5 step cleaning process:
We will inspect the floors for scratches, bad finishes, and worn areas. We will advise you of anything that may not clean up.
We will sweep the floor to remove the maximum amount of large debris as possible.
We will pre-spray the floors with hardwood floor safe cleaner. This will make the dirt from the floor transfer to the bonnet.
Using an electric buffer and cotton bonnet we will buff the floor to remove dirt, grime, some scuff marks, etc.
To remove any residue or haze left by the cleaner we will use a clean cotton bonnet and buff the clean floor. This will bring back some of the original shine. Note: buffing will not add anymore shine to the floors than was there originally. Depending on whether the finished used was gloss, semi-gloss or satin, will determine the final shine.
Hardwood Floor Care
- Use dirt trapping walk-off mats at all exterior doors. The average dirt from your shoe is like 400 grit sandpaper, this will dull and wear off the floor finish.
- Strong sunlight can cause fading of wood and wood stain. To avoid uneven appearance move area rugs occasionally and drape or shade large windows to avoid direct sunlight on the wood.
- Apply fabric-faced glides to the legs of your furniture.
- Vacuum or dust your wood floor as often you vacuum your carpet.
- Wipe up food and other spills immediately with a damp (not wet) cloth.
- Standing moisture can damage poorly finished floors.
- Soaps can build up and create problems. For cleaning, use cleaners that are specifically formulated for wood floors.
- We recommend using Floor-guards when moving appliances. Floor-guards will prevent damage to your floors from sharp edges and even the weight of the appliance. A heavy refrigerator can leave indentations in some floors.