Procedures

Stripping & Recoating

Burnishing

1. Move all moveable objects from area(s) to be burnished.
2. Dust mop floor with an untreated synthetic dust mop to remove loose soil. Use scrapper to remove gum, etc.Dispose of litter.
3. Place Wet Floor signs at access area(s) to foot traffic.
4. Clean base boards if necessary.
5. Mix ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer at 1 oz Per gallon.
6. Apply scrubbing solution liberally to manageable area of floor.
7. Do not allow dry back. Re-wet floor if scrubbing solution begins to dry before final pick up procedure.
8. Wet mop or scrub area with 175RPM rotary floor machine using a scrub pad and pickup solution with wet mop or wet pick up vacuum.
9. Burnish floor with 1000 to 2500 RPM Burnisher using suitable burnishing pad. Do not use a rubberized burnishing pad. Dust mopping after burnishing is not required.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: As another option, a Burnish-Scrub procedure can be done. Follow steps 1 to 5 from above. Secure a thick, brown strip pad to your 1000 to 1600 RPM electric or propane burnisher.

OPTION #1: Immerse mop in cleaner solution and halfway wring out. Damp mop manageable areas to be completed as you go.

OPTION #2: Mix 1:256 (1/2 oz / 4ml) of ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ cleaner in quart trigger sprayer. Liberally mist area(s) to be scrubbed. Walk burnisher over area, slowly drying floor completely. Fill bucket with wringer with clean cool water and damp mop-rinse floor with clean dedicated, rinse mop. If using an auto scrubber, drop cool water, red pads on, squeegee down, and solution on medium. You can now re-burnish floor areas and spot coat with your choice of Ultra Floor Care finish coating. Blend in wet edges with burnisher and gorilla, non-rubberized, natural hair type pad. Alternately, you can re-coat entire floor with your choice of Ultra Floor Care finish and burnish with gorilla, non-rubberized, natural hair type pad after third coat.

Floor Finish Application

1. If floor has been stripped, ensure floor has been neutralized and clear water rinsed properly prior to finish application procedures. If floor has been scrubbed using ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ neutralizing is not necessary; however, a clear water rinse is required. Check pH of floor.
2. Assemble all equipment, chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
3. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic.
4. Pour Ultra Floor Care floor finish in a bucket with wringer lined with a plastic bag. Immerse clean, pre-broken in, lint free, dedicated floor finish mop fully in finish. Wring out bottom half of mop.
5. Apply your choice of an Ultra Floor Care floor finish. Apply 5 or 6 medium coats depending upon porosity of floor, desired appearance, traffic conditions, etc.
6. If using a burnishable finish, for best results, burnish finish after third and last coat with 1000 to 2500 RPM Burnisher using a compatible burnishing pad. If using a Dry Brite finish, burnishing is not required. If using a scrub and re-coat procedure, after applying 2 or 3 coats of a burnisher type finish, burnish the final coat. Dust mopping after burnishing is not required.
7. Ultra Floor Care floor finishes may be blended in perfectly with previous coats if recommended maintenance procedures have been performed. If this is a re-coat after scrubbing (not stripping), or in an area where the coating is to be blended in, apply coats directly on the affected area(s). OPTIONAL: You may wish to burnish the entire floor prior to the application so you may locate the ‘hot spots’ that need re-coating. For maximum durability, re-coat (2 to 3 coats) in the areas, which do not ‘pop’ a shine after burnishing. The Gloss ‘Silver” and ‘Bronze” coatings may need additional coats. Burnish blend the wet edges around each patch you re-coat. In the case of an alkaline spill, after three coats, burnish entire area affected. If not satisfied, re-coat until shine matches remainder of floor.

Note: Seal is optional when using Ultra Floor Care finishes unless floor is extremely porous, when preparing a new floor, or when traffic is extremely heavy. However, ‘Sealer’ is highly re commended for all floor set ups, as it will greatly enhance the floor finish and increases its durability.

Alternate Procedure Options

Note: Seal is optional when using Ultra Floor Care finishes unless floor is extremely porous, when preparing a new floor, or when traffic is extremely heavy. However, ‘Sealer’ is highly re commended for all floor set ups, as it will greatly enhance the floor finish and increases its durability.

Slam Dunk Procedure

1. To remove old coating (omit if applying ‘Slam Dunk Gym Finish’ over existing stable coating), sand floor with Drum sander or use a floor machine with a 60 to 100 grit screen equivalent. After previous step (or if previous step omitted because coating over existing, stable coating), fine screen the floor with 120 to 280 grit. Inspect floor to ensure proper preparedness and repeat any necessary procedures as and if required.
2. Dust mop the floor with an untreated dust mop. Tac mop the floor using Ultra Floor Care ‘Cleaner and Conditioner’ at 1:128 (1 oz per gallon, 8ml per liter)
3. Apply three coats of Slam Dunk Gym Finish’. Coverage should be approximately: 1st coat =700 to 900 sq. ft per gallon. 2nd coat = 1000 to 1200 sq.ft. per gallon. 3rd and subsequent coats = 1,500 to 1,800 sq. ft. per gallon. Allow 45 to 60 minutes (or until completely dry) between coats.
4. Apply ‘Slam Dunk Finish’ with the grain with a lint free, hard string mop, lambs wool applicator, electric sprayer, or a professional wax applicator. Certain types of professional wood floor finish applicators may produce excessive foam during application.
5. For routine maintenance, dust mop floor with a synthetic untreated dust mop and clean with Ultra Floor Care ‘Cleaner & Conditioner diluted at 1:128 to 1:64 (1 to 2 oz per gallon, 8-16 ml per liter) with a clean dedicated mop. Periodically scrub and recoat as required.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: Do not flood floor for stripping or cleaning procedures

Floor Stripping Procedure

1. Mix ‘Stripper’ with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer or auto scrubber solution tank at pre-determined dilution from pre-test.
2. Apply stripping solution liberally to a manageable area of floor with a dedicated stripper mop. Floor will not be as slippery as a conventional stripper will. Do not allow to dry back. Re-wet floor if stripping solution begins to dry before final pick up procedure.
3. Allow stripping solution 3 to 5 minutes dwell time. If using auto scrubber, fit with black super strip pads, turn solution on full flow, low pads full force, pads on, squeegee up, vacuum motor off. Move machine at slow speed. Use a dedicated stripper mop to apply ‘Stripper’ solution in all areas in accessible to auto scrubber. It is recommended to then return to the starting point and double scrub entire floor in its manner with the auto scrubber.
4. Double or triple scrub floor with 175-RPM rotary floor machine and abrasive pad (recommend a hi-productivity or super -stripping pad). If using auto scrubber, this function has already been completed. Squeeze solution away from edges and corners using a 14″ or 16″ floor squeegee with a 54″ or 60″ handle.
5. Pick up a stripping solution with a wet pick up vacuum or, if using an auto scrubber, re-scrub as many times as is necessary to completely remove film and pick up solution on last pass.
6. Check floor area(s) for missed build-up of finish. Look carefully along edges, in corners or in dips and valleys. Repeat procedures as and if necessary.
7. Mix ‘Neutralizer’ Neutralizer/Conditioner with cold water diluted at 1:128 (1 oz per gal / 8 ml per litre) in clean bucket with wringer or in clean auto scrubber solution tank. Rinse out stripping solution from stripping pads and re-install on auto scrubber. When excessive amounts of ‘Stripper’ were required to accomplish the desired results, if the stripping procedure is repeated or for any other reason more than the normal amount of ‘Stripper’ is used, this will increase the pH of the floor. Adjust the amount of ‘Neutralizer’ used accordingly.
8. Apply ‘Neutralizer’ solution liberally to floor with a clean dedicated neutralizer rinse mop or scrub using the auto scrubber.
9. Pick up neutralizer rinse water with wet pickup vacuum or with the auto scrubber.
10. Fill clean bucket and wringer with clean water or if using an auto scrubber, fill solution tank with clean water.
11. Damp mop rinse floor with clean dedicated rinse mop and clean water. If using auto scrubber, scrub and pick up solution with auto scrubber on first pass.
12. Change water in buckets frequently. Do not rinse floor with dirty solution.Check pH of floor and proceed with seal/finish application if floor test neutral. If acidic or alkaline, adjust pH accordingly before applying seal/ finish. If the pH is too high, neutralize and clear water rinse again and re-test to ensure the floor is at the same desired pH. If the pH is too low, rinse the floor.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: To determine the proper dilution required to strip an area, pre-mix ‘Stripper’ at two label directions. As an example 1:8 (16 oz/128 ml) for regular stripping and 1:4 (32 oz/256 ml) for heavy duty stripping. Use container cap for ease in measuring (e.g. on e capful of ‘Stripper’ to 8 capfuls of water). Pour two dilutions on the floor in an area with the punch out of the stripping pad you will be using. Remove solution from test area(s) (a 14″ or 16″ window squeegee will accomplish this task quickly and easily) and examine floor. If floor finish has been successfully stripped, use the successful dilution established. If floor finish has not been completely stripped, increase dilutions and re-test new areas. Once the proper dilution has been established, proceed using proper dilution.

