Proper Sweeping

Proper Sweeping

Proper SweepingSweeping is a common task, whether for your home or business. But are you doing it correctly? Proper sweeping improves efficiency, getting your floors clean quicker. Here are five steps for proper sweeping.

  1. Find a broom that fits your floor surface: Abrasive floors need natural corn fiber brooms while synthetic brooms work for smooth surfaces.
  2. Start in one edge or corner and sweep in one direction in overlapping strokes toward a designated area. Choose a section of your floor (no bigger than 10’ x 10’) to focus on at a time and finish in that area before moving on to the next section.
  3. Sweep debris into your dustpan and deposit in trash.
  4. Rinse synthetic bristles to remove any debris and/or soils to help prevent mold and mildew growth. Do not get corn broom bristles wet as liquid will damage the bristles.Proper Sweeping
  5. Store using a tool holder to allow bristles to dry thoroughly and prevent bristles from becoming bent or damaged.

For more proper sweeping tips and techniques, watch our How to Sweep video:

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