Hard surface flooring has become increasingly popular in replacing carpet to remove dander and pollen build up as well as moisture retention. Wood, tile, linoleum and laminate flooring are also easy to maintain and clean… until soils build up. Hiring a professional cleaner always seems to get the job done much more quickly but there’s a way to use the same tools, processes and secret tips as the experts.
Chose the right tools - 1. A broom with tapered bristles and wide coverage 2. Machine washable mops 3.Terry cloth towels or any highly absorbent and machine washable towel
Use ergonomics - Sweeping, mopping and drying your floor can use some serious muscles. Use tools with handles at appropriate lengths (or adjustable handles) for your height. Never bend your back again – only bend your knees and extend your arms. If you must get lower, kneel on a mat.
Start sweeping or vacuuming - Sounds simple, right? Vacuuming, sweep or dusting your floor prior to mopping will remove existing dust, dirt and hair, as well as keep the mop water clean.
Mop with a multi-purpose cleaner - Whether you have linoleum, laminated, hardwood or tile floors, you can clean and deodorize these hard surface floors without damage by using a multi-purpose and multi-surface cleaner and disinfectant. A multi-purpose cleaner like PINALEN MAX aromas™ will remove dirt and grime build up, with the bonus of a long-lasting scent. 1. Dilute ¼ cup of Pinalen® to a half gallon of water and mop 2. Refill your bucket with clean water and your cleaning solution when the mop water gets dirty 3. Keep a rag under your mop bucket to prevent scratches or discoloration
Remove scuffs and heel marks - Use a white, no scratch, soft wire mesh pad with your multi-purpose cleaner and lightly scrub the spot until it removes.
Dry your floors - The experts dry freshly mopped floors with super-absorbent towels to remove left over dirt and particles, and prevent hard water spots. It also keeps you from accidentally bringing in new dirt that can build grime and stay there until your next cleanup day.
Add some shine - Overuse of industrial floor shining products that contain wax will cause residue build up and can trap dirt. For a natural way to make your floor sparkle apply this mixture with a spray bottle directly to your floors and clean with a dry mop or towel. 1 cup of water 1 cup of vinegar 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
Wash and prep your tools for next time - Machine washable mops and towels keep your utility closet looking nice and remove residue build up and tough dirt particles that can ruin your floor during the next use. Go ahead and pick up a bottle of PINALEN MAX aromas™ in Floral, Lavender or Ocean Breeze and for a long-lasting clean smell.