In October, Facebook users were asked to submit photos of their dirty mops as entry into the Dirty Mop Contest, sponsored by Kaivac. The contest yielded almost 25 entries. Submission opportunities have now closed and voting has begun.
Running through December 2, Facebook users will vote on which of the mops posted is the dirtiest of all. The winner will be notified via email and on Kaivac's Facebook site on December 5. They will also be awarded with a $500 prize.
Matt Morrison, communications manager for Kaivac, says some of the entrants even gave their dirty mops nicknames. One person named her mop 'Grimy Greta.' Other nicknames were 'Shock and Awe,' 'Chicken Dinner,' and just plain 'Yuck.'
'We wanted people to have fun with this, but there is a very serious side to the contest as well,' explains Morrison. 'Soiled mops are just not healthy. Instead of removing contaminants, they can spread them far and wide. That's not what cleaning is all about and this result in floor safety issues as well.'