Non-Mechanical Stripping

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDSs and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Dust mop floor with a synthetic, untreated dust mop to remove loose soil. Use scraper to remove gum, etc. Dispose of litter.
3. Pre-clean base boards if necessary.
4. Mix ‘Stripper’ with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer at pre-determined dilution from pre-test.
5. Apply stripping solution liberally to manageable area of floor with dedicated stripper mop. Do not allow dry back. Re-wet floor if stripping solutions begins to dry before final pick up procedure.
6. Allow stripping solution 5 to 10 minutes dwell time. Agitate solution with mop while stripping solution is working.
7. Pick up stripping solution with a wet-pickup vacuum.
8. Check floor area(s) for any remaining un-stripped floor finish. Look carefully along edges, in corners or in dips and valleys. Repeat procedures as and if necessary.
9. Mix ‘Neutralizer’ Neutralizer/Conditioner with cold water diluted at 1:128 (1 oz per gal / 8ml per l) in a clean bucket with wringer. When excessive amounts of ‘Stripper’ are required to accomplish the desired results, if the stripping procedure is repeated or for any other reason more than the normal amount of ‘Stripper’ is used, this will increase the pH of the floor. Adjust the amount of ‘Neutralizer’ used accordingly.
10. Apply neutralizer solution liberally to floor with a clean, dedicated, neutralizer mop.
11. Pick up neutralizer solution with a wet pickup vacuum.
12. Fill clean bucket with wringer with clean cold rinse water.
13. Damp mop rinse floor with clean, dedicated, rinse mop.
14. Change water in buckets frequently. Do not rinse floor with dirty solutions.
15. Check pH of floor and proceed with seal/finish application if floor tests neutral. If acidic or alkaline, adjust pH accordingly before applying seal/finish. If the pH is too high, neutralize and clear water rinse again and re-test to ensure the floor is at the desired pH. If the pH is too low, rinse the floor with ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ at 1:128 (1 oz per gal / 8 ml per L) and then clear water rinse again.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: To determine the proper dilution required to non-mechanically strip an area, pre-mix ‘Stripper’ at two dilutions. As an example, 1:4 for regular stripping and 1:2 for heavy duty stripping. Use container cap for ease in measuring (e.g. One capful of ‘Stripper’ to 4 capfuls of water). Pour two dilutions on floor in area that represents the toughest stripping required. Allow 5 to 10 minutes contact time. Remove solution from test area (a 14″ or 16″ window squeegee will accomplish this task quickly and easily) and examine floor. If floor finish has been successfully stripped, use the successful dilution established. If floor finish has not been completely stripped, increase dilutions and re-test new areas. Once the proper dilution has been established, proceed using successfully established dilution.

How to Deal with Stripping and Coating Problem Floors

1. Occasionally you will encounter a floor situation that will cause you to either spend more time and/or product to strip and finish than normal. With the Ultra Floor Care System, you should treat this matter as the last time you will ever have to do anything similar on this floor problem.
2. The cause for this problem floor can be one or a combination of things. Normally it is due to the improper application of conventional finishes and seals resulting in the lack of adhesion. Sometimes a floor crew skips a step or two in the floor stripping operation. Sometimes they re-coat too soon, before the finish has a chance to cure properly.
3. A premature breakdown of the finishes can also be caused by regularly using improper cleaning methods, tools, pads, improperly diluted cleaners, too high pH or acidic cleaners, contaminated tools, etc.
4. Occasionally you will have to strip and maintain a floor, which is composed of natural or composite material, which has a high pH, and the finish will not adhere easily or not at all. An example of this is terrazzo chip tiles make by Fritz Industries and most unglazed ceramic tiles.
5. Lastly, in the 60’s, companies started formulating semi-permanent seals. These seals will stay on in most floor areas, even after your normal stripping procedure is completed. They are designed to be removed by aggressive, solvent-laden strippers.
6. It is important to note that we ONLY recommend the use of ‘Gold’ or ‘Platinum’ Quality coatings on floors, which are difficult to maintain and/or receive very heavy traffic loads.
7. It is wise to remember many of these floors may have suffered some damage. They will most likely be very porous and need extra seal and coatings for you to establish a proper base.
8. Ultra Chem Labs floor finishes and ‘Sealer’ penetrates far deeper into porous flooring than competitive seals and finishes. This penetration usually takes about 24 hours. You may find yourself soon re-coating after the first time, especially in traffic areas due to this excellent and deep seal penetration.

Pre-test Procedures for Neutralizer

1. Floors generally will have unknown degrees of soil accumulations and it is therefore wise to pre-test chemical dilutions to be used to determine the optimum dilutions required to accomplish the task in a single operation. Do not depend upon label directions to govern dilutions in unknown soil condition areas. Re-cleaning floors is a laborious and expensive proposition.
2. Mix two strengths of ‘Neutralizer’ with cold water in two separate small containers at ratios that may accomplish the desired results. These dilutions could range from 1:8 to 1:1. It may be convenient to use the cap from the ‘Neutralizer’ to measure the chemicals and water for these tests. Apply the test solutions to 2, 3 or 4 square foot, heavily soiled areas and follow procedures in steps 8 to 11 listed on previous page.
3. Remove the solutions from the test areas with a wet pick up vacuum and inspect the tile and recessed grout areas to see which dilution performed the task best.
4. If neither of the test dilutions of ‘Neutralizer’ were adequate, repeat the entire test in a new area as previously noted using increased dilution strengths. Continue on in this fashion, until the exact dilution requirement has been determined.

Alternate Procedure Options
Caution: Take extraordinary precautions when performing these procedures to ensure complete personal safety, as well as protection to personal clothing and the surfaces within the cleaning area. Over and above the safety requirements published in the MSDSs, wear gauntlet rubber gloves, rubber footwear, an appropriate face and eye shield and any other safety equipment needed to promote total and complete safety.Ventilate the work area during and after the procedures using the buildings exhaust fans and portable floor fans.

Stripping Recessed and Grouted Flooring

1. Mix ‘Stripper’ at the pre-established dilution in a clean mop bucket with cold water.
2. Apply ‘Stripper’ with dedicated stripper mop to a manageable area and allow 5 to 10 minutes dwell time. During dwell time, agitate solution with stripper mop. Do not allow dry back. Re-wet area if solution begins to dry before final pick up.
3. Sprinkle ‘Stripper Booster’ powdered detergent liberally at approximately one ounce per square foot to area.
4. Manually abrade tile surfaces and recessed grout areas along edges, in corners and around stationary fixtures using a grit type, long handled scrub brush. Apply sufficient pressure to begin to remove/loosen soil build up.
5. Equip a 175 RPM rotary floor machine with an aggressive grit type circular brush and scrub open area(s)
6. Inspect cleaned area by removing scrubbing solution with a wet pick up vacuum in a small area. If area(s) is completely clean, remove remainder of solution with wet pick-up vacuum. If any build up remains, repeat the process if and where necessary.
7. Continue on in this fashion until entire area is clean and free from build up on tile surface and in recessed grout areas.
8. Fill a bucket with cold water and ‘Neutralizer’ diluted at ratio of 1:64 (16 ml per liter / 2 oz per gallon). Liberally mop on neutralizer using a clean dedicated neutralizer mop and pick up solution with a wet pick-up vacuum cleaner.
9. Fill clean bucket and wringer with clean water or if using an auto scrubber, fill solution tank with clean water. 10. Damp mop rinse floor with clean dedicated rinse mop and clean water. If using auto scrubber, scrub and pick up solution with auto scrubber on first pass.
10. Change water in buckets frequently. Do not rinse floor with dirty solutions.
11. If floor is to be re-sealed, check pH of the floor and adjust as necessary to bring floor to a neutral range pH.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: Baseboards should be re-cleaned if and as necessary before commencing procedure.

Marmolium Floors – Floor Seal Application

1. Floors should be stripped, neutralized, and clear water rinsed and be at a neutral pH prior to seal application procedures (refer to stripping procedures)
2. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDSs and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
3. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic.
4. Pour ‘Sealer’ in a bucket lined with a plastic bag with wringer. Immerse clean, pre-broken in, lint free, dedicated seal mop fully in seal. Wring out bottom half of mop, allowing seal to feed the bottom of the mop from the top. It is recommended to use medium coats on: resilient tile; linoleum and terrazzo; and regular, wet, thin coats on hard floors such as marble and ceramic.
5. Apply 1 to 4 coats of ‘Sealer’ depending on the porosity of the floor (usually two coats). Apply first coat of ‘Sealer’ to base boards and subsequent coats 6″ to 12″ from base boards. To visually determine the number of coats of seal required, apply coats until you see a slight, uniform, satin gloss after seal is dry. You are now ready to top coat with your choice of finish.

Marmolium Floors – Floor Finish application

1. If floor has been stripped, ensure floor has been neutralized and clear water rinsed properly prior to finish application procedures. If floor has been scrubbed using ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’, neutralizing is not necessary, however, a clear water rinse is required. Check pH of floor.
2. Assemble all equipment, cleaning and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDSs and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
3. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic.
4. Pour Ultra Floor Care floor finish in a bucket with wringer lined with a plastic bag. Immerse clean, pre-broken in, lint free, dedicated floor finish mop fully in finish. Wring out bottom half of mop.
5. Apply your choice of an Ultra Floor Care floor finish. Apply 5 or 6 medium coats depending upon porosity of floor, desired appearance, traffic conditions, etc. Flex Gold – apply 4 coats to floor and burnish. Then apply 2 further coats and burnish. Flex Platinum – apply 3 coats to floor and burnish then apply a final coat and burnish.
6. Ultra Floor Care floor finishes may be blended in perfectly with previous coats if recommended maintenance procedures have been preformed. If this is a re-coat after scrubbing (not stripping), or in an area where the coating is to be blended in, apply coats directly on the affected area(s).

