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ICAN/ATEX: How do sticky floors occur?

September 27, 2013

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How do sticky floors occur, and how do we prevent them?

Friday’s Answer:

Of course, the obvious contributor would be heavily soiled dust mops and wet mops.

Or possibly, using wet mops with a heavy concentration of detergent each time and allowing them to dry unrinsed.

From there, I would confirm that the exact mix ratio of your disinfectant is followed.

Too heavy of a dilution could leave residue.

And make certain it is, indeed, a quat and not a phenolic, commonly used in health care facilities such as yours and prone to damaging floor finishes.

Finally, check overuse of a spray buffing solution or restorer.

Normally, a clear water rinse followed by  ... Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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