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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Sticky floors

June 7, 2012

Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How do sticky floors occur, and how do we prevent them? We use Johnson Diversey floor finish (3-5 coats) with a quat disinfectant floor cleaner from Hillyard.

The 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 ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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