Marble Floors – Stripping

1. Mix ‘Stripper’ with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer or auto scrubber solution tank at pre-determined dilution from pre-test.
2. Apply stripping solution liberally to a manageable area of floor with a dedicated stripper mop. Floor will not be as slippery as a conventional stripper will. Do not allow to dry back. Re-wet floor if stripping solutions begins to dry before final pick up procedure.
3. Allow stripping solution 3 to 5 minutes dwell time. If using auto scrubber, fit with black super strip pads, turn solution on full flow, low pads full force, pads on, squeegee up, vacuum motor off. Move machine at slow speed. Use a dedicated stripper mop to apply ‘Stripper’ solution in all areas in accessible to auto scrubber. It is recommended to then return to the starting point and double scrub entire floor in this manner with the auto scrubber.
4. Double or triple scrub floor with 175-RPM rotary floor machine and Green or Brown pad (not too aggressive to avoid scratching). If using auto scrubber, this function has already been completed. Squeeze solution away from edges and corners using a 14″ or 16″ floor squeegee with a 54″ or 60″ handle.
5. Pick up stripping solution with a wet pickup vacuum or, if using an auto scrubber, re-scrub as many times as is necessary to completely remove film and pick up solution on last pass.
6. Check floor area (s) for missed build-up of finish. Look carefully along edges, in corners or in dips and valleys. Repeat procedures as and if necessary.
7. Mix ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ with cold water diluted at 1:128 (1oz per gal / 8ml per litre) in clean bucket with wringer or in clean auto scrubber solution tank. Rinse out stripping solution from stripping pads and re-install on auto scrubber. When excessive amounts of ‘Stripper’ were required to accomplish the desired results, if the stripping procedure is repeated or for any other reason more than the normal amount of ‘Stripper’ is used, this will increase the pH of the floor. Adjust the amount of ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ accordingly.
8. Apply ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ solution liberally to floor with a clean dedicated rinse mop or scrub using the auto scrubber.
9. Pick up ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ rinse water with wet pickup vacuum or with the auto scrubber.
10. Fill clean bucket and wringer with clean water or if using an auto scrubber, fill solution tank with clean water.
11. Damp mop rinse floor with clean dedicated rinse mop and clean water. If using auto scrubber, scrub and pick up solution with auto scrubber on first pass.
12. Change water in buckets frequently. Do not rinse floor with dirty solution. Check pH of floor and proceed with finish application if floor test neutral. If acidic or alkaline, adjust pH accordingly before applying finish. If the pH is too high, clear water rinse again and re-test to ensure the floor is at the same desired pH.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: To determine the proper dilution required to strip an area, pre-mix ‘Stripper’ at two label directions. As an example 1:8 (16oz/128ml) for regular stripping and 1:4 (32oz/256ml) for heavy duty stripping. Use container cap for ease in measuring (e.g. one capful of ‘Stripper’ to 8 capfuls of water). Pour two dilutions on the floor in an area with the punch out of the stripping pad you will be using. Remove solution from test area(s) ( a 14″ or 16″ window squeegee will accomplish this task quickly and easily) and examine floor. If floor finish has been successfully stripped, use the successful dilution established. If floor finish has not been completely stripped, increase dilutions and re-test new areas. Once the proper dilution has been established, proceed using proper dilution.

Note 2: High Gloss Flex Gold: Recommended for Marble Floors with light, medium & heavy floor traffic. High Gloss Flex Platinum: Recommended for Heavy floor traffic.

Marble Floors – Floor Finish application

1. If floor has been stripped, ensure floor has been rinsed with Cleaner & Conditioner and clear water rinsed properly prior to finish application procedures. Check pH of floor.
2. Assemble all equipment, chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
3. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area (s) to foot traffic.
4. Pour Ultra Floor Care floor finish either High Gloss Flex Gold or High Gloss Flex Platinum. Immerse clean, pre-broken in, lint free, dedicated floor finish mop fully in finish. Wring out bottom half of mop.
5. Apply your choice of an Ultra Floor Care floor finish, High Gloss Flex Gold or High Gloss Flex Platinum. Apply 5 or 6 medium coats depending upon porosity of floor, desired appearance, traffic conditions, etc.
6. For best results, burnish finish after first, third and last coat with 1000 to 2500 RPM Burnisher using a compatible burnishing pad. If using a scrub and re-coat procedure, after applying 1 coat, burnish the final coat. Dust mopping after burnishing is not required.
7. Ultra Floor Care floor finishes may be blended in perfectly with previous coats if recommended maintenance procedures have been performed. If this is a re-coat after scrubbing (not stripping), or in an area where the coating is to be blended in, apply coats directly on the affected area (s). OPTIONAL: you may wish to burnish the entire floor prior to the application so you may locate the ‘hot spots’ that need re-coating. For maximum durability, re-coat (2 to 3 coats) in the areas, which do not ‘pop’ a shine after burnishing. Burnish blend the wet edges around each patch you re-coat. In the case of an alkaline spill, after three coats, burnish entire affected. If not satisfied, re-coat until shine matches remainder of floor.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: High Gloss Flex Gold: Recommended for Marble Floors with light, medium & heavy floor traffic. High Gloss Flex Platinum: Recommended for Heavy floor traffic.

Maintenance

Base Board Cleaning

1. Assemble all equipment, chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS and chemical product labels, and comply as directed.
2. Move all moveable objects from area(s) to be cleaned.
3. Dust mop or sweep baseboards 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. Mix ‘Stripper’ with warm water in a clean bucket with wringer at predetermined dilution from pre-test.
6. Pre-test ‘Stripper’ on baseboards in an inconspicuous place to ensure that it does not harm or make the baseboards bleed their color.
7. Apply solution to baseboards and 6″ of adjacent floor area(s) using trigger sprayer or other suitable applicator. As an alternate, immerse cloths in stripping solution and lay cloths against baseboards and adjacent floor area(s). Keep cloths moist by spraying as required with additional solution from suitable sprayer.
8. Allow sufficient dwell time, 3 to 5 minutes, to emulsify build up and than abrade base boards and floor with coarse Doodle Bug pad, an abrasive edging brush, or #3 or #4 steel wool pads. These pads fit tighter into the cove base and cut the finish better.
9. Pick up stripping solution with a clean, dedicated, stripper mop or wipe clean with absorbent cloths.
10. Fill clean bucket with wringer with clean cold rinse water.
11. Damp mop rinse baseboards and adjacent floor area(s) with a clean, dedicated, rinse mop.
Note: To determine the proper dilution required to strip baseboards, pre-mix ‘Stripper’ at 1:8 (16 oz / 128 ml) and 1:4 (32 oz / 256 ml) using container cap for measuring (e.g. One capful of ‘Stripper’ to 8 capfuls of water). Apply the two dilutions to baseboard with suitable applicator, allow 3 to 5 minutes contact time and abrade with coarse Doodle Bug pad, or #3 or #4 steel wool pad. Wipe solutions from baseboards and examine. If floor finish/seal has been successfully stripped, increase dilutions and re-test new areas. Once the proper dilution has been established, proceed using proper dilutions
12. Assemble all equipment, chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS and chemical products labels and comply as directed.
13. Move all moveable objects from area(s) to be cleaned.
14. Dust mop or sweep baseboards to remove loose soil. Use scrapper to remove gum, etc. Dispose of litter.
15. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic.
16. Mix ‘Stripper’ with warm water in a clean bucket with wringer at predetermined dilution from pre-test.
17. Pre-test ‘Stripper’ on baseboards in an inconspicuous place to ensure that it does not harm or make the baseboards bleed their color.
18. Apply solution to baseboards and 6″ of adjacent floor area(s) using trigger sprayer or other suitable applicator. As an alternate, immerse cloths in stripping solution and lay cloths against baseboards and adjacent floor area(s). Keep cloths moist by spraying as required with additional solution from suitable sprayer.
19. Allow sufficient dwell time, 3 to 5 minutes, to emulsify build up and than abrade base boards and floor with coarse Doodle Bug pad, an abrasive edging brush, or #3 or #4 steel wool pads. These pads fit tighter into the cove base and cut the finish better.
20. Pick up stripping solution with a clean, dedicated, stripper mop or wipe clean with absorbent cloths.
21. Fill clean bucket with wringer with clean cold rinse water.
22. Damp mop rinse baseboards and adjacent floor area(s) with a clean, dedicated, rinse mop.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: To determine the proper dilution required to strip baseboards, pre-mix ‘Stripper’ at 1:8 (16 oz / 128 ml) and 1:4 (32 oz / 256 ml) using container cap for measuring (e.g. One capful of ‘Stripper’ to 8 capfuls of water). Apply the two dilutions to baseboard with suitable applicator, allow 3 to 5 minutes contact time and abrade with coarse Doodlebug pad, or #3 or #4 steel wool pad. Wipe solutions from baseboards and examine. If floor finish/seal has been successfully stripped, increase dilutions and re-test new areas. Once the proper dilution has been established, proceed using proper dilutions.

