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Question: Should waxed floors be cleaned with hot or cold water?
Top Answer (60% of 55 votes): Cold water.

Answer: Cold water
Explanation: Mopping should be done with cold water and a neutral cleaner. If hot water is used on a waxed VCT floor, it can cause the wax to come up with the mop and also gives the wax a cloudy appearance. Also, do not use harsh cleaners to mop a VCT floor. Bleach or ammonia based products will strip wax off of the VCT floor.
Pro Clean
Answer: Cold water
Explanation: For waxed floors you need to use cold water, hot water might damage the finish.
AJ Services
Answer: There is no signficant difference
Explanation: I use warm.
C&C PROS CLEANING COMPANY
ProMatcher
Answer: There is no signficant difference
Explanation: Hot water makes it easier to break the wax down.
Lakewood Building Maintenance
Answer: There is no signficant difference
Explanation: There is little difference when cleaning with hot or cold water depending upon the type of clean. We use hot water on all our ice cream shops - for obvious reasons. But normally the chemical is what needs to be cleared for proper use.
QCS Building Services Inc.
Answer: There is no signficant difference
Explanation: There are cold and hot water stripping solutions. First you have to determine the type of finish that is down and remove it with a comparable stripper. Some finishes are stronger than the stripper and will need not only a solution adjustment but heat can help, the main factors are the proper stripping pads and a propane stripper where applicable. As well automatic floor scrubbers to properly rinse the floor clean and then finally rinse with a neutral chemical to neutralize the chemical from the surface and allow to dry before wax application.
Jani-Serv, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: There is no signficant difference
Explanation: A cleaner cannot make the water hot enough to reactivate the wax.
Patton Building Services
Answer: Cold water
Explanation: hot water can damage or peel off wax
Hurtado's cleaning services
Answer: Cold water
Explanation: Hot water tends to heat up the wax and strip it faster
Mom's Cleaning LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Cold water
Explanation: Most cleaning products today call for cold water
Castlekeep Maintenance Co., LLC
Answer: Cold water
Explanation: Hot water softens and removes some of the wax.
Mighty Clean Services
Answer: Hot water
Explanation: Waxed floors are a skilled position. Always hire a professional.
Antonelli's
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