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Hardwood Floor Cleaning & Resurfacing
Cleaning experts recommend hardwood floor maintenance for the typical homeowner should be every two to four months. Dirt and dust act as a sandpaper to your hardwood floors and rugs.
Masterkleen offers hardwood floor maintenance as part of our in-home and office cleaning services. We understand the importance of clean floors, and have trained and certified technicians to bring back the original brilliance of your floors.
We have two cleaning methods for wood floors
1. Standard maintenance cleaning
2. Heavy duty cleaning to prepare floor for recoating
When it comes to hardwood floor cleaning & resurfacing, we recommend allowing one (1) hour of drying time after cleaning before walking/heavy traffic. We also recommend that Masterkleen technicians come to your home three or four times a year for maintenance. Ask about our Maintenance Package and negotiate a cleaning plan today!
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Masterkleen Guide to Caring for Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors add warmth and elegance to any home. If you put in the time, use the right cleaner and tools to take preventative measures, hardwood’s natural beauty can last a lifetime.
Get on a Schedule
In order to keep hardwood floors looking their best, the following cleaning and maintenance schedule is recommended:
Sweep up dirt and wipe spills
Clean using a product approved by your floor’s manufacturer, if you don’t you could void the warranty.
Schedule Masterkleen to provide professional maintenance to ensure the life of your floor.
Use the Right Cleaner
Whenever possible, get cleaner recommendations and care instructions from your floor retailer and manufacturer. Use the cleaner at least once a week after you’ve swept up loose dirt. Be sure to spray on the cleaner evenly and never pour it directly on the floor. Use a mop with a terry cloth or microfiber pad. When selecting a cleaning product, avoid using the following materials to clean your hardwood floor:
Silicone, ammonia or diluted vinegar
These products can damage your floor’s finish.
Products that contain oil soaps, liquid or paste wax
These cleaners leave a residue on your hardwood.
Products that contain citrus, lemon, or tung oil
These products can eat away at the floor’s finish.
Use the Right Tools
Sweep your floors regularly to keep dirt from building up and causing scratches. Use a broom with polypropylene or acrylic bristles. you can also vacuum with a bare-floor attachment with a brush or felt-type head.
We recommend vacuuming, it picks up the most debris, but the choice of tool is really a matter of personal preference. Make sure the wheels of a vacuum or other tool are free of debris or sharp edges. Soft cloths are perfect for picking up spills. Clean up sticky substances with a damp cloth and be sure to dry the area immediately.
Never use a steam cleaner on hardwood; it can warp the floorboards. Hard-bristled brooms scratch hardwood, and vacuums with rotating brushes can make dents in the floor.
Let us provide the professional help you need to care for your hardwood floors
We offer free estimates for homes and commercial businesses. Contact us today.
Some manufacturers offer hardwood flooring that is resistant to scratches and other imperfections. However, hardwood floors are susceptible to damage, and prevention helps protect them. Put rugs in high-traffic areas, use entry mats at doorways to reduce wear and place felt pads on the feet of furniture to minimize scrapes and gouges. Placing entry mats at doorways is one of the most important things you can do to protect your floors.
Blinds or curtains prevent the sun from bleaching out areas of your floor. If you have a dog, keep its nails trimmed, so they don’t scratch up the floor. If you have indoor-outdoor pets, keep their paws free of dirt, gravel, grease and oil.
When moving furniture across a hardwood floor, don’t drag the piece. Instead, lift and carry it – with proper help of course. For heavier items, you may need to use sheets of plywood or other floor protection and a dolly.
And, if you or anyone in your home wears heels or cleats, try to remove these shoes, especially stilettos or damaged heels, before walking across your wood floors.
If you’re willing to put in some extra effort to care for a hardwood floor, you’ll be rewarded with a lovely, long-lasting design foundation for the rest of your home.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How long will it take for my carpet to dry?
Our systems are specially designed to remove more water. As a result, our systems also remove a higher amount of suspended soil. Consequently, our system ensures that spots almost never come back.
Another benefit of our systems is that the carpet dries much faster than standard carpet cleaning systems. So, instead of taking days to dry, our system allows the carpet to dry in just a few hours.
Are your products safe and effective?
Above all, cleaning solutions used by MasterKleen are screened for safety and effectiveness. Most cleaning solutions are approved by a certifying body to be “green” and are tested for effectiveness by The Carpet and Rug Institute. Conveniently, our cleaning solutions are toxin-free and safe for kids and pets.
Should I vacuum before the cleaner arrives?
- Generally, we recommend that you vacuum your carpet at least once or twice a week. However, households with children or pets - or more highly trafficked areas - might require more frequent vacuuming.
- If you vacuum weekly, then it is not necessary to vacuum before MasterKleen comes to your house.
Will Masterkleen move furniture during the cleaning?
- For your convenience, we clean open areas and will move small furniture (chairs, ottomans, small coffee tables, etc.)
- If you want larger furniture moved, we can give you an estimate for the additional service.
What should I do before the carpet cleaners arrive?
- A good rule of thumb would be to pick up the floor as if you were doing regular vacuuming.
- We ask that you pick up any loose items, which might include toys, books, or breakables. Additionally, please relocate any small pieces of furniture (such as dining room chairs or magazine racks) from the areas to be cleaned before we arrive.
- If you have any small furniture that you know you want moved ahead of time, please relocate them to another area.