Cleaning your stair treads is important for ensuring proper friction for stairway traffickers. Tread and nosing covered in dirt, grease, grime, or build-up may not provide appropriate slip-and-fall prevention.

Use the following steps to maintain your stair treads and keep your staircases safe for users:

1. Treads should be swept with a broom or vacuumed with a heavy-duty commercial vacuum cleaner at least once a week.

2. When needed, scrub surface vigorously with a stiff bristled brush using a mild detergent, making sure it does not contain Sodium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide. We suggest using Murphy’s Oil Soap® or Simple Green®. Rinse thoroughly with water after cleaning. The excess water can then be picked up with a sponge mop to eliminate any film left on the tread surface. Let air dry.

3. Scuff marks on the aluminum nose can be removed by rubbing with a fine steel wool and a commercial cleaning agent.

4. To remove snow and ice, use Sodium Chloride salt.

5. To remove chewing gum from abrasive surface of treads, scrape off as much excess chewing gum as possible with a putty knife. Soak with a commercial agent if gum is difficult to remove. Repeat several times if necessary. Scrub vigorously. Finish the job by cleaning the tread with Murphy’s Oil Soap®, stiff brush, clean water and a sponge to remove excess liquid from tread surface.

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