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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning burnishing pads

November 9, 2010
Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Does one have to clean burnishing pads? If so, at what intervals and what are the procedures for cleaning them?
The answer:
Yes, burnishing pads need to be cleaned. Eventually they will collect residue and floor finish, causing a build-up which will cut swirls into the floor finish. Since the floor type, floor finish, burnish pad density and machine conditions all vary, some pads will run longer than others before they load up. It is always best to check the condition of the pad before each use.
You can clean with a hot water hose using
... — Gary Clipperton, president, National Pro Clean Corp.
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