Hardwood may not naturally hold dust mites and other allergens, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be cleaned regularly. Keeping hardwood floors dust free requires giving your floors the proper TLC. Follow these simple tips to help keep your hardwood looking fresh.
As much as you love them, your shoes collect germs and dirt when you’re outside! You may not think of dust on your footwear unless they’re sitting in the closet, but the dirt you track in your home can eventually turn into dust. Removing your shoes can not only help prevent bringing dirt and germs in the home, but can help with keeping hardwood floors dust free in the long run.
Place a floor mat in the entryways of your home and have your family and friends wipe their feet before entering. That way, if your guests forget to take off their shoes, a good amount of the dirt will have been removed already.
Cleaning your floors means choosing the right tools. Don’t just use any mop, get one that will give you a thorough clean. Microfiber mops can pick up germs and dust more than cotton mops, giving you a more efficiently cleaned floor. In addition to cleaning better, microfibers have less of a chance of leaving lint residue.
Like carpet, you can vacuum hardwood if you make sure you use the proper settings. However, your vacuum won’t be of much use if it isn’t clean itself. When overfilled with dust and dirt, your vacuum can overheat and won’t pick up dirt as well. Always remember to follow the maintenance recommendations of your vacuum, regularly dump out your vacuum’s bags, and clean the filters to help make sure your floors are getting properly cleaned.
One of the main factors in keeping hardwood floors dust free is making sure to dust your home from top to bottom. From the ceiling fan to the legs of your furniture, dust can accumulate throughout your home, especially if you have furry pets, and inevitably transfer to your floors. Literally cleaning from top to bottom will help make sure you clean your home without leaving dust on the surfaces of the objects below. Always clean your floors last so you can pick up the dust that may have fallen from anything above it.
Life can get hectic, but making sure you have a clean home can be beneficial for your mind and your health. Set aside a specified time to clear your space of clutter, dirt, and dust. Creating a simple daily schedule to clean your home, or even just your floors, can help ensure you’re keeping your hardwood floors dust free.
Making sure your floors are dust free is just one step in maintaining their fresh look. Schedule an In-Home Estimate with Empire Today to see samples of wood looks with easy maintenance.
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