Broom Sweeping

1. Always choose the correct size and type of broom for the job to promote good performance, productivity and convenience.
2. Use metal or nylon tipped broom handles for use with push brooms to reduce breakage and wear.
3. Always use small broom braces on push brooms from 12″ to 18″ and large broom braces on push broom from 24″ to 48″.
4. Rotate push broom handles to the alternate hole in the broom blocks to get more even wear of bristles and to maximize performance of bristles.
5. When selecting push brooms, take into consideration value and performance over price. Horsehair, bristled, push brooms as an example – although more costly initially – will out-last and out-perform dyed black Bassine bristles by a wide margin. Soft horsehair bristled push brooms function very well when fine dust is required to be swept. Synthetic bristled push brooms perform well on rough surfaces such as concrete and solvent resistant bristles, such as PVC, will function well in the presence of oils and grease. Flagged-tipped synthetic bristles are less costly than horsehair and they work well on fine dust and have good solvent resistance. Natural grass fiber bristled push brooms, such as Bassine; do not work well in wet applications.
6. Some local health and government authorities demand the use of synthetic broom blocks, bristles and handles for use in food service areas.
7. Broom handles are generally available in an assortment of lengths, 54″ and 60″ being the most popular. Consideration should be given to the weight of the user when choosing the length of broom handles. Handles come in a variety of styles; however, the most commonly used are the threaded-tipped or taper-ended handles.
8. To secure taper-ended handles more securely, dip the tapered end of the handle in floor seal or finish and while wet, force the taper-ended handle into the receptor and allow too dry. Never secure taper-ended handles in a block with a nail or a screw. Lubricate wooden-threaded broom handle tips by rubbing a bar of soap on the threads.

Damp Mopping

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS’s and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all moveable objects from area(s) to be damp mopped.
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 (8ml per liter).
7. Immerse clean, dedicated, daily cleaning wet mop in ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ solution and wiring out excess moisture.
8. Damp Mop floor framing in edges and filling in center using a figure- pattern.
9. When and as required, re-immerse mop in solution, plunge mop up and down to remove soil from mop. Wring out excess moisture and continue damp mopping using same procedure.
10. Flush out mop and recharge bucket with clean solution as necessary and continue damp mopping procedure.

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.

Dust Mopping

1. Although more costly initially, an all synthetic, dust mop is the best choice for lowest end-use cost, performance, appearance and safety. They will out-last cotton dust mops, perform more consistently, launder more easily and because they are available in colors, have a better initial and continued appearance. They do not require dust mop treatment and as a result are safer due to the fire hazards associated with oil-based mop treatments as well as not leaving residuals of oil on floors that could cause a slip/fall situation or adhesion and aesthetic problems with floor finishes. The second best choice is the combination cotton and synthetic fiber dust mops that have some of the previously listed features. Cotton dust mop heads, although relatively inexpensive, require dust mop treatment, discolor badly, and because of oil-based mop treatments, are a potential fire hazard.
2. When laundering dust mops, ensure that the manufacturer’s recommended washing and drying procedures are followed. Dust mops are commonly washed in a knit bag to reduce piling and balling. Synthetic and cotton/synthetic fiber blends of dust mops require cooler drying temperatures.
3. When treating dust mops, avoid atomizing solvent-based mop treatments in the presence of an open flame, as there will be a serious fire hazard. This caution relates to both bulk and aerosol types of oil-based mop treatments. Note: For Ultra Chem Labs’ floor finishes do not use a mop treatment on dust mops.
4. When treating freshly laundered or new untreated dust mops, ensure that the dust Mop treatment label directions are followed. A common dust mop treatment procedure is to lay the dust mop, bottom up, on a suitable surface, a plastic bag protective covering may suffice, and to pour the dust mop treatment on the underside of the dust mop and then to roll it up, place it in a plastic bag and place the bag in a metal container with a lid of a false bottom. The treatment should be allowed to permeate evenly throughout the dust mop overnight.
5. Touchups of dust mop treatments can be accomplished with either a bulk dust mop treatment used in a suitable sprayer or with an aerosol dust mop treatment used in a suitable sprayer or with an aerosol dust mop treatment. Vacuum debris and soil from the dust mop head or brush the debris into a plastic lined waste receptacle while the head is still on the frame. Spray the dust mop lightly. While spraying, ensure that any over spray does not come in contact with the floor, as it could become a serious slip hazard.
6. There are two basic styles of dust mop frames and handles, one being a rigid frame and handle type and other a swivel frame and handle type. Both have their features, however, there is a swivel type that can be easily and simply converted to a rigid type. Some swivel types offer a feature that allows the frame to collapse making the installation of the dust mop head easier allowing it to use a dust mop head that has two solid pockets sewn into the top of the dust mop head. These pockets give a more positive fit. The non-collapsible type requires the use of a split boot on one side of the top of the dust mop head to allow the frame to slip into the dust mop head pockets.
7. When dust mopping larger floor surfaces, select a number of drop points to leave large amounts of dust and debris at. Overloading the dust mop head will not allow the floor to be dust mopped properly. Select drop points that will not be tracked back onto the cleaned floor by foot traffic from these drop points. Pick up soil at drop points with a dustpan, a broom or brush and dispose of litter. If a dust mop is over-loaded, it will begin to leave heavier types of debris behind, such as sand.
8. Never shake a dust mop out inside a building. To unload the dust mop, ‘fluke’ the dust mop by thrusting the loose soil with the dust mop 2″ to 3″ away from the ground.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: Use only synthetic, untreated dust mops on floors coated with ULTRA FLOOR CARE ‘SEALER’ and finishes.

Scrubbing

1. Dust Mop floor with a synthetic untreated dust mop to remove loose soil. Use scrapper to remove gum, etc. Dispose of litter.
2. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic.
3. Pre-clean base boards if necessary.
4. Mix ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer at ratio of 1:128 (8 ml per liter (1 oz per gallon) or in auto scrubber solution tank at half to 8 ml per liter (1 oz per gallon). NOTE: For deep scrubbing, the dilution of ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ may be increased to ratio of 1:64 (16 ml per liter (2 oz per gallon).
5. Apply scrubbing solution liberally to manageable area of floor with a clean, dedicated wash mop. If using auto scrubber, scrub on solution with red pat. When scrubbing Ultra Floor Care ‘Low Luster ‘Gold” finish, use a blue scrub pad. Do not pick up solution on first pass. Do not allow dry back. Re-wet floor if scrubbing solution begins to dry before final pick up procedure.
6. Allow scrubbing solution 3 to 5 minutes dwell time
7. Scrub floor with 175-RPM rotary floor machine and red pad. When scrubbing Ultra Floor Care ‘Low Luster ‘Gold” finish, use a blue scrub pad. If using an auto scrubber, this function has been completed.
8. Pick up scrubbing solution with a wet-pickup vacuum or if using auto scrubber, re-scrub, picking up solution on second pass.
9. Damp mop/rinse floor with clean water using a clean, dedicated, rinse mop.

Restoration – Unsealed or No Finish floors

1. Add an equal amount of water for a (1,2,2) ratio of Neutralizer, Cleaner & Conditioner and water.
2. Agitate (spread it around) the chemical along the grout lines for good coverage, and it speeds up penetration. (A “Ruff” floor pad or brush on a 175 buffer is suitable for agitation for this.)
3. Leave the mixture of chemicals and water on the floor for (5) five to (10) ten minutes or until you can see the grout coming clean. Often this is almost immediately.
4. Wipe up the mixture with a mop or wet vacuum and flood rinse the area then wet vacuum or mop dry again. (Wet vacuum is the preferred method as it picks up all the dirt released.)

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: The grout will not appear completely white when it is wet. Because of its porosity, the grout will retain moisture and take a few minutes to dry. This can be speeded up considerably by using a fan to increase the air movement over the area cleaned. The chemical will continue to work and the grout will get whiter as it dries. After a few hours the grout will be much whiter than immediately following the cleaning. It is often possible to reduce the concentration for situations where the grout is not too dirty. A (1:1) dilution may work well for the Neutralizer followed by (1:3) dilution of the Cleaner & Conditioner. Then apply, following the steps related above.

If re-sealing floor, ensure Gout is completely dry before applying floor finish.

Caution should be taken to keep undiluted Neutralizer away from metal or marble surfaces. Extended exposure may etch these surfaces.

Restoration – Floor with Finish or Sealer

1. The Neutralizer and Cleaner & Conditioner are not designed to penetrate a floor finish or sealer. There, it is necessary to apply Stripper first to remove the finish or sealer so the Neutralizer and Cleaner & Conditioner can work on the grout.
2. Apply a pre determined amount of Stripper to the area to be cleaned. Again agitation speeds up the process by aiding with penetration.
3. Leave the Stripper on the surface until you see a soiled liquid appearance. This usually will be (2) two to (5) five minutes.
4. Wet vacuum up the soiled liquid and then follow the steps outlined above for an unsealed floor.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: To determine the proper dilution required to strip an area, pre-mix ‘Stripper’ at two label directions. As an example: 1:8 for regular stripping and 1:4 for heavy duty stripping. Use container cap for ease in measuring (e.g. one capful of ‘Stripper’ to 8 capfuls of water). Pour two dilutions on the floor in an area with the punch out of the stripping pad you will be using. Remove solution from test area(s) (a 14″ pr 16″ window squeegee will accomplish this task quickly and easily) and examine floor. If floor finish has been successfully stripped, use the successful dilution established. If floor finish has not been completely stripped, increase dil ution and re-test new areas. Once the proper dilution has been established, proceed using proper dilution.

Safety: Take proper precautions by wearing gloves, glasses, etc., and use appropriate safety signs while following proper and safe procedures. Read safety instructions on the MSDS sheets and chemical products labels and comply as directed.

