When temperatures rise, snow and ice disappears, and a building maintenance person's thoughts turn to...those horrible residue stains.
Ice Melt products are great for eliminating snow and ice, but...they often leave behind an ugly trail of corrosion and stains. These chemicals can also attack your floor finishes, and corrode door pins and metal thresholds.
Unfortunately, many building maintenance people use the wrong product to get rid of residue, and create further stains on their floors and concrete.
Tip #1: Find a high quality residue detergent such as Improved Chemical's Residue Away, specifically formulated to neutralize and eliminate all residues left by salts, calcium, and other films...without harming you concrete or floor finishes.
Tip #2: Residue eliminating detergents are easy to use. For normal routine, mix 1 part residue eliminating detergent with 40 parts cool water. For heavier jobs, use less water; 1 part detergent to 30 parts water.
Tip #3: Apply liberally, using a mop. Allow to soak a few minutes, then mop off.
Tip #4: Carpet stains. For ice melt and rock salt stains in carpets, use 1 part residue eliminating detergent mixed with 30 parts water in your carpet extractor or wet vac.
Tip #5: Smile...if you're getting rid of winter residue, it means warmer days are just ahead!