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ICAN/ATEX: How do I clean oven cleaner off a VCT floor?

November 27, 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.

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Is there any way to clean oven cleaner off a VCT floor?

There is overspray on the floor from cleaning a stove and it has discolored the tiles.

Wednesday’s Answer:

Oven cleaner is very high alkaline and will soften and destroy the floor finish.

How much actual damage has been done to the tile depends on the amount of the spillage.

The discoloration can be from the damage to the finish or it may be in the tile below the finish.

I would scrub the area with   ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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