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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Iodine stain removal

September 10, 2009
Thursday''s Ask the Experts questions from a cleaning professionals on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How do you get iodine stains out of a stainless steel sink?
The answer:
I would try a chlorinated cream cleanser with a white or green nylon scrub pad. Make sure you scrub only with the grain and then rinse. — Gary Clipperton, National Pro Clean Corporation, (719) 598-5112

What''s the best way to clean Betadine from an operating room floor?
The answer:
Some Betadine stains can be removed with a commercial coffee stain remover. Purdue Pharma LP, the manufacturer of Betadine, recommends a product called B.I.P. Code 8 manufactured by Ruhof Corporation. The Ruhof website shows the product is guaranteed to do the job. — Gary Clipperton, National Pro Clean Corporation, (719) 598-5112