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Do you

rinse your floors after mopping?
I had a person come in and help with some basic cleaning. I don't think she rinsed the floors after mopping. They feel sticky. Not clean.


Asked by tootoobusy at 9:29 PM on Oct. 21, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • I used to rinse when I used a traditional mop. I switched to using a swiffer wet mop, until a friend suggested a steam mop. Never again will I mop with anything but a steam mop!! I'm a clean floor fanatic, & always thought my floors were "spotless". boy was I wrong!! the first time i used a steam mop the microfiber pads were absolutely filthy! I was literally appalled at the amount of dirt that came off my flooring. The proof was right there in front of my face, that my floors had years of dirt & product build-up on them. Best of all, is now I really do smell "clean", not perfumes, & it is much safer for my pets not to be breathing in those chemicals or scents.

    Answer by RubyinPA at 10:10 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • No, but I use swiffer to mop so no rinsing required.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:30 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • I use a swiffer as well, so no rinsing needed.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:32 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Never.  Never heard of that.  I grew up with hardwood floors and we always used Murphy's Oil Soap on them and never once rinsed.  I now have laminate floors but just use a swiffer mop on them.

    If the floors feel sticky you probably put too much soap in the water.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 9:45 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • No, never have.

    Answer by QandA at 9:53 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • The floors I am talking about are porcelain tile.

    Comment by tootoobusy (original poster) at 10:01 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • I did before I switched to a steam mop. What did she clean the floor with anyway? I bet he used too much or she did need to rinse them down.

    Answer by donnareedonLSD at 10:37 PM on Oct. 21, 2010