Sponge Mops are quick and convenient for small cleaning tasks, but if you have a large area of hard floor, go for a regular string mop. Sponge mops are slow for volume work. Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. offers a few pointers on owning and using a sponge mops:
1. Don't get too big a one. Oversize sponges get heavy to carry and are too wide for the average bucket.
2. The simpler the unit, the easier to use.
3. Buy the kind with replaceable heads.
4. That small sponge surface will soon absorb so much dirt it loses its cleaning effectiveness. Sponge mops need to be squeezed out much more often than most of us do it.
5. Never bleach them or they will soon crumble.
6. Always rinse them well after use and you'll double their life, and never plunge the head into boiling water or store it wet, says a savvy Residential Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201
7. And finally, if the mop's been dry for quite a while and you go to pick up a spill, be sure to wet and soften the sponge first. It'll be much more absorbent and you won't be tearing off chunks.