Summer is the season of barbeques, vacations and constant activity in and out of your home. Any home owner can agree that this is the time of year when their floors see the most wear and tear. It can often feel like no matter what you do you just can’t keep your floors clean, so Stanley Steemer has a few cleaning tips to help you take control of your home this summer and keep your floors as clean as possible.
- Sweep daily:
Your home is more active during the summer. Kids are out of school, your pets are running in and out more and everyone is frequenting the outdoors much more often and then tracking dirt back inside. If you want to do your best to keep up with your cleaning and prevent your floors from being damaged, you should sweep as often as possible.
- Clean up spills immediately:
Your family being home more often means that messes are bound to occur more often. Make sure to clean up spills as soon as you can, the faster you take care of a mess the less likely it is to stain and seep into the crevices of your floor.
- Not all floors are the same:
You can’t use a catch all cleaning method for all your floors. For example, ceramic tile should be cleaned with warm water and mops. A small amount of dish soap is all you’ll need to clean up grease or dirt. For hardwood floors, you should use a dry mop to grab dust, dander and pollen. If you need to get ground in dirt you should use a damp mop with a hardwood cleaner designed specifically floor your floor. Make sure you mop up all the standing water, as it can damage your floors if left behind.
We hope these summer cleaning tips can help you keep your floors as pristine as possible. However if you’re looking for a more thorough cleaning, one that will have your floors looking as good as new, call Stanley Steemer today.