What’s a Spray Mop? Spray mops can take a number of forms, and about 20 years ago, were actually quite an innovation, though the concept has been in use on an industrial cleaning level for close to a century.
The basic concept is to reduce the mess of wetting a mop, wringing it, and splattering water everywhere while cleaning a floor. This reduces the physical demand, the mess and the water waste, while allowing for more astringent chemicals to be used with the mop and avoiding hand and skin irritation from it.
Most spray mops take the form of the square sponge mop form factor that’s become popular in recent years, with the traditional braided material mops frankly fading into obsolescence all around. Spray mops usually are battery-operated, allowing for a small electric pump to effortlessly spray the area directly ahead of the mop.
Good implementations of this allow for varied spray intensity and duration, allowing you to douse problem areas, while giving less problem areas a mild spritzing. The trade off is that refilling some models of this technology has to happen relatively often, not necessarily making this technology a time saver, but definitely an effort saver.
There are a wide variety of brands, configurations and price ranges for spray mops, meaning there’s one everyone can probably be happy with.