We've all been told since young that we’re supposed to sweep and mop the floors regularly, but have you ever stopped to think why? Of course, mopping your floor frequently do have their common sense benefits, but there are other benefits that you didn't know about which would surprise you too. Here's 4 reasons why you should always include mopping in your house cleaning schedule.
1. Mopping Sanitizes Your Floor
Our floors contain a lot more germs than we think they do. It goes without saying that there's more than meets the eye - our floors are exposed to everything, from our dirty shoes and clothing, pet hair, to dropped food, and a host of other germ carriers. As such, the germs accumulate and build up quickly, especially during hot weather and flu seasons. Thus, regular mopping is crucial in keeping your home sanitized. A clean floor translates into a cleaner house, and a clean house means a healthier and happier home.
2. Mopping Reduces Allergies
Dust, pet fur, and other allergens accumulate quickly on our floors. By mopping frequently, you're preventing any of these allergens from building up, keeping them out of your home in the process. The next time you're suffering from watery eyes or a runny nose, don't go to your doctor just yet! Your house might just be long overdue for a good and thorough floor cleaning, and mopping can help ease your allergy symptoms greatly.
3. Mopping Helps Prevent Floor Scratches
An important part of a mopping routine is to mop your hardwood floors with an appropriate cleaner. This helps you to maintain a scratch-free floor. When debris builds up on the floor over time, they accumulate and can cause tiny scratches in your floor, which might become permanent and eventually become an ugly blemish. Thus, keeping the floors clean through regular mopping would help to reduce your risk of accumulating these scratches.
4. Mopping Makes Your Floor Look Their Best
If you haven't mopped your floor in awhile, chances are you might have already forgotten what a sparkling clean floor looks and feels like. So do yourself a favour and give your floor a good mopping! You'll be surprised with how a clean floor truly lifts your home. It might even inspire you to mop more regularly as well.
We've talked a lot about the benefits of regularly floor mopping, but you won't be able to enjoy them if you don't take any action! Take the initiative to break out the mop bucket soon!