Wood is pretty durable but dirt is dirt. For all home owners being educated is the key. Maria floor cleaning services will help you to treat you hardwood floor. It is really important!
In high traffic areas, like the dining room and kitchen, you should sweep daily, if possible, and mop once or twice a week. Some less-trafficked areas can be moped once a month or once a season.
It’s important to know how to prevent damage to your solid hardwood floors. Place protector pads on all furniture legs on wood floor. Take care when moving heavy objects across your floor to avoid scuffing. Remember: water is wood’s worst enemy, so use a damp mop rather than a soaking one.
You should prepare a bucket with water and some good cleaning solution. Dip the mop into the bucket, wring it out completely. Then you have to mop in the direction of the wood grain and repeat. When you see that water is getting dirty, simply empty the bucket, use new mix of solution and water and continue mopping. Then, go back over the entire surface with clean water to rinse.
When a floor needs serious attention, you can clean with a cloth to better “feel problem places”.Your job is done!
Keep this as a regularly scheduled event, and stick to it. Always perform this process before and after some special events in your home.
Hardwood Floors can be your lifetime investment. So, routine maintenance is is a key issue. It should include protecting the surface finish from moisture and heavy wear which creates scratches. This maintenance requires more than sweeping and vacuuming.
Wood is a natural decorating element. Caring appropriate maintenance will insure it remains that way. Even though, all hardwood floors will fade, darken or change shades over time. Exposure to sunlight will greatly increase this process. The regular cleaning and periodic professional maintenance of your hardwood flooring will insure a home and lifestyle beauty and comfort.
There are many possible solutions to choose from. Some people use old tried solution like tea bags and water, while others can mix white vinegar, water, dye-free dish soap and lemon juice. If you would like to oil your floor, you can apply mineral oil (baby shampoo also can be used) on a soft cloth and wipe the floor in small areas. A little alcohol can also be used to remove stains from hardwood floor. However, try to clean your wood floor periodically and with a professional cleaning product. We recommend you not to use ammonia cleaners or oil soaps on a hardwood floor, as they will dull the finish and performance of your floor. Also, try to minimize water exposure to hardwood floors and clean up spills as soon as they happen. Finish off by polishing and buffing.
All floors are susceptible to stains, whether they are hardwood or carpeted. If the stain remains, then sanding down the area may be the only option in order to remove it. If all this tasks seem hard to accomplish, just call us! Be sure to hire an experienced professional when having any work done on your hardwood floor.
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