How Often Should I Clean My Wood Floors? ??♀️
What are Hardwood Floor Cleaning Mistakes? ??♀️
1. Stay away from oil based floor cleaners - oil attracts and traps dirt.
2. Stay away from cleaners promising a gloss or shine - you will have to remove the build up like nail polish ? on your nails over time.
3. Don’t ever use Vinegar even if it is diluted! Vinegar is an acid so it will break down the finish on the floors. Vinegar can cause floors to look dull.
Personal Confession ?
I’ve used diluted vinegar ? and seen floors dull over time while providing housekeeping in RoundRock.
I opted for shiny cleaners in the cleaning aisle and saw a build up form that we couldn’t mop off while providing maid services in Lakeway. ? Recently we removed a rug while providing maid services in Spanish Oaks and realized one of the fur babies? was peeing constantly on it. ?When the rug was moved we found a dark stain on the wood. I realized that the chemical in the pee reacted to the wood floor finish ? and soaked all the way to the wood. Lesson learned to search for our fur babies pee spots and clean it with a ph neutral cleaner quickly.
So my lessons were costly over 23 years but we’ve come to understand surfaces and that every All Purpose Cleaner isn’t meant for every surface.