While hard floors are more stain resistant than carpet, upholstery, and other soft surfaces, they are still susceptible to the occasional stain or discoloration. Some flooring systems, such as concrete, are porous in nature, so it’s easy for stains to become deeply set in the surface.
Here are some handy tips for stain removal on hard floors:
Ice Melt and Salt Removal from Hard Floors
Though ice melt is useful in reducing slippery ice hazards outside in winter, it can cause a lot of damage to the hard floors inside your building.
Tracked-in ice melt tends to present as a milky white haze on the floor. Not only is it tricky to remove, but as more foot traffic grinds the salt residue onto the floor, it can cause a lot of damage. Salt can eat through protective coatings and the abrasive texture of the crystals produces small scratches that leaves floors looking old, dull, and dingy—even after they’ve been cleaned.
To keep ice melt damage at bay this winter, make mopping with Unitex® Ready an essential part of your daily maintenance routine.
Procedure—Finished Floors, Concrete, Stone, Tile, & Wood:
Battery Acid Cleanup on Hard Surfaces
Battery acid is very caustic and care should be taken when handling this kind of cleanup. Always wear appropriate protective gear. Battery acid on hard surfaces is generally caused from a battery that has “exploded.”
Oil Stain Removal from Stone Floors
Oil stains can settle deep into stone flooring, making it difficult to clean up. The following products and procedures will aid in the removal of the deep oil stains. Before following this procedure, always test in a small inconspicuous area to determine that the desired results will be achieved. Make sure surface is clean, dry, and free of waxes and coatings.
Jon-Don has a wide selection of mops and buckets, neutral cleaners, and even odor removal products that can help you remove a wide variety of stains from hard floors. For assistance in choosing the right product or in developing a maintenance program for your facility, please contact one of our Building Service Experts at 800-556-6366.
Unitex Ready Hard Surface Cleaner is a tile cleaner that chemically bonds to hard water residue, soap scum, body oils, and other problematic scum for easy, thorough removal. It's a great choice for shower stalls in health clubs. It also removes ice melt during winter months.
Now infused with SenTec™ malodor counteractant technology, Daily Clean cuts through dirt, grime, AND odors! It leaves no streaks, haze, or residues. Low-foam and concentrated, it works best mixed 1–3 ounces per gallon. Apply with an automatic scrubber or mop for terrific results.
PRS Fuel Oil Cleaner is a biologically based cleaning formula that digests and remove soils, stains, and odors from fuel oil and other mid-weight hydrocarbons common to the restoration industry.