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ICAN/ATEX: How can I get candle wax off the floor?

April 1, 2013

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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I am cleaning a large manufacturing floor in a plant that makes wax candles and the wax is all over the floor.

What can I use to break down the wax before scrubbing?

Monday’s Answer:

I heat it to soften the wax and then scrape it off the flooring.

You can use something such as a hair dryer or even try a steam unit.

Lots of hand work unless you have a large-area system.

Be careful not to damage … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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