Staying on top of facility upkeep is essential for property managers and business owners everywhere. Still, some of these maintenance routines can be confusing to those who are unfamiliar with them. Stripping and waxing floors is one vital part of facility maintenance that many folks struggle to understand. When done correctly, stripping and waxing can preserve the life of your floors and make your property look amazing. However, if you leave this task to inexperienced cleaners, you can end up doing more harm than good. Here are three mistakes to avoid when stripping and waxing floors this year.
Mistake #1: Waxing Floors Without Removing Furniture
Many inexperienced and cut-rate cleaners make this mistake, either because they do not know better or because it is faster. When stripping and waxing floors, you should move all furniture, rugs, and other obstructions out of the way. If your cleaning crew works around furniture rather than removing it, you can expect a few negative consequences. If the flooring beneath your furniture is unfinished and wax-free, it can become stained and damaged more easily. Also, it can be very difficult (if not impossible) to strip and wax right up to the edge of your furniture. This can result in lines, marks, or uncovered areas on your floor. Removing everything from your floors and treating the entire area is the best approach.
Mistake #2: Applying New Wax Without Stripping the Old Layer
Some cleaners falsely assume that your floor’s finish and wax will wear down enough over time that they do not need to strip it. While wax does experience wear from regular traffic, you must remove the old finish before adding new wax. Without stripping your floors, you run the risk of sealing dirt and grime in between the old and new layers of wax. This results in discoloration and a dirty-looking floor.
Mistake # 3: Stripping and Waxing Floors Yourself
While you might be tempted to invest in the required tools and strip and wax your own floors, you cannot buy the experience and knowledge necessary to do a good job. Entrust your floors to the best commercial cleaning service in town: A 360 Cleaning. Our team has the tools and experience they need to make your floors shine. Give us a call today to learn more about what our cleaning crews can do for you.
Commercial Cleaning Services from A 360 Cleaning
A 360 Cleaning has provided Maryland with top-notch professional cleaning and janitorial services for over 12 years. We don’t cut corners and ensure that every customer is satisfied with their cleaning. Whether you need a glitter spill cleaned up or an entire office building, we are happy to help! We currently serve the following areas: Baltimore, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park. To explore how we can help keep your facility clean all year long, give us a call at 410-852-5800 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.