Friday, May 23, 2014

Hardwood Floor Cleaning Tips Part 1

Hardwood floor cleaning tips help to keep up your floor between visits. Part one of our series explores some basic tips.

How to Avoid Scratching a Hardwood Floor

Hardwood Floor Refinishing | (310) 545-8750
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If you have children, they most likely have toys of some sort.  Plush toys aren't anything to worry about, but what about hard plastic or metal ones with wheels.  Racing one car across a hardwood floor can leave a very expensive scratch that you'll have to call in a professional hardwood floor refinishing service to get out.  Solution:  Have a play area, or make sure that there are soft rugs around.  Any dirt or mud that is tracked in by your kids or your pets should be cleaned up immediately.
Here's one of our  hardwood floor cleaning tips.  Never wet mop your hardwood floor.  Instead, damp mop, or spray a mop with a dusting agent to pull the dust and dirt up.  You can vacuum your floor, just make sure that there aren't any metal attachments lowered that can scratch up your floor.  You can also use electrostatic wipes that you can get at a grocery store.  Whichever method you use, make sure you remove dirt and grit. If you don't, you could end up with scratches

Hardwood Floors and Entry Points

Grit is the worst for your floor.  You can't help to track it in, but it is a good idea to have rugs at each entry point and make it a household rule to wipe one's feet on the welcome mat.  A foyer closet is a good place to put shoes and boots that can track mud or dirt in.  Make sure that you clean all of your rugs too at least once a month.  Another good policy to follow is to make sure that you clean up any liquid spills immediately.  You may even wish to seal your hardwood floor.  Call your hardwood floor cleaning service to see if this is an option.
Hardwood floor adds warm tones to any room that it is installed in.  So take care of your hardwood floor.  Never let puddles stand on a hardwood floor.  Wipe them up immediately.  If you have pets, particularly dogs, sealing your floor will help to protect it.  And if you need help, get on the phone to the right people, a hardwood floor cleaning service in Los Angeles.
This concludes part one of our series on hardwood floor cleaning.  Be sure to read part two and part three as well.
Morris Cleaning & Restoration
1007 N.Sepulveda Blvd. #1204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
(310) 545-8750