Since cleanliness is a top priority for any facility, you’ll want to select not only the best mop, but also the best
mop handle, frame, and accessories, to meet your needs. The question is: what kind of handle will be the most useful, convenient, and cost effective for you and your business?
Mop handles can be split into two different categories: handles with mop frames and handles without mop frames.
Mop handles with frames have attachments that connect the pole to the mop head that is used for cleaning. While not completely necessary for all mop handles, mop frames are often included to ensure easy mop head changes. They also tell you exactly which mop heads are compatible.
Mop handles without frames are often called telescope or telescopic poles. They can be screwed or pressed into various mop frames and heads to allow full customization and can extend and retract to fit any user's height. They are also useful when trying to clean hard-to-reach areas. Be advised, some mop frames and heads may only fit certain types of of telescopic poles. Additional research is required to figure out which frames and heads are compatible.
Mop handles can house bacteria that cause odors, stains, and create a harmful environment for the user if not properly maintained. Prohibit the growth of bacteria with a model that has an antimicrobial layer of protection. It is wise to wash mop heads frequently or purchase mop heads that are disposable after use. By doing this, the chances of bacteria growth are minimized.
Handles with reusable mop heads should be hung and left to dry in a ventilated area. If there is no ventilation, a wet mop will stay wet and harmful bacteria will begin to grow. If this happens, do not bleach the mop handle, frame, or head, as this can cause erosion and shorten the lifespan of the entire mop. Instead, thoroughly clean the mop with soap and water. If bacteria or mold growth is clearly visible, you may want to dispose of the mop. Cleaning your mops after every use is a sure way of increasing their longevity.