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ICAN/ATEX: How should I handle seasonal ceramic tile cleaning?

May 23, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Thursday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

I am preparing for the seasonal cleaning of the ceramic tile in our court house restrooms.

Will be using a 12'' scrubber. What type of product works best and will a 12" scrub pad be to harsh?

Going to use a doodle bug pad with a black pad also.

The grout lines look decent since the facility is only 10 months old.

Any advice or recommendations?

Thursday’s Answer:

The 12" machine is a bit small for high production, but you probably have small areas to scrub, so that won't be a problem.

Plus, it will prove handy in the tight spaces around toilet stalls.

Use a neutral detergent and a scrub pad. Black pads are for stripping, so you don't need them on this job.

Use the doodle bug along edges and in corners to loosen  … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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