How To Clean A Raised Access Floor

April 6, 2022
Flooring Services

Does your office space have a data center or computer room with a raised access floor? Raised flooring requires a unique cleaning and maintenance regimen because of the wires and other technology that lies underneath the tiles. Cleaning solutions and other common chemical substances can't be used on raised floors. As a result, you’re probably wondering how to clean your raised floors without using regular cleaning products. We’ve got you covered with a step by step guide:

Vacuum under the raised access floor:

First off, you must raise the panels to expose the area under the tiles. To do so, you can use raised panel lifters (suction lifters). Don’t remove too many tiles at once. There should never be more than five tiles removed in one line. Once you’ve removed enough tiles to expose the area, you can vacuum using a 2-inch hose with a pleated filter and a brush head. Make sure to do so gently to avoid breaking any of the pieces of technology. Once you’ve finished, you can use a panel puller to place the tile back in its original position.

Clean the exterior of the floor panels:

Now that you’ve cleaned the area under the panels, it’s time to clean the exterior. As we stated earlier, make sure to avoid using cleaning chemicals or any substance that could damage the technology under the panels. To get rid of any dust lying on the surface, sweep or vacuum the tiles. Then, carefully mop the surface with a small amount of warm water and a mild ammoniated floor cleaner. Make sure not to use an excessive amount of the product. It could seep into the floor and destroy the technology underneath. We know the process of cleaning a raised floor can seem daunting, but we hope our tips help you understand how to care for your commercial floor. If you find yourself in a time crunch or need professional help ensuring your commercial cleaning job is done quickly and efficiently, call Quick and Clean today! Our team specializes in all aspects of commercial cleaning, including raised flooring.

Quick & Clean is a women-owned and operated commercial cleaning service, proudly serving the Tallahassee, Florida area. Quick & Clean has experience in lobby cleaning, bathroom cleaning, COVID Disinfection, and more. Expertise that’s guaranteed to leave a lasting and clean impression. Give us a call at (850) 765-0049 to learn more or to schedule your cleaning services today!

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