Archive for the ‘Floor Cleaning Tips’ Category

Cleaning Ceramic Floors

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

During mopping, use two mop buckets: one for the cleaning solution and one to rinse your mop. The dirt and sand from your mop will wash out and settle in the rinse bucket, keeping the cleaning solution cleaner longer.

To remove a water-based stain from a marble surface, mix _ cup of flour and add 1 tsp. of hydrogen peroxide. To remove an oil-based stain from a marble surface, mix _ cup of flour and some dishwashing soap (a few squeezes of the bottle will do the trick!). Pour warm water into the mixture until the consistency is thick and no longer runny. Spread the substance over the stain and cover it with clear plastic wrap. Tape the wrap to the floor and let it settle overnight. Remove it in the morning and let the mixture dry. Scrape the mixture off the marble once dry.

Cleaning Wood Floors

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Always remember to use a very dry mop when you mop hardwood floors. This prevents moisture from leaking between boards in the floor. Polish wood with three parts olive oil and one part white vinegar. Some homeowners use vinegar combined with vegetable oil on wood floors.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Small whisk broom will help you clean the carpet edges around the outside of each room and in corners.

If you spill either red or white wine on carpet, believe it or not, use salt! Pour salt over the spill. Allow the wine to soak into the salt and then vacuum up the salt. If the stain remains, mix 1/2 tsp of dishwashing soap with 8 oz of warm water.

Apply a small amount, then blot and repeat until the stain is completely removed. Cover the stain with a towel and press down repeatedly to absorb the stain and the soap. Once the stain is completely removed, rinse the area with cold water.

Blot with a dry terrycloth towel and repeat if necessary until all the moisture and residue is removed. If the spot or stain turns to a brown color when dry, mix 1 part white vinegar and two parts water. Apply a small amount and blot. Repeat only once.