According to some estimates, more than a third of the cleaning products used today to clean schools contain ingredients that can have a negative impact on human health and the environment. Floor care products — which are some of the most powerful chemicals used in the industry — include many of these same ingredients. Proper floor maintenance usually requires several cleaning chemicals and products. These include strippers to remove old floor finish, sealants and waxes to put a protective covering over the floor, cleaners and detergents for general cleaning and “deep scrubbing,” restorers for improving the shine and to prevent slips, trips and falls, as well as floor care equipment and pads. In order to “green” a floor care program, each part of this program may need to be examined.
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