Regular maintenance is a necessity if you want your hardwood floors always looking their best and to get the most years out of them. Some of the techniques are simple and don’t require a lot of time, but when you want to give your floors a deep cleaning, call the professionals at Green T.

Regular Cleaning

Broom, SweepingOne of the first and most basic things you can do to help keep your hardwood floors looking vibrant is to purchase a high quality broom so you regularly sweep your floors from any dust, dirt and other debris that may be hanging around. Next, you will want a vacuum cleaner, preferably one without a beater bar so you can clean those hard to reach places.

Minimizing Wear & Tear

Other things to be mindful of would be spills. Make sure you clean those up immediately to avoid staining and other damage. It is good practice to put rugs down in high traffic areas and mats at entry points. DO NOT use rubber-backed or poorly ventilated rugs as they may trap moisture under them. Keep the home’s humidity consistent to avoid swelling, shrinking, cracking and exposed gaps in the floor. Remove shoes and use pads under furniture legs to prevent scratches.

In-Depth DIY

MapleFloorMore in depth cleaning techniques will vary based on the installation and type of finish your hardwood floor has. Certain floors can use a terry cloth mop with a swivel that makes cleaning under cabinets, corners and along the baseboards a breeze. As far as professional cleaning products go, you will want to check with the manufacturer to know what type of product is best suited for your hardwood floor.

Deep Cleaning

The most crucial step in the maintenance process is to have your floors professionally deep cleaned to remove dirt, dust and other debris that has been embedded in the cracks. The technicians at Green T use specially formulated deep cleaning solutions that attack embedded dirt, but are gentle on the wood. Using state of the art equipment, the technicians then extract the cleaning solution along with the dirt and grime from the floor. It is recommended that you have your hardwood floors professionally cleaned to maximize their longevity and beauty. Call us at (630) 231-9997 or click here to contact Green T Carpet Cleaning and get your floors looking new again.