Dust mopping is the best way to prep your floors for deeper cleaning, and it is an essential step before wet mopping. Our dust mops are designed to easily and efficiently remove dust, debris and litter from your floors to pave the way for successful wet mopping. Dust mopping is also an effective way to clean your floors quickly when you are short on time, and it is safe for most floor types.
It’s important to note that the steps for dust mopping are different than those when using our wet janitorial mops. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn the proper way to effectively dust mop your floors throughout your facility.
Step One: Begin working in one corner of the room and gradually work your way across the floor.
Step Two: Take care to never lift the dust mop from the floor. Doing so can release the dust your mop has just accumulated, causing you to have to start the process all over again.
Step Three: Use a constant swiping motion to mop the floor of dust and debris. You may move the janitorial mop either in a figure eight pattern or back and forth.
Step Four: Remember to overlap your strokes by a few inches to avoid missing areas of the floor.
Step Five: When you are finished dust mopping, clean your tool by shaking it inside a plastic bag until all the dust is released.
Step Six: Scan the room for larger debris that was left behind, and pick it up using a broom and dust pan.
Step Seven: Thoroughly clean your janitorial mop by rinsing it and hanging it up to dry.
It’s also important to choose the right commercial mop for the job. ETC’s Stardust dust mop is made of a durable yet affordable synthetic and cotton blend. Available in three colors (blue, natural and red), the Stardust is perfect for color coding your mop system to specify use in designated areas. The Stardust is an ideal dust mop for many applications and facilities, including hospitals, schools, super markets, office buildings, department stores, shopping centers, nursing homes and any areas where sand, dust and debris must be removed to improve safety and cleanliness.
This janitorial mop effortlessly combines value and durability and is available in all standard sizes (12”, 18”, 24”, 30” and 36”). The extra-durable synthetic backing will withstand years of use, dries quickly and features a snap closure.