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Proper Floor Maintenance Saves Money

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"strategically place floor mats inside of each entrance to your building. They should be large enough to capture dirt from both shoes of each person as they enter the building. You may also wish to place mats outside of each entrance. Mats should be placed at other areas of highly concentrated foot traffic as well."
- Sandra Stinton

Regularly scheduled floor care is vital for maintaining a clean and enjoyable environment for your customers and employees. Floor stripping and refinishing, as well as cleaning and buffing, can be performed by Padre Janitorial Service, Inc.'s highly trained staff on a schedule that fits your needs and your budget. However, some people wish to care for their vinyl floors between service trips themselves. Here are a few pointers.

First and most importantly - sweep or dust mop your floors frequently. This should be done daily and even more often in extremely high traffic areas.

In addition, strategically place floor mats inside of each entrance to your building. They should be large enough to capture dirt from both shoes of each person as they enter the building. You may also wish to place mats outside of each entrance. Mats should be placed at other areas of highly concentrated foot traffic as well. An example would be at an order counter or a reception desk where large numbers of people stop each day.

Waxed vinyl floors should only be mopped with cold water. Never use hot water. Use a neutral floor cleaner and follow the manufacturer's directions. It only takes 1 or 2 ounces of cleaner per gallon of water to remove surface soil from a floor. If the mop water becomes too dirty to see through, stop and dump out your mop bucket. Refill it with fresh water and cleaner. Also, change your mops regularly. We would suggest that you do this monthly if mops are being used on a daily basis. We recommend using cotton or cotton/rayon blend mop heads for best results. Avoid using any of the following cleaners on a waxed floor to ensure that the floors continue to look clean and shiny for months to come.

  • Ammonia, Bleach, or Pine-sol
  • Powerful cleaner/degreasers
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Solvents or any other strong cleaners
If you want to know if a particular cleaner is safe to use on your floors, call or email us!

 

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