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Preparing Floors for Spring

Preparing Floors for Spring

With spring getting closer, it’s time to start compiling your spring cleaning list. It is important to make your floors a focus of your spring cleaning to-do list. Cleaning your floors is an important part of preparing your home for better weather and maintaining your home in general.

Not all flooring is created equal, and each type of flooring is going to need special attention when it comes to cleaning.  The tools that you need and the supplies that you need are going to depend on what type of flooring you are cleaning. For example, methods that work with vinyl or laminate flooring could damage hardwood and it’s important to know how to correctly care for the flooring you have.

Tile Flooring

Before you clean tile flooring, you should sweep or vacuum excess dirt or dust before you start mopping the tile. You can use warm water to get tile relatively clean, but there are also specialized cleaning products on the market to clean tile with. Avoid using a sponge mop on a tile floor which can simply push dirt into the grout making it harder to clean.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring requires minimal cleaning and maintenance, making it one of the easiest floors to conquer as warm weather shines through.  You can upkeep vinyl flooring by mopping on occasion. Consider adding a few dashes of ammonia to warm water as a good cleaning solution for vinyl.

Hardwood Flooring

You should be sweeping or vacuuming hardwood floors before cleaning a well, just as you would with tile flooring.  If you are using a mop, make sure it is damp and not soaked. Any excess water coating a hardwood floor can cause damage to the flooring itself.

Carpets

Carpet should be vacuumed regularly in order to prevent staining, dust, and debris from collecting. We recommend vacuuming at least once a week and if you have a pet that sheds, several times a week should be enough. However, when you are spring cleaning, consider getting your carpet professionally shampooed. Shampooing your carpet on occasion can help remove dirt and debris that a normal vacuum will not.

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