Many people have found themselves at home a lot more due to the virus that’s going around in recent weeks. Recognizing the need to deep clean and disinfect every part of our homes in order to slow down the spread, people are ensuring they tackle all the surfaces in their homes. You need to be careful when deep cleaning hardwood floors since they can be susceptible to water damage. With this in mind, we at Mike’s Custom Flooring would like to share how to properly clean and disinfect the wood floors safely and efficiently.
Hardwood Floor Cleaning Preparation
Knowing how your flooring was finished is the first step in the cleaning process. Your floor could be sealed, pre-finished, or have a urethane coating. Because they are stain and water-resistant, urethane, polyurethane, and polyacrylic finished floors tend to be the easiest to maintain. Make sure the cleaning and disinfecting methods you choose won’t harm your floors since other types of finishes may not be as durable or protecting.
How to Deep Clean Hardwood Floors
Picking up any dust or crumbs using a dry dust mop, the next step to cleaning your floor should always be a priority. You want to avoid anything getting stuck in your wet mop because it can easily lead to scuff marks. To care for your hardwood floors, there are many cleaners on the market that are specially formulated. Disinfecting the floors can be down with the right multi-purpose disinfects that are safe on wood floor surfaces. Be sure that there is no moisture residue left behind after you disinfect the floors, otherwise, your damage can sustain damage.
Maintaining Clean Floors
You will want to preserve your hard work as long as possible now that your hardwood floors are clean and looking all shiny and new. To better prevent the dirt and germs off of your freshly cleaned floors apply the following recommendations.
1) Especially in high traffic areas, use runners and throw rugs. In addition to protecting from dirt and germs, it prevents unnecessary wear and tear on your wood finish.
2) Implement a “no shoes in the house” rule to protect floors. Our shoes are in constant contact with the ground when we go places. Any number of germs onto our shoes can transfer from the dirt, sand, dust, puddles, restrooms, and everything when we walk. Upon entering the house simply have everyone take shoes off to prevent that from getting into your home. In order to make it more convenient, you can also place a shoe rack beside each entry door.
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Should you notice any wear or damage on your wood floors, call the experts of Mike’s Custom Flooring to repair and refinish your hardwood floors, if necessary, our qualified experts can replace the wood floors as well. We have the experience and expertise to ensure your wood floors are well maintained, replaced, or repairs. Using advanced equipment and premium products and materials, Mike’s Custom Flooring is your leading expert for hardwood floor services. Call us today to get started.