Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Mop Bucket

Cleaning floors is a breeze with the right mop and bucket setup.

A modern mop bucket isn’t going to make you jump for joy, but it can help you get your cleaning chores done quicker, more efficiently, and with a lot less backache, and that alone is worth the upgrade to a high-tech, well-designed wringer bucket. But not every mop works for every floor, and there are specific bucket designs tailored for different types of mops. Here are three things to consider when stepping up to a modern mop system.

No Bending

This setup includes a pedal-driven wringer. O-Cedar

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Before you buy a mop bucket, take a look at the type of mop you plan to use. There are a lot of high-tech mop buckets made for traditional string mops, but more and more people use flat mops that can get into tighter spaces. Some flat mops use reusable fabric strips to pick up grit and grime, so make sure you choose a system that works for the mop you own and the floors you will clean.

No Mess

This product has a splash guard to prevent spills. O-Cedar

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For the most cleaning power, choose a mop and bucket system that comes with a bucket outfitted with a foot or hand pedal that spins an agitator inside the bucket. The cleaning head on a spinning string mop is often a bit small, but a wringer is a quick and tidy way of rinsing dirt and water from a mop and keeping it in the bucket where it belongs.

Sleek Design

The head on this product rotates 280 degrees. Tethys

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A flat floor mop is a great choice for working around tight corners and under furniture. This type of mop typically includes a swiveling head that allows the handle to fold out of the way for deep cleaning under sofas and chairs, and some come with telescoping handles for a custom fit for multiple users.