By: Michelle Tran
We all like it when our homes are clean. Who really enjoys having their house perpetually unkept? No-one, which is exactly why you have us clean your homes to begin with. We make a lot of effort to get your floors shining, and we have a few tips that will help you get your floors up to Maid to Shine standard!
A lot of work and elbow grease goes into a good, hard-floor cleaning! It takes determined discipline to get those floors shining every time, but if you put in the effort, they’re always going to look beautiful. Floor sweeping and moping is a tricky business, whether your toddlers leave spills and spots on your floor, or pet hair is constantly a frustration, there is a Maid to Shine trick to clean it up!
The first step to any hard floor cleaning is the sweeping. The more detailed and intentional your efforts are with this first step, the easier it is to finish mopping. When you sweep, get as much of the hair, debris, and dirt up as you possibly can. Sweep every little bit of your floor. You don’t want to miss anything. Once you’ve swept, check your floor to see if it needs a second sweeping. If it needs it, do it again. This can save you a lot of hassle and frustration when you try to mop: the more dirt you get up while sweeping, the better. If you have multiple pets that shed a lot, sweeping might not be enough. A “dry mop” of the floor with a microfiber cloth is practically a miracle worker. Microfiber cloths are fantastic when it comes to catching stray pet hairs floating around that the first, several sweepings might not have caught. Go over every square inch of the floor all over again, keeping the microfiber and mop head as flat on the floor as possible while you “dry mop”. This catches up the stray hairs the sweeping left. Once you’ve done this thorough sweep, your floors are ready for mopping!
Every floor is different, and these tricks are just the beginning! Next week, we’ll look into what it takes to mop these floors to perfection.