Title: Mop Buckets
Description: Cleaning them after Stripping floors
Katherynb - April 8, 2009 02:46 PM (GMT)
HI there, new to this site and love it. I run a small crew here in Canada and have a question about mop buckets. My crew strips the floors with the same buckets we use another day on washing the normal daily stuff. I am looking for help in cleaning the buckets.. Since the stripping has been done the mop buckets look awful, clearly it is because the stripper has eaten away at the wax on the bucket. How can i fix this so the buckets look clean and new again?? ANY IDEAS???
IMAbroomjockey - June 3, 2009 03:42 PM (GMT)
I can perhaps help you with that problem. I am a Charge Custodian in an elementary school in Ontario, Canada. I'm in my 35th year in this occupation.
Line the stripper bucket with 2 heavy gauge, large garbage bags and then duct tape the bag ends around the outside of the bucket as tightly as possible. This keeps the bucket like new.
To clean the gear press assembly, fill a large garbage can three quarters full of water and add a cup of stripper. Put the gear press assembly in the stripper and water solution and soak overnight. Take it out in the morning, rinse it off and the built up wax will just roll off like "goo". I keep this garbage can wih the stripper/water solution available all summer....saves clean up time. Hopefully, this will help.
Katherynb - June 3, 2009 04:31 PM (GMT)
Perfect... Thanks!! I will do the same some how with the whole mop bucket. I just wish they did not use almost all the buckets we have.. :ouchers:
Patrick - August 23, 2009 11:51 AM (GMT)
This is an incredible idea, something to do for sure to keep them clean and usable looking again.
NauvooSaint - October 5, 2009 07:33 PM (GMT)
Just be sure you haven't drilled a hole near the bottom of all your large trash cans like was mentioned as another idea on making it easier to remove your trash bags. :wink:
It certainly does make a big difference on the look. It seems I have to clean up such equipment in any new building I've been in due to neglect.
NauvooSaint - January 6, 2013 02:59 AM (GMT)
If you have embedded grime on your mop buckets, you can use a power-washer. I use a power-washer on embedded grime on classroom chairs too.