Hardwood floors look magnificent in our homes, especially when they’re brand new, or at least freshly refinished. But we can definitely achieve comparable results with a bit of elbow grease, and a consistent cleaning routine!
Sponging Every Spill
Messes cannot be avoided altogether; they’re inevitable. But what we can do to help our hardwood flooring is clean up spills as soon as we find them! After all, whatever has tumbled onto the hardwood flooring will definitely stay there until it’s picked up- so do it now! Don’t put it off.
Destroying Dust Mites
A major disadvantage to having hardwood floors is, well, dust. It’s visible against the hardwood, everywhere, and seemingly impossible to conquer. To keep a decent handle on dust, invest in a dry dusting mop! Dust mops are incredibly easy to use, and they can easily reach underneath furniture and in between tight spaces.
Vacuuming With a Vengeance
Yes, you can vacuum hardwood floors. So if your floors or overdue for a dust mopping, but you’re short on time, just use a vacuum cleaner! Vacuuming is a major time saver. Just be sure to empty the filter frequently to avoid clogs.
Alternatively, if you don’t own a vacuum, you can use a soft bristled broom.
Last But Not Least...
A routine mopping does a hardwood floor a whole lot of good! With your choice of mop and a cleaning solution specially formulated for hardwood flooring, carefully mop over the grain of the wood. If you begin from the farthest corner, and work toward the door, you won’t have to worry about leaving footprints behind!
If your home is in need of a deep cleaning, or your hardwood floors need refinishing or replacing, don’t hesitate to call in The Steam Team! The Steam Team is made of trusted professionals who’ve accumulated years of experience in a variety of cleaning and restoration projects. The Steam Team is precisely what you're looking for!