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Scrubber, Mop... What's the Difference?
Scrubber, Mop... What's the Difference? - Intelligent Design Manufacturing

Scrubber, Mop... What's the Difference?

Mops have been around for about 500 years, dating back to when people attached strings or yarn to a pole to support cleaning efforts. Mops have advanced over time, but they still rely on the same primary function of using stringy material to try to absorb dirt or messes from floor surfaces.

The problem is that mops do not get the job done by cleaning surfaces. We have learned over time that mops generally move dirt, bacteria, and viruses around floors without actually solving the problem.

The result is the appearance of clean surfaces when surfaces are dirty and unhealthy. So, what’s the solution? We recommend a floor scrubber to create a completely clean surface. Find out more about a mop replacement.

Essential Differences Between Scrubber vs. Mop

If you were to find one word to capture the difference between a scrubber and a mop, it would be contamination. Mops can quickly become contaminated, while scrubbers are designed to ensure cleanliness for every use.

1. Mops are Breeding Grounds for Bacterial Contamination

Think about the basic use of a mop. You dip a mop in a bucket or other type of water holder, sweep a dirty floor surface, drop the mop back into the bucket to get more water, and continue to “clean” additional surfaces.

Repeating this process contaminates the water and the mop. The further along you go, the more you risk creating dirtier surfaces by spreading dirt and germs elsewhere.

If you don’t regularly wring out the mop, you will spread bacteria and risk bacteria growth. But who wants to spend the time to continue wringing out the mop? It’s inefficient and more difficult than it needs to be.

2. Scrubbers Reduce the Risk of Contamination

Floor scrubbers, such as the X-Scrub Mini manufactured by our company, use fresh water to progressively and efficiently scrub surfaces as you go.

A scrubber can replace the mop by enabling you to scrub the dirt off surfaces, then use a vacuum function to remove the dirty water from the floor.

Instead of spreading dirty water around floor surfaces and creating unhealthy buildup using a mop, you can use a scrubber to remove the soil, keep the floor clean, and continuously return the floor surface to its natural state.

Using a scrubber will reduce the risk of floors becoming contaminated. You will realize a deep clean that creates healthier and safer environments.

3. Mop Replacement Will Save Time and Effort

Mopping an entire floor or multiple floors takes a long time. We worked with one customer who saw that mopping was not cutting it for his needs of cleaning multiple rooms in a building.

Our customer had to mop each room, then bring in a fan to dry the surfaces. This inefficient process cost him countless hours and created physical strain. He needed something more efficient with less wear and tear, so we provided him with a floor scrubber.

The X-Scrub Mini created these tangible benefits:

  • Saved about 15-20 minutes per room.
  • Enabled our customer to clean 3 full rooms before replenishing the water.
  • Created efficiencies by working continuously for 90 minutes on one charge.
  • Worked well on various floor surfaces (linoleum, tile, and stone).

Our customer discovered how easy it was to use our product to scrub, vacuum, and brush floor surfaces. He could incorporate the floor scrubber into his daily routine instead of trying to find time each day to painstakingly mop each room.

Ready to Replace Your Mop?

The differences are evident between a scrubber and a mop. If you’re ready for a scrubber or mop replacement to support your needs, take a closer look at our X-Scrub Mini floor scrubber.

Check out this video to see why a floor scrubber is the best tool to create thoroughly clean surfaces.

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