We all know that we’re supposed to sweep and mop the floors regularly, but do you know exactly why you should do this? Frequent mopping has some common sense benefits, as well as some surprising ones that you might not know about. Here are a few reasons why you should break out the mop bucket the next time you’re cleaning the house.
Our floors are a lot germier than we might think. They’re exposed to everything that touches the bottom of our shoes while we’re out and about, as well as pet hair, dropped food, and a host of other messes. With all of this, the germs build up fast, especially during cold and flu season. Regular mopping is important in keeping your home sanitized. You can use a store-bought solution, or you can also use a mixture of water and white vinegar– both will do the job. A clean floor translates into a house that’s cleaner overall, and a clean house means a healthy and happy family.
It Reduces Allergies
Dust, pet dander, and other allergens accumulate quickly on our floors. By mopping frequently, you’re stopping that buildup in its tracks, and keeping allergens out of your home in the process. If you’re suffering from watery eyes and a runny nose, don’t run to the doctor just yet– your house might just be overdue for a good cleaning, and mopping can help reduce your allergy symptoms in a big way.
It Can Prevent Scratches
Mopping your hardwood floors with the appropriate cleaner is an important part of your routine for keeping them scratch-free. Over time, debris builds up on the floor, and that debris can cause tiny scratches in your floor that can take hold and eventually become big eyesores. Keeping the floors clean will reduce your risk of accumulating these scratches.
It Makes Floors Look Their Best
If it’s been awhile since you last mopped, you might have forgotten what a truly clean floor looks like. You’ll be surprised at how different your home looks after the job is done. It might even inspire you to mop more often (and let’s be real, we could all use that extra push, right?). With all of the benefits of regular mopping that we’ve talked about here, we’re sure that you’ll take that initiative to stay up to date on your cleaning schedule.