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Top 10 floor stripping mistakes

May 21, 2013

FORT WORTH, TX — Floor stripping refers to completely removing old wax, soil and debris found on the floor, according to a press release.

It is usually one of the most labor intensive and time consuming jobs in the professional cleaning industry, and it is common for cleaning professionals — even experienced cleaning professionals — to make mistakes when stripping floors, the release stated.

According to the release, many of these mistakes can be avoided, and the May 2013 Powr-Flite Floor Care Troubleshooter lists the top 10 mistakes cleaning workers often make when stripping floors and offers some ways to prevent them:

Floor stripping mistake #1: Learning the skill on your customer's floors. Stripping a floor is a learned skill. Learn it in a technical school or at a distributor's work area, but not on your customer's floor.

Floor stripping mistake #2: Not knowing the floor type. The chemicals and equipment used for a VCT floor, for example, may not be appropriate for a stone floor.

Floor stripping mistake #3:  Not having all the tools necessary and on hand before starting the job; this can slow down the entire floor stripping process.

Floor stripping mistake #4: Using soiled mops and buckets; always use clean equipment.

Floor stripping mistake #5: Not wearing safety clothing, including goggles, gloves and stripper (safety) slippers or non-slip shoes.

For the final five mistakes, click here.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.