Mathieu asked: Is it okay to clean with a dry squeegee? I used to clean my linoleum floor with a dry squeegee, just to remove the dust. My parents have always done that, and I like it because I can “see” the dust gathering (as compared to a vacuum cleaner). I think it’s very effective for dust like cat hair and things that stick to the linoleum. It’s also easier to clean itself, as compared to the vacuum cleaner mouthpiece. My problem is that now, my girlfriend complains, arguing that it sprays the dust in the air, and that it is not cleaning as good as the vacuum cleaner. So, is it okay to clean with a dry squeegee? Thanks.
When it comes to cleaning, the old saying “There’s more than one say to skin a cat” applies. There are many different ways of cleaning, and while all effective, it is a matter of personal preference and what works best for your particular situation. If the dry squeegee is removing the dust and debris from the floor, it is fine to use that as a cleaning method. Some feel that vacuums are more proficient at removing the dust because it cleans it away in one simple step. There are a multitude of products available on the market to sweep and capture dust as you are cleaning. Which one you choose, is ultimately a personal preference, as many of them have merit and all of them will clean. Choose the method that works best for you to get your floors as clean as possible with the least amount of effort.