Thursday, 17 September 2015

Select Home Cleaning- Basic Care & Maintenance Tips for Hardwood Floors

When you have hardwood floors at home, it is important for you to keep them clean and shining all the time. However, you may be busy with work and hardly have the time to mop or even dust the floor. For this you can call in professional cleaning experts like Select Home Cleaning in New Zealand. These trained cleaning professionals will ensure that dirt, grime and oil are removed from the floor completely. However, basic care should be taken to ensure they do not become the breeding ground for germs and bacteria. 

Here is what the expert professionals from Select Home Cleaning suggest when you are looking for ways and means to take care of hardwood floors-
  • Weekly & bi-weekly cleaning- Basic care of hardwood floors do not mean that you have to do it every day. You can opt for weekly or bi-weekly cleaning processes. This can be done with the aid of a vacuum cleaner. The dust is removed. After this you should mop the floor with a very good dirt remover. 
  • Use the right equipment for cleaning- When you are vacuuming the floor, ensure that you do not clean the floor with the beater bar attachment.  This attachment will scratch the finish of the floor. Instead use an electric broom or a floor brush attachment. For very dusting, it is advised to use electrostatic cloths that are disposable. For saving money, use both sides of the cloth.
  • Remove dirt built over time- When it comes to dirt, grime and oil that has accumulated with time, weekly or bi-weekly dusting or mopping will not remove it completely. It is important for you to call in professionals for the occasional deep cleaning of your hardwood floors. This should ideally be done during spring or just before the holidays. If you are doing it yourself, ensure you use a good deep cleaning product and read the label for instructions. You should saturate a rag mop or a sponge in water and wring it till almost dry. It should be damp to your touch only. This should be used to damp mop the hardwood floor and ensure that you do not allow standing water to remain on the floor. In case, there is excess water, you can use a dry cloth to wipe up the excess water. If the weather is hot and humid, ensure you use a fan to dry up the extra moisture.
  • Removing stain marks- When you are removing spots or marks, you should take the finish of your floor into consideration. If the stain is on the floor surface, you have a hard finish. However, if the stain has penetrated into the floor, this means the floor is made of a soft oil surface. This kind of floor is common in older homes where the floors have not been resealed or refinished. For such floors, you need to wipe the floor with a soft and clean cloth. Never use sandpaper or abrasive chemicals that would ruin the surface of the floor.

If you follow the above care and maintenance tips for the hardwood floor as advised by Select Home Cleaning technicians, you will be able to enhance the lifespan of your floors with success!
To know more on important home cleaning tips and services, please visit Select Home Cleaning website. Get your free quote now!
Phone 0800 000 907.

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