Frequently Asked Questions

1. Q: Is it safe for me to clean with Linpol every day?

A: Yes. Linpol is a natural liquid soap that is 100% biodegradable. It is safe for the worker to clean with every day and safe for the environment. Like all cleaning products, always wear suggested personal protective equipment and follow any recommended steps if overexposure occurs (i.e., large spill or ingesting the product etc.)

2. Q: Do I need to use a special floor finish with Linpol?

A: No. Genesan makes no such requirement. Linpol will perform best with any mid to high-quality floor finish.

3. Q: Why is it necessary to test the pH level level of my Linpol cleaning solution?

A: The cleaning action of Linpol is optimal when the pH level is between 9 and 10. The pH level can be effected by the hardness of your water. Testing of the water source and the pH of the Linpol cleaning solution are simple tests preformed by a Genesan authorized technician prior to program implementation.

4. Q: How often do I have to check the pH level of the Linpol cleaning solution?

A: You will not have to check the pH level at all. The use of a dilution control unit insures a consistent ratio of Linpol to water so the pH remains constant.

5. Q: What if I add extra Linpol to the already diluted solution in my autoscrubber?

A: Remember, just like any other cleaning solution, more is not better. Too much Linpol can cause greasy floors and extra foam in the recovery tank of the floor scubber.

6. Q: What if I don't use enough Linpol for the water in my autoscrubber?

A: Again, just like any other cleaning product, Linpol is formulated to work best with the proper amount of water added. Too little Linpol can form a calcic soap in your autoscrubber that looks like a gritty foam (almost like curd). This build up could transfer to the floor and may clog your autoscrubber filters and pads.

7. Q: Can i use Linpol in a mop & bucket application?

A: No. Linpol requires the mechanical action of a cleaning pad and autoscrubber to remove soil.

8. Q: Can I burnish Linpol?

A: Yes. Burnish as often as you wish once the 30 day start-up program is complete. It is recommended that you do not burnish the Linpol foundation before this point because burnishing too soon will only remove Linpol from the floor and slow the process.

9. Can I spray buff Linpol?

A: Yes. If you wish to incorporate this task into your floor care program you can spray buff the Linpol foundation. Spray buffing provides additional protection to the floor. Spray buffing will also impart additional shine to the floor and can remove scratches in high traffic areas.

10. Q: What is a "Scrub & Burnish"?

A: Scrub & Burnish is a periodic maintenance technique that can be performed at anytime after the first month of Linpol usage. Flood the floor with a 4 oz/gal. solution of Linpol. Agitate with a low-speed buffer and a new, blue scrubbing pad. Vacuum the waste water and allow the floor to dry completely. High-speed burnish with either a tan or aqua burnishing pad. This technique with demonstrate Linpol remarkable ability to revitalize worn or heavily soiled floors without resorting to frequent scrubbing and re coating or strip-outs.

11. Q: What is the Alternation Method?

A: On rare occasions, low porosity floors (sealed or epoxy coated concrete) may cause Linpol to build up too quickly on the surface. This may cause slipperiness and discoloration. The recommended course of action is to substitute Delta Ultra for Linpol once a week to eliminate the excessive build up and problems it can cause.

12. Q: Can Linpol clog the filter on my autoscrubber?

A: Without weekly inspection and cleaning it can. Autoscrubbers have an in-line filter to remove impurities before they reach sensitive water control valves. Linpol will attack any built up residue currently in the solution tank. This residue may become trapped in the filter and block the flow of solution to the pad. We stress weekly inspection and cleaning of the solution filter to avoid this situation.