Your investment in concrete polishing can be nullified by improper or insufficient maintenance. Polished concrete is not stain proof even with the most sophisticated stain guard protection.
We recommend four key steps to extend the life of your investment and offer the products to help:
An aggressive maintenance program first starts with the development of an early response system on stains. The earlier a staining deposit or spill can be contained and abated the less residual stain can be developed. A team member should be designated as the responder and be equipped with the necessary equipment, materials and training.
Time is of the essence after a spill. Therefore, the responder should be prepared with a clean-up kit; a 5 gallon plastic pail containing a roll of paper towels, bentonite or oil dry absorbents, a soft flat scraper and a small dust pan. You may want to keep several kits in key locations throughout the site as well as the maintenance closet.
Second you need a daily dry sweeping routine with a treated soft dust mop or micro-fiber pad to remove particulates that are large enough to grind, scratch and mar the polish.
Next you need to perform wet cleaning on a weekly basis or when ever circumstances require. Wet clean with a soft mop, micro-fiber pad or auto scrubber with a very soft pad. This will lift and remove general soils and any remaining particulate debris. Clean the floor in manageable sections and do not allow the cleaner to dry out on the polish. Choose a cleaner that corresponds to the type of soil to be removed:
The rinsing stage is critical to the maintenance process. Any residual detergents can become an unwanted additional soil that can attract and hold soils transported by foot or wheel traffic. A double rinse, squeegee and vacuum is recommended.
Cretemedix products not only clean, but restore and replenish repellencies to oil, water and stains that were initially developed by the polishing contractor.