FAQ Search Select a Category BarkBath Cleaning Formulas Cleaning Tips Commercial Products Corporate Deep Cleaners Hard Floor Cleaners Mops, Brooms and Brushes Parts and Accessories Steam Sweepers Vacuums Warranty Web Site and/or go The pads for my Steam Ready™ have developed holes. Answer: Make sure the pad is installed correctly. The elastic pull string will be on the long part of the triangle. Pull tight until it is attached securely. What type of flooring are you cleaning? Abrasive flooring such as rough tile, brick, etc. will impace the pad more-so than smooth vinyl flooring. If abrasive flooring is being cleaned, you will go through more pads than if cleaning smooth flooring. How are yo washing the mop pads? Mop pads can be cleaned in the washing machine on the regular cycle with warm water and mild detergent. DO NOT use bleach or fabric softener, as they will cause the mop pads to break down. Let the pads air dry, do not put them in the dryer.