These used to be a realiy good mop for the price. Now Sabco use a very low density sponge which wears out really quickly.It also lack absorption.Purchased at Woolworths never again
Not perfect, but I can't live without it
I have been using the 4 post mops for more than 40 years. I only changed to a new mop when the green one became available, as my old mop handle became slightly bent from use, and I thought I deserved the new green one. I wish I still had the old one. I still persist despite the poor change in the design of the holes for the posts which, because of perforations, deteriorate and the mop is then useless (everything still perfect except for the holes). I had a new cleaner coming so I puchased an Oates brand mop at the supermarket and the handle squ...eeze broke on the second use. I complained to Sabco a few weeks ago after three failures and was sent a replacement mop. It got lost in the post and was replaced with some additional sponges and cleaning clothes as a bonus. Ths size of the sponge gets into small spaces and the squeeze mechanism is easy to operate even with my arthritic hands. Anna at Sabco chased the missing mop and organised the replacement and was extremely helpful. I would still like the design to return to the non preforated holes, so I don't have to keep throwing out good mops, and contacting Sabco for replacements.
How to take a good design and ruin it.
I have used Sabco 4 post mops for years quite happily. But then when I bought the latest one noticed that they had changed the sponge mounting. Instead of the 4 small holes that you fed the threaded posts through and then did up the long tunnel nuts, now they have large diameter holes with "fingers" in them.
This is apparently the dumbed down version that has been foisted on us consumers. It has been expertly designed so that after about 5 uses the tunnel nuts are pulled through the fingers as the sponge dries and contracts. This bends the fing...
dont buy it
I agree with all the comments, sponges last two weeks at most - leaves bits of sponge all over the floors, probably the worst mop I have purchased, expensive to buy will be ditching it!
Sponges break up really quickly. Plastic edges scrape the floor. I like the replaceable strip at the front. I've had Sabco mops before and they have been fine, but this one is awful.
Used to have a really good model (SAB31019), but this one is junk.
Used to have a Lightning Quick Dry (SAB31019) but for some crazy reason they stopped making the refills for them. My friend has just used the last refill she had and still thinks it's the best mop ever.(31019). Sorry but the 30022 is hopeless (junk). The sponge just falls apart and then falls off. Why make something good and then discontinue it? Looks like it's back to Oates or Vileda.
Very annoying, not happy!
Sponge pulls out off the mounting holes when sponge dries and curlers up. I am sure I am not the only person with this problem.
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