Step 1: Vacuum Often – There’s no such thing as vacuuming too much. Think of it this way: when you are not vacuuming, you are allowing dirt and dust to make a home on your carpet. When you walk across the carpet, you are pushing the dirt and dust into all the nooks created by the knitted material. Properly using your vacuum cleaner and selecting the correct height based on your carpet type will keep dirt away and your carpets feeling soft and inviting.
Step 2: Use Rugs – Area rugs and runners can play a major role in extending the life of your floors. If you have high traffic areas, put a rug down to help cushion that foot traffic. It doesn’t matter if the rug is going on top of carpet or a hard floor, area rugs and runners look appealing while prolonging your floor’s lifespan. Note: If placing a rug on a hard floor, utilize a non-skid pad to keep the rug in place. A rug sliding around constantly can damage a hard floor, not to mention being a tripping hazard.
Step 3: Clean Your Grout – Many times, you may misperceive dirty grout as dirty tile. Grout can be a tricky thing to maintain, and truly does affect how the surrounding tile looks. Regular grout cleaning, using a solution of equal parts vinegar and water, will keep things looking fresh and new. Use a toothbrush to gently brush away any grime and buildup, then wipe clean with a damp rag. This should be built into your monthly cleaning routine.
Step 4: Call the Professionals – Just as important as regular maintenance, you should be utilizing the services of professional cleaners at least once a year. From carpet to hard floors, professional cleaning will renew the look of your flooring and make the in-between maintenance a much smoother process.
Keeping your flooring looking clean and healthy is simple. Follow the four steps above, and be diligent in your cleaning schedule. Most importantly, if it has been longer than a year since your last professional cleaning, go ahead and get one scheduled today. Contact MaintenX at 855-751-0075 for details, or visit MaintenX.com.