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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Top scrubbing

September 20, 2011

Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Can you give me a detailed procedure for top scrubbing a tile floor? Chemical usage, color of pad, proper equipment, etc.

The answer:

There are several ways to accomplish this. In a small restroom or around toilets, you could use a scrub pad on a pole. Normally, you use a floor machine or an autoscrubber depending upon the size of the area. Here is a short answer to your question. Dilute a floor cleaner (neutral or slightly alkaline) according to the label’s directions and mop the solution moderately heavy onto the floor ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.

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