How to Use Your H2O Mop With Detergent

Updated March 20, 2018

H2O Mops are convenient handheld mops that use steam to mop-clean any floor surface including hardwood, tile and carpets. With the use of steam, this product claims that the use of chemicals is no longer needed to disinfect and deodorise home floor surfaces. The mop comes with a pivoting head that is angled for many hard-to-reach areas as well as a glider to move smoothly over carpets. The H2O Mop makes many claims, but you may still find the need to use detergent to sanitise floors.

Mix 1 part liquid detergent with 20 parts water in a spray bottle.

Spray the desired mopping area with the solution creating a light layer of detergent.

Fill the H2O water reservoir with water.

Turn on the H2O Mop and run it over the desired mopping area that has been sprayed with the detergent.

Empty the drainage reservoir of the H2O Mop as needed. (Note that the drainage reservoir collects the water and is not the water reservoir.)


Thane, the H2O manufacturer, warns to never dip the mop head of the H2O Mop into a bucket of water or place detergent in the water reservoir. This can damage the unit.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid detergent
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
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