It’s so great to have a clean house, and floor cleaning is a huge part of that. While some people just love to clean, others – well, not so much. Either way, there are certain floor cleaning techniques you might be doing that you could be doing wrong without even knowing.
Here are 3 popular, and incorrect, techniques that you might want to revise.
Let’s save the vinegar for that delicious salad. Vinegar is commonly used as a cleaning product, and while it works great on hard surfaces, such as a stainless steel sink, it’s not a multi-purpose cleaner – for example, when it comes to your floors. Vinegar is actually quite acidic and can erode the finish of your floor, especially hardwood. Time to rethink the vinegar solution.
Yes, water is a universal solvent. But using it as your only cleaner is not a good idea. Too much water is not good for your flooring. On wood floors, too much water can make the wood expand and then crack. On tile floors, too much water can start to erode the grout and can seep in between the tile and your walls and cabinets. Even on linoleum floors, too much water can be bad. It can get under the edges and between the floor and the walls and over time can make the edges start to peel and curl.
Keep the vacuum on the carpet. Vacuums, especially those with a beater bar, can really beat up on your hardwood or tile floor and can cause scratches that are hard to remove. Stick with a soft broom in non-carpet areas to make sure you’re treating your floors with TLC.
Basic maintenance for your flooring is essential to a clean home. In addition to regular hand cleaning, it’s important to have it professionally cleaned every 6-12 months to get out the deep-down dirt and to extend the life of your flooring.
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