Hardwood floors are both beautiful and expensive, but they require a proper cleaning to keep them looking good as new and to keep their value up. Some people think that hardwood floors do not need to be cleaned regularly like carpet because the dirt and dust does not get embedded into the material but rather sits on the service. If you just sweep your hardwood floors to keep the clean you are not doing enough! With professional housekeeping, Spring Hill residents are actually recommended a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning regimen to keep your floors beautiful and to help keep their value.
What Activities Should I Perform Daily?
One way to help prevent surface damage or scratches is to give your floors a daily dusting or sweep. Instead of using a broom which has coarse bristles that pushes the dirt around, use a microfiber mop or cloth to sweep up dust and dirt to effectively prevent scratches. Microfiber cleaning pads use static electricity to trap dirt, dust and other particles, keeping your floor pretty clean. When performing your own hardwood floor housekeeping, Spring Hill residents should be careful cleaning with microfiber cloths or brooms because carelessness can show up as scratches on your floor.
What About Tasks That Should Be Performed Weekly?
Weekly cleaning tasks are meant for areas that are hard to reach by sweeping and dusting. Vacuums can suck out dirt and grime in corners or in high to reach places. Be careful with your vacuum on your hardwood floors because if a vacuum has a beater bar, it can scratch the surface of your floors. Alternatively, if you want a wet clean, you can use a mop with water or floor cleaner. When dealing with housekeeping, Spring Hill residents need to be cognizant that water and wood do not mix! If you are planning on using water based products, use them sparingly to not ruin the beauty and value of your hardwood floors.
*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Above and Beyond Deep Cleaning*