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Floor Cleaning Tips

A clean floor helps to promote a healthier home. Dirt, debris, and bacteria all fall and collect when people and pets walk across it, in addition to the contaminants that settle from the air.

Each type of flooring has different cleaning requirements to keep things sanitary and fresh. Not surprisingly, some flooring types are easier to clean than others. To help you tidy up, here are tips from a flooring contractor to clean your floors more effectively.

Tile Floors - Floors made of tile and porcelain are among the easiest types of flooring to clean and maintain. Spills and stains can get wiped up using a wet mop. Using a neutral floor cleaning solution in combination with a classic string mop helps break free debris stuck in the grout and in between tiles. Always be sure to avoid using an abrasive cleaner, as there is a chance of scratching the glaze. In between mopping, using a broom is recommended to clear away visible dirt.

Vinyl Floors - Vinyl tiles and planks are among the most popular flooring option available today. The reasons for their popularity include their price, durability, and the wide variety of styles available on the market. Much like tile and porcelain floors, you can use a mop to wash away spills, stains, and other imperfections. For best results, avoid abrasive cleaners and pouring large quantities of water on vinyl. Again, using a broom in between mopping helps to clear your floor of dust, hair, and other debris that often collects due to everyday life.

Wooden Floors - Hardwood flooring can be more challenging to clean and maintain due to it being a natural, porous material that absorbs water and moisture. Vacuuming or sweeping helps to remove surface particles. If you want to give your flooring a natural glow, using a liquid floor cleaner that's approved for natural hardwood use helps to preserve the integrity of your floor.

Carpeting - While carpeting adds comfort to your home, this flooring option needs regular cleaning to help maintain a healthy home. According to some reports and experienced flooring contractor, standard carpeting can hold up to 200,000 bacterias per square inch. Areas with exposure to allergens such as pollen and pet dander can be even higher. To help keep everyone in your home healthy, regular vacuuming with a modern sweeper helps to lift many of these contaminants away. In addition to frequent vacuuming, using a deep or steam cleaner several times a year helps to kill and lift away other deep-seated dirt and germs ground into the carpet fibers.

Doiggs Restoration cares about the health and wellbeing of everyone in the Rockwall, Texas area. We hope that you found this article helpful in maintaining a cleaner and healthier household.