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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Cleaning Procedures

June 30, 2010
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How do you get urine and urine stains out of terrazzo floors in high traffic men’s restrooms?
The answer:
1. Strip the damaged area with a build-up removal pad and strong stripper. Squeegee and observe the results. If the urine damaged area is close to matching the undamaged area, apply a heavy mop rinse. The appearance and color match you observe will be the same as after applying 4 coats of finish.
2. If still stained, apply Comet with bleach, and scrub with a strip pad or carefully use a 100 mesh sanding screen (placed under the strip pad). This solution MUST remain wet at all times or the floor will be damaged. Squeegee, rinse and observe.
3. If the floor is still stained, apply...
Gary Clipperton
National Pro Clean
(719) 598-5112
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