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Floor Care Life
Sealing and Finishing
Trouble Shooting Guide
TOP SCRUBBING PROCEDURES
Top scrubbing is the procedure used to remove
the top coat or two of finish from the surface of the floor when soil is heavily embedded,
prior to re-coating.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU TOP SCRUB?
WHAT CLEANER SHOULD YOU USE?
- Wet Floor Signs
- Wet Mops with Handles
- Mop Buckets and Wringers
- Edging Tool
- Rotary Floor Machine or Automatic Scrubber
- Scrubbing Pad
- Wet Vacuum
- FLOOR SCRUBBER
Top Scrubbing Instructions
- Dust mop the floor using the dry cleaning procedures.
- Position wet floor signs.
- Always wear protective goggles and gloves when handling
- Fill the mop bucket with FLOOR SCRUBBER solution
following directions on the product label.
- Fill the second mop bucket with clear rinse water. If
using an automatic scrubber, fill it with clear rinse water.
- Liberally apply FLOOR SCRUBBER solution to an area
approximately 10' x 10'.
- Allow to dwell 5-10 minutes before scrubbing. (Some
floors may requirer longer dwell times if heavy build-up exists. Do not allow
stripper solution to dry on the floor. Re-wet if necessary.)
- Scrub floor with floor machine using the appropriate
scrubbing pad. Scrub small areas at a time. Some automatic scrubbers can be
used instead of the floor machine. Scrub the floor first without vacuuming up the
- Use the edging tool to scrub corners and other areas where
the machine cannot reach.
- Pick up the solution with wet vacuum, mop or automatic
- Apply a liberal amount of clean rinse water to the floor
with a clean wet mop or from the automatic scrubber. Pick up with mop, wet vacuum or
automatic scrubber. Repeat this process until rinse bucket stays clean.
- Allow the floor to dry completely before removing wet floor
- Clean all equipment and return to storage area.
|Professional Maintenance Tips:
- Always wear Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
- Use cool water when diluting products.
- Always add scrubbing product to water. Never water to
- Use caution signs as floor surface may become extremely
- Use both sides of the mop. Turn the mop over, keep mop
on the floor and gently fold over to avoid splashing walls, baseboards, carpet, etc.
- Change rinse solution frequently. Dirty solution
cannot clean the floor.