Restoration – Spray Buffing

1. Assemble all equipment, chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instruction on MSDS and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all moveable objects from area (s) to be stripped.
3. Dust mop floor with a synthetic, untreated dust mop to remove loose soil. Use scrapper to remove gum, etc. Dispose of litter.
4. Walk floor prior to stripping to identify any problem areas and form a plan to cope with any special problems before or during the procedure.
5. Mask off entrances to adjacent floor areas that are not to be stripped to avoid the possibility of the stripping solution making contact with the floor surface (s) not being stripped.
6. Place Wet Floor Signs and a 3′ x 5′ absorbent mat to serve as a placement mat for the materials and equipment and to clean workers feet prior to entering area at access area (s) to foot traffic.
7. Pre-clean base boards if necessary.
8. Mix ‘Stripper’ with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer or auto scrubber solution tank at pre-determined dilution from pre-test.
9. Apply stripping solution liberally to a manageable area of floor with a dedicated stripper mop. Floor will not be as slippery as a conventional stripper. Do not allow to dry-back. Re-wet floor if stripping solution begins to dry before final pick up procedure.
10. Allow stripping solution 3 to 5 minutes dwell time. If using auto scrubber, fit with black super strip pads, turn solution on full flow, low pads full force, pads on, squeegee up, vacuum motor off. Move machine at slow speed. Use a dedicated stripper mop to apply ‘Stripper’ solution in all areas in accessible to auto scrubber. It is recommended to then return to the starting point and double scrub entire floor in its manner with the auto scrubber.
11. Double or triple scrub floor with 175RPM rotary floor machine and abrasive pad (recommend a hi-productivity or super – stripping pad). If using auto scrubber, this function has already been completed. Squeeze solution away from edges and corners using a 14″ or 16″ floor squeegee with a 54″ or 60″ handle.

Restoration – Wet Mopping

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS and chemical product labels and comply as directed
2. Move all moveable objects from area(s) to be wet mopped.
3. Dust Mop floor with synthetic untreated 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 1oz. Per gallon (8ml per liter).
7. Immerse clean, dedicated, daily cleaning wet mop in ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ solution and press mop lightly in wringer to remove dripping.
8. Floor cleaning solution on to a manageable area of the floor framing in edges and filling in center using figure-8 pattern.
9. Wring out cleaning mop thoroughly and pick up cleaning solution previously applied. Remove any abrasions lack marks from floor, while making final pick up, with an abrasive pad attached to the mop handle or by dragging abrasive pad under one’s foot.
10. Flush out mop and recharge bucket with clean solution as necessary and continue wet mopping procedure.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: For heavy-duty wet mopping, the dilution of ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ may be increased 2oz. per gallon (16ml per liter).

Others

Interior Concrete Seal and Preparation

1. Assemble all necessary equipment, chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning preparation and application procedures. Read appropriate safety instructions on MSDSs and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all moveable objects from area to be prepared to and sealed.
3. Detail vacuum or sweep all edges, corners and difficult to reach areas. Remove all loose soil from open areas using a suitable push broom or dust mop. Scrape of all dry accumulations of debris from the surface to be cleaned using a suitable floor scraper and / or steel wire brush and / or strata grit brush, etc. Pick up and dispose of litter.
4. Equip an auto scrubber with aggressive, strata grit-type brushes and fill clean auto scrubber solution tank with clean cold water. Add ‘Neutralizer’ to rinse water in solution tank at 1 oz per gallon (8ml per liter). If an auto scrubber is not available, equip a floor machine with a strata grit type brush pad and fill a separate bucket with clear water and add ‘ Neutralizer’ at 1 oz per gallon (8ml per liter).
5. Mix ‘Stripper’ at 1:1 hot water in a portable sprayer.
6. Mix ‘Stripper’ at 1:4 with hot water in a clean bucket with wringer.
7. Pre-spray all oil, grease and any other heavy accumulations of foreign matter liberally from the low pressure sprayer with ‘Stripper’ diluted at the 1:1 concentration and allow 5 to 10 minutes contact time.
8. Apply mechanical action to pre-sprayed heavily soiled areas using an auto scrubber or rotary floor machine equipped with an aggressive, strata grit type brush. Do not pick up solution, as it will continue to work until next procedure takes place.
9. Scrub on ‘Stripper’ liberally to a manageable area of the surface and allow 5 to 10 minutes contact time. Do not pick up solution on first scrubbing pass.
10. Re-scrub this same surface picking up solution on the second pass. If using a rotary floor machine, double or triple scrub area and pick up solution and a wet vacuum.
11. Inspect the surface

Non-Mechanical Stripping

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS’s and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Place Wet Floor Signs and a 3′ by 5′ absorbent mat to serve as a placement mat for the materials and equipment at access area(s) to foot traffic.
3. Move all moveable objects from area(s) to be stripped.
4. Dust mop floor with a synthetic, untreated dust mop to remove loose soil. Use scraper to remove gum, etc. dispose of litter.
5. Pre-clean base boards if necessary.
6. Mix ‘Stripper’ with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer at pre-determined dilution from pre-test.
7. Apply stripping solution liberally to manageable area of floor with dedicated stripper mop. Do not allow dry back. Re-wet floor if stripping solution begins to dry before final pick up procedure.
8. Allow stripping solution 5 to 10 minutes dwell time. Agitate solution with mop while stripping solution is working.
9. Pick up stripping solution with a wet pick up vacuum.
10. Check floor area(s) for any remaining un-stripped floor finish. Look carefully along edges, in corners or in dips and valleys. Repeat procedures as and if necessary.
11. Mix ‘Neutralizer’ with cold water diluted at 1:128 (1 oz per gallon, 8 ml per liter) in a clean bucket with wringer. When excessive amounts of ‘Stripper’ are required to accomplish the desired results, if the stripping procedure is repeated or for any other reason more than the normal amount of ‘Stripper’ is used, this will increase the pH of the floor. Adjust the amount of ‘Neutralizer’ used accordingly.
12. Apply neutralizer solution liberally to floor with a clean, dedicated, neutralizer mop.
13. Pick up neutralizer solution with a wet pick up vacuum.
14. Fill clean bucket with wringer with clean cold rinse water
15. Damp mop rinse floor with clean, dedicated, rinse water.
16. Change water in buckets frequently. Do not rinse floor with dirty solutions.
17. Check pH of floor and proceed with seal/finish application if floor test neutral. If acidic or alkaline, adjust pH accordingly before applying seal/finish. If the pH is too high, neutralizer and clear water rinse again and re-test to ensure the floor is at the desired pH. If the pH is too low, rinse the floor with ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ at 1:128 (1oz per gal / 8ml per litre) and then clear water rinse again.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: To determine the proper dilution required to non-mechanically strip an area, pre-mix ‘Stripper’ at two dilutions. As an example: 1:4 for regular stripping and 1:2 for heavy duty stripping. Use container cap for ease in measuring (e.g. One capful of ‘Stripper’ to 4 capfuls of water). Pour two dilutions on floor in area that represents the toughest stripping required. Allow 5 to 10 minutes contact time. Remove solution from test area (a 14″ or 16″ window squeegee will accomplish this task quickly and easily) and examine floor. If floor finish has been successfully stripped, use the successful dilution established. If floor finish has not been completely stripped, increase dilutions and re-test new areas. Once the proper dilution has been established, proceed using successfully established dilution.

Rust Removal Procedures

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS’s and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all movable objects from area(s) to be cleaned.
3. Sweep area to remove all loose soil. Use scraper to remove gum, etc. Dispose of litter.
4. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area to foot traffic.
5. Position a Track Off mat at entrance area to be cleaned to serve as a holding area for wet equipment and to clean workers feet prior to entering cleaned area.
6. Mix Ultra Floor Care ‘Stripper’ at 1:3 (43 oz per gallon of water) or at a pre-determined dilution (see note below), in a clean mop bucket with wringer or suitable sprayer.
7. Fill a second suitable container with Ultra Floor Care ‘Neutralizer’, undiluted. Depending upon the size of the area to be cleaned, the container could be an acid resistant trigger sprayer, watering can or other similar vessel.
8. Apply ‘Neutralizer’ to a manageable area and allow 10 to 20 minutes swell time. The ‘Neutralizer’ may effervesce and if this occurs, allow effervescent action to subside before continuing. Do not pick up ‘Neutralizer’. If are(s) begin to dry, begin next step immediately. Do not allow ‘Neutralizer’ to dry-back.
9. Apply ‘Stripper’ to area(s) ‘Neutralizer’ was applied to while still wet using a dedicated stripper mop. Allow 5 minutes dwell time.
10. Light machine scrubbing or hand scrubbing may be required in areas with a high concentration of rust. Visual evidence of these possible requirements will be obvious.
11. Pick up solution with a wet vacuum or squeegee into a sanitary sewer. Do not dispose of solution in a storm sewer.
12. Continue on in this fashion until entire area(s) are completed. Inspect to ensure that complete removal of rust has been accomplished. If necessary, repeat the procedures as and where required.
13. Flood mop, rinse, and hose or pressure clean the area(s) with cold water. Remove excess water with floor squeegee or wet pick up vacuum.
14. If floor finish or seal is to be applied to the surface, check the pH of the surface and adjust as necessary to bring floor to a neutral (7 to 9) pH range.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: Undiluted ‘Neutralizer’ will etch polished marble, granite and all plated metals or alloys. Do not perform this procedure without proper care and caution to cover/protect these substrates to guard against contact with ‘Neutralizer’

Caution: If heavy soil loads and / or heavy rust deposits are encountered, pre-test ‘Stripper’ at about recommended dilution to determine whether dilution is effective. If required, increase dilution to an acceptable strength to accomplish task easily, effectively and in one application.

