Spin mops are the best when it comes to cleaning the floors, but they can be quite annoying to maintain. A few months of use will make them dirty and unhygienic, which means you’ll have to replace the mop head every now and then.
Fortunately, removing the cedar spin mop head is not that difficult and you can do it in just five steps. Here are all the details about it.
It was not easy to do in the beginning when I wanted to change it. I did not know the whole scenario. But, with the help of an expert, I got it done easily. Here’s how:
Steps to removing cedar spin mop head
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Step 1 – Preparation
First, make sure you have all of your supplies together. You’ll need a bucket, cedar spin mop head, soap (we used Dr. Bronner’s), and warm water. Fill the bucket with enough warm water to submerge the whole mop head.
We also recommend adding a few drops of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap or other soap that is free from synthetic fragrances or ingredients. Next, dunk the mop into the bucket, soak it for 5-10 minutes and then rinse off with clean running water until there are no more suds coming off of it.
Once that’s done, let it air dry completely before storing it in its original package or container
Step 2 – Use Chemical Cleaner
After soaking in warm water, use a chemical cleaner to remove any remaining mold from your spin mop head. A lot of people choose to purchase a brand-name cleaner, but there are plenty of great alternatives that will leave your mop as good as new for far less money.
One popular alternative is combining one part vinegar with two parts water and putting it into a spray bottle (you can even take an old spray bottle from an old cleaning product). Simply spray down your mop head, scrub off any remaining mold with soap and water, and then rinse with cold water.
Don’t worry if you can still see some residual mold – just spray on more vinegar solution and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing again!
Step 3 – Soak in Hot Water with Vinegar and Lemons
After cleaning, you’ll want to rinse your mop head under boiling water. Boiling water helps kill off any bacteria and other contaminants that could be left on your mop head after cleaning.
It’s also important to let any residual soapy water drip out of your mop head before letting it sit in boiling water. The reason for doing so is twofold:
1) You don’t want soapy, dirty water sitting on top of fresh clean water as you’re rinsing and
2) You don’t want hot soapy/dirty tap water sitting next to a fresh cotton towel that you intend to rinse off with cool tap water.
Step 4 – Rinse Under Boiling Water
After you’ve wrung out your microfiber cleaning cloth and removed any excess water, place it into a sink full of boiling water. This will help disinfect your microfiber mop head.
You can also boil it in a pot on your stove to disinfect it further if needed. Leave your cloth in there for 10-15 minutes to ensure maximum sanitation.
Step 5 – Dry Under Sunlight
After you take down your cedar mop, dry it under sunlight. It is because natural air and sunlight are good for keeping your mops clean, which will extend their durability time and time again.
In addition, putting away a wet mop can make things musty if not dried properly. Doing so will have an entirely different outcome than what you may be anticipating.
The wood of the spinner head rots easily when they are left moist and warm after a cleaning session. Exposing it to sunlight can also help prevent mildew.
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When it comes to removing cedar spin mop heads, there are a couple of methods that work well. The first is not to have them on a spin mop at all. If you have been using a spin mop with no head and you need to replace it, try putting on another type of head like a swivel one or one that attaches directly to your bucket with an adapter.
After following the following steps, I got it changed and I hope you will also be able to do it.