Pat Shingleton: "Mopping Up..."
Our kids refer to me as the "Clean-Freak Paw." My philosophy is if it's dirty...clean it. I would traditionally use the typical wringer mop until my wife discovered the "Spin-Mop" with a "Micro-Fiber Mop." The combination of both is faster, easier and more efficient. Our recent rains may have necessitated "Mop-Up" operations for some. Part of our preparations for hurricane season and hurricane essentials, are mops. Eliminating water from businesses and residences following storms seems to be the first chore. last year, Dan Theobald, an expert in water purification and conservation, presented a report noting that mop waste water includes necessary cleaners and particulate matter and contains limited contaminants. However, industrial plant floor water includes a toxic blend of chemicals, especially in maintenance areas of factories, hospitals and steel mills. Theobald believes that the chemical makeup and volume of mop waste water, compared to general waste water, requires handling, storage, analysis and treatment before discharging into the environment. The old directive of cleaning out the mop after its use could save the mop and help the environment. The "Spin-Mop" does it with each application. You can get my column "home delivered" at www.patshingleton.com.