Use proper wet floor signage. Proper floor
signs are available in an assortment of shapes colors and sizes. A slip on a
wet floor can cost you money from accidents and lawsuits. Wet floor signs are
relatively inexpensive and can fold away neatly so they don't take up much
Prepare the area by moving an obstacles before
Sweep, vacuum or dust mop the floor to remove
any large debris.
When wet mopping a floor use two buckets. One
bucket should be used for your cleaning solution and the other should contain
fresh cold water as a rinse. Not rinsing a floor can leave a dull chemical
haze and make the floor slippery in spots.
Make sure to follow the manufacturers
directions when using any cleaning chemicals, this will insure that you get
optimum performance from your floor cleaner. Fill your bucket 2/3 full for
When mopping a floor, work from the farthest
corner of the room to the entrance. To mop open flooring move the mop from
left to right in a figure eight motion. Move back one step after each side to
side motion. The mop tip 20 degrees from a vertical position toward the
person moping. The mop should pass at approximately 12-16 inches from the
When mopping hallways let the mop strands just
touch the wall or baseboards. Move down the sides of the hallways first and
then mop down the center.
When the mop starts to look dirty plunge the
mop head into your solution up and down about three times. Place the mop in
the wringer and apply firm pressure with the handle. Turn the mop around in
the wringer and apply pressure with the wringer handle once more.
After the room has been mopped with your floor
cleaning chemical let the floor dry. Once the floor has dried fully repeat
the process using your fresh water rinse. Letting the floor dry first can
reduces the chance of slipping when performing the fresh water rinse.
After these steps have been completed clean and
store the floor mopping tools.