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Monday's Ask the Experts: Mop storage

January 24, 2011
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Monday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We are a non profit community program for people with disabilities and we are training clients for cleaning. We are looking for simple direct cleaning training material, and we have been given a citation for not having our mop heads out of the cleaning solution while the individual is cleaning sinks, etc. I am looking for standards for mop storage. Any suggestions would be helpful.
The answer:
There is no industry standard for mop storage, probably because it, along with many other cleaning tasks, is thought to be too simple to require an explanation. Then, along comes a supervisory official and makes the case for a uniform understanding of what? Mop storage!
First off, leaving a mop soaking in a detergent solution for a few minutes is not the same as leaving it lying in a bucket of dirty solution overnight. The citation person, had he or she had a standard (or mopping experience), would have known that. The soaking only aids in soil release from the mophead, which is a good thing to do. The leaving of a mophead overnight
... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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