5 Reasons to Keep Mopping, by Icky the Mop
If you’re in the cleaning industry, you probably know that every year thousands of cleaning professionals from all over the country gather at ISSA to talk about cleaning. This year is no different, and ISSA 2018 in Dallas is just around the corner. The folks at Kaivac will be there, and they’ll be telling you that the days of the mop are in the past. But I, Icky the Mop, am here to say otherwise. Ignore anything Kaivac says about the science of cleaning, and listen to me when I say: NEVER. STOP. MOPPING. Here are 5 reasons why you need to keep mopping.
1. Bacteria Need a Home
Did you know that within one week, a mop can grow a bacterial population of MILLIONS? A damp mop can support extremely high bacterial growth. And that’s not even mentioning the bacteria that get spread around from room to room when you mop. Stopping the mop leads to millions of bacterial colonies without homes. Homeless bacteria. I wouldn’t want to be responsible for that.
2. Muscle Pain Makes You Stronger
Cleaning is arduous work, and mopping can cause tendonitis, carpal tunnel and back pain. But if you ask me, all that pain just makes you stronger and builds character. In my day people didn’t complain about mopping.
3. Inhaling Chemicals Wakes You Up
Some people may complain about the smell of harsh cleaning chemicals, but personally, I love the smell of bleach in the morning. Inhaling a big whiff of toxic chemicals wakes me up better than coffee!
4. Falls are Funny
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, over 3 million food service workers have a slip-and-fall accident every year. Can you say comedy gold? Next time you have a spill, just set up a camera and send that footage straight to America’s Funniest Home Videos. You’ll thank me later.
5. Mops Have Been Around Forever
Look, at the end of the day, the way things have always been is how they should stay. The first patent for a mop was filed in the 1890’s. You know what else was invented around the same time? The rotary dial. You may not use a rotary phone anymore, but you can still count on a mop.
If you’re still not convinced that mops should stick around, come see me at ISSA. I’ll be at the Kaivac booth #6848. You can take a look at their fancy No-Touch and OmniFlex cleaning machines, and then come back to your old friend Icky.