Let’s start with one word – clean. What does it mean to be clean? From a scientific perspective, a surface is only clean during the absence of unwanted matter. Unfortunately, according to every scientific study we found or conducted,
mops fail to make surfaces clean.
These facts about mops may be disgusting, but they are the true findings of Dr. Charles Gerba, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMASS, and our studies here at Kaivac.
We totally got rid of mops. They don’t do a good job; they’re not cost effective. New technology has made mopping obsolete. I find it amazing that mops are still being used as much as they are. Why would I make my employee use a dirty, nasty mop? The dignity of the worker matters.
President of BTG Labs
Instead of spreading sewage with a Kentucky string mop, we vacuum recover it and remove it from the building.
Business Services Liaison for West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Sources: Kaivac, Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMASS, ISSA Cleaning Times