Winter Floor Cleaning to Remove De-Icing Salt Residue

Who loves when it’s already cold and miserable outside and then everyone tracks salt and slush into their office lobby!! No? Not a fan? Oh, right, because that’s the worst when that happens. Winter storms, like our good friend Jonas who was kind enough to stop by last weekend, cause enough havoc outside. But when the aftermath of all the snow and ice starts affecting the cleanliness of your office, that’s when things get personal. Salt residue is unsightly and can cause expensive damage if left untreated. A good winter floor cleaning can solve the problem.

Dangers of Salt Residue

Besides the fact that it looks gross, salt residue puts your floors at risk for staining and corrosion. The chemical makeup of de-icing salts can start to eat away at the surface or sealcoat of your floors, so it’s important to act fast with winter floor cleaning. Carpet isn’t safe either, as salt residue can get buried in carpet fibers and cause staining and general grossness. Whether you tackle it yourself or hire a professional floor cleaning service, it should be done sooner rather than later.

DIY Winter Floor Cleaning

Salt residue is an alkaline substance, meaning that its pH is pretty high. To effectively clean it, you have to reduce its pH to 7, or neutral. This can be done with acidic cleaning solutions, as simple as warm water and vinegar (about ⅓ cup of vinegar per gallon of water, in case you were wondering). Apply the cleaning solution and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before mopping it up, ensuring that you absorb as much liquid as possible. For carpet, give it a thorough vacuuming first, apply the solution, and dab it up as well as possible. We recommend making this a DIY project only if you’re dealing with a relatively small affected area. If you have a large area to cover, or there’s heavy buildup of salt residue, it’s time to call in the pros.

Foreman Pro Professional Floor Cleaning

Foreman Pro’s highly-trained staff will come in and solve your winter floor cleaning woes with professionalism and efficiency, and your floors will look good as new once we’re done with them. Industrial cleaning solutions and equipment can handle big spaces and tough dirt much easier than if you were to try and do it yourself.

Contact Foreman Pro Cleaning Today!

Foreman Pro Cleaning provides Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington DC, and surrounding areas with professional commercial cleaning services they can trust. With 25 years of professional experience, the Foreman family created this family owned and operated business to provide you with commercial cleaning services that are sure to exceed your expectations. We understand the importance of having a clean and healthy work space, which is why our staff is trained to provide services that are meticulous and pristine.

To get started with Foreman Pro Cleaning, call us today at 410-741-3450, or visit our contact page.

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