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Wood Floor Cleaning Minneapolis

Many people don't think of hiring a professional service such as Wood Floor Cleaning Minneapolis to clean their hard wood floors - after all, what's so difficult about wood floor cleaning?

The simple truth is that wood floor maintenance is really a no-brainer. All you have to do is gently sweep (with a soft bristle broom) or vacuum (making sure there are not sharp edges on the nozzle to scratch the floor) and then wipe with a barely damp clean cloth.

Wood Floor Cleaning Tips

Even so, people sometimes get a little carried away in their wood floor cleaning efforts and end up doing more damage than good. In addition to sweeping and vacuuming, mentioned earlier, here are some tips from Wood Floor Cleaning Minneapolis on how to care for your wood floor:

  1. Prevent abuse by installing area rugs in strategic areas. Area rugs provide two protective functions. First of all, when installed in entryways, area rugs and mats trap dirt and debris stuck to the soles of your shoes before it makes its way to your floor. Believe it or not, even a small pebble or grains of sand on shoe soles can abrade hard wood floors. Secondly, area rugs place under furniture legs or in high traffic areas prevent scuffing and scarring.
  2. Wipe down your wood floors often, using a clean, dry (or barely damp) soft cloth mop or its equivalent.
  3. Keep liquids off your hard wood floor. That includes spills, water and liquid cleaning products. Wood expands when it absorbs liquids and excessive moisture, whether it's in the form of water or a cleaning solution. Over wetting a wood floor will cause all sorts of problems, ranging from discoloration, cracking, bowing and more.
  4. Avoid using ammonia based cleaner, detergent or bleach when cleaning wood floors. These will almost certainly damage the finish.
  5. If hardwood floors are installed in bright, sunny spots then you need to seriously consider appropriate window treatments to prevent fading and discoloration.
  6. When moving furniture, get some help and pick it up rather than dragging it. Dragging furniture will scratch and scuff your floor.

Wood floors are a wonderful, long lasting, Eco-Friendly choice. They can last a lifetime if you care for them properly. But even if you follow the tips from wood floor cleaning Minneapolis outlined above, you will probably need to restore or refinish them at some point. Hard wood floor cleaning, restoration and refinishing are all labor intensive, time intensive processes which require specific techniques and equipment. Considering the number of things that can go wrong at any point in the process, you're best course of action when it's time for wood floor cleaning is to call the professional's of carpet cleaning Minneapolis at 612-605-5273.

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