How Dirty Wrestling Mats Led to a New Cleaning Solution for an Entire School

Cameron Middle School in Wisconsin uses H2Orange2

Changing to a new cleaning product is never an easy decision, but sometimes a current solution just isn’t working. For Facility Supervisor Mitch Breed from the Cameron School District in Wisconsin, it all began with wrestling mats.

The Challenge: Wrestling Mats 

“They get dirty quickly and the black marks and dirt on them has been really difficult to remove. We’ve tried several different chemicals on our wrestling mats– none got the dirt off even if we scrubbed and scrubbed. We even tried a floor scrubber on them, but it didn’t work. We still had black marks and dirty mats,” said Breed. 

Breed decided to try out EnvirOx’s H2Orange2, hoping the innovators of peroxide-based cleaning technology would have a solution that would work where the others had not. 

“With just a mop and no effort, it took a lot of the dirt off. We used it with our floor scrubber and the mats looked brand new! They look just amazing. H2Orange2 has a great smell, and with little effort, it does a really nice job cleaning. The mats are clean, the wrestling coaches are very happy and the students are healthy.”

Mitch Breed, Facility Supervisor at Cameron Schools

 Beyond The Mats 

With the success of the product on the wrestling mats, Breed started to look at using it for other applications. However, his staff was hesitant about trying a new product. 

“The staff was very skeptical– they were happy with the previous products and the way they smelled. But once they started using H2Orange2, they really enjoyed it! They felt it was safe and that they didn’t have to worry about any effects or harm from the cleaning products,” said Breed. He points to the pleasant fresh orange smell as one of the reasons everyone from the cleaning staff to teachers enjoy using the product. The latter, especially, have enjoyed being able to help keep their classrooms protected against germs while using a product with lower toxicity than more traditional cleaning products.

“We give them this rather than a bleach wipe that smells too strong, you don’t want it on your hands, y’know, it’s not good for you. It works out really well that we have a cleaning chemical that’s okay to spray pretty much anywhere.” 

The change has been successful for the school district, saving thousands of dollars over the cleaning product they’d used previously. In particular, Breed calls out how the peroxide-based technology, combine with cold-pressed orange oil, leaves their bathrooms smelling good. “You hate to use a product that works, but doesn’t smell good. EnvirOx steps right up and takes care of that also.” 

Interior pod at Cameron Schools

A True Multi-Purpose Product 

The school district uses H2Orange2 on glass, windows, and mirrors. They’ve also had success using the versatile cleaning solution on their carpets as well. 

“We got a lot of dirt out of our carpets by pre-spraying H2Orange2 and extracting with clean water. We actually thought we would have to replace the carpet in the board room because it was so dirty. Cleaning it with H2Orange2 made the carpet look like brand new and saved us a bunch of money!” said Breed. Now, he has no plans to change their cleaning product any time soon. 

“I wouldn’t change a darn thing. This is a product that cleans really well, with less effort. I oversee the custodians, and you don’t want to bring them a product that takes more effort to use. Price-wise, it’s extremely competitive. We’re really happy with it.” 

Interior of Cameron Middle School

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