FLOOR STRIPPING

 

PURPOSE: To Remove floor finish and embedded soil from the floor before applying new floor finish

 

1.Prepare Equipment

Fill the mop buckets half full, with water. Measure 1 Part Lazer to 3 Parts Water (Stronger solutions may be necessary on heavy polish build up) and add the floor stripping concentrate to one of the two buckets. Transport the equipment to the work site.

 

2. Prepare Area

Set up ‘Wet Floor’ signs. Select an area of about 10 square metres. Place mats at exit points so that wet shoes can be wiped off instead of tracking stripper solution into other areas.

 

3. Dust Mop Floor

 

4. Apply Stripping Solution

Generously spread the floor stripping solution over area with on of the mops. Allow the solution to work on the floor for the recommended time (usually at least 5 minutes. Do not allow the stripper to dry.

 

5. Machine Scrub

Place the floor stripping pad under the floor machine or use the stripping brush. Scrub length wise along skirting boards. Then strip side to side over the remaining area. Use the hand scrub pad to detail strip along the edges and in the corners of the room. Heel the floor machine on badly soiled spots. Avoid splashing stripper on walls.

 

6. Pick Up Dirty Solution

Use a wet pick-up vacuum to remove stripper solution from the floor. Do not allow the dirty solution to dry on the floor.

 

7. Rinse And Dry Floor

Use a clean mop and clean water. Cover area liberally with rinse water. Pick up the rinse water with the wet pick-up vacuum. Wipe all skirting boards before they are allowed to dry.

 

8. Final Rinse

Damp mop the floor with clear water for the final rinse and to insure that all stripper solution has been removed. Add 1 cup of white vinegar to clean water.

 

9. Clean Up

Immediately clean up equipment at the conclusion of the procedure. All buckets and wringers must be thoroughly washed, rinsed and allowed to dry. All mops must be thoroughly washed and hung to dry, away from walls. All other equipment is either washed or wiped down and stored in the proper location.

 

Always ensure that all safety requirements are in place before commencing work and where required all personal safety equipment is available and worn by cleaning technicians.

 

 

APPLICATION OF FLOOR SEALER FINISH

 

PURPOSE: To protect floor surfaces and to maintain clean, safe, attractive floors.

 

Products To Use – Sealer Finish

Product is non-hazardous – see SDS

 

1.Prepare Equipment

 

2. Inspect Floor

Make sure that the floor is thoroughly dry and clean. Floor should have been wet cleaned prior to application of Sintilate Sealer Finish.

 

3. Prepare Area

Set up “Caution” signs in public areas. Avoid blocking doors whenever possible. Place doorway mats at entrances.

 

4. Apply First Coat Of Seal

Start by pouring the Sealer Finish into the bucket. Take the clean mop and immerse the mop in the finish. Wring the mop out slightly to eliminate dripping. Apply a THIN coat of finish to the floor. Start applying the floor finish by running the mop parallel to and next to the skirting board. Do not apply finish to the vertical portions of skirting boards and walls. Form a “U” shape section of applied finish. Cover the remaining floor area, inside the “U”, using “figure 8” stroke. Use additional finish as needed. Be sure to cover the entire floor. Avoid splashing the floor finish. Allow first coat of finish to dry completely.

 

5. Apply Second Coat Of Sealer Finish

Repeat the above instructions. You may wish to avoid building up edges by keeping a few inches away from the skirting-boards. Apply a THIN coat of seal. This second application should be made using the ‘figure 8’ pattern which reduces back fatigue. Allow second coat to dry.

 

6. Additional Coats

Repeat the above instructions using Sealer Finish for the next two and all subsequent coats. More coats allow more protection for the floor and a better appearance. Let the floor dry as long as possible before opening to traffic.

 

7. Clean Up

Immediately clean up equipment at the conclusion of the procedure. All buckets and wringers must be thoroughly washed, rinsed and allowed to dry. All mops must be thoroughly washed and hung to dry, away from walls. All other equipment is either washed or wiped and stored in the proper location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLOOR SCRUBBING

 

PURPOSE: To provide a clean and attractive condition to all resilient tile, or hard floor surfaces, such as terrazzo.

 

Product To Use – Peerless Versadet Concentrated Floor Cleaner

Chemical is non-hazardous – see SDS

 

1.Prepare Equipment

Fill a bucket with a solution of VERSADET diluted 1:15 and water. Fill a second bicket on the mop outfit two-thirds with clean, warm water. Transport the equipment to work site.

 

2. Prepare Area

Set up ‘Wet Floor’ signs. Move obstacles such as furniture.

 

3. Dust Mop Floor

Follow the dust mopping procedure.

 

4. Scrub Floor

Operate the floor machine from side to side while applying solution. Overlap on each pass to be sure from the entire floor has been covered. Use care to avoid bumping the skirting boards and other fixed objects. Use a scrub pad and holder to scrub corners and other areas not accessible to the floor machine.

 

5. Pick Up Dirty Solution

Use a wet pick-up vacuum or remove the dirty solution with the first mop. Dip the clean second mop into the clear water and rinse. Wring out the wet mop frequently. Cover the entire area to be cleaned. Wipe off skirting boards before they are allowed to dry.

 

6. When Floor Has Dried

Remove the ‘Wet Floor’ signs. Return furniture, and other items cleared from the area, to their proper positions.

 

7. Clean Up

Immediately clean up equipment at the conclusion of the procedure. All buckets and wringers must be thoroughly washed, rinsed and allowed to dry. All mops must be thoroughly washed and hung to dry, away from walls. All other equipment is either washed or wiped down and stored in the proper location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRAY BUFFING FLOORS

 

PURPOSE – To maintain clean, shiny, attractive floors.

 

1. Prepare Area

Set up ‘Wet Floor’ signs. Move all obstacles such as furniture.

 

2. Dust Mop Floor

Follow the dust mopping procedure.

 

3. Damp Mop

Follow the damp mop procedure.

 

4. Machine Buff Floor

Place the floor machine in position. Spray the floor with the spray buff solution and spread damp-solution across the floor with the floor machine. Work in areas approximately 4 x 6. Use a side to side motion; be careful to avoid bumping walls and furniture. Allow a slightly over-lapping on each pass. Buff until the haze is gone and the floor area has a shine. Do not allow floor pads to load up. Turn them over or change them frequently.

 

5. Dust Mop Again

Pick up any dust resulting from buffing operation. Use a clean, oil free, dust mop.

 

6. When Finished

Remove the caution signs.

 

7. Clean Up

Immediately clean up equipment at the conclusion of the procedure. All floor pads must be thoroughly washed and allowed to dry. All other equipment must be either washed or wiped down and stored in the proper location.