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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Question

What is the best swivel ergonomic loop mop handle?


Answer

In my experience, there are none. While using an ergonomic handle on a flat mop is comfortable, the flat mop is never turned over and the handle offset remains in the same position. Reversing the handle offset, as when a loop (Kentucky) mophead is turned over, makes the handle too clumsy to use, and the operator must then stop and turn the offset handle back to its original position by pushing a release pin or some similar device. This is awkward and takes time.
No matter what ergonomic handle you use, the turning of the mophead to expose the other side to the floor will present the same problem. And turning standard mopheads to gain the full use of both sides is a must.
If you want to use an ergonomic handle, stay with the flat mops.
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Associate Editor
lekrafft@juno.com