The floors are an important yet often overlooked part of every home, but once you have spotless hard floors, there’s no going back.
You’ll be wondering why you don’t clean them more often. Food spills, pet dander, and dirt get tracked all over our floors every single day making them look grimy and dull. It doesn’t have to be this way! With a few simple tricks, you can have sparkling hard floors that will transform and elevate your entire home.
Why Do Clean Hard Floors Matter?
Keeping the floors in your house clean is important not only for appearances, but for health and safety as well. A recent study shows that the bottom of our shoes carry thousands of germs and bacteria – even more than a toilet seat. Any shoes worn in your house and tracking those germs all over the place. This is especially concerning in homes with pets or little children that are crawling and playing all over the floors. Cleaning these floors is essential to keeping everyone healthy and germ-free.
Spotless hard floors are also important for the aesthetic of your home. Streaks, spots, and crumbs on the floors detract from the appearance of your house as a whole, but sometimes it happens so gradually that we hardly notice it. Giving those floors a regular deep clean will change the entire look of your house and make everything seem brighter and cleaner.
How Often Should I Clean My Hard Floors?
Clean hard floors are a daily effort, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend hours scrubbing your floors every day. Highly trafficked hard floors should be swept or vacuumed at least once a day to keep up on those crumbs, but mopping once a week is usually sufficient. Areas of your home with less foot traffic can probably get away with a monthly mop.
DIY Spotless Hard Floors
The way you clean your hard floors will depend on the material, so it’s a good idea to check with the manufacturer to be sure you don’t damage your floors while cleaning. Regardless of the materials, here are some products to avoid using on your floors: wax, oil-based cleaners, furniture spray, abrasive cleaners, undiluted ammonia, lemon juice, and vinegar.
Store-bought cleaning solutions can be expensive and difficult to find, but you can make an easy, inexpensive floor cleaning solution using water and liquid dish soap. Be wary of using too much water on your mop, though, since wet floors can easily lead to damage. Aim for getting your mop damp without any dripping water.
Hire Daisy Maids for Spotless Hard Floors
If you’re ready to transform your house with spotless hard floors, look no further than Daisy Maids. Our professional cleaning staff is fully licensed and insured and will leave your whole house, including those hard floors, clean and sparkling. We serve residential clients in Salt Lake City, Utah and the surrounding areas, including Taylorsville, Murray, and West Jordan. Get your free cleaning estimate today!