The weather is warming, the sun is beginning to shine, and our Spring months are right around the corner! It’s normal to start getting the Spring Cleaning itch this time of year… you’ve likely been staring at the same stuff, the same furniture arrangement, the same grunge on the carpet— all winter long. It’s time to pop open the windows, turn on the ceiling fans, and move the couch to the other side of the room!
Your floors likely need some special love and care this time of year. Braxton Cleaning Solutions, Northern Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and Southern Ohio’s floor cleaning specialists, are eager to help with your Spring cleaning projects. We use our state of the art cleaning system to tackle all kinds of flooring as well as area rugs and upholstery. You can book your appointment online and our staff will work to find a convenient time in your busy schedule to take care of your floors.
Here are some helpful tips for maintaining your floors after and in between a professional clean:
To best care for the grout in between the tiles, avoid cleaning your tile flooring with warm water until all dirt, dust, pet hair, and other debris is picked up with a vacuum or broom. Warm water will clean ceramic tiles effectively, but you can also seek out a manufacturer recommended cleaner. Sometimes, hands and knees with a wet rag is the best method to clean tile because using a push sponge mop can drive dirt into grout leaving it stained.
A few capfuls of clear, non-sudsy ammonia diluted in water is a safe cleaning solution that can be mopped onto Vinyl flooring. Most store-bought cleaners can be used on vinyl, as it’s synthetic made materials are designed to withstand harsh chemicals than it’s all-natural cousin, hardwood.
Steer clear of abrasive cleaning products that can easily scratch or gouge the delicate surfaces. Seek out a specific hardwood floor cleaner that aligns with the manufacturers recommendations. Sweeping and vacuuming continue to be an effective way to remove most unwanted dirt and debris.
When cleaning laminate floors, take a pass over the entire surface with the wand attachment of your vacuum. Then, using a dust mop or damp cloth for a second pass. While some laminate floors are water-resistant, excessive use of water or a cleaning solution is not recommended. It’s important to properly wipe up or dry any damp or wet areas, both for the sustainability of the flooring and for safety: a wet laminate floor can be slippery.
Spring is often the best time to have your carpets professionally shampooed. your carpets. Consistent vacuuming is also extremely important to help remove dirt and grime that may have become trapped in your carpet’s fibers. Braxton Cleaning Solutions is your best choice for Carpet cleaning and other floor maintenance.