In House Preventive Maintenance

1. Sweep all outside entrance areas daily. Dispose of litter. Remove snow and use ice melter as and if necessary.
2. Clean and/or vacuum all walk off entrance mats daily or more frequently if necessary.
3. Replace wet and/or dirty mats as necessary. Place soiled mats in appropriate area, vacuum thoroughly, flush with clean water or extract. Place in appropriate area to dry.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: It’s estimated that soil costs $500 per pound to remove from a building. For best results, use two types of mats at entrances to reduce the amount of soil entering a building, one to remove sand and gritty soil and the second to move lighter soil and moisture from the feet. The number of linear feet of matting used should be a length of at least six adult steps. This equates to 18 to 20 feet of matting. Mats load with sand, dirt and moisture and when they fill they stop working. The type of fiber the mats are made from will determine the amount of soil and moisture removal and overall effectiveness of the entrance mats.

Consider the use of soil, sand and moisture absorbing mats in elevators and in other high soil areas.

Entrances are the first impression areas of a building. Good soil and moisture control will help to make a good first impression as well as reduce possible liability associated with slip/fall accidents.

Cleaning

Professional Carpet Cleaning Tips

1. Daily vacuuming is one of the most important parts of a good carpet cleaning and maintenance program. Upright vacuums out-perform canister tank vacuums, generally because they add mechanical action to the suction power of the vacuum motor. This mechanical action opens the carpet fibers allowing for more soil to be removed from the second and third dimension of the carpet.
2. Two- and three-motor upright carpet vacuums out-perform single motor upright carpet vacuums, however, the two- and three-motor vacuums are designed for straight line push vacuuming and therefore are best for open, uncongested carpeted areas. Single-motor upright carpet vacuums are usually very lightweight vacuums and are commonly sashayed back and forth over the carpet surface. If a two- or three-motor upright carpet vacuum were used in the same manner as a single-motor upright, the operator would become fatigued very quickly.
3. A carpet pile lifter is a fantastic carpet maintenance and grooming machine. A very aggressive brush loosens deeply embedded dry soil and removes it with a separate, high performance vacuum motor. Use against the lay/grain of the carpet, incorporating the use of a carpet pile lifter in a carpet maintenance program will improve the overall appearance of the carpet dramatically and extend the requirement for interim and restorative wet carpet cleaning procedures.
4. To maintain a high appearance standard on carpeting, a daily spot and stain removal program must be implemented. Most spots can be removed with a solution of ‘Clean’ and water, but tough stains will usually require ‘Special Stain Remover’.
5. Vacuum filters must be cleaned and maintained frequently if the full value and efficiency of the vacuum is to be realized. Never wash a mohair filter with water as it can plug the pores in the filter reducing the airflow. Clean and empty permanent filter bags as and when necessary to ensure that the maximum airflow is provided. Do not overfill disposable paper filter bags. If possible, choose a top-loading filter, be it permanent of disposable type, for upright carpet vacuum cleaners.
6. Apply scrubbing solution liberally to manageable area of floor.
7. When carpet sprouts are noticed in a carpet, trim them off immediately before the carpeting unravels any further than it already has. These sprouts can also cause a trip hazard.
8. When choosing any carpet cleaning chemical, ensure that it dries to a ‘Friable Ash’. Carpet cleaning chemicals that leave residuals in the carpet will contribute greatly to serious re-soiling problems thus very quickly reducing the appearance of newly cleaned carpets.
9. Always read MSDS’ and chemical labels before using any chemicals and observe the safety requirements. Ensure that decanted chemicals bear proper Work Place labels that are accurate and legible.
10. Be sure to carefully follow label dilutions and directions at all times as noted.
11. Never mix cleaning chemicals. Mixing chemicals improperly could lead to poor quality work, harm to the carpet surface, and possibly injury or a serious health hazard to the user or others.
12. Provide adequate Walk Off mats at all entrances. Clean mats frequently to reduce the soil that is walked onto a carpet. If sand mats are used, shake out sand at least daily. Vacuum, flush rinse, and extract nylon, polyester, or olefin absorbent matting frequently.
13. Always clean equipment immediately after use. Clean equipment will function better and will extend the life of the equipment. Dried-on soil can be very hard to remove.
14. Always check inventory levels of any chemicals and custodial hardware needed prior to any major carpet cleaning procedure. Order the materials needed in advance of the planned project work.

Procedures for Spot Removal

1. Mix Clean or General Purpose Carpet Cleaner in spray bottles of two dilutions. For routing spot and stain removal, dilute at 80 ml/liter (10oz/gallon) (fill a suitable spray bottle 1:4). For heavier or more persistent stains dilute at 1:1.
2. If any accumulation of residual is visible, vacuum or scrape as much of the residual from the carpet surface as possible. Then treat the spot.
3. Always pre-test carpets in an inconspicuous area to ensure that it is color fast.
4. Spray the solution on a clean white terry cloth and hold it against the soil to be removed. Blot area for about one to five minutes, remove the rag and check it to see if soil has transferred to the cloth. Also observe that no color transfer has occurred.
5. Repeat the process until the spot is removed.

Procedures for Gum Removal

1. Using a bone picker or domestic fork puncture the gum.
2. Pour a cap full of undiluted Clean onto the punctured gum.
3. Allow to stand for about two minutes.
4. Remove the gum from the carpet using the bone picker or domestic fork.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: Clean has broken down the effectiveness of the chickels (sticky substance) in the gum
No freezing required, no harsh solvents required and no hard scrubbing required – Just Technology working for you.

Procedures for Spin Bonnet Cleaning

1. Thoroughly vacuum the carpets to remove lose soil particles.
2. Mix Clean at 32 ml per liter (4 oz per gallon) of warm water in a pump up sprayer for regular soil conditions and 64 ml (8 oz per gallon) for heavy soil conditions. In heavily soiled areas or where conventional carpet cleaning products were used previously, add Neutralizer to the solution at 8 ml per liter (1oz per gallon).
3. Pre-test the carpet in an inconspicuous area to ensure color-fastness
4. Pre-spray the area to be cleaned. Limit the pre-spray area to about 10 x 25 feet, (3 x 12 meters). The pre-spray should be applied at a rate so that the carpet looks like it has a dew appearance. Do not over-wet. Hesitate over the more soiled spots when applying the pre-spray to increase the chemical application to those areas.
5. Lubricate the pad/Bonnet (spray the solution to the underside of the pad/ bonnet) and place it on the floor, wet side down in the pre-sprayed area. Center the 175-RPM floor machine over the pad.
6. Begin cleaning the carpet by moving the pad/bonnet over the floor in a pattern that will cover each area three times. Do not flip the pad. The dirt will be observed to rise through the pad. Bonnets can be used both sides. (Flip when soiled)
7. When the pad is fully soiled put this to one side and use a new/clean pad. Never use a dirty pad (in the case of a Bonnet turn the bonnet over), and ensure you always have sufficient pads/Bonnets available for the task at hand.
8. Using clean pads, repeat the process above until the entire area is cleaned.
9. The pads must be rinsed out and dried thoroughly before repeat use. The bonnet must be laundered & dried thoroughly before repeat use.

Neutralizer is used where the following conditions are found:
• Hard water
• Old conventional chemical
• Extremely dirty conditions

Procedures for Extraction with Hand Held Extraction Unit

1. Thoroughly vacuum the carpets to remove lose soil particles.
2. Wherever other chemicals have been used you must thoroughly flush the full system (equipment) before using Ultra products.
3. Mix Clean at 64 ml per liter (8 oz per gallon) of water in a pump up sprayer. Add Neutralizer to the solution at 8 ml per liter (1 oz per gallon). 16 ml (2 oz) for carpet that is heavily soiled.
4. Pre-spray the area to be extracted. Limit the pre-sprayed area to the area that can be extracted in about 15 minutes time.
5. Add Liquid Extract to the extractor solution tank at 8 ml per liter (1 oz per gallon) of water. If the carpet is extremely soiled, add Neutralizer at 8 ml per liter (1 oz per gallon). (If powder Extract is used, pre-mix 20 ml per liter (2-½ oz to 1 quart) of warm water. Add this amount of premixed Extract to each 20 liters (5 gallons) of water in the solution tank.)
6. Begin extraction of the pre-sprayed area after 5 minutes dwell time. The total pre-sprayed area should be extracted before 15 minutes have elapsed.
7. Repeat this process until the total carpet area is cleaned.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note:
• For heavily soiled areas of the carpet, cleaning effectiveness is improved by using the pad method between the pre-spray and the extraction steps.
• Extraction is effective without the pre-spray and can be used as a Stand-alone product.
• Cleaning effectiveness will always be improved by using Clean as a pre-spray.

Extract should be used with warm water to enhance the optimum use of the fabric softeners within the formula. Warm water enhances the cleaning ability of the chemical and will also promote faster drying time of the carpet. Quantity of Chemicals may be reduced after 3 cleanings with Ultra Chem Carpet Cleaning Products. See directions for details.

Procedures for Extraction with truck Mount Extraction Equipment

1. Thoroughly vacuum the carpets to remove lose soil particles.
2. Wherever other chemicals have been used you must thoroughly flush the full system equipment before using Ultra products.
3. Mix Clean at 64 ml per liter (8 oz per gallon) of water in a pump up sprayer. Add Neutralizer to the solution at 8 ml per liter (1 oz per gallon). 16 ml per liter (2 oz per gallon) for carpet that is heavily soiled.
4. Pre-spray the area to be extracted. Limit the pre-sprayed area to the area that can be extracted in about 15 minutes time.
5. Add Liquid Extract to the extractor solution tank at 8 ml per liter (1 oz per gallon) of water. Add the solution to the required amount of warm water in the chemical feeder tank. If the carpet is extremely soiled, add Neutralizer at 8 ml per liter (1 oz per gallon). (If powder Extract is used, pre-mix in warm water 16 ml per liter (2 oz per gallon) (4 liters) of water metered at the wand.)
6. Begin extraction of the pre-sprayed area after 5 minutes dwell time. The total pre-sprayed area should be extracted before 15 minutes have elapsed.

