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post #1 of Old 08-29-2006, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question what am I doin' wrong?

I have a commercial account. It's a dialysis clinic. Lately I have noticed what appears to be a film, almost dusty in appearance, on the floor after I have mopped and it has dried. I wondered if it might be the cleaner I was using. I switched to a different neutralizing cleaner and it seems to be better, although it's not gone completely. Any ideas what it might be or what to do to get rid of it?

There is a lot of bicarbonate that is used and gets splashed on the floor. It makes it difficult to keep clean as it generally gets left until it drys into a salty spot. Any ideas to clean this off? For that matter, that might be part of the film problem?
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post #2 of Old 08-29-2006, 11:44 PM
 
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What kind of floor is it?
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post #3 of Old 08-30-2006, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oh! I guess that would help!
It's linoleum tile.
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post #4 of Old 08-31-2006, 08:25 PM
 
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Is it Vinyl composition tile or real linoleum?

very important.

12x12?
9x9?
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post #5 of Old 08-31-2006, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's true linoleum.
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Is it Vinyl composition tile or real linoleum?

very important.

12x12?
9x9?

Isn't the 9x9 tile Asbestos?

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post #7 of Old 09-03-2006, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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it's 12x12. The floor is appr. 6 years old.
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post #8 of Old 10-06-2006, 10:59 PM
 
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What did you find out? I have the same problem...
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Sounds like the Sodium Barcarbonate is changing the ph of you cleaner from Netural to Alkali. You might need to use a slightly acidic cleaner to neturalize the effects.
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What did you find out? I have the same problem...
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post #11 of Old 10-09-2006, 11:00 PM
 
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The PH was maybe too high.

try getting all the Forbo products to restore the floor.
Should be found at any flooring store near you.
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post #12 of Old 10-13-2006, 06:19 PM
 
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I doubt very much if it is linoleum. most probably it is vinyl composet tile. cut it in a corner of a closet. if it is vinyl it will cut smooth like butter. If it is linoleum, it will be rough.
I have the following questions.
Are you using a germicide and is it a Quat or Phenolic.
How do you dilute your cleaner.
Is anyone at the clinic doing any mopping during the day.
What type of finish do you have on the floor, please be specfic.
Please feel free to send me a pm so I know you got this;
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post #13 of Old 11-02-2006, 02:15 PM
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I'd try mopping it with clear water with a little vinegar.
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