We got a few calls this week from schools looking for a better way to clean basketball courts and gymnasiums. I guess it’s that time of year. One of the coaches I spoke to was telling me that the traditional way of cleaning a basketball court was with a rope attached to a bar that has a towel on it. He said these things typically cost over $500! I couldn’t believe it, but it’s true… Sam’s Club sells one for $487.00. Wow! I did some more looking around and found another company that sells them as well as a product similar to our 36” Heavy Duty Tool with a couple of wet pads for $99. Wow again!
We sell a 36” Heavy Duty Tool (handle included) for $39.98, add in a our 3 pack of 36” Microfiber Wet Pads and you’re only at $63.96… buy them in bulk and you could get them as low as $30.03. To replace that prehistoric “Clean Court Mop” that Sam’s Club sell for almost $500 I would go without 48” Heavy Duty Microfiber Tool and some 50” Microfiber Dust Pads. The tool would cost you $42.98 and the mops are $15.98 each. That’s about 10% the cost of the Sam’s Club mop and this would clean MUCH better than the cotton terry cloth towels they’re trying to pass off as a mop.
If I was a basketball coach or an athletic director of a school this is what I would use:
Melissa Homer is a professional cleaning expert with over 20 years experience in the commercial and residential cleaning industry. She is a highly trained cleaning professional, business consultant, and educator that specializes in cleaning product testing and research, premium surface care, cleaning safety, cleaning procedure efficiency, training documentation, and cleaning damage repair. Melissa has worked for some of the biggest names in the professional residential cleaning industry, including P&G Professional and MaidPro. She has been interviewed and quoted in numerous leading publications such as Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Consumer Reports, Better Homes & Gardens, U.S. News & World Report, and The Washington Post.