Quick Release Mop Handle vs Jaws Style Mop Handles

Quick Release Mop Handle vs Jaws Style Mop Handles

Published by Adam Serfas on 5th Jun 2019

For any cleaning and sanitizing task in a hygienic facility, it's important to find the right tool for the job and there are actually several options for hygienic mops. we're frequently asked about the difference between mop parts, in particular the mop handles, so we created this guide to help you make the right choice for your needs. 

There are two main styles of mop handles, Quick Release and Jaws. The key difference between the two is how they hold onto the mop head itself, and what kind of mop head they can take. 

The Quick Release mop handle, also known as the stirrup style or gate style handle, features a narrow clip with teeth that is used to hold onto the mop head. These mop handles can only be used with a narrow headband mop. Narrow headband mops typically measure 1 to 1 ¼” wide. The Quick Release mop has a side gate opening and contrary to their name, are not as quickly changed as the jaws style. 

Quick Release

Quick Release Mop Handle

The Jaws Style handle is a thicker more robust mop handle that can very tightly hold onto the mop head. This style mop handle must be used with the Wide, 5" headband mop heads. The jaws are easy to open and are lined with teeth for gripping onto the mop. Due to their size and durability, the Jaws mop handle is more durable and is longer lasting compared to teh Quick Release version, but typically comes at a higher price tag. 


Jaws Style Mop Handle

Both the Quick Release handle and the Jaws handles are designed to release in such a way that the user shouldn't need to come in contact with the mop itself. Additionally, both are noncorrosive and are available with color-coded grips to incorporate into a facility color-coding plan.