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
We currently use the Kaivac 1750 No-Touch Cleaning System and the OmniFlex System. The results are great. They allow the employees to clean touch-free, and there is no more cross-contamination from moving surface to surface with mops or microfiber cloths.
National Operation Manager of Olympus Building Services
Sources: Kaivac, Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMASS, ISSA Cleaning Times