General cleaning instructions for Ytterbygg's premises

Floor

Plastic carpet, vinyl flooring, and shower walls

Daily maintenance.

For daily cleaning, normally only dry cleaning methods, dry mopping or vacuuming are needed. For more thorough cleaning, damp wipe the floor with a well wrung out microfiber mop. Cleaning chemicals: Neutral detergent PH 7. In wet areas, an acidic detergent with PH 3-5 is occasionally required to dissolve e.g. lime/soap coatings. To avoid soap and lime deposits and hair dye, use a rubber scraper on walls and floors after showering. NOTE! The rubber of the scraper can stain, so never leave it on the floor

Periodic maintenance.

Combination machine with medium hard brush. Adjust the frequency according to wear and soiling. Restoration of heavily soiled floors: Basic detergent with PH 10-11 mixed according to the manufacturer's recommendation. In case of heavy wear, dry polishing with a low-speed machine (higher rotary pressure) and a 3M red rotary or "green twister" is recommended. Floors should not be polished or waxed. Stain removal Action when stains are fresh. Use white/red nylon cloth in combination with allrent, Tröd or washing naphtha. Wipe with clean water.

General advice - Plastic floors are damaged by solvents - In case of oil spillage, wipe up immediately as the surface may become discoloured. - Black rubber wheels and rubber feet can discolour floors. - Floor protectors should be provided on all chair legs. - Be aware that bright colours increase cleaning effort.

Stains:

  • of shoe polish, oil, asphalt, crayons, ballpoint pen are removed with T spirit.
  • of rust, berries, coffee, fruit, chocolate, dairy products are removed with 12 % vinegar spirit.
  • of cigarette burns grind away with scotchbrite sponge or steel wool.

Remember!

  • Plastic floors are damaged by benzene, acetone, thinner and thinner.
  • Hair dyes can leave permanent stains, both the pure dye and the excess dye that is washed out of the hair. Therefore, clean and dry thoroughly after each shower. Dyes in plastic articles, rubber products can cause discolouration on direct contact with the wetroom surface.

Linoleum

Daily maintenance:

Dry and/or damp mopping. Adjust cleaning frequency according to traffic and soiling. On polished floors, an all-purpose clean is usually used. Surfaces that look dry should be polished. A surface without polish will absorb dirt into the carpet.

Periodic maintenance:

Dirty surfaces can be scrubbed with a scrubbing machine and a red roundel. If necessary, a new primer is applied. Spray polishing with spraypolish. This method also removes friction marks and gives an even surface gloss.

Textile flooring

 Daily care

Routine/daily cleaning is a combination of vacuuming and stain removal, carried out as often as necessary.

Stain removal

Stain removal should also be done regularly to maintain a good appearance

The majority of all water-based stains can be removed with a clean white cloth and lukewarm water. If the stain has dried, treat it with a suitable carpet cleaner

Avoid excessive use of water. Too much moisture should first be absorbed by rubbing. Dried and old stains should first be treated with a blunt object (e.g. a spoon), then vacuum up the dirt. Oil-based stains should be treated with a suitable carpet cleaner.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and wine first wipe up as much liquid as possible with a white cotton cloth (or absorbent paper) and lukewarm water. Avoid using excessive amounts of water and rubbing the stain.

Periodic maintenance

At least once a year the carpet should be deep cleaned either by dry cleaning or by steam cleaning. This should be done by any floor cleaning company.eg:
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Concrete floor with Epoxy lacquer

  • For continuous maintenance, alkaline cleaners should be used.
  • Floors with an anti-slip surface structure require regular cleaning in order for the anti-slip protection to be effective.
  • Scrubbing machine recommended for floors with anti-slip structure.

Normal cleaning

  • Vacuum or sweep up loose debris and dust.
  • Mix the detergent according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Leave the washing solution on the floor for a few minutes.
  • On heavily soiled areas, a slightly more concentrated washing solution can be used.
  • Use a brush or mop, or a scrubbing machine. Be sure to rinse the floor and collect the dirty water. Do not allow dirty water to dry on the floor.

Heavily soiled floors

Use stronger solutions of alkaline detergents than for normal cleaning. Choose preparations according to the type of contamination and leave them on the floor for 5-30 minutes (do not allow to dry in).

Animal or vegetable fat is removed with emulsifying, fat-dissolving and strongly alkaline agents. Oils are removed with white spirit.

Concrete floor with dust binding

  • Scrape, sweep or vacuum loose debris
  • Wash with stone soap/stone soap so as not to destroy the dust binding surface
  • The floor surface is mildly absorbent so spills of oils, paints or other liquids must be dealt with immediately.

If cleaning is done with alkaline detergent or deep cleaning with a machine, the dust binding must be redone.

Water locks, wells and showers

  • Wells are opened and cleaned at least once every six months or when there is a suspicion that they are not functioning properly.
  • Water locks for sinks, washing machines or other equipment are cleaned when necessary.

Ventilation

Supply and exhaust valves are cleaned once a year.

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