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December 06, 2011
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Winner of Kaivac’s Dirtiest Mop Contest Announced

“Astonishing” 15,557 Votes Received

Hamilton, OH – The winner of Kaivac’s Dirty Mop Contest has just been announced.

The winner is Alina Prodan from Chicago, IL who received 3,254 votes from Kaivac Facebook fans for her soiled mop.

She will receive $500 for submitting what Kaivac Facebook fans consider the dirtiest mop entered into the contest. (Image of the winning mop is attached as well as online)

The contest began in October 2011 and voting began in November. Facebook fans were invited to submit pictures of their dirtiest mops used for cleaning—many of which are used on a daily basis. Fans were then asked to vote for the dirtiest mop.

Twenty-six dirty mops were submitted, and what was termed “an astonishing” 15,557 votes were received.

“We’ve never done anything like this before,” says Matt Morrison, communications manager for Kaivac, who put the contest together. “It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot as well.”

The contest significantly also increased the number of people that “Like” the Kaivac Facebook site. “By the end of the contest, there was a seven-fold increase in the number of ‘Likes’ to the site.”

But there was a serious side to the contest, according to Morrison, and that was just how soiled mops and buckets become as they are used.

Recent studies indicate that soiled mops can quickly contaminate floor surfaces as the mop is used.

“Most custodial workers already knew this was likely the case even before the studies came out,” says Katherine Pickett, who entered her dirty mop, Grimey Gretta, into the contest. “But seeing pictures of all the dirty mops certainly brought it home for me and I am sure many others.”

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About Kaivac, Inc.
Headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, Kaivac, Inc. delivers complete science-based cleaning systems designed to produce healthy results and outcomes while raising the value of cleaning operations and the professionalism of the worker. The originator of No-Touch Cleaning®, Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. For more information, visit

About No-Touch Cleaning®

Designed to remove the maximum amount of soil, bacteria, and other biopollution, Kaivac’s patented No-Touch Cleaning systems combine an indoor pressure washer, a powerful wet vacuum and chemistry into an integrated system. Empowering workers to hygienically clean without touching contaminated surfaces, these systems not only clean better, but also cut labor, chemical, and equipment costs while raising worker morale and image. In fact, studies show that Kaivac’s No-Touch Cleaning systems are 60 times more effective in reducing bacterial contamination on tile and grout surfaces than mops, which are more likely to spread contaminants than remove them.

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