Alternate Procedure Options
Special Note: Extract should be used with warm water to enhance the optimum use of the fabric softeners within the formula. Warm water enhances the cleaning ability of the chemical and will also promote faster drying time of the carpet.

Quantity of Chemicals may be reduced after 3 cleanings with Ultra Chem Products. See directions for details.

Procedures for Application of D’Odor

D-Odor is a highly concentrated malodor eliminator with a quat additive and has a cherry fragrance. D-Odor helps to overcome difficult to remove malodors
1. Dilute D-Odor in warm water 16 ml per liter (2 oz per gallon)
2. Pre-test carpet in an inconspicuous area to ensure color-fastness
3. D-Odor can be added to either the Clean solution or the Extract solution when following the procedures for either spin/bonnet cleaning or extraction.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: D-Odor can also be sprayed directly onto the carpet
Important Note: DO NOT add D-Odor to Anionic cleaners

Procedures for the Application of Protector

Protector is a highly efficient carpet protector that has an odorless mineral spirit and Titanium base. It is self-wicking when applied and will provide protection against accidental liquid spills, water and soils to the first, second and third dimension of the carpet fiber.

1. Protector is to be used at full strength – do not dilute
2. May be applied to either wet or dry carpet fibers
3. May be applied to new or freshly cleaned carpet
4. Protector may be applied with a coarse fan tip and an electric powered sprayer at 50 PSI or applied with a fine tip with a conventional pump-up sprayer.
5. After application grooming with a carpet rake is recommended

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: Protector will remain effective for up to three extractions using Ultra Chem Extract Liquid or Powder.

Keep away from excessive heat, sparks, and open flames, including fireplace, furnace and hot water tank pilot lights etc.

Procedures for Using Special Stain Removal

1. Dilute Special Stain Remover in hot water 80 ml per liter (10 oz per gallon).
2. Pre-test in an inconspicuous area to ensure color-fastness.
3. Remove dry residuals with a bone spatula.
4. Pour hot water directly onto the stain and spray Special Stain Remover also directly onto the stain.
5. Place White Terry Towel over the stain. Place a shrink-wrap plastic piece over the stain and towel and tape to the floor.
6. Let sit for 2-4 minutes. Remove plastic and towel to see if the stain has transferred. Repeat the steps until the stain has been removed.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: Keep Special Stain Remover away from sparks, open flame and excessive heat.

Maintenance

In House Daily Vacuuming

1. Sweep all outside entrance areas daily. Dispose of litter. Remove snow and use ice melter as and if necessary.
2. Clean and/or vacuum all walk off entrance mats daily or more frequently if necessary.
3. Replace wet and/or dirty mats as necessary. Place soiled mats in appropriate area, vacuum thoroughly, flush with clean water or extract. Place in appropriate area to dry.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: It’s estimated that soil costs $500 per pound to remove from a building. For best results, use two types of mats at entrances to reduce the amount of soil entering a building, one to remove sand and gritty soil and the second to move lighter soil and moisture from the feet. The number of linear feet of matting used should be a length of at least six adult steps. This equates to 18 to 20 feet of matting. Mats load with sand, dirt and moisture and when they fill they stop working. The type of fiber the mats are made from will determine the amount of soil and moisture removal and overall effectiveness of the entrance mats.

Consider the use of soil, sand and moisture absorbing mats in elevators and in other high soil areas.

Entrances are the first impression areas of a building. Good soil and moisture control will help to make a good first impression as well as reduce possible liability associated with slip/fall accidents.

Others

In House Preventive Maintenance

1. Sweep all outside entance areas daily. Dispose of litter. Remove snow and use ice melter as and if necessary.
2. Clean and/or vacuum all walk off entrance mats daily or more frequently if necessary.
3. Replace wen and/or firty mats as necessary. Place soiled mats in appropriate area, vacuum thoroughly, flush with clean water or extract. Place in appropriate are to dry.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: It’s estimated that soil costs $500 per pound to remove from a building. For best results, use two types of mats at entrances to reduce the amount of soil entering a building, one to remove sand and gritty soil and the second to move lighter soil and moisture from the feet. The number of linear feet of matting used should be a length of at least six adult steps. This equates to 18 to 20 feet of matting. Mats load with sand, dirt and moisture and when they fill they stop working. The type of fiber the mats are made from will determine the amount of soil and moisture removal and overall effectiveness of the entrance mats.

Consider the use of soil, sand and moisture absorbing mats in elevators and in other high soil areas.

Entrances are the first impression areas of a building. Good soil and moisture control will help to make a good first impression as well as reduce possible liability associated with slip/fall accidents.

Cleaning

Awning Cleaning and Restoration Procedures

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read appropriate safety instructions on MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Pressure wash or hose down from, sides, top and underside of awning with cold water and while wet, apply mechanical action, with a suitable non-scratching brush to loosen any soil that is removable with clear water. Flush rinse entire awning to remove loosened soil. do not allow to dry. Re-wet as necessary. If awning is too large to keep wet easily, section off awning and follow procedures in sections.
3. Pre-mix ‘Multi-Purpose Heavy Duty cleaner’ in a hand held trigger sprayer at 2 oz. Per gallon with warm water. Pre-test an inconspicuous area of awning, including an area that has any logos, varying colored areas and any other variations to establish whether soil will remove completely at this dilution without effecting the appearance of the awning. Spray diluted ‘Multi-Purpose Heavy Duty Cleaner’ to a small area, apply mechanical action with a suitable brush, pressure wash rinse off area with cold water and allow to dry.
4. If proper cleaning results are achieved at this dilution, without an adverse effect to the awning, proceed with procedures. If cleaning results are not satisfactory, increase dilution of ‘Multi-Purpose Heavy Duty Cleaner’ to 3 oz. per gallon and repeat the test as noted above. Continue on pre-testing in this fashion until desired results are achieved without any adverse effect to the awning.
5. Once the dilution requirement is established, mix ‘Multi-Purpose Heavy Duty Cleaner’ at the established dilution in a suitable sprayer with warn water and pre-spray a manageable area. Keep pre-sprayed surface wet for a minimum of 5 minutes. If necessary, re-apply solution, if and when solution begins to dry. After dwell time apply mechanical action to pre-sprayed area using a suitable non-scratching brush. Pressure wash rinse cleaned area and allow cleaned surface to dry.
6. Apply Ultra Floor Care ‘Sealer’ to the cleaned and dry awning using a suitable applicator. ‘Sealer’ applications should dry within ten minutes or less. When dry, apply additional coats of ‘Sealer’ until the desired gloss and appearance is achieved.
7. For periodic cleaning maintenance, follow the aforementioned preparation procedures using ‘Multi-Purpose Heavy Duty Cleaner’ at 1 to 2 oz. per gallon with water. If and when additional ‘Sealer’ is required, prepare the area and re-apply required number of coats of ‘Sealer’ as noted above.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: It must be understood that awnings can be made from an extremely wide variety of natural and synthetic materials (such as vinyl, canvas, nylon or metal) and due to this, the results of these cleaning and restoration procedures can vary dramatically. Some material are not color fast and some signage use a wide variety of paints and other materials for decorative and advertising purposes that are not resistant to many types of cleaning chemicals.

The stains/spots may also be varied such as mildew, bird dropping, tar, rust, carbon (exhaust fumes), etc. As a result, it is absolutely essential that pre-testing of the cleaning procedures noted be followed to ensure that the stains/spots will remove, the material will be cleaned and there will be no adverse effect to the awnings.

Ultra Chem Labs cannot predict the final result of these cleaning procedures and therefore no claims of damage can or will be accepted by Ultra Chem Labs.

Cautions:
1. Cleaning solution and ‘Sealer’ should not be applied under direct sunlight.
2. Do not use concentrated cleaner directly onto the awning material without pre-testing.
3. Do not use an abrasive brush or pad.

Glass and Mirror Cleaning

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Remove tape, stickers and other foreign matter from surface(s) with a razor scrapper.
3. Mix ‘Glass & Surface Cleaner at 1 to 2 capfuls per 20 to 24 oz. trigger sprayer bottle with cold water and secure trigger head tightly.
4. Spray solution on manageable area, allow a minute dwell time and wipe surface clean using a clean, non-linting, white cloth or paper towel.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: If streaking is encountered during the first cleaning application, ‘Glass & Surface Cleaner’ is simply removing the residual from previously used glass cleaners. Clear water rinse glass and repeat application and streaking will not re-occur.

Metal Surface Cleaning

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on ‘MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all moveable objects from surfaces to be cleaned that may impede productivity or safety.
3. Using an untreated dust mop or brush, wipe or brush surface(s) to remove loose soil. A vacuum equipped with an appropriate tool may be more suitable.
4. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic if applicable.
5. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ at 1 to 2 oz. per gallon with cold water in a suitable sprayer.
6. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ at 1 to 2 capfuls per 20 to 24 oz. trigger sprayer bottle with cold water in sprayer. Secure trigger head tightly.
7. Spot wash inaccessible areas to wall washing mop with trigger sprayer and suitable clean cloth or sponge.
8. Pre-spray a manageable area of surface lightly with sprayer and solution, applying cleaner from the bottom of the surface to the top.
9. Allow 2 to 3 minutes dwell time. Do not allow solution to dry. Re-wet as necessary.
10. Wipe surface with wrung out, damp, dedicated, wall washing mop, from bottom to top, using a side-to-side motion, after cutting in edges and corners.
11. Plunge wall washing mop into clear water in bucket to remove soil from wall washing mop head and wring out mop in wringer.
12. Continue on in this fashion until project is complete.
13. Wipe moisture from baseboards and floor with wall washing mop.

