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Originally Posted on http://www.cleanlink.com
By Ronnie Garrett
On a blustery January day, a building service contractor, responsible for upkeep and maintenance at an office building in northern Wisconsin, spends hours shoveling and blowing snow away from building entrances. After clearing the snow, the BSC notices patches of ice and compacted snow remain in spots and decides an ice melt will be needed to mitigate the risks of slips-and-falls.The problem with these products, however, is that although they remove the ice and snow hazard, they also pose a hazard to facility floors if they are tracked in. So, what’s a BSC to do? The answer lies in developing a winter floor care program with damage prevention at its core, says Bill Griffin, owner of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc. of Seattle.“The more we can do to keep things from being tracked in, the easier our maintenance will be,” he says. “Too often, we let things go to heck then try to clean it up in the spring with remediation and restoration. But if we would just do more of the light-duty tasks, such as dust mopping and damp mopping, and had sufficient entrance matting we’d spend less time scrubbing, stripping and refinishing later on.”The elements of a preventative winter floor care program include entrance matting inside and out, increased frequencies for dust mopping and damp mopping, and regular use of floor neutralizers to remove build-up as it occurs.“If you have flooring that’s more sensitive to moisture such as carpeting, wood or bamboo floors, it’s even more critical to prevent moisture from getting tracked in,” Griffin says. “With other types of floors, you might lose your coating and shine, but on this flooring, moisture is very destructive and can even ruin the floor.”
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Restorative cleaning is the final step in our PDIR cleaning process. This is the most labor and time intensive step. If you utilize PDIR in your facility you will reduce your dependence on restorative cleaning, ultimately saving you time, money, and chemical. As a reminder PDIR stands for Preventative, Daily, Interim and Restorative cleaning processes.
Why restorative cleaning?
Restorative cleaning is necessary when you need to bring your carpet or hard floor to close as possible to its original state. This step requires the most amount of time and resources of any of the four cleaning methods, but it is the most effective process at returning your floor surface back to like-new appearance.
What is restorative cleaning?
This process involves intensive deep extraction for carpets or stripping, finishing, and polishing for hard floor surfaces. For deep extraction the process is spray water and detergent, work it into the carpet, let it soak so the detergent can release the soils, extract, rinse, extract again and let it dry completely. For hard floors the restorative process is to strip away all layers of coating, clean the surface thoroughly, neutralizing it with the appropriate chemical, apply the correct coating, and burnish it to the desired level of shine.
What equipment is required for restorative cleaning?
For restorative carpet cleaning you want to use a spray extraction machine with the matching detergent. To assist in drying, use a portable air blower.
On hard floors, strip your floors with an automatic scrubber, a low-speed machine, or an orbital machine. If you use a low-speed or orbital machine you will need a vacuum or scrubber to pick up the dirt produced by stripping the floor. To burnish you will need a high-speed burnisher such as a Lightning 1500 or a Chariot 2 iGloss 20. Go green and use chemical-free stripping pads or rollers to strip your floors. Chemical-free stripping takes less time, makes less of a mess, uses no chemical, and reduces slip and fall accidents.