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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Mop treatments

January 26, 2012

Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I have noticed custodians leaving their dust mops on the floor while attending to another job. Would that leave an oily stain on the floor, causing future slips and falls?

The answer:

If the dust mop is improperly treated, this could be a real concern. However, spraying the treatment onto the mophead, placing it into a plastic bag, and letting it sit overnight should allow the treatment time to penetrate the fibers and be held by them. Avoid overspraying the ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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