Who doesn’t love a clean spotless floor? It’s just not so easy to keep it that way. Whether you have hard-surface flooring or carpet you can keep them spotless with a just a few tips here.
You always want to start off by vacuuming the flooring. If you have a hard-floor surface, you can use a broom or a microfiber based floor duster to pick up pesky crumbs or animal debris. Once you have cleaned up the surface dirt, then it’s time to get to the nitty gritty of making your floors spotless.
How to Keep your Carpet Spotless
Start off with a good vacuum cleaner. Expensive ones aren’t always the best option. Consider purchasing one based on its functionality and features rather than the price tag. Don’t just do a quick 3-minute run over on your carpeting to get it done. Make slow overlapping strokes to be sure that you are picking up as much dirt as possible, especially the highly soiled areas.
Now if you are finding that vacuuming is not enough to keep your carpet looking like new due to a few stains, there are several things you can do to remove certain stains. For greasy food stains you can start by sprinkling baking soda on the spot and working it into the carpeting with the back of a spoon. You will find that the baking soda will clump as it absorbs the grease. Vacuum the baking soda away and repeat this process until it no longer clumps. Next, spray the area with an ammonia and water solution (12 oz of water to 3 oz of non-sudsy ammonia). Use the back of the spoon again to rub it into the carpet and use a clean white towel to blot it dry. Repeat the step until your stain has been removed. After these steps you want to flush the area with clean water and blot up the area and get as much water absorbed as you can. Finally, spray the area with a vinegar and water solution (4 oz of white vinegar to 12 oz of water) let it sit for one minute and then blot up the excess amount. Another easy way to remove a stain is to use Stanley Steemer’s Spot Remover, which removes most spills and spots around the house. If these tips don’t restore the carpeting to your satisfaction, then it might be time to have your carpet steam cleaned. Professional steam cleaning is recommended once or twice a year to keep your carpeting in tip-top shape and to make your floors spotless.
Keep your hard surface flooring Spotless
If you have unfinished or unsealed, waxed or bamboo hardwood floors, then it might be best to just use a lightly damp microfiber mop pad to clean your floor. If you are not sure what type of floor you have then always check with the manufacturer before you start cleaning it.
Cleaning your hardwood, laminate, tile and grout and keeping your floors spotless can seem like a big job but it doesn’t have to be. Simple cleaning mixtures can get your flooring spotless in no time or for hardwood flooring you can simply try Stanley Steemer Hardwood Floor Cleaner or Kit.
When it comes to your tile and grout, deep cleaning usually requires a little more elbow grease. There is a simple solution that you can use to brighten your grout. Try a professional tile and grout cleaning with Stanley Steemer. We start by scrubbing the grout lines between each tile with a PH balanced cleaning solution to get the dirt and grime out. Next, we use a high-pressured rotary wand that forces hot water onto your floor that then extracts the dirt from your floor and grout. Additionally, we offer several types of sealants to protect your flooring or to give you room a whole new look.
Need Professional Cleaning? Contact Stanley Steemer
Everyone likes a clean home and spotless floors but not everyone has the time to keep it that way. To get a quote on our professional cleaning services, visit our contact page or call Steemerofsouthflorida.com or (888) 982-3553 for more information.