Cleaning & Maintenance Tips
Concrete wall forms are simple to clean and maintain. A regular maintenance and cleaning program will ensure that your panels continue to look brand-new for the duration of their service life.
Avoid the use of abrasive materials, such as detergents, chemicals, or hard brushes. If you are not sure whether something will abrade your panels, it is best to test a small area of the panel prior to cleaning. When choosing the correct cleaner, it is important to consider the following:
- Environment in which panels operate
- Hardness of water
- Whether grease or other materials may collect on the panel surface
- Soil type in the area
With a thorough understanding of the conditions to which the panels will be exposed, it will be easier to choose a cleaner that caters to your specific needs. Avoid caustic or solvent-based cleaners. Instead, choose a mild detergent or soap scum remover.
Regular maintenance is key to maintaining your concrete wall forms. Extrutech Plastics’ FORM panels are engineered with rigid, durable polymer that will retain its high gloss and original profile with adequate care. When cleaning, use a soft brush or damp cotton cloth. Panels can be treated using lime and soap scum removal products. However, be sure to test products that may be abrasive or corrosive.
For more heavy-duty cleaning and sterilization, low-pressure washers, low-heat water and steam cleaners can also be used.
Stay-In-Place Concrete Forms from Extrutech Plastics, Inc.
With exceptional ease of installation and even easier maintenance, Extrutech Plastics’ customizable stay-in-place concrete forms offer a versatile, cost-effective option. Our FORM panels are designed for reliability, long service life, and simplified sterilization. With more than 28 years of experience, Extrutech is dedicated to providing innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet our customers’ needs.
To learn more about our concrete wall forms and other products and services, contact us today or call 1.888.818.0118.
The Extrutech FORM System is listed under the following patents:
U.S. PATENT 8,677,713 CANADIAN PATENT 2833,490 MEXICAN PATENT 344648
ESR-4250 ICC-ES EVALUATION REPORT
ESL-1129 ICC-ES LISTING REPORT