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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning Procedures

June 29, 2010
Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What''s the best way to remove beer, cheese dip, ketchup, and mustard stains from concrete steps, isles, and rows before, during, or after mopping? Is there something I could add to the water other than detergent and bleach that would break these down. The floors often remain sticky after mopping, especially after the beer is flowing and spectators are bouncing off the walls.
The answer:
Heavy cleaning demands require heavy-duty measures. More than likely the best approach will be a multi-step process. Your challenge reminds me of one I encountered in the early 70''s when I conducted cleaning seminars for dairy farmers. To improve their sanitation program they had to remove a lot of "extraneous material" before they were ready...
Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean
(719) 598-5112
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