Household chores, such as cleaning your floors, have been around for centuries. It’s not uncommon to view old oil paintings depicting people floor sweeping with brittle brooms, or getting on their hands and knees with a big bucket of soapy water and a rag. This is a pastime that’s been passed down from generation to generation, with each individual or family adding their own bits of tradition or pieces of advice to it. 

At Springer Floor Care, we’ve been in the floor cleaning business for not nearly as long as floor cleaning has been around. However, we have perfected our process when it comes to professionally cleaning flooring materials and can help you debunk some common misconceptions when it comes to properly cleaning floors.

MYTH: All You Need Is a Bucket of Hot Soapy Water and a Mop.

Hardwood Floors

While this may seem like a great cleaning tactic for smooth flooring, it is not a good idea to do this on hardwood floors. Soap can leave a filmy residue, making your beautiful hardwood floors appear cloudy. Too much water could damage your floors, creating soft spots in the material or other similar imperfections. A flat-top mop with disposable wet pads or a spray-and-mop product is the best way to clean them, avoiding easy damage.


This is a great option for tile floors. We recommend that you purchase a mop that can be wrung out easily to avoid excess water, which can become hazardous if not dealt with properly.

MYTH: Clean Your Floors Naturally With Household Products Like Vinegar.

All Floor Types

While your grandmother may be a wise lady, we highly recommend you ignore her advice when it comes to using household products to clean floors. While this used to be a great way to clean floors decades ago, thankfully, the cleaning industry has evolved since then. Now, there are plenty of options to clean your floors with products made with chemicals that are not nearly as harsh as vinegar, but do the same job. We advise you to make sure you do your own research and pick the best product for your floor!

MYTH: Vacuuming Too Much Can Do More Harm Than Good.


People used to believe that vacuum cleaners when used too much, could cause carpets to fray or damage them entirely. Nowadays, carpets are designed and made sturdy with the ability to withstand the natural use of a vacuum cleaner. The more you vacuum, the better, especially when it comes to “high-traffic” areas around your home and what time of the year it is

MYTH: Floor Cleanliness Does Not Impact Allergens.

All Floor Types

Many people believe that allergens only live in the air, inside and outside. For some, this can cause water/itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, and other issues that make it hard to breathe or function properly. One of the best ways to help alleviate these allergy symptoms, especially indoors, is by regularly cleaning your floors. Dust, pollen, and other particle debris that can irritate will easily build up on floors. With regular cleaning, floors will have fewer allergens and decrease your chances of harsh allergic symptoms. 

Get Your Floor Cleaning Myths Debunked With Springer Floor Care

At Springer Floor Care, we make it our mission to provide our customers with floor cleaning service that goes above and beyond. Not only do we perform our services, but we also help to educate and leave every appointment with tools our customers can use even without us. So whether you’re looking to get your floors deep-cleaned, or some advice on the best way to care for them, our team is here to help. 

Contact us today to get a professional floor-cleaning service that is unique to your flooring type and needs!