Being in stripping and waxing business since years, we have seen a lot of gross restrooms. In addition, most of the time the uncleanliness is due to poor quality of stripping and waxing practices. Nobody likes a dirty washroom, but it looks like when it comes to maintaining restroom. Below we have mentioned three common habits to avoid while stripping & waxing floors; likewise why these shortcuts are not worth it.
Avoiding stripping wax before applying a new one
If the old wax is not stripped before applying a new layer, you are encasing dirt, grime, and debris between the old and new layer of wax. Moreover, you will be able to see the discoloration in the floor. This is due to the dirt that is being set up between the wax layers.
If you continue waxing in this way, in a few time you will have multiple wax layers with debris covered between each layer. When you finally realize and decide to strip and wax, you have a hard road ahead of you.
Firstly, you need to use a stripper to remove the layer of wax. Then, you need to use a cleaning solution to remove the dirt and debris. Then again, start removing the next layer of wax and so on until you have reached the last one. All this extra work leads to greater labor cost and product cost.
What you can do alternatively: Strip and wax the floor properly. Yes, it might consume more time initially. But you will spend far less time stripping and waxing the floor the first time. Furthermore, preferably delaying the work until you have multiple layers to strip.
Your other option is to strip the floor of wax and use a sealer instead. We provide protective coatings that are the ideal alternatives to wax; with proper maintenance, the coating can last 3-5 years, daily cleaning only requires water and green cleaning products.
Applying wax around the furniture instead of moving furniture and waxing the entire floor
Whether it is a refrigerator in the kitchen or a floor cabinet in a washroom. It can be a real pain to have to move something heavy to properly strip and wax. While it is up to an individual to determine if it’s worth the extra effort to protect the surface beneath the furnishing.
It is very important to keep such points in mind; if the surface below is unprotected, there is a chance of staining. Furthermore, if for instance, your cabinet is made of metal and you clean the surface with water, you can expect rust to occur and get into the unprotected tile. Over the time, a stain will build up and will become very noticeable.
What you can do instead: Remove the furniture before stripping and waxing, provide you want to keep your facility spick and span. You can do it yourself, or, if you hire a contractor to strip and wax, he will move the furniture for you, but might cost you extra.
Whenever talking with the client we say it all clear, we let them know that the surface below the furniture is not safe, it will stain. If the client wants to take precautions for the floor, the furnishing is to be removed so the entire surface can be protected.
Using Low-Quality Materials
Low quality turns yellow in short time, and it just does not last as long as it should. While you may save money initially on the wax, you will likely pay for it once it starts to discolor and begins to fail earlier than expected. This means having to strip and wax more often than you would like, tying up labor and time, and increasing maintenance cost.
What you can do instead: Use a good quality wax. It may be a bit expensive but will stay for a longer time.
You can save money but the quality of the work will be poor. Besides that, it will lead to re-stripping and waxing more often or would have to hire someone else to fix for you.
Is your floor losing its luster and grime, then you are in need of professional floor stripping & waxing. Contact Sunlight Carpet Care and talk with our experts. They can guide you with the beneficial tips and help you with floor stripping & waxing services.
We provide floor stripping and waxing in Santa Maria and nearby areas. We also provide a wide range of cleaning services like Tile & Grout Cleaning, Carpet cleaning, Upholstery cleaning and Pressure Washing.