Keeping kitchen floors clean can sometimes feel like a full time job if you have children or pets in the home because there is always some type of mess to sweep or pick up.
There are many different ways to keep kitchen floors clean, such as sweeping or mopping, or even using speciality tools that can bridge the gap between mops and brooms, making it easier to clean faster and better.
Pick Up What Brooms Leave Behind
Most people rely on a basic broom to keep their kitchen floors clean because it is quick and easy. The problem with brooms is that they tend to leave behind crumbs and other debris no matter how often you sweep.
One of the main reasons for this is that brooms have bristles, which allow debris to slip through and stay behind even after several attempts to pick it up with the broom and dust pan.
One way around this is to use a floor squeegee to guide the debris into the dust pan. Squeegees are more solid and have more grip, which means there are no bristles for the dirt to slip through.
Reduce Residue And Dampness After Mopping
Rag and sponge mops tend to leave greasy or sticky residue behind, leaving the floor dirty even if it has just been cleaned. Many find changing the mop head regularly can help with this, but some may still experience residue.
Fortunately, residue left behind after mopping is easy to pick up with a floor squeegee. This tool is designed to quickly glide across the tile or laminate and and collect any residue.
This tool can also help combat another major issue with mopping – the water that gets left behind on the floors. Depending on how wet the tile or laminate is, it may take half an hour or more for it to dry.
Those who want to reduce this time can use a squeegee attachment and pick up the remaining water in minutes, leaving their kitchen tile or laminate clean and ready for use in no time.
Another great use for this tool is to use it during winter or after it has been raining to clean up any melted snow, mud, or rain that has been left on the floors as family members or pets go in and out of the home.
Some may find that keeping the attachment near the front door or near the garage can help reduce the amount of cleaning they need to do because they can keep these messes quickly contained instead of letting them soak in.
Clean Up Sudden Spills
Sudden spills can become a disaster if they are not cleaned up immediately. Liquid can seep into tile and hardwood and may even warp, while dry spills can scratch or scuff up the surface.
The best way to handle this is to run damage control and clean up the bulk of the mess as soon as it is noticed. This may mean blotting up most of the liquid or using a vacuum on the dry mess.
Gently pulling a squeegee across the floor is another trick may also help gather any loose debris or liquid that may have been left behind after vacuuming or blotting up the mess.