Dry Mopping

1. Assemble all equipment, chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDSs and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all moveable objects from area(s) to be buffed.
3. Dust mop floor with an untreated synthetic dust mop to remove loose soil. Use scrapper to remove gum, etc. Dispose of litter.
4. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic.
5. Clean base boards if necessary.
6. Mix ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer at 1 oz per gallon (8 ml per liter).
7. Immerse clean, dedicated, ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ mop in solution and press mop lightly in wringer to remove dripping.
8. Flood cleaning solution on floor, framing in edges and filling in center using figure – 8 pattern.
9. Wring out mop and pick up cleaning solution previously applied. Remove any abrasions or black marks from floor, while making final pick up, with an abrasive pad attached to the mop handle or by dragging an abrasive pad under one’s foot. Or, machine scrub floor with a 175 RPM to 300 RPM rotary floor machine with a red pad and pick up solution with a mop or wet pick up vacuum.
10. Flush out mop and recharge bucket with clean solution as necessary and continue wet mopping procedure.
11. Buff floor using a clean, dry, buffing pad or a natural hair pad and a 175 to 300 RPM rotary floor machine.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: If soil loads are low, a damp mopping procedure may be adequate. The practice of buffing a floor that has not been properly pre-cleaned will eventually lead to shading and discoloration of the film.

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