Only 30% of Floors
Floors aren't getting very good care much of the time. Sure, they're in great shape just after refinishing or being machine scrubbed. But on a day-to-day basis? How about following spills or after needing daily maintenance? Not so much. That's because many custodians, housekeepers and janitors are still using a device first referenced in the English language back in the 15th Century - the string mop.
Mops and buckets are an expensive proposition when you consider that 95% of your cleaning department costs are rooted in labor. Yet, with this need for efficient use of the labor resource, only 30% of floors are getting routine cleaning with something more advanced than the 500-year-old technology of the string mop and bucket.
Mops and buckets are more spreaders of dirt and germs than eliminators. Studies have shown higher microorganism counts after mopping a tile floor than before. Assuming you start with clean water, clean solution and a clean mop, the first five swishes back and forth, and nothing is truly clean in the process after that. The string mop, made up entirely of long strands, by its design glides over dirt and germ pockets on floors and in grout lines.
The i-mop by Tennant-Nobles changes the dynamics of cleaning floors by applying the effectiveness of a scrubber with the maneuverability of an upright device. You really need to see this innovation demonstrated in your facility to visualize the improvement in cleaning, hygiene, ergonomics and speed that the i-mop can transfer to your staff efficiency and effectiveness.