How to effectively clean floors without breaking the bank (or your back)
Floors can be one of the most expensive and harder parts of a home or business to clean. What cleaner works on one type of floor and may not work on another type or worse yet, completely ruin it. Add on the cost of chemicals and equipment and the back-breaking labor, most people shutter at the thought of cleaning their floors. No wonder so many choose professional floor cleaning service providers over do-it-yourself jobs. Alma’s Cleaning Services wants to share a few secrets to effectively clean floors without breaking the back (or your back).
Invest in quality tools. If you purchase all of your cleaning tools from the local dollar store, you may find that you need to replace them more often, which can end up costing your more money. By purchasing fewer, higher quality cleaning tools, you may find that you are replacing them less often.
Utilize universal cleaning solutions and products whenever possible. One type of universal cleaning technique is steaming. Steaming works great on all types of floors and is chemical free. Another option is to use warm soapy water or a damp sponge headed mop to scrub those floors clean.
Make your own cleaning solutions. This tip goes hand and hand with #4. One of my favorite (and very versatile) cleaning solutions is dependable warm, soapy water. This versatile and easy to throw together cleaning solution will help you keep all of your floors clean. If you have a stubborn spot on your carpet or tiled service, try a sprinkle of baking soda followed by a spray of vinegar. The chemical reaction will breakup stubborn spots quickly and easily.
Set up a cleaning schedule appropriate for your floor type. The first step to reduce the cost and work involved in cleaning one’s floors is to not overdo it. Over cleaning will increase the amount of chemicals used, the amount of wear on tools and appliances, not to mention add extra strain on the one doing the cleaning. Plus, over cleaning can actually damage your floor. Follow these simple scheduling rules for cleaning your floors.
- Vacuum once or twice a week to get rid of loose dirt.
- Spot clean for spills.
- Steam clean once or twice a year, but no more. The more you steam clean your carpets, the quicker the threads will wear out and the faster you’ll have to cough up the dough to get them replaced. A replicable floor cleaning service can help with this task as well.
Linoleum or Tile
- Sweep as needed (pet owners will probably need daily sweeping, where non-pet owners may only need to sweep once a week.
- Address the occasional spill as needed with a dry mop or towel and only use cleaners if needed.
- Mop with a cleaner every other week.
- Sweep as needed soft, fine bristle broom.
- Vacuum once or twice a week to remove loose dirt. Make sure to utilize a soft brush attachment to reduce the risk of damage.
- Address the occasional spill as needed with a dry mop or towel.
- Using a dry damp mop, clean wood floors once a week and only with floor approved cleaners or warm soapy water.
Hire a replicable floor cleaning service provider to effectively clean floors. This will make it super easy for you and you might be surprised at how affordable a great service like Alma’s Cleaning Services can be. Plus, you will save your time for more important things like spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, or winning that big client. Your time (and sanity) is worth it. If you’re looking for a dependable, reliable, and affordable floor cleaning service provider, call Alma today for a free, no obligation quote.