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Thoughts on mops

April 2, 2012

HAMILTON, OH — A new study conducted by Kaivac Inc. found that 97 percent of building service contractors and others involved in the professional cleaning industry are aware that "using mops and buckets can spread soils," according to a press release.

The respondents indicated that the most common type of hard surface flooring they clean is vinyl composite tile (VCT), at 67 percent; this was followed by terrazzo flooring, at about 20 percent, the release stated.

According to the release, respondents also stated they believe these types of floors are the easiest to clean, although cement floors were also considered an easy floor to maintain.

Twenty-seven percent said they prefer using mops and buckets because they are fast; the remainder believed mops and buckets are easier or more effective than other floor cleaning systems, the release noted.

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