Your flooring may already look fabulous to you, but who knows what’s truly lurking against the grain of those beautiful planks? Dirt and dust can hide quite inconspicuously. Not to
mention, at some point in time, a wet mop will have to make its way out of the cleaning closet (for best results, that is). Below, you’ll find five ways to care for your hardwood flooring!
Dust Weekly with Microfiber Cloth or Dry Mop
Dust seems to attack from all corners of the house: the back door, the front, foot traffic, our animals… it even cycles around beneath ceiling fans. Try dry dusting with a microfiber cloth (so that the dust sticks, and doesn’t spread!) or even better- with a dry mop!
We’re not talking about carpet, here. In fact, many vacuums function on hardwood floor, as they come with a setting suitable for bare floor. If you don’t have time to dry mop or dust often, we suggest finding a vacuum cleaner suitable for your hardwood. It can save time and so much energy!
Use a Wet Mop
It’s unavoidable, especially if you spot a neglected spill. Before using a wet mop, make sure you’ve prepared properly by purchasing the correct floor cleaner. Using a solution that isn’t designed for hardwood can cause damage, or at the least, smudging and obvious track marks!
Clean Spills Immediately
Rule #1 of cleaning: if it spills, it stays… until somebody comes to clean it up. To keep your hardwood flooring looking clean and pristine, tackle spills and stains right away! Don’t let them settle onto the flooring- it’ll only be more difficult to clean in the long run.
Call The Steam Team!
If properly cared for, hardwood floors can last forever. Every one to three years or so, The Steam Team can assist you in deep-cleaning your floors. Or if you’re in need of a hardwood floor refinishing, we’ve got your back! Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re available around the clock!