Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Cleaning and care for hardwood floors
Regular mopping wont do much reach the dirt that lies deep in the pores of your hardwood, but Maid In Saint Louis' process does. This process includes an initial vacuuming of the areas to remove any loose dirt and debris, an auto scrubbing with an alkaline cleaner and then another auto scrubbing with a neutral cleaner to return the floor to its initial sheen. Edges are hand scrubbed, as are stairs.
Remember to always:
Clean up spills immediately.
Vacuum or dust mop your floor once a week, or more, if needed.
Place mats at every entrance to protect against dirt or debris as well as moisture to prevent it from being tracked onto the floor.
Place runners and area rugs (with slip-resistant backings) along high-traffic areas.
Prevent damage to your floor by avoiding movement of heavy appliances and furniture on the floor by using hard, narrow furniture rollers with wide rubber rollers.
Area rugs are recommended in front of kitchen sinks, at all pivot points and within high-traffic areas.
Minimize damage to your floor from direct sunlight.
Never use any of the following products on your floor: acrylic finishes, wax based products, detergents, ammonia based products, bleach, or polishes and oil soaps. Never use abrasive cleaning soaps or acidic materials such as vinegar.
Never allow water to stand on your floor for any length of time..
Avoid using rubber or non breathable materials for your mats.
Never use vacuums with the beater bars enabled.