Cleaning the Floors After the New Year

As fast as the holidays come, they’re over, it seems. After all the fun, it may seem as though what you’re left with is a mess to clean up, hence the tradition of spring cleaning. When the tornado of family members has come and gone, start anew with by cleaning the floors so that they’re ready for all the year will throw at them.

Be More Thorough than Usual

feet-839001_1280When you normally clean the floors, you might do a basic sweep and mop, moving around the furniture. When you clean at the start of the New Year, make a point to be more through. Start by choosing a softer sweeper that moves particles and picks up dust; it’s less damaging than vacuuming and sweeping with a hard broom. Then, move all that furniture—without hurting yourself, of course. Get into all those crevices and under areas you normally skip.

Clean and Sanitize

How you go about cleaning your floors will depend up on the type of flooring you have. If you have wood, you’ll need to be even more careful about what cleaning solution you use. You can sanitize your floors, no matter their type. If you have wood flooring, you can find a wood-safe cleaning solution to protect your floor as you clean it; vinegar can sometimes be used to sanitize, as can a steam mop. It’s important to know what type of wood floors you have.

In fact, vinegar and steam mops can be used on many types of hard floors. Use these tools carefully so that you don’t strip your floors of any protective coatings. It may also be a good idea to look into having your floors re-coated with any protective coating. If your flooring is carpet, do the same thorough cleaning. Start by vacuuming, and then use a steam cleaner. You can also have some protective coating added to your carpet afterward.

Of course, it never hurts to consider hiring a professional for a one-time, expert for cleaning the floors to start your year. Of course, you could also decide that it’s time for some new floors, instead. Come see us at Sam’s Flooring Gallery to start your New Year with new floors.

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