Get to Know How to Deep Clean your Hardwood Floors

D eep cleaning is different from regular cleaning. It goes beyond cleaning the surface of anything; in this case, a hardwood floor. The process includes using various techniques and resources to deeply remove the layer of dirt and impurities from the floor and give it a whole new look. So to help you know how to deep clean your hardwood floors, follow the steps 1-5 as mentioned below:

Steps to Deeply Clean your Hardwood Floors

Step 1: 

Before you proceed towards deep cleaning, it is vital to prep the floor. For that, it is best to use a dry mop or a vacuum to remove the initial layer of dust and to clean the surface in one go. This will prepare the floor to be cleaned deeply in the next few steps. The tools that will be the most helpful for the floor prepping are a vacuum, a dry mop, and perhaps a regular broom. These tools are available in almost every household and require a minimum budget to clean the house. 

Step 2: 

Use a liquid to clean the floor in the next step. Here, you can use a variety of options to clean your hardwood floors. You may use regular soapy water, a store-bought cleaning detergent, or a homemade mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. You can either pour these liquids on your hardwood floor and clean with a mop or soap your mop in this mixture and clean your floor quickly. It will break down the stubborn dust particles and clean even better. However, be careful to use a small liquid as it can potentially damage the hardwood floor. 

Step 3:  

Identify the areas where the dust still didn’t get cleaned up. There are sometimes a few cracks in the flooring or on its edges where the mop or even the liquid cleaning mixture wouldn’t reach. So to target those areas, it is essential to use tools like a scrapper, etc., to clean the dust deeply. This can be crucial when doing a deep cleansing since they’re mostly left behind due to being very tricky to clean. 

Step 4: 

Do not clean the entire hardwood floor with the same mop or dusting cloth. Keep changing the liquid cleaner to ensure you aren’t using the same dirty tools to clean the rest of the floor. If possible, use a separate bucket of clean water to soak the mop or cloth, and then place it inside the liquid cleaner to make sure you properly clean the floors. This part can be tricky because most people ignore cleaning their mops with clean water in between deep cleansing the floor and cleaning the entire area with the same dirty water. Not as hygienic as you may think.

Step 5:  

Take another ultimately try mop, preferably a new one, and clean the entire floor with it after you are done with step 4. This is the final step of deep-cleansing and requires some final touches and a thorough examination. 

Make sure you properly check whether or not there is any spot left that  hasn't been cleaned yet. If there’s any, follow steps 3 and 4 to clean them. If all the areas are adequately cleaned, clean them one last time with a dry, clean mop, and you’re done with the deep-cleaning. 

Deeply cleansing the floor can be time-consuming and requires a lot of your time and attention to make sure you properly clean whatever surface you wish to clean. It is, of course, not possible to deep clean your house or even just floors every day, so make sure to do this at least once a month. You can use all the cleaning materials you have at home and even make some at home like the baking soda mixture mentioned above, and go at it!Remember to focus on the areas usually left behind when cleaning hardwood floors and focus on them the most. This is a straightforward guide on how to deep clean your hardwood floors at home without any fancy tools or resources. Good luck cleaning your house!

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