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Helpful Floor Cleaning Tips

For many homeowners, the dirtiest surface in their home is their floors. By implementing the following tips, your floors will be sparkling clean all year long. In addition, by using these tips, your floor cleaning will be fast, efficient, and easy on your wallet.


Houses may contain several types of flooring that homeowners have to clean. The three main types are wood, tile, and carpet. Each floor surface comes with its own methods of cleaning as well as specific types of cleaners that work best.


The most common type of flooring in homes is hardwood. The first step to cleaning your hardwood surface is sweeping or vacuuming to help remove any loose dust or debris off the surface.  The second step is to mop the hardwood flooring, which helps to remove any dirt, grime, grease, or spills. The third step is to revitalize the surface with either a floor wax or a liquid scratch concealer. Finally, to help keep the hardwood flooring looking like new, sweep or vacuum it daily.


Tile is another popular surface for many homeowners in the Woodbury, MN, area. Here are some helpful tips to keep your type of tile flooring clean. For ceramic tiles, use a washcloth or flat mop to ensure your cleaning mixture reaches the dirt in the grout. For porcelain tile floors, use a soft bristle brush and scrub along with a vinegar and water mixture. For other types of tile, use a sponge with a water and detergent mixture. Using the proper cleaning method for your tile will help keep your floors looking like new.


A third popular flooring type for many homeowners is carpeting, which is comfortable, durable, and a safe option when you have small children. The first tip for keeping your carpets clean is to vacuum often, and when you vacuum, ensure that you use a clean bag or filter. Also when vacuuming, go at a slow speed to make sure you are picking up as much dirt as possible. After the floor is vacuumed, you can follow up with a carpet cleaning machine to get out the dirt and stains below the surface. When operating a carpet cleaning machine, you’ll use a mixture of water and detergent. After vacuuming and cleaning your carpeting, they will look their very best.


If you implement these tips, floor cleaning will be an easy and rewarding task. Should your floor not looking fantastic after going through all of these steps, then you may need the assistance of a professional floor cleaner. To get professional service with a personal touch in Woodbury, MN, give Northwest ServiceMaster a call at (651) 644-3531 for all of your floor cleaning needs.