Tips to Remove Stains from Commercial Floors

cleanWhen you’re responsible for keeping a commercial floor clean, you’re going to be faced with some challenges from time to time. One of those will have to do with stains.

Just like carpeting and other residential floor surfaces, commercial flooring will be subjected to stains on a regular basis. Some stains will be the result of general wear and tear and are more common on commercial floors that aren’t clean, stripped, and waxed on a regular basis. Other stains could be the result of a spill, gum, or someone inadvertently tracking in tar on the bottom of their shoes from a parking area.

No matter what type of stain you need to contend with on your commercial floors, you can remove it with the following steps.

1. Gather a mop, scrubbing brush, bucket of hot water, ammonia, dish soap, soft cloths or towels, and floor wax.

These items are useful in removing a variety of stains on commercial floors, but if you have a stubborn stain, you may need to rely on a stronger chemical.

2. Use two liters of hot water, 1 cup of ammonia, and ½ cup of dish soap.

Mix them together.

3. Ensure that the area is well ventilated.

If it’s not, bring in some fans to help move the air to the outside of the building, if possible. If not, then move the air away from people.

4. Apply the water to the stained floor using the mop.

Once you have applied the water mix to the floor, you will need to scrub the stain out.

5. Use a flat blade if necessary to scrape up the sticky stain.

You can use a putty knife or something similar than won’t gouge the floor.

6. Mop up the tiles and then apply wax.

Once the stain is completely removed, clean up the water and then seal with wax.

An easier solution for larger commercial floor surfaces is to rely on professional floor cleaning machines that use brushes and pads to completely clean the surface. Call Centaur Floor Machines for an ideal solution.

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