the floor begins to become less clear, wring out the Hygiemix Socket Mop. Rinse it and dunk it back into the soapy water to refresh it for the next round. In fact, it’s recommended that you work with two buckets if possible, one containing the cleaning solution, the other with water to wring out the soiled Hygiemix Socket Mop in. For cases like wood floors, one usually sprays the cleaner onto the mop, or pours a little into the bucket, with just some water. The Hygiemix Socket Mop is then wrung out until it is only damp, then one goes ahead to clean the floor. As the solution in the bucket gets darker due to the soiling being collected, pour it out and prepare a fresh solution in the bucket. This is to prevent you from spreading dirty water all over the surface, which would negate your efforts.
Extra Tips To Get The Most Out Of The Hygiemix Socket Mop
Usually mops wear out not because of use, but abuse. Proper maintenance will enable your unit to provide you with service for long. Here are aspects that should be put in place:
First there is the breaking in of your new mop, and getting it ready to use. For this, you simply need to soak it the Hygiemix Socket Mop in a mild detergent for a couple of minutes.
When it comes to the mopping itself, avoid actions like scrubbing with the mop head. This is a common mistake done with the top portion of the mop. The role of the Hygiemix Socket Mop is to pick up the grime and liquids from the floor surface, not to be used like a brush for scrubbing. Such actions tear the strands and shorten the life of the unit.
When using the mop on a rough surface, it is advised that you mop in the direction which minimises the snagging. In fact, you should reserve one particular Hygiemix Socket Mop for these rough areas, and the rest of the units for other sections of the building.
Ensure that you thoroughly rinse and wring the mop after using it. The gunk that has been picked up from the surface should be washed out and the Hygiemix Socket Mop allowed to completely dry before storage, in readiness for the next round of cleaning.
The mop head shouldn’t be left soaking overnight, as this will encourage fungi and bacteria to grow- and also weaken the yarn.
When washing the Hygiemix Socket Mop, you should avoid using harsh agents. These are the likes of bleach. You can opt for mild disinfectants, which will kill the pathogens without putting the yarn's structural integrity at risk. In addition, routine machine washing is recommended in order to ensure that any chemical residue left behind during the mopping processes is removed.
When it comes to the storage, keep the Hygiemix Socket Mop with the strands hanging down. This should be in a dry area that is well ventilated.