If your floors are taking a beating with the kids being home from school, try these easy Summer Floor and Carpet Cleaning Tips for Birmingham AL residents. School’s out and kids are home and running in and out of the house. What does this mean? It means more dirt coming in and less time being inside. So, who wants to stay inside and clean when the weather is so nice? Not me! And I am sure we all could use some time-saving tips to clean up the mess and get back outside. Here are a few tips from your local Heaven’s Best Carpet and Floor Cleaners to make it go quicker:
Keep a broom or micro fiber mop handy. We have a hook inside our laundry room where we can quickly grab the broom or mop. A quick sweep or dust mopping in high-traffic areas of your home only takes a few minutes. For less frequently visited areas, every couple of days should do it. And to help minimize the dirt in high traffic area, place doormats at all doors coming into the house. Estimates suggest that doormats prevent 80% of dirt from being tracked through the house.
Vacuum your carpets at least once a week, and in high-traffic areas more often. This does not have to be difficult. We recommend buying a light-weight but powerful vacuum such as the Oreck Commercial vacuum which is only 10 lbs. With a light-weight vacuum you can quickly and easily vacuum and it doesn’t feel like you are killing yourself. If you have a big clunky vacuum, we suggest buying a newer light-weight one. It will make vacuuming much easier. You can also get a hand-held battery-operated vacuums for very reasonable prices. These come in very handy for quick pick-ups.
Clean Spills Immediately
This seems like a no-brainer, but it can be tough to catch all those spills when they happen. So, if you see a spill, wipe it up immediately. The easiest way to do this is to keep a supply of paper towels on hand, or have plenty of kitchen or hand towels available. Even if you don’t have time to really clean a spill or stain, if you wipe the majority up when it happens, it will be much easier to clean later.
For Ceramic Tile and Vinyl….
Ceramic Tile or Vinyl floors clean fairly easily with warm water and a little cleaner. Now-a-days there are all types of great mops to make this easier. Swiffer even has mops which spray the cleaner from the head of the mop and allow you to quickly clean a floor without even getting a bucket.
Hard Wood Laminate…
Many vacuums are now made to be used on carpet and hardwoods. As long as you can turn off the beater bar on your vacuum, you should be able to use it on hardwoods. Or you can use a dry micro-fiber mop (or a Swiffer with replaceable dust pads) to dust your hard woods and pick up any lint and dust bunnies. If your floor requires deeper cleaning, damp-mop the floor with a hard wood or laminate cleaner designed for that purpose. Or, you can use a spray bottle with a half water and half vinegar mixture. Lightly spray the floor and mop. Make sure you don’t over wet as standing water on these types of floors can be damaging.
That’s it! And if all of this sounds like too much work for you, we at Heaven’s Best Carpet and Floor Cleaning can help. If you really want to save time, call us and we will come in and clean all your floors including carpets, hardwoods, and tile so you don’t have to. We will save you lots of time and energy and leave your house looking and smelling great. And it won’t break the bank. We have great summer specials! Call Heaven’s Best Carpet and Floor Cleaning today at (205) 618-9150 for a FREE ESTIMATE to deep clean all your carpet and floors. We can professionally clean your carpets, hard woods, or tile with solutions designed specifically for each floor type. We also have state-of-the-art equipment to thoroughly clean all these surfaces. Try these Summer Floor and Carpet Cleaning Tips in Birmingham AL, and if you don’t want to waste your summer inside cleaning, use the form below to contact Heaven’s Best for a FREE ESTIMATE.