The best spring-cleaning practices for your flooring are most effective when they’re implemented year-round. Your flooring takes a beating every day, so if you wait until spring to really care for it, it will definitely show! Here are some best practices when it comes to cleaning your floors. For a deeper, more thorough cleaning, consult your local floor-care professionals.

Carpet

To get the most out of your carpet, implement the following practices into your cleaning regimen. For professional carpet cleaning services, contact your local floor-care professionals.

Vacuum

Carpet is a unique flooring material in that its surface is soft and fibrous, unlike that of a hardwood, tile, or laminate. For this reason, vacuuming is extremely important for the care and protection of your carpet. Depending on your home’s environment, vacuuming should take place anywhere from daily to weekly. The more dirt, dander, and dust in your home, the more often you should vacuum. Here are a few factors that will impact your carpet’s need for vacuuming:

The outdoor climate (dry, dusty areas will naturally lead to more dirt and dust in the home)
The presence of pets and small children
Your family’s allergen sensitivity

Spot Treat

Removing stains quickly is vital to the condition of your carpet. With most spills, it’s important to first soak up the liquid with a dry rag. Once you’ve removed as much of the staining agent as possible, use a carpet-cleaning spray or a simple vinegar and water solution to work away any of the remaining spill. Treating spots as they appear will help to prolong the life of your carpet and prevent any major stains from setting in.

Professional Cleaning

Admittedly, there’s some carpet soiling that everyday cleaning can’t touch. For this reason, it’s important to have your carpets professionally cleaned once a year. Professional carpet cleaners use commercial grade tools and cleaners to renew the appearance, scent, and condition of your carpet. If your carpet has a warranty, be sure to adhere to its parameters so that you don’t disqualify your flooring from its coverage.

Hard-Surface Flooring

Your spring-cleaning routine for your hard-surface flooring will be similar regardless of what kind you have. Check out these tips for your hardwood and tile flooring.

Wood and Laminate

Moisture is wood and laminate flooring’s arch enemy, so to prevent any damage, mop up excess moisture on a daily basis. At least once a week, use a broom to sweep up dust, dirt, and pet hair. Again, the frequency of this chore will depend on the same conditions mentioned in the section about vacuuming carpet. Once or twice a month, dampen a mop with a diluted wood-cleaning agent. If need be, wipe up any excess moisture once you’ve finished cleaning the floors. When needed, you can amp up your wood floor cleaning routine with a polish or wax. Keep in mind that this won’t be needed if you have laminate flooring. Once a year, have a professional clean and seal your hardwood or laminate flooring.

Tile

Your tile flooring will require the same basic care as your wood and laminate flooring, but there are a few type-specific tips to remember. Here’s how to care for your tile flooring:

Use a soft dust mop to remove dry debris without scratching the tile’s surface.
Choose a PH-neutral floor cleaner when washing your tile.
Use an old toothbrush and grout cleaner to keep the tile crevices clean.
Disinfect your bathroom flooring using a non-toxic cleaner, especially if you have pets or small children.
For best results, have your tile flooring professionally cleaned and sealed once a year.

Keep your floors in tip-top shape all year long with the help of Springer Floor Care. Our team of floor care experts can supplement your day-to-day care with a professional, once-a-year inspection, cleaning, and treatment. Contact us to schedule your floor cleaning!

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