Are your floors sticky even after they’ve been mopped?
It’s a common problem; too much chemical (too concentrated) has been used on a floor and the build up is a result of not rinsing it properly.
Why does this happen?
- Cleaners think MORE is better (incorrect)
- Time restraints so they don’t rinse thoroughly (removing the excess chemical they’ve just put down!)
- Using a d-limonene based chemical to clean the floors (not great on varnished or plastic floors) – sometimes the key ingredient in citrus based cleaners
Terry Holland, chemist at Selden Research, has this sounds advice;
‘If they have used a floor product with d-limonene in and used it too concentrated and not rinse the product, it can leave chemicals residues which go sticky over time.
Types of floor
If the floors are varnished, a d-limonene based chemical will soften the floor finish causing it to go sticky. The floor will need to be sanded back and re-varnished.
If the floor is a plastic floor, a d-limonene based chemical could damage the surface of the floor. Ultimately, this damage would be beyond repair and would need a new floor.
This is a common issue with all d-limonene based products when used on floors.’
It might be wise to check if your floor cleaning product has d-limonene in its formula.
We would suggest using F010 (Multi-purpose Cleaner) after the floor has been cleaned and scrubbed with warm water as a daily floor cleaning chemical.