The mop bucket has come a long way since it was first introduced. Today, manufacturers offer a variety of buckets for end users to choose from: metal or plastic construction; single or dual bucket chambers; buckets with wringers or those with heads already in them; plus a host of other options. Some key features also allow for healthier and safer environments. Buckets with filters at the bottom allow debris to drain away from mop heads, minimizing resoiling. Another feature that prevents contaminating clean heads is the multi-chamber bucket. Dirty water is kept separate from clean water so janitors aren’t just pushing dirt around, reducing the potential for cross-contamination. When pushing a bucket or janitor cart around a facility, its easy to hit a bump and spill water, causing a slip and fall hazard. But buckets designed with baffles to minimize splashing help keep water off the floor. To prevent workers from straining their backs while lifting heavy buckets, some feature a drainage plug at the bottom. However, these are only advantageous in facilities with floor drains. Buckets containing pre-moistened mop heads are another way to avoid lifting when disposing of dirty water.