Cleaning Newsletter and Tips
Ceramic floors come in many types and sizes. There are two common surfaces, glazed and unglazed surfaces. Glazed surfaces normally have a glossy finish and appear shinny. Unglazed surfaces tend to have a dull surface but may also come with a glossy appearance if a surface coating is applied.
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using a flat mop with the mop head treated in an appropriate cleaning chemical. Additional cleaning chemical is held in a spray bottle to be applied on the floor as one cleans along and the mop head dry out. Remember to change the mop head periodically as it gets very dirty.
If the soil is not easily being removed, spray some more cleaning chemical on the spot and agitate with a scrubbing pad. Then continue with the cleaning. If the grout lines are dirty, similarly apply the floor cleaning chemical and using a grout brush agitate until the soil is removed and you can continue using the flat mop to clean the surface. Starting from the edges and corners, clean through the open space while moving towards the entrance door for your exit.
Where the floor area needing agitation or grout lines needing cleaning is large, it is time to call on the service of a professional cleaning service to assist with the cleaning as additional cleaning equipment may be required and it would be useful that the floor surface supports the cleaning approach that may be considered.
Carpets come beautiful and of a variety of threads. From nylon, through cotton to wool, you will find carpets of many types. The most important thing to keep carpets clean is to vacuum it regularly. Unfortunately this simple activity is often ignored until the dust shows up and the carpet begins to become a health hazard. Having the discipline to keep your carpets regularly vacuumed will make them stay healthy for longer.
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attend to spills early. Spills can become stains if left for long making its removal impossible even for a professional company. There are different methods for cleaning different spills on different types of carpets and you should always seek advise on them. However most general carpet cleaning chemicals would take out most general stains in carpets. As with most cleaning for carpets, please test in an inconspicuous place first.
It is always advised to ensure that you have appropriate floor mats before your carpets. This will take out the dirty from your soles before they get rubbed on your beautiful carpets. A long floor mat before the carpet itself is preferred.
Periodically and at least once a year, other more intensive methods of cleaning is required. Hot water carpet cleaning is one such recommended approach by manufacturers. This involves additional cleaning equipment normally stocked by professional carpet cleaning companies. It is advisable that you work with a professional carpet cleaning periodically to have your carpets restored like new.
Wooden floors continue to undergo many improvements and are getting more easier to maintain. From the use of solid wood, laminates to engineered wooden floor types, they come across as floors with natural beauty. It is important that one can differentiate the various floor types so that one can undertake restorative cleaning when required.
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sweeping with a broom with soft bristles, dust mopping or vacuuming to remove sand, and other dirt and followed by damp mopping. With these actions, one can keep floors looking beautiful for many years.
However once in a while, floors need to be restored. Some of the floor types lend themselves well to restoration. As wood has generally become scarce, engineered and laminate floor types have become popular. To explain the floor types, solid wood come as a complete solid wood in consistency. Engineered hardwood is not a solid wood. The wear layer already come finished and is real wood. Layers of plywood and fibreboard form the remainder of the floor thickness. Laminate floors come as layers of fibreboard and layered top and bottom by laminate backing and and bonded together under high pressure. The surface layer is covered by a high quality photo of wood and sealed with a tough finish.
Not all wooden floors can be restored. Additionally, special chemicals are needed if floors are require to be restored. Consult a professional cleaning company specializing in wooden floors assist you maintain your floors. Whether you need a damage repaired or a restoration of the gloss on the floor, a professional cleaning company with the know how can advise you on the best methods.
Terrazzo floors are staging a resurgence. It's advantages are generally due to its economy, strength and ease of care. Generally terrazzo floor are suitable for areas where under foot comfort, noise control, and intricate floor designs are not important.
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you need to understand its material composition and the simple cleaning steps required. Terrazzo is composed of marble and cement. Marble is practically non absorbent. The cement on the hand is porous and absorbs stains easily. This is the portion that requires care and protection. Daily cleaning involves cleaning by sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming to remove sand and damp mopping with a neutral cleaner. It is important to wipe spills as quickly as possible to avoid stains.
Terrazzo floors should always be sealed. An unsealed floor will stain more quickly and make restoration complex. Many badly damaged floors have not been appropriately sealed or have their seals worn out and damaged. Consult your professional cleaning company to assist you remove the seal if worn out or ideas on how to remove small stains that may have occurred on the floor.