Thursday’s Ask the Experts: How to clean sanitizer stains?

Thursday”s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) “Ask the Experts” page: We have a problem with alcohol-based hand sanitizers eating through floor finish and leaving a white stain where it drips from the dispenser or is dropped on the floor. Is there any way to remove this damage? The answers Answer No. 1: Normally the “bite” from these types of products is not irreversible. You would clean thoroughly, spray with buffing compound or restorer, burnish with high-speed pad/machine, dust mop, and apply a very light coat of finish. If you only have one or two small spots, you can clean with green nylon pad and touch up with floor finish applied with a paper towel. If the solution has penetrated several coats of finish, you will need to reapply finish with the towel until the shine is restored….Gary Clipperton, National Pro Clean Corp. To read the rest of this response, click here. For more information on this feature, click here. For related information, click here. To return to today”s news, click here. To discuss this topic with other industry professionals, click here. For a free subscription to CM e-News DailyTM, the daily news service for the building maintenance industry, click here. For a free introductory subscription (or subscription renewal) to CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management¬Æ magazine, the leading publication in the facility maintenance and contract cleaning industries, click here.

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