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Taking Care of Those Hardwood Floors

5/1/2017 (Permalink)

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Taking Care of Those Hardwood Floors



Keeping those hardwood floors can definitely be a task that no one wants to be faced with. Unfortunately, your hardwoods must be cleaned and taken care of.

Maintaining your hardwoods is an essential part of protecting your beautiful investment, and once you learn how to maintain them, it will become like second nature.


Here are some helpful tips to help you maintain your beautiful hardwood:




At least once a day you should sweep or dry mop your floors. Microfiber mops are great to use because they use static electricity that will help trap the dirt and allergens.


-Always remember when you have a spill, to clean it up right away with a damp cloth!


-Putting throw rugs near doorways and entrances is a wonderful way to avoid all the debris that can scratch up and cause your hardwoods to get dirty.  





Maintaining your cleaning during the week is important, it will help you reach those hard to reach areas that you don’t hit on your daily sweep. Vacuums and wet mops are ideal for reaching those corners and cracks that get missed. Be careful when you use a wet mop, not to use too much water, a fine mist will work great at getting your floors to look clean.


  • Water and steam can dull and mess up your hardwoods. Only wet clean your floors every 1-2 months.


  • When moving your furniture, it is best to pick the furniture up instead of dragging. Dragging your furniture across hard woods could scratch and damage. Putting stick felt on the legs of your furniture is terrific way to avoid scratches.


  • Avoid wearing cleats or high heels on your hardwoods, as they can dent your beautiful floors.








At least once a month you should polish your floors. Polishing is a fantastic way to bring back your woods shine. It helps renew and refresh the finish that protects the hardwood.

  • Do not use vinyl or tile cleaning products on wood floors.


  • Do not over wax your wood flooring. Avoid wax buildup under your furniture and other light traffic areas by applying wax in these spots every other waxing session.





With all the abuse that we give to our hardwoods, consider giving them a deep clean.


Soil tends to accumulate over time, and eventually you will need professional cleaning to remove this buildup. SERVPRO of Cayce/ West Columbia and Lexington has specialized training in time-tested and industry approved cleaning methods. Also, our exclusive cleaning system allows our professionals to properly clean and restore your floor’s original beauty.



Things to avoid:


  • Avoid using water and vinegar. Vinegar and water can dull your wood over time.


  • Avoid using Steam cleaners. Steam cleaners put heat and excessive water on your floor, which can lead to cupping and long term damage.



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