If you work in Massachusetts, you know that the winter months bring endless amounts of snow. In 2015, we have already accumulated over 70 inches of snow in Boston and its surrounding towns. Most facilities have sprinkled salt (sodium chloride) or ice-melter (calcium chloride, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium chloride) throughout their parking lots and entranceways to melt away ice and prevent slips. When salt is applied to icy roads, it lowers the melting point of the wintery mixture. Employees and customers’ boots track the wet, slushy, salty snow onto your work floors. Once dry, the salt will leave a messy residue. The salt is nearly impossible to remove with your floor cleaner! A typical floor cleaner is designed to remove everyday dirt and grime. Salt removal requires a different kind of solution because of its chemical properties. The salt ice-melter contains high PH qualities (like a regular floor cleaner). Therefore, the cleaner needs to be neutralized in order to avoid the salt from spreading around your floor surfaces when you wash them. If you avoid cleaning your floors, the salt can cause serious damage to your floors’ finish. Maintain clean floors by following Apple Corps’ professional salt removal cleaning tips:
Use an acidic neutralizer floor cleaner to remove salt residue. A local floor care supplier will carry several types that will do the trick! Remember; Clean your floors on a nightly basis to prevent damage caused by the salt’s high PH properties.
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