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Pat Shingleton: "A Mop-Up Operation..."

8 years 6 days 12 hours ago Thursday, June 09 2016 Jun 9, 2016 June 09, 2016 4:10 AM June 09, 2016 in Pat Shingleton Column
Source: WBRZ
By: Pat Shingleton

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. Last weekend's flooding showers and thundershowers 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. A couple of years ago, 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

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