The Association Between Getting Sick And Floor Hygiene
Is there someone in your family who is always getting sick with some sort of bacterial infection whether it be a stomach bug or something similar? And you have possibly tried all sorts of cleaning methods to try and rid the house of any potential germs that you might be missing? The problem could be with your floor and how you are cleaning it. If you think about it, the floor is something that we are always in contact within our home. If it is not as clean as it can be then we are inevitably exposing ourselves to germs. To make matters even worse, if you are not using a propper mop to clean your floor then you are falling victim to cross-contamination.
For example, if you use the traditional spaghetti mop with a bucket of water to mop your floor then you are inadvertently moving germs around from one room to the other. The solution to this problem is to stop using a bucket of water and a cotton loop mop. Studies have shown that cotton fibers are too big to actually hold on to germs and do not stop germs from spreading. There is one mopping method that does not spread germs around, the mopping method is called microfiber mopping. The beauty of microfiber mops is the fact that they are able to completely remove germs and bacteria instead of just moving them around as cotton mops do.
I know you are also probably thinking that this problem with cotton mops does not happen to you because you use chemicals. The problem is that you are still transferring germs from room to room with the dirty water and at some point, the chemicals stop working because the water is completely saturated with dirt. There is also the problem with too many chemicals on the floor which is unhealthy. When we walk on the floor, touch the floor or drop something on the floor, we are thereby coming into contact with those chemicals on a regular basis which is very healthy.
The best solution that solves the problem of chemicals and germs is to use a microfiber mop. There are also many side benefits to using a Temples Pride microfiber mop like being environmentally friendly because you don’t need as much water as you do with a mop and bucket. Also, the fact that the pads are machine washable is a huge plus.