The Best Mops for Restaurants & Bars

Cleanliness is extremely important when it comes to restaurants and bars. In fact, all food-related businesses must meet a certain set of requirements before they can open their doors to the public—and for good reason. Wouldn't you want the place you eat at to be nice and clean? Inspections from the health department are also a thing. Too many "x" marks and you'll have to close your doors—sometimes for good. After all, food-borne illnesses are no joke—it can lead to a myriad of symptoms including diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, fever, dehydration, among other things. In some cases, it can even lead to long-lasting health problems such as reactive arthritis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and irritable bowel syndrome. Really, nothing good comes out of a dirty restaurant. It's a lose-lose situation—both for the owner and his customers. For this reason, it's crucial that you keep your restaurant or bar clean. How? By cleaning the place with a mop! You'd be surprised just how dirty your floor can get with all the dirt and food particles that go on it. Not just the floors, but the other surfaces can get quite icky as well; this includes the walls, stovetops, worktops, tables, benches—pretty much everything that's in the restaurant.

What are the Cleaning Needs of a Restaurant or Bar?

There are two parts to a restaurant—the dining area, where the customers sit and eat, and the inside, aka the kitchen. Ideally, you want to keep both of them clean. At the end of the day, it's easy for dirt and bacteria to spread from one part of the building to another. This is particularly worrisome in the restaurant setting as it's a place for eating. A few health violations might be all that you need for the city to close down your business.

Cleaning Inside the Kitchen

It’s not uncommon for the kitchen to get quite messy with all that goes on during the day. There might be spills on the countertop and food crumbs on the floor. In some cases, there might even be pests. Keeping everything clean can definitely be a challenge, especially if you have a busy restaurant

As a general rule, you should always have some sort of system in place. For instance, you can make a list of “cleaning chores” that must be done during the day. This can include things like emptying the trash bins, changing the cleaning rags, wiping down the prep areas, and brushing the grill between cooking different types of raw meat.

Cleaning Outside the Kitchen

The kitchen is important, but so is the dining area. After all, that's where your customers will be seated. Wouldn't you want them to have a good first impression?

First and foremost—you want to make sure that the table is clean. Not just the top, but the surrounding sides as well. Don't forget the mats and tablecloths as well, if you use them. They can easily harbor bacteria that can go on the food!

Next is the floor. The last thing that you want is to have a mouse scurry across the floor, past your customer's leg, to get to some food crumbs. At the end of the day, you should always give it a good sweep to get rid of all of the particles and debris. From there, you should clean it thoroughly with a mop and some soap; that will help to clean and sanitize the surface. Just make sure that you dry it thoroughly otherwise it can lead to some nasty falls!

Why Should You Use a Mop?

A dishcloth is handy when it comes to cleaning countertops and tables, but it'll do you no good for the floor or walls. Ultimately, what you want to use is a mop—one that's sturdy enough to handle everything that goes on inside a restaurant. Mops are great for several reasons. For starters, most use microfiber pads, which are naturally anti-microbial. Generally speaking, these pads can also be used wet and dry. In other words, mops are not just for mopping—they can also be used for sweeping and dusting purposes. In the restaurant setting, that can be a great way of getting rid of food particles that might have fallen onto the floor. A clean floor translates into a cleaner restaurant, which means happy customers.

Why the Turbo Mop is the Best Choice for Bars & Restaurants

Turbo Mops are Highly Versatile

What's great about the Turbo Mop is that it is highly versatile. For one thing, it's suitable for all types of floors—you can use it on tiles, cement, stone, linoleum, pretty much anything. The aluminum handle is also extendable; this means that you'll easily be able to reach those hard-to-reach spots. Want to clean the top corners of the walls? No problem, all you have to do is twist and extend the rod. Easy! Not just the floor, but you can use it for the walls, tables, and more. Do you have a delivery truck? If so, you can use the mop to clean that too! As you might already know, it comes with two different types of pads—one that's made out of soft microfiber, and another that's meant for scrubbing. You can easily switch between the two depending on what you're trying to clean. For example, the scrubbing pad would be an excellent choice if you're trying to get rid of a caked-on stain on the floor. Another thing is that it's incredibly easy to manuever. Unlike some mops, which are stuck in one position, the Turbo Mop comes with a 360-degree swivel head. This means that you'll be able to clean around various restaurant fixtures with ease. On top of all that, the Turbo Mop can also be used to sweep and dust. Yes, it doesn't have to be mopping—you can use it for other purposes! Want to sweep away some of the dust bunnies that are hidden in the kitchen corners? Just put on one of the provided microfiber pads and you're good to go; there's no need to add water or soap if you're just doing regular dusting.

They're Easy to Clean

The Turbo Mop is convenient in that the mop pads are super easy to clean. Both the scrubber and microfiber pads can be tossed into the washer. Add a little bit of detergent and they'll be ready to go for next time. They also dry quickly. Alternatively, you can soak them in a bucket of warm water with a little bit of soap—that should be enough to sanitize them. You can even put them in the dishwasher to clean! The rest of the mop shouldn't get too dirty at all—wiping it down with an anti-microbial wipe every once in a while should be enough.

Turbo Mops & Pads Will Last You a Long Time

If you have a restaurant or bar, chances are, you'll be needing to use a mop every day. If that's the case, wouldn't you want to invest in something that will last? The Turbo Mop is both durable and strong; it is made out of high-quality aluminum—a metal that's capable of withstanding rigorous use. In other words, you won't have to worry about it breaking on you during the second use. If anything, you'll just need to buy extra mop pads. With that said, the ones from the kit should be enough to last you a while.

The Turbo Mop Handle is Lightweight

We get it—it can be tiring to clean up the place after a long day at the restaurant. The Turbo Mop is designed to make the job easier, though. It is super lightweight at just a little over a pound. What this means is that you'll effortlessly be able to push it across the floor with minimal force. Why exert more energy than you need to, right? Given how lightweight it is, it also wouldn't be a problem if you needed to carry it between different areas (e.g. the kitchen and the dining area).

Turbo Mops are Eco-Friendly

The Turbo Mop won't add to your restaurant's garbage load. As we mentioned earlier, the mop pads are reusable. Instead of tossing them in the trash every time, you can wash them with warm water and a little bit of soap. Done properly, it can be washed up to 100 times! Just think of all of the trees that you're saving by switching to something reusable. When it comes time to replace the mop pads, they're also reasonably priced. Check out our Amazon page for more details!

Turbo Mop Wholesale/Bulk Pricing for the Restaurant & Bar Industry

Interested in purchasing the Turbo Mop in bulk for your bar or restaurant? We'd be happy to offer wholesale discounts. Feel free to inquire about our prices here!