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Three Reasons To Use Spin Mops With Yarn Heads Over Spin Mops With Rag Heads

by Jurjen Zandvliet

There are several different kinds of mops you can buy and use for home and commercial sanitation. Each has its own benefits, but spin mops may have the most benefits of all. Additionally, spin mops with yarn heads are preferable to spin mops with rag heads. Here are just three of the benefits spin mops with yarn heads have over spin mops with rag heads.

The Yarn Threads on the Mop Heads Scrub Better

Most spin mops have three-hundred-sixty-degree mop heads comprised of thick yarn threads. A few may utilize rag threads, but the rag threads do not work as well as the yarn threads because the yarn is coarser and able to handle more rough scrubbing action. The rag threads are not as effective because they are too soft and do not have enough abrasive surface area to scrub without tearing. The yarn threads can also reach into corners where rag threads will only skim past.

Yarn Spin Mops Can Withstand Numerous Bleachings and Washings

Spin mops are designed so that you can remove their heads, throw them into your washing machine for cleaning and bleach the daylights out of them. (They are very economical and earth-friendly that way.) The yarn heads withstand many more bleachings and washings than the rag heads because the rag loops are large and frequently catch on the agitator in your machine and rip. The bleach causes the rag heads to deteriorate faster, and if you have ever used a rag head for your spin mop, you may have experienced this particular aspect firsthand.

Yarn Heads Soak up More Fluids

Custodians in schools will probably tell you that they use mops to soak up more urine and vomit than just about any other custodian anywhere. When you have large puddles of these bodily fluids to clean up, you want your mop head to soak up and clean up as much of it as possible and as quickly as you can to avoid anyone slipping through the mess. Yarn mop heads on spin mops can absorb more than the rag heads because the yarn threads are double-strand, twisted and worsted yard. This means that as the fluids are soaked up and into the yarn fibers, the threads continue to absorb more and more of the fluids by pulling them up and in towards the center of each thread bundle and up towards the plastic part of each mop head.

Rag threads on these mops can only hold as much as they can pick up on the first pass with the mop. Because it is similar to throwing a towel down on the mess, the rag threads (or towel) fill quickly and then cannot hold another dram of fluid. Then it has to be wrung out or it will drip. 

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