DO USE a cleaning product exclusively for floors recommended by the floor finisher. Please note that other floor cleaners contain ingredients that are not allowed to be used if you want to keep your floor’s warranty. Or try making your own DIY Floor Cleaner: Add a quarter cup of mild or pH-neutral to a bucket of water.
DO HAVE a mopping routine cleaning technique. Also, please remember that water is actually wood’s worst enemy so use a damp mop instead of a soaking wet one.
DO MOP Dip the mop in the direction of the wood grain. Also, when the water gets dirty, empty the bucket and don’t continue using it instead re-do the cleaning solution. Once you are finished mopping, go back over the entire floor with clean water to rinse it out.
DO HAVE a daily sweep routine and mop once or twice a week.
DON’T USE: Oils, waxes or furniture sprays. The oil will leave a residue, furniture spray creates a slippery top surface and wax takes time to apply and makes re-coating difficult.
DON’T USE straight ammonia, alkaline products or other abrasive cleaners.
DON’T RELY on water by itself or a vinegar and water based solution to clean hardwood floors. Mopping with water will result in gloomy gray looking floors and do anything to clean the dirt buildup.
DON’T USE Vinegar and water as it is not as effective as soapy water and may diminish the glossy look on top of the floor.
DON’T BE afraid to get dirty. In small areas that need serious attention, I clean with a cloth as you will feel how you are picking up the dirty residue from your floors.
Industrial floor care usage falls into the category of environmental services and janitorial services. It is very important to clean and buffer the floors professionally for many reasons. If you have a business (warehouse, industrial) it is imperative to make sure you do maintenance on the hardwood, marble, tile or linoleum floors. Any slips and falls can turn in to serious injuries which can turn to lawsuits from clients or even employee. Same goes as a homeowner, not only will it look pretty and look spanking new, but also it will be safer environment. Treatment for different types of floors are very distinct and especial. Only a professional and years of experience translate how to treat floors, and what machines or chemicals to use to perform the job. Some of these commercial machines used for these services are floor buffers to sand/smooth wood flooring, floor scrubbers, carpet extractors that clean hardwood. Or some chemicals used are wax, oiled, or polyurethane coating.
So, let’s give you a few pointers on why it is so important to do maintenance on your floors:
- Prevent wear and tear to the floor, especially expensive wooden floors.
- Remove allergens
- Remove grits
- Remove stains or dirt
- To polish floors
- Maintain an optimum traction
- Make floors more sanitary
- And of course, to have the glossy look of a finish make floors look more beautiful.
If constant maintenance is given to any type of flooring, you could potentially reduce the need for constant cleaning. Let a professional like A&A Environmental take care of your flooring needs. We know how to operate equipment and safety regulations. We have an answer for every question or concern as you will talk to the experts. So, call today!!!