Standard Mop Buckets
Mop buckets come in a range of colours and designs. Most common buckets are provided in colours that compliment colour-coded cleaning regimes and have detachable wringers and handles removing the wringer allows the bucket to be used as an ordinary pail for other general cleaning tasks. It also makes cleaning the bucket a lot easier for the operative.
The wringer is designed to accommodate socket mops. Also, in common with other areas of the industry, JANGRO can supply buckets that incorporate a slip hazard sign on the outer casing as an added safety feature.
Kentucky Mop Wringer Buckets
Unlike general wringer buckets, these are designed for use with Kentucky mops. They are larger than normal buckets and must be used in conjunction with a suitable wringer. This wringer fits to the rim of the bucket and incorporates a draining container with two moveable rollers. The rollers are controlled by means of a handle and when applied the mop is lifted through the rollers for wringing. They are not suitable for use with any other mop.
The innovative Rubbermaid Pulse Floor Cleaning System is designed for cleaning smaller floor areas – where mixing a bucket with water and chemicals would be inefficient. – or for touch-up cleaning between bucket & mop cleanings. The built-in reservoir carries 0.6L of cleaning solution – enough to clean up to 80m2. That makes it perfect for offices, retail shops, education facilities, hotels and hospitals. Also available is a Clean-Connect Pulse Caddy that can be stored on a cleaners trolley. The caddy holds 7.5L of cleaning liquid – to clean more than 930m2.
You can now Combine the Pulse mop with the High-capacity FLOW Backpack system, which allows user controlled release of solution. Help reduce labour costs and improve worker productivity and well-being. Ideal for spot cleaning and to clean anywhere where you can not take a bucket. The Flow holds 5.6L for cleaning up to 820m2 of floor surface. The 7.5 cm diameter opening makes refilling clean & easy (Stairs, tube stations, trains)
The Vileda Ultraspeed flat mopping system. Here is a good example modular wet flat mopping system designed for easy, efficient, time saving floor cleaning. Both handles come with colour coded grips. Kit: 25lt bucket, levered wringer, chassis, wheels, mop frame, microlite mop pad
Dual buckets are used when cleaning solutions and clean water are required when wet mopping is being done. They can incorporate wringers allowing cleaning operatives to carry out two tasks without using two buckets.
Galvanised Steel Roller Buckets
Where colour-coding is not an issue, galvanised wringer buckets can be used. They are manufactured for use with socket and Kentucky mops, but can prove difficult to clean, due to the wringer being welded to the main body of the bucket. In modern establishments, their use is dying out but they are extensively used domestically.
The term Socket or Dolly Mop refers to any ball type mop used for cleaning. These types of mop are the most commonly used within the UK cleaning industry and it is fair to say that every home probably has one. The reason why they are so commonly used is due to the fact that they are suitable for a variety of tasks and that they are used in work areas less than 30-40m.
They are made from 100% white cotton yarn and are double folded and attached to the socket. The socket itself performs two functions, the first being to hold the yarn securely and in such a way that it retains its shape. It also enables the mop head to be securely attached to the handle or "stave" to give it its proper name.
The traditional mop has a metal socket and is attached to a wooden stave; however, the use of coloured plastic varieties is becoming ever more prevalent throughout the industry as they will prevent the spread of bacteria as part of colour-coded cleaning systems. The plastic sockets attach to plastic coated metal handles that usually incorporate a rubber grip at the top, which makes it more comfortable when wringing. Also, plastic fittings make attaching and detaching mop heads much easier for the user to hold the yarn securely and in such a way that it retains its shape. It also enables the mop head to be securely attached to the handle or "stave" to give it its proper name.
The traditional mop has a metal socket and is attached to a wooden stave; however, the use of coloured plastic varieties is becoming ever more prevalent throughout the industry as they will prevent the spread of bacteria as part of colour-coded cleaning systems. The plastic sockets attach to plastic coated metal handles that usually incorporate a rubber grip at the top, which makes it more comfortable when wringing. Also, plastic fittings make attaching and detaching mop heads much easier for the user
Like ordinary socket mops, Kentucky or Yankee mops as they are sometimes referred to are made from 100% cotton yarn, the main differences being that have a much longer yarn and are stitched in the middle using a polyester band to secure the yarn fibres and maintain its shape. The polyester band can also have an abrasive texture to enable the removal of stubborn stains and dirt from the surface being cleaned.
Again, like socket mops, they can be attached to ordinary wooden staves. This is done with the use of a metal “clip and plate” The clip will hold the Kentucky mop head in place and will attach itself to the plate. The metal plate is then attached to the stave. However, coloured plastic clip and plate attachments are readily available and can be attached and detached more easily than the traditional metal designs.
They are particularly effective for cleaning large areas of flooring and can also be used for laying floor polish. However, they can only be used in conjunction with the appropriate wringer bucket. (For further details refer to the Buckets and Mopping Systems above).
A variation on the Kentucky mop is the Rough Neck, which has an abrasive material added to the neck of the mop and helps to remove scuff marks.
The head itself is constructed using absorbent cellulose sponge and is attached to a metal strip, which in turn is mounted within the wringing mechanism.
There are two ways in which the sponge can be wrung. Both involve the use of a handle, the first of which will squeeze the head through two rollers. The other type will squeeze the head between two plates which move in a pincer-like motion.
They are particularly effective for dealing with spillages quickly and efficiently.
Microfibre Flat Mops
Composed of lightweight microfiber material, flat mopping systems eliminate the extra weight and stress that are put on a cleaner’s body while mopping with a traditional mop and bucket system. Flat mops also manoeuvre better traditional mops and leave the floor drier, they are probably the most effective mops available
As we saw earlier different bonnets and different techniques are used for carpet and hard surface cleaning.However, their use is declining due to the modern-day effectiveness of water extraction and steam cleaning techniques.
Much of the information found on this site is taken from documents commissioned by the Jangro Group
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