How to Remove Floor Cleaner Residue

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It is necessary to remove floor cleaner residue in order to preserve the integrity of flooring

Cleaning your floors on a regular basis is a must for any residential or even commercial premises. It helps you achieve a certain level of serenity while at the same time helping in maintaining health and safety of your premises. However, in cleaning your floors using floor cleaners, a residue may start to form. Not only does this hide the true beauty of your floors, it may lead to the loss of color, especially, on hardwood floors. Removing the floor cleaner residue is not an easy task. However, with these steps, and some time dedicated to the project, you will be able to completely remove the residues

How to Remove Floor Cleaner Residue

  1. Take your regular cleaner, ammonia or ammonia-free will be effective depending on the type of floor being worked on. Some commercial cleaners that have an ammonia or alkaline base tend to dull some type of floors. However, ammonia-based products can be used on floors such as hardwood that has recently been sealed. Ammonia, being a very powerful wax-stripper, helps you to easily get rid of the waxy residue left on your floors by cleaners. If you cannot afford an ammonia cleaner, you can use ammonia itself. Mix the ammonia with warm water and wait for it to set for a while.

  2. After you have gathered the residue remover, it is now time to spray it on your floors. If you are using an ammonia residue remover, first apply in a small area for the purposes of testing whether it is right for your floors. After you have applied the residue remover, wait a few minutes before proceeding to the next step.

  3. Take your mop and start scrubbing on the areas in your floors where you had noticed the residue. However, if you are dealing with residue on hardwood floors, you should use a microfiber cloth and spray the residue remover on it, instead of applying it on the floor first, then scrub. Scrub the area until you are sure that you have removed all the residue in that area.

  4. After you have thoroughly scrubbed the area, take a clean wet cloth and use it to rub your floors. This step should be carried out immediately after scrubbing so that the residue does not dry up on the wall again. Wiping the residues that you have already scrubbed of should be pretty easy. Enhance this process by wiping in circular motions. In so doing, you will be able to get rid of more residues.

  5. After you have completed all the above steps, check whether you have successfully removed residue from all areas of your floors. If any residue is left, you should repeat the whole process, from step one, until the floors are totally free of the residues. Depending on the amount of residue that was on your floor, you should be prepared to repeat the process several times before you can completely get rid of the residue.


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