urine removal from metal bathroom partitions

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I have 10 commercial bathrooms to clean in the near future. T&G floors and walls. I know what chems I will use on the t&g but what would work best to remove urine residue from metal and vinyl partitions between the urinals? I have different tmf chems and some trash green. Management will also want to know what they can use during daily cleaning. I am new and have limited experience. Anyone have experience with urine on partiton walls?
 

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I’d just go to the Home Depot and pick up some bathroom cleaner.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simple-...m-Cleaner-Concentrate-1200000111101/302264469

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My concern is that if it takes an aggressive chem to get the white mineral buildup off the t&g then it may take more than general cleaner to get the urine residue off the partitions. The cleaners they use now don't work.
 

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Kinda a firm believer in lots of elbow grease. I’ve cleaned tons of nasty bathrooms with hot water and a basic cleaner, with elbow grease.
 

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Urine residues remaining for some time on partitions will cause damage that cannot be cleaned away. Corrosion, rust, discolored paint.

An acid side cleaner with little or no added dye will do the best for the white mineral build-up and urine residue. In our Bridgepoint line, it would be Urine Neutralizer. For the vertical surfaces, I would suggest using a foaming sprayer for some cling time to let it work for several minutes.

A good disinfectant cleaner will work for daily maintenance. Bactibarrier Detergent disinfectant is a decent cleaner, a very good disinfectant and rather inexpensive because it is so concenrtated. Use 2 ounces per gallon instead of ready to use. https://interlinksupply.com/index.php?item_num=CR700GL

I also like Contec's Citric Acid Cleaner Disinfectant (https://interlinksupply.com/index.php?item_num=1622-5551) or Benefect's Decon 30 (https://interlinksupply.com/index.php?item_num=CD33GL) for daily cleaning of walls and partitions in restrooms.
 
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Thanks. I should also say some of them are painted metal.

I have a few bathrooms with painted partitions one of them has a bright ORANGE yuk and the other is a nice blue. We use SolvsIt Industrial Strength by Carroll Co its around $15 a gallon BUT its always diluted for this type of job. If not used right it will wipe that paint right off that partition. Also, we use the Solvs-It Aerosol general purpose cleaner daily. Once a week I wash the partitions with a few drops of the solvsit industrial strength and a small bucket of luke warm water, you can get about the same results using a few drops of dawn dish detergent, I've tried it and it works but the clients prefer SolvsIt. Afterwards, I polish the partitions. In the building with the orange partitions the paint is nasty and peeling and I assume OLD. In another building I maintain I use this exact same method and it works like a charm. I honestly think it has something to do with the age of the paint and the overall condition. If its deteriorated already from urine and previous years of not being cleaned properly then you may have a problem on your hands and there won't be much YOU can do about it. The client will need to strip and repaint. Keep in mind though that daily cleaning with any chemical will lead to fading at some point or so that has been my experience. If your unsure of a general purpose cleaner just stick with dawn dish soap its safe. Sanitizer/Disinfectant the clients for these two particular buildings only allow Sani D2.
 

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Urine residues remaining for some time on partitions will cause damage that cannot be cleaned away. Corrosion, rust, discolored paint.

An acid side cleaner with little or no added dye will do the best for the white mineral build-up and urine residue. In our Bridgepoint line, it would be Urine Neutralizer. For the vertical surfaces, I would suggest using a foaming sprayer for some cling time to let it work for several minutes.

A good disinfectant cleaner will work for daily maintenance. Bactibarrier Detergent disinfectant is a decent cleaner, a very good disinfectant and rather inexpensive because it is so concenrtated. Use 2 ounces per gallon instead of ready to use. https://interlinksupply.com/index.php?item_num=CR700GL

I also like Contec's Citric Acid Cleaner Disinfectant (https://interlinksupply.com/index.php?item_num=1622-5551) or Benefect's Decon 30 (https://interlinksupply.com/index.php?item_num=CD33GL) for daily cleaning of walls and partitions in restrooms.
Amen to the Benefect Suggestion. Altho Concrobium has the base Thymol ingredient and is a little cheaper. Order it thru walmart w/ free shipping. I have had some success with Clorox Urine Remover. Brad BD Janitorial
 

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Both Benefect and Concrobium products are available through Interlink Supply. Shipping is free on orders of $350 or more.

Interlink Supply supports this website through advertising and regular informational posting from Tom Forsythe, myself and sometimes others. Walmart does not provide that customer support.
 
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I am trying out Heavy Duty Urine & Stain remover. it is a bio enzyme product. I seems to work pretty well on tile & grout, but the discoloration on a vinyl floor seems to be lighter but didn't disappear. It does get rid of the odor problem. The directions state that you need to leave the product covered by a damp towel overnight, not practical for a commercial building. So my experience has just been spray - leave on for 3-20 min and then wipe or mop off. Brad BD janitorial