Painted Metal Surface Cleaning

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ at 1 to 4 capfuls per 20 to 24 oz. trigger sprayer bottle with cold water in spray bottle. Secure trigger head tightly.
3. Spray solution on finger marks and spotted soiled areas, allow one-minute dwell time and wipe surface dry and clean using a clean, non-linting white cloth.

Painted Metal Surface, Spot Cleaning

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ at 1 to 4 capfuls per 20 to 24 oz. trigger sprayer-bottle with cold water in spray bottle. Secure trigger head tightly.
3. Spray solution on finger marks and spotted soiled areas, allow one-minute dwell time and wipe surface dry and clean using a clean, non-linting white cloth.

Plastic Coated Surface Cleaning

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all moveable objects from surface to be cleaned that may impede productivity or safety.
3. Using an untreated dust mop or brush, wipe or brush surface(s) to remove loose soil. A vacuum equipped with an appropriate tool may be more suitable.
4. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic if applicable.
5. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose cleaner’ at 1 to 2 oz. per gallon with cold water in a suitable sprayer.
6. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ at 1 to 2 capfuls per 20 to 24 oz. trigger sprayer bottle with cold water in sprayer. Secure trigger head tightly.
7. Spot wash inaccessible areas to wall washing mop with trigger sprayer and suitable clean cloth or sponge.
8. Pre-spray a manageable area of surface lightly with sprayer and solution, applying cleaner from the bottom of the surface to the top.
9. Allow 2 to 3 minutes dwell time. Do not allow solution to dry. Re-wet as necessary.
10. Wipe surface with wrung out, damp, dedicated, wall washing mop, from bottom to top, using a side-to-side motion, after cutting in edges and corners.
11. Plunge wall washing mop into clear water in bucket to remove soil from wall washing mop head and wring out mop in wringer.
12. Continue on in this fashion until project is complete.
13. Wipe moisture from baseboards and floor with wall washing mop.

Spot Wall Washing

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ at 1 to 4 capfuls per 20 to 24 oz. trigger sprayer bottle with cold water and secure trigger head tightly.
3. Spray solution on finger marks and spotted soiled areas, allow 1-minute dwell time and wipe surface dry and clean using a clean, non-linting white cloth.

Spot Wall Washing and Disinfecting

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Pour undiluted ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose CLeaner’ onto the center of a clean, damp, lint free, white cloth. The cloth should be folded into several thickness with a final size of approximately 5′ x 9′.
3. Wipe approximately 4 sq. ft. of stainless steel with the portion of cloth saturated with ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’.
4. Turn cloth over and wipe/rinse the area previously cleaner using long straight strokes with the grain of the stainless steel.
5. Fan the cleaned area and rinse to accelerate drying.
6. Re-treat cloth with ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ as neccessary and continue in this fashion until surface to be cleaned has been completed.
7. Rinse cloth with clean water ans re-apply new undiluted ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose’ as required.
8. Repeat Process, if neccessary, to heavily oiled or soiled surfaces.
9. If surface comes in contact with food, rinse surface thoroughly with clean water

Stainless Steel Cleaning

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Pour undiluted ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ onto the center of a clean, damp, lint free, white cloth. The cloth should be folded into several thickness with a final size of approximately 5″ x 9″.
3. Wipe approximately 4 sq. ft. of stainless steel with the portion of cloth saturated with ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’.
4. Turn cloth over and wipe/rinse the area previously cleaner using long straight strokes with the grain of the stainless steel.
5. Fan the cleaned area and rinse to accelerate drying.
6. Re-treat cloth with ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ as necessary and continue on in this fashion until surface to be cleaned has been completed.
7. Rinse cloth with clean water and re-apply new undiluted ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ as required.
8. Repeat process, if necessary, to heavily oiled or soiled surfaces.
9. If surface comes in contact with food, rinse surface thoroughly with clean water.

Wall Washing

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on ‘MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all objects from walls and adjacent area(s) to walls that may impede productivity or safety.
3. Using an untreated dust mop or brush, wipe or brush surfaces to remove loose soil. A vacuum equipped with an appropriate tool may be more suitable.
4. Place Wet Floor Signs at access areas to foot traffic — if applicable.
5. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ at 1 to 2 oz. per gallon with cold water in a suitable sprayer.
6. Mix ‘Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner’ at 1 to 4 capfuls per 20 to 24 oz. of cold water in a trigger sprayer bottle. Secure trigger head tightly.
7. Fill a clean bucket equipped with a wall-washing wringer, wall washing mop and basket reducer with 4 to 5 gallons of clear cold rinse water.
8. Spot wall wash inaccessible areas to wall washing mop with trigger sprayer and suitable clean cloth or sponge.
9. Pre-spray a manageable area of wall lightly with a sprayer and solution, applying cleaner from the bottom of the wall to the top.
10. Allow 2 to 3 minutes dwell time. Do not allow solution to dry. Re-wet as necessary.
11. Wipe wall with wrung out, damp, dedicated, wall washing mop, from bottom to top, using a side-to-side motion, after cutting in edges and corners.
12. Plunge wall-washing mop into a bucket of clean water to remove soil from mop head and wring out mop in wringer.
13. Repeat procedure until project is complete.
14. Wipe moisture from baseboards and floor with wall washing mop or rinse mop.

Wall Washing and Disinfecting

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on ‘MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all objects from walls and adjacent area(s) to walls that may impede productivity or safety.
3. Using an untreated dust mop or brush, wipe or brush surfaces to remove loose soil. A vacuum equipped with an appropriate tool may be more suitable.
4. Place Wet Floor Signs at access areas to foot traffic — if applicable.
5. Mix ‘Ultra Q-128’ at 1 oz per gallon with cold water in a suitable sprayer.
6. Mix ‘Ultra Q-128’ at 1 to 2 capfuls per 20 to 24 oz trigger sprayer bottle with cold water in sprayer. Secure trigger head tightly.
7. Fill a clean bucket equipped with a wall-washing wringer, wall washing mop and basket reducer with 4 to 5 gallons of clear cold rinse water.
8. Spot wall wash inaccessible areas to wall washing mop with trigger sprayer and suitable clean cloth or sponge.
9. Pre-spray a manageable area of wall lightly with a sprayer and solution, applying cleaner from the bottom of the wall to the top.
10. Allow 2 to 3 minutes dwell time. Do not allow solution to dry. Re-wet as necessary.
11. Wipe wall with wrung out, damp, dedicated, wall washing mop, from bottom to top, using a side-to-side motion, after cutting in edges and corners.
12. Plunge wall-washing mop into a bucket of clean water to remove soil from mop head and wring out mop in wringer.
13. Continue on in this fashion until project is complete.
14. Wipe moisture from baseboards and floor with wall washing mop or rinse mop.

Window Cleaning

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedure. Read Safety instructions on MSDS’ and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Remove tape, stickers and other foreign matter from window surface(s) with a razor scrapper.
3. Mix ‘Glass & Surface Cleaner at 1 oz. per gallon with cold water in a clean window washing bucket.
4. Apply cleaning solution uniformly to window with ‘Golden Glove’ type applicator or suitable brush.
5. Place window squeegee perpendicular to ground in upper left corner of window and draw the window squeegee fully across the top of the window (left-handed operators will begin at right corner of window pane).
6. When approaching the right edge of the top of the window, without removing the window squeegee from the window, twist the squeegee so that it begins to come to a parallel position to the ground at the top edge of the window during this initial pass.
7. Continue to twist the window squeegee so that it becomes fully perpendicular to the ground once again and draw window squeegee, overlapping, from right to left side of window. Ensure strokes remove all of the solution from the edges and corners of the window.
8. Continue drawing the squeegee down the window in this figure-8 pattern without lifting squeegee.
9. When the bottom corner of the windowpane is reached, finish the last stoke with the window squeegee parallel to the ground in one of the bottom corners.
10. Wipe the window squeegee blade and the window sill(s) with a clean cloth or chamois.

Alternate Procedure Options
Note: If streaking occurs during the first cleaning procedure, the ‘Glass & Surface Cleaner’ solution is removing the residual from previously used glass cleaners. Clear water rinse and repeat application once again and streaking will not re-occur.

Maintenance

Wet Mopping

1. Assemble all chemicals and custodial hardware prior to beginning procedures. Read safety instructions on MSDS and chemical product labels and comply as directed.
2. Move all moveable objects from area(s) to be wet mopped.
3. Dust mop floor with an untreated, synthetic dust mop to remove loose soil. Use scraper to remove gum, etc. Dispose of litter.
4. Place Wet Floor Signs at access area(s) to foot traffic.
5. Mix ‘Ultra-Q128’ cleaner disinfectant at 1 oz. per gallon with cold water in a clean bucket with wringer.
6. Immerse clean, dedicated wet mop in solution and lightly press mop in wringer to remove dripping.
7. Flood cleaning and disinfecting solution on manageable area of floor, framing in edges and filling in center using figure-8 pattern. Allow 10 minutes contract time. Do not allow solution to dry. Re-wet floor if solution begins to dry before final pick up procedure.
8. Wring out wash mop in wringer and pick up cleaning solution previously applied. Remove any abrasions or black marks from floor whilemaking final pickup with an abrasive pad attached to the mop handle or by dragging an abrasive pad under one foot.

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