SPRING CLEANING IN A SNAP: Clean the Floors

SPRING CLEANING IN A SNAP: Clean the Floors

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Spring Cleaning is easy as we take on one task each week. With only four more weeks of spring, we will be done with our spring cleaning! 

Last week we were “Dusting Decor”.

Remember to use the same 3 organizational tools: calendar/planner, a pen, and a notebook as we move through this next task. 

Jot down any supplies needed to be replenished, and any tasks needed to be done, in the future. 

Schedule any tasks needed to be done in the calendar and, promise when the time comes, do them.

This week we Clean the Floors

Before we begin cleaning the floors, we will need to clean the baseboards. 

Fill a bucket of water a third of the way with hot water and add some natural soap. Don’t fill the bucket too full cause, as the water gets dirty, it will need to be changed. Be sure to use a new microfiber cloth too. For added freshness, add some essential oils.

Go room to room cleaning all base boards.

 

Now we are ready to clean the floors. 

There are 3 main types of flooring Serene Clean encounters in our client’s homes: carpeting, tile, and hardwood. Each require specific attention about twice a year. This week we will focus on the tile and hardwood. Next week we will tackle the carpets. 

 

Tile:

Clean the floors with a steam cleaner or a grout brush. Steam cleaners are very effective and removes dirt without harsh chemicals.

Be sure to seal the tile grout right after steam cleaning. This will protect it from dirt and leave it clean for a long time. Otherwise, the grout pores will begin to collect it again.

 

Hardwood:

Clean the floors with a gentle soap or another pH neutral cleanser.  

No hardwood should be mopped heavily with water. Use a microfiber mop for the best results.

When dry, polish with a natural wood polish.

Whatever type of hardwood floors you have, never clean the floors with vinegar; abrasive cleaning products; ammonia or bleach products; furniture sprays, furniture wax, or oil based products; water or acrylic based products. These products will leave your hardwood slippery, dull, hazy, or make tiny scratches, clogging it with dirt over time. 

If your hardwood is older, chances are it may not be sealed with urethane, polyurethane, or poly-acrylic. Do not use any water on these types of floors. Instead, simply strip the built up wax with a mineral spirits and then treat with a wood floor paste or wax and buff to shine.

 

Or let Serene Clean clean the floors for you! 

Just call us for your complimentary consultation 704-616-6679

Check back next Friday when we Clean the Carpets!

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