Many homeowners are aware of the extra care that is required during the winter season. Rain, mud, snow and slush create many troublesome complications when trying to keep your tile, grout and carpet clean, especially with the added salt that is present. Road salt gets mixed into everything and can be easily ground into carpeting and grout, both of which react badly and decrease the life expectancy of your flooring. To prevent this corrosive material from eating away at your tile and carpeting, it is essential to clean your floors regularly.
Snow that is brought in from outside is likely to contain salt from roads or sidewalks. This road salt is coarser and will break down into the carpet, especially in high traffic areas, such as the entryway of your home. This will cause the fibers to deteriorate quicker and can even end up damaging the carpet. Therefore, it is crucial to give carpeted areas a deep clean rather than carrying out simple maintenance instead. Steam cleaning a carpet saturated in salt water is the most efficient way to rid the unneeded salt from the fibers.
Even with mats protecting your tile flooring when people enter your home, melted snow and salt will still reach your tile and grout. This will build up and not only cause unsightly staining, but can also cause corrosion in your grout. Immediately cleaning the residue off your floor is a must, and should be done with mops that are able to absorb a large volume of water rapidly, such as a microfiber mop. Used incorrectly, a regular mop has the potential to spread the salt to more tiles and not free the salt from the grout.
Selecting an effective type of cleaner for cleaning your carpets, tile and grout is important. An incorrect cleaner may clean the salt from your flooring but also cause further damage to the carpet fibers or your grout. Many homes usually have a wide variety of floor types and multipurpose cleaners are not always the correct type needed for the job. Proper care and cleaning of your floors will extend the life and attractiveness of your home, so be sure to read the labels on your cleaning products before using them for a particular job.
If the snow causes a bigger mess than you can handle, try contacting a green cleaning service. From residential to commercial cleaning, Anago Atlanta guarantees that we will exceed your expectations when you utilize our professional services. We can make your home or work facilities look their best with our expert floor and carpet cleaning techniques, even during the winter season. Please contact us for a free cleaning quote today!