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Hardwood Floor Cleaning Tips

Fresh Start Carpet Cleaning has been cleaning and restoring all types of hardwood flooring for over 23 years. Our cleaning system is second to none in the industry. We service South Jersey and the Philadelphia areas. We’ve written this blog on wood floor cleaning tips that will help you maintain your floors between professional cleanings.

Here are some tips for cleaning and waxing hardwood floors:

  1. Regular Maintenance: Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to remove loose dirt and debris. This helps prevent scratching the floor’s surface during cleaning.
  2. Use a Damp Mop: Instead of soaking the floor with water, use a damp mop or microfiber cloth to clean the hardwood surface. Excessive moisture can damage the wood, so ensure the mop is only slightly damp.
  3. Gentle Cleaning Solution: Mix a few drops of mild dish soap or hardwood floor cleaner with warm water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can strip the finish or damage the wood.
  4. Spot Cleaning: For tough stains or spots, apply a small amount of the cleaning solution to a soft cloth and gently rub the area. Do not pour the cleaning solution directly on the floor as this can cause water damage.
  5. Wipe up Spills Immediately: Accidental spills should be wiped up quickly to avoid staining or warping the wood. Use a clean, dry cloth to absorb any liquids.
  6. Avoid Excess Water: Do not use a wet mop or saturate the floor with water, as this can cause swelling, warping, or cupping of the wood.
  7. Waxing: Before waxing, make sure the floor is clean and free of any debris. Apply a thin layer of wax using a specialized hardwood floor wax and a clean cloth or applicator. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific wax you are using.
  8. Buffing: Allow the wax to dry completely, and then use a buffer or a clean, dry cloth to gently buff the floor. This helps to spread the wax evenly and create a protective layer.
  9. Regular Maintenance: Depending on foot traffic, you may need to reapply wax every 6-12 months to maintain the shine and protection of the hardwood floor.

Remember to always consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for your specific type of hardwood flooring to ensure proper cleaning and waxing techniques. Fresh Start Carpet Cleaning is available Monday-Friday to answer any of your questions regarding our hardwood floor cleaning services. Please check out our Instagram page for live time video on all of our services.

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