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Why you want to mop with cold water instead of warm water

When cleaning our floors, many often do not think about what type of water we use to mop our floors. Warm water may seem like a better choice because it supposedly kills bacteria.

However, nothing could be further from the truth! In this article we will tell you why cold water is actually the best option for mopping floors. We explain why cold water is more effective at removing dirt and how best to mop with cold water to get a spotless and hygienic floor!

Why mop with cold water?

  1. Grease and oil removal

Cold water has a unique advantage when it comes to removing grease and oil residue from floors. Because cold water is a lower temperature, it helps fat and oil to solidify, making them easier to remove. This is especially useful in kitchens where spills and oily stains are common.

  1. Prevents floor damage

Hot water can sometimes damage floors, especially if they are made of wood. The high temperature can cause the wood to expand and deform. Cold water minimizes this risk and protects the integrity of your floors, making them last longer.

  1. Effective cleaning

Cold water is not only good for grease and oil stains, but it is also effective in removing other types of dirt and stains. It helps break up dirt and leaves your floor thoroughly cleaned.

Why shouldn't you mop with warm water?

Avoid mopping with hot water. Warm water evaporates faster than soap, leaving greasy streaks on your floor. In addition, your hot water does not boil and is therefore not bactericidal. Better still: bacteria love a warm bath just like we do!

How do you use cold water effectively while mopping?

To make the most of cold water when mopping your floors, follow these important steps:

Step 1: First remove loose dirt
First, sweep all loose dirt and dust from the floor with a broom or vacuum cleaner.

Step 2: Mix cold water with a mild cleanser
Mix cold water with a mild floor cleaner according to package instructions.

Step 3: Mop the floor thoroughly
Dip the mop in the cold water and wring it out well so that it is damp but not dripping wet. Then mop the floor in even motions.

It is best to use the Techweise 4-in-1 mop set for this. This has a handy wringing system so that your mop is just wet enough!

Step 4: Let the floors dry thoroughly
Allow the floor to dry naturally or use a dry cloth to absorb any remaining moisture.


Mopping with cold water is the best choice to clean your floors thoroughly and effectively without damaging them. It helps remove grease, oil and other dirt, keeping your floors looking new and lasting longer. Warm water evaporates faster than soap residue, leaving you with greasy streaks. By following this method, you can enjoy a clean and hygienic living environment.