Why does my restroom have unpleasant odors much of the time?
First: Check to see if your restroom has a floor drain. Most commercial restrooms do have floor drains and they can be a source of odors. The floor drain is designed like any other drain; it must have standing water in the drain trap to prevent sewer gasses from entering the room.
Pour about a half-gallon of water down the drain; mix it with a little disinfectant if available. This will create a barrier preventing sewer gasses from entering the room. Jan-Pro recommends that you do this once per week, especially in winter when the air is dry and evaporation occurs more quickly.
Second: Many restrooms have ceramic tile flooring, which has grout lines between the tiles. Although tiles are not porous, grout is. Urine can soak into the gout lines, particularly around toilets and urinals and cause odors, even when the floor is mopped frequently. Mopping with commercial grade disinfectants can solve this problem. Spartan Chemical® makes several products that are ideal for this situation. NABC is a pH neutral disinfectant that leaves a very pleasant odor. The Consume Eco-Lyzer pH neutral disinfectant contains live bacteria that will continue to digest organic soils even after mopping. Jan-Pro uses these products along with Micro-fiber mopping technology to resolve these issues.
Why are my floors sticky much of the time?
First: Make sure that the mop water is clean. String mops dipped in dirty buckets of water rarely produce clean floors. Jan-Pro uses multiple Micro-Fiber mop heads to clean floors. First, thoroughly sweep the floor. Then mop floor using a clean Micro-Fiber mop head until the mop head is soiled; replace with a clean mop head and continue.
Second: Make sure that the floor soap is mixed with cold water, exactly to manufacturer’s specifications. Too much soap will produce sticky, hazy floor surfaces; hot water can soften the floor finish. In addition, the pH balance of chemicals is based on exact mixing ratios. If there is too much soap in the mix, the pH level is increased, potentially damaging the floor finish.
Why do my floors look shiny but not clean?
Why can’t I use bleach to clean and disinfect?
The common misunderstanding is; the State of Ohio requires bleach to disinfect surfaces in day care facilities. The specification does claim that bleach can be used, but also states that quaternary disinfectants are suitable as well. Jan-Pro uses pH neutral disinfectants to clean restrooms, day care facilities, telephones and any surface that comes in contact with people. Our disinfectants kill germs and do not harm floor finishes.