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ICAN/ATEX: Are there any new salt remover products on the market?

February 6, 2014

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Are there any new floor products that will remove the salt residue on hard floors (ceramic tile, VCT)?

We are presently using a neutral cleaner or white vinegar.

Seems like it always takes 2-3 rinses, very labor intensive even with an autoscrubber.

Thursday’s Answer:

I'm not sure of anything truly new.

Some manufacturers make a neutralizer for ice melt compounds such as calcium chloride.

For example, www.stearnspkg.com/premeasured-floor-care-neutralizers.html

I'm sure a Web search will turn up more.

Ordinary salt is water-soluble and should be fairly easy to get into solution and remove.

Make certain all salt and ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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