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ServiceMaster of Marshalltown Can Assist You with Residential Hard Surface Floor Cleaning and Simple Maintenance Tips

November 6th, 2015 · No Comments

With the holiday season fast approaching, how can you keep your commercial or residential hard surface flooring looking its best? All those holiday gatherings will bring excess mud, sand, and water into your home or business!

Marshalltown winters can be brutal, wreaking havoc on your hard surface flooring.  ServiceMaster of Marshalltown has trained professionals to meet the needs of all our customers. Whether you choose vinyl, laminate, hardwood, or tile for your flooring surfaces, we’re ready when you need us. Refer to our website for more information!

The IICRC states that hard surface flooring is becoming increasingly more popular in today’s world. Popular choices range from stone, concrete, ceramic/clay, wood, and resilient/specialty flooring. Most of these materials tend to be easy to clean, maintain, and restore.  Unfortunately, soils on hard surface flooring tend to build up over time, causing erosion of the material. Sooner or later, it will be necessary to clean beyond routine dusting and damp mopping; that’s the time to call ServiceMaster of Marshalltown for help.

Tips to Maintain the Hard Surface Floors

HGTV explains that when entering a home, a good rule to establish is the “shoes-off” policy. Entrance floor mats to prevent excess soil, mud, and sand from being tracked in from the street are also a good idea.

Grit and dirt that accumulates on the floor surface can cause scratches and damage the floor over time. Routine cleaning—including sweeping, dust-mopping, and vacuuming—can maintain the beauty of your hard surface flooring much longer.

Be careful when cleaning with detergents and cleaners, as too much buildup of these solutions can create a hazy film that dulls the floor.

Hardwood floors are very susceptible to abrasion and easily dented. They can also be damaged by moisture or incorrect cleaning methods. Remove dust and surface soil daily by vacuuming or using a microfiber dust-mop.

Never use oil soap on hardwood floors; it can create a dirt-trapping sticky film that will cause problems with recoating or refinishing the floor in the future.

Ceramic floors can be cleaned easily with daily vacuuming and sweeping to remove surface dirt.

Vinyl and linoleum floors can simply be swept, vacuumed, or dust-mopped daily to remove surface grit. You can also use a damp-mop with clear water to remove dirt and restore shine.

However, the time may come when you will want to call a professional service for a deeper clean. ServiceMaster of Marshalltown, Inc. will make your hard surface floor look as clean and new as the day it was installed. Contact us today to learn more about our residential hard surface floor cleaning services.


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