Want to Remove Spin Mop Head For Washing? Don’t worry! Simply follow this guide. Wet, dirty floors can make any hardworking housewife or househusband cringe. But thanks to the ingenious design of a spin mop bucket, you don’t have to put up with them anymore!
Using your spin mop bucket and a little elbow grease, you can clean your floors with less effort than ever before. It takes less time than it takes to get dressed and go out to your car.
When I faced the same problem, I got through it easily because I knew how to do it. Follow these simple steps to remove the mop head of your Spin Mop in order to clean it thoroughly. It will allow you to use it once again and keep your house spotless!
Step 1: Unfasten the screw
Most spin mops have a top handle that is held in place by a metal screw, which can be easily removed with a flat head screwdriver. Be sure to get underneath and find a corner of it first.
Many spinning heads are magnetized to hold onto their base. So they’ll be stuck on pretty tight until you remove that screw. Removing one end will break any magnetic hold and make it easier to pull off completely.
Pulling both ends down hard at once makes for easier removal when you unscrew your first side. Make sure you don’t apply too much pressure as it’s easy to snap these plastic pieces if you yank too hard!
Step 2: Separate the Handle and Bucket
Taking a look at your spin mop and bucket, you’ll notice there are 4 pieces. A ball bearing is connected to a handle on one end and to a bucket with wringers on the other end, an assembly that allows for spinning and wringing of water.
All you need to do is lift up on your bucket while pulling down gently on your handle until they separate. There is no need to twist or force these parts apart. In fact, doing so may damage them making them harder (and more expensive) to replace later.
Keep in mind that there are many different brands of spin mops out there so it is important that you follow instructions specific to your brand or model.
Step 3: Locate the Base Ring
The base ring is located at either end of your spin mop. You may need to remove both pieces and snap them back into place as you try to locate them. But if they are one solid piece then do not worry.
The first step in removing a spin mop head for washing is locating and snapping off any base rings that may be on your mop. Doing so will make it easier for you to clean later on down the road, as there will be fewer items cluttering up your space.
Step 4: Removing the Base Ring
Once you have loosened all of the screws and bolts, it is time to remove the base ring. To do so, simply use a screwdriver or another small tool to gently pry it off.
Be careful not to bend or break any part of your mop head in doing so. Make sure that you inspect your base ring for wear before putting it back on! The harder you push while using your mop, especially on hard floors such as tile or concrete, will determine how frequently you have to replace your base ring.
If yours is damaged but still functional, try removing some of its sections and leaving them off until they can be replaced without affecting its performance too greatly.
Step 5: Wash and Dry The Mop Head
Place your mop head in a washing machine (mild laundry detergent recommended) and wash it on a hot cycle. Following the washer, place your mop head in a dryer (low heat setting) to dry it completely.
Be sure that both sides of your mop head are completely dry before returning it to its storage case. This will prevent mildew or other odors from developing on either side of your mop head.
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After a few minutes, you should be able to pop off your mop head and clean it with warm water. Once it’s clean, let it air dry so that when you reattach it, it’s ready to go again.
Be sure not to wring out your mop head; doing so will destroy it and make it much harder to wring out for future use. Allow your spin mop head to air dry and return it to its convenient spot on your bucket when you’re done washing. And then start mopping!