Clean Up Dust and Debris
Industrial spaces can be busy places that are constantly soiled with the movement of machines and people. If you let the dust and debris stay too long, it makes the floor surfaces abrasive which leads to scratches or dullness over time. Dirt embeds onto the glossy floor under the weight and movement of stuff and staff as you use the floor. Epoxy is durable and so, you might not see the damaging effects immediately. That’s why we recommend regular cleaning by use of a mop or broom to make sure this doesn’t happen.
A commercial dust mop is designed to cover a large surface area and will come in handy if you need to use your floor as soon as possible. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to effectively clean hard-to-reach areas of your floors.
Clean Up Heavy Soling
If for some reason you left dirt on your epoxy floors for long, you’ll have to use advanced cleaning methods to effectively clean the surface. This begins with sweeping the surface to remove the loose particles. Then use hot water plus clear ammonia to scrub off any remaining stains. For every gallon of water, mix 5 ounces of ammonia. You want to ensure your mop is clean before using it to avoid contaminating your solution then clean it after use as well.
Clean Up Chemical Spills
If your industrial space handles automotive, it’s inevitable that you’ll spill antifreeze, gasoline, oil, and other chemicals on the floor. The trick to successfully remove these spills is by quickly absorbing them with a rag or mop. This prevents them from soaking into the floor after some time and also, it helps you avoid slipping and falling as you work.
Even though this flooring type is hardwearing, some chemicals can cause a reaction that might change its color. So you want to neutralize any chemical spills that occur on your epoxy floor. That means you should always have a neutralizing agent close by all the time just in case a spill happens. After you neutralize the chemicals, clean them up using plenty of water. The residue that results from this should be carefully dumped because if you let them into the environment they can cause harm to plants, flowers, and animals.
Spot Clean Whenever You Spill Something
What would you do if you spilled beverage or food on your epoxy floor? You shouldn’t wait till the end of the week to clean up such floor surfaces. Spot cleaning is what you should do – you address the problem immediately when it happens and at the spot it happens.
Hose to Clean Large Floor Surfaces
If you want to clean the entire industrial floor (which is often large in most cases) use a hose to make the task easier. That’s how you get the overall cleaning without spending too much time and effort. After you are done hosing, use a squeegee to dry it up.
Prevent Future Staining
Epoxy is a durable material that can handle most industrial tasks but you still have to prevent any future damage that could result from soiling and activity on the floor. Use welding mats in places where welding is happening. That way you avoid burn marks on your epoxy floor. Also, use pieces of plywood in the areas you keep heavy loads.