How to Clean Floors
Cleaning the floors is one of the most necessary jobs in your home in Chiswick. If you think about it, they are the only part of the house that is in constant human contact whilst you are out of bed. In the same way that you wash your sheets regularly because of how often you are in contact with them at night, you need to ensure that your floors are spotlessly clean on a regular basis. However, cleaning the floor is not as easy as bundling the sheets in the washing machine; it requires a bit of knowledge, simply because there are so many different types of flooring that can be found under one roof. Even if you have carpeting throughout the home, you will likely have a hard floor in the kitchen, and for this reason, you need to know how to clean them both!
So, for a start, have a think about the hard flooring in your home in Chiswick, W4. Many people are obsessed with hard wood flooring, as it gives a very traditional and classy finish to a room. However, the upkeep of such a material can be extremely hard work! Each wood and finish is different, but essentially you need a cleaning process that is not going to stain the wood, nor let it get overly wet. Allowing wooden floors to get really wet will result in warping and cracking, as the wood soaks up the moisture and expands, then contracting as it dries. The drying process can leave unsightly water marks and the warping can leave the planks looking bent out of shape from one another. For this reason, use a damp but not soaking mop, and a PH neutral cleaning product. Washing up liquid will be perfect, but only use a little, the water will do most of the work. Use a non scratching mop, and be gentle, as some finishes are pretty delicate.
This process is the same if you are lucky enough to have stone flooring in your home in the W4. Ensure that the cleaning product is PH neutral, and that you don’t use too much water, or scratch the surface, and you will find that you can get your floors cleaned successfully without too much hassle!
With lino and tiles, there is a lot less need to be careful. Lino will take a lot of water slaked across it, but getting it dry can be difficult, so caution is necessary. Use floor cleaner, or washing up liquid in warm water, and wring out the mop regularly to get rid of the dirt. If the grouting between your tiles is getting dirty, then take a scrubbing brush and some baking soda or toothpaste to it, you may be surprised by the results!
Carpets are pretty easy in comparison! Of course you will know that they need regular vacuuming, in order to get rid of dust and light soiling, but this will not completely rid the pile of the dust that can get trapped in there. If you really want a deep clean in your house in Chiswick, then you need to look into carpet shampoo, or one of the more specialist cleaning methods. Shampoo is great as a cheaper option, but the residue can sometimes leave the carpet a little sticky, which attracts dirt more quickly. Having the carpets professional steam or dry cleaned will be effective, but is a lot more expensive, so the choice is really down to how long you want your clean carpet to last, and how far your wallet will let you go!