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Results from Kaivac's cleaning tests available

January 25, 2011
HAMILTON, OH — Kaivac Inc. has just released results of tests conducted at the 2010 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show in Orlando comparing the effectiveness of cleaning floors with the Kaivac system versus using new, unused, high-quality microfiber floor pads, according to a press release.
A total of 12 tests were conducted on a test floor at the Kaivac booth: Several attendees watched the experiments and many were even asked to participate — some mopped the floors using the microfiber pads, while others used the no-touch system, the release stated.
To make the testing procedure more interesting, the 500 pounds of pressure per square inch (PSI) Kaivac system employed for the tests was operated with no cleaning chemicals, using only fresh water with the no-touch machine to clean the test floor, the release noted.
According to the release, the microfiber pads used a properly diluted, popular cleaning chemical designed for floor cleaning.
Based on the averages of the test results, it was discovered that the microfiber mopping process left 31 times more soil on the floors than the no-touch system.
Click here to read the complete release.