Homes also have multiple types of floors. From carpet to hardwood to tile, each type of flooring requires different cleaning methods. Cleaning some parts of a home comes more naturally. Dishes stockpiling, a sink or bathtub full of hair, a greasy or stained countertop may alert your attention, but what about your floor? Even if it appears spotless, germs and bacteria can stick to the flooring without you even knowing or noticing it. Here are some floor cleaning tips.
Cleaning the Carpet
Vacuum each week to reduce buildup on your carpet, especially in high-traffic areas. For your vacuum to work efficiently, make sure to empty the canister or change the bag regularly. Did you know that we offer weekly cleaning services? If you need us to come to your house to clean your floors each week, along with other cleaning services, we’ll be more than glad to take care of that for you. Click here to learn details about the precautionary measures we’re making as it relates to COVID-19. Here are a few more carpet cleaning tips:
- Address stains immediately by first using water only. For tough stains, you can use a little elbow grease and a dish-detergent-and water solution.
- Hire us to deep clean your carpet once a year or more frequently
- Never wear shoes on the carpet
The first step to cleaning hardwood is sweeping it or using a vacuum designed for hardware floors to take care of crumbs, dirt, and dust. Then, you can use a nonabrasive cleaner to mop your floor. Harsh chemicals can eat up your flooring. Natural or plant-based cleaners are always helpful. If you notice that there are gaps between your floorboards, using wood filler along with sanding and refinishing the spot should help restore its appearance. Using this method will not only repair your floor, but it will prevent dust from piling up in the gaps.
Tile Cleaning Tips
As with hardwood flooring, you should sweep or vacuum before you mop the floor. For both types of flooring, using a microfiber mop is effective. Microfiber mops collect more dust, and you have to replace them less often than traditional mops. Regardless of what mop you use, you want to make sure that it’s clean and that the cleaning solution is diluted. Otherwise, the residue could appear on the floor. A tip here is to go over the tile again with water only if there is residue. For stubborn grout stains, scrubbing away with grout cleaner and a toothbrush or scrub brush should do the trick!
General Cleaning Tips for Floors
- Utilize floor mats
- Avoid using multi-purpose cleaners on your floors! Cleaners exist that are compatible for each floor type
- Sweep your floors often
Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Cleaning!
Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different cleaning services than the next. It’s important to hire a professional cleaning company that can customize their services to your needs, rather than paying for services you don’t need. Whether you need the master bath deep cleaned or you’re looking for the entire home to be sanitized, Misty Clean can help. If you’re ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.