20 of our Favorite Floor Spring Cleaning Tips

living room carpet after spring floor cleaningWhen you’re tackling spring cleaning, don’t just look up at your dusty curtains or streaked windows.  Look down; winter and the spring mud can be particularly hard on your floors.

Preventative

  1. Train your pets to stop at the door so you can clean off paws before they come in.
  2. Put down rugs by all doors.
  3. Try to clean water spills off your wood floors as soon as possible (they could damage your floors).
  4. Sweep you floors daily to get rid of the gravel and small stones that get tracked in.
  5. Ask your guests to take off their shoes or, at the very least, wipe their shoes off on your rugs before they come in.
  6. Add felt pads to all your chairs and furniture (including folding chairs) to avoid scratches.
  7. Don’t be afraid to ask your local flooring experts about cleaners BEFORE you mop your floors; they can give you a list of approved cleaners so you don’t void the warranty.

Carpet

  1. Buy a vacuum that won’t damage your carpet.
  2. Vacuum before you carpet clean your floors.
  3. Test a spot on your carpet that is not visible (i.e. under a chair) to make sure your cleaner doesn’t discolor your carpet.
  4. Blot stains, don’t scrub. Don’t twist your carpet fibers when you clean up carpet stains.
  5. Schedule a professional deep carpet cleaning to get all the salt and snow out of your carpets.

Wood Floors

  1. Don’t use water to clean your wood floors, as it may damage the wood.
  2. Be VERY careful when using a steam cleaner on your wood floors, or don’t use one at all (this could affect the warranty on your floor).
  3. Only use approved cleaners on your wood floors for a deep spring cleaning.

Tile

  1. Scrub your grout with an approved cleaner.
  2. Mop your tile floor regularly.

Laminate

  1. Do not use water to clean your floors (standing water can damage laminate floors).
  2. Use a soft padded mop and approved cleaner to give your floors a deep spring cleaning.
  3. Don’t use a steam cleaner on your laminate floors (this could affect the warranty on your floor).

Have any questions about deep spring cleaning? Contact us via email or on our Facebook page.  We can help you get your spring cleaning done (at least your floors!).

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