Floor stripping refers to completely eradicating old wax, soil and particles discovered on the floor. It is normally one of the most labor intensive and time consuming jobs within the skilled cleaning industry. Further, it’s common for cleaning professionals – even skilled cleaning professionals – to make errors when stripping flooring.
Many of those errors might be prevented. Because of this, Powr-Flite Floor Care lists the top ten errors cleaning employees usually make when stripping flooring and presents some methods to prevent them.
B. Learning the skill on your customer’s flooring. Stripping a floor is a learned ability. Learn it in a technical school or at a distributor’s work space, however not on your customer’s floor.
P. Not realizing the floor type. The chemical substances and tools used for a VCT floor, for example, may not be applicable for a stone floor.
A. Not having all of the instruments necessary and on hand before beginning the job; this may slow down the entire ground stripping process.
F. Using dirty mops and buckets; at all times use clean equipment.
H. Not sporting safety clothes, together with goggles, gloves, and stripper (security) slippers or non-slip footwear.
S. Not posting safety cones across the work space.
S. Working in too large a work space. Always section off the ground and work in a single space at a time.
H. Not correctly diluting the stripper. In most instances, the stripper should be diluted; additionally, it’s usually advisable to make use of chilly water.
N. Not allowing for proper dwell time.
10. Not utilizing a defoamer with a moist/dry vacuum.
”The moist/dry vac is used to hoover up the slurry from the ground, however this could trigger a variety of foam to develop,” says Mike Englund, product supervisor for Powr-Flite. “The defoamer will decrease the froth buildup so the machine works extra successfully.