When buying the right scrubber, problems can arise.
Knowing that bacteria such as E. coli and C-diff can be transferred from shoes to the floor and vice versa, it is important to ensure that our floors are as clean as possible. So we mop the floor in a small area, or use scrubbers in a large area. In both cases, ensuring that the equipment is clean can keep our floor clean, not more polluted.
Mops are very simple tools. If we use them correctly, we can do the job well. They should be cleaned after each use. This means that if the head is detachable, remove it and put it in the hottest washing machine and add bleach. If the head is permanently fixed, soak it in hot water containing some detergent. Make sure to let it dry completely and store it upside down, and don't lie on the ground to absorb more contaminants. If possible, vacuum the area first to remove as much debris as possible.
Then use hot water and high-quality cleaning fluid. When mopping the floor, a certain amount of dirt will be redistributed. However, most of them were picked up by mops. So flushing the mop frequently is the key. There is only so much that cleaning solutions can do. Therefore, if you are mopping a large area, it is a good idea to empty the mop bucket with fresh hot water and cleaning liquid.
Otherwise, mop water will only exacerbate the problem.
Also keep in mind that the longer the mop head is allowed to dry after heavy use, the more likely it is that it will get dirty, making it look dirtier than it actually is. Some chemicals can also damage the fibers, causing them to lose their color. So don't think that the mop you are using will be thrown away because of its discoloration. If it has been properly cleaned, simply wring it out in clean water to test the mop head. If the water is kept clean, the mop head should be fine. If it is dirty, either clean it well or buy a new one.