There can be moments after you get done cleaning all the major parts of your home where you look around and feel like it could be cleaner.
Oftentimes, the little things that should be cleaned throughout the house get forgotten or overlooked. Ensuring these places – such as tile & grout, upholstery, and furniture – are touched up will make your living space look even fresher and will extend the longevity of your floors and furniture.
Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips
A room can be greatly impacted by the appearance of its flooring. Looking across a room and seeing a sparkling clean floor can really change the way someone looks at the space as a whole. To keep a well-maintained tile floor, you will want to regularly sweep or vacuum to get rid of dirt and anything that may scratch up the tiles. Although little scratches and dings may not seem so bad at first, they slowly can reduce the life of your current tile, forcing you to replace it sooner than expected.
Next, mop the floor once a week with a clean mop and detergent made for your floor, using a white vinegar and warm water mix on greasy stains or an old toothbrush with baking soda and water for cement floorings with minor stains. This will get your floors closer to their original color and address those pesky problem spots.
By using these tile tips, you are giving your tile the best chance to maintain its like-new appearance. The grout between the tiles can be especially difficult to clean out and can make a very large difference when it is brightened up again. Unsealed grout is susceptible to mold or mildew, which could result in a dirty, darker than normal color and cause it to hold on to harmful pollutants. Having sealant applied after professional cleaning will prevent this from happening and keep your floors looking fresh while also maximizing their longevity.
How to Clean Furniture and Upholstery
Dirt and debris tend to collect on the surface and in the cracks of your furniture. If you have pets, you may notice that you will find pet hair on the furniture regularly. Getting this buildup off your couch or other furniture pieces can help them look and smell like new again, and prevent your family and guests from experiencing the negative effects of dust and other allergens.
The crevice attachment is a great tool to use to ensure the vacuum is picking up the dirt from the hard-to-reach areas of your pieces. This may not work as well for areas that are not upholstered, a dust-brush attachment would be better for these sections. Vacuuming upholstered furniture weekly should keep your furniture in pristine condition longer.
An unsightly stain can distract from the beauty of any fabric. However, it is important to be careful when it comes to cleaning stains, as using the wrong products on certain types of furniture can cause permanent damage. Before cleaning, ensure you understand the cleaning codes of your particular furniture. If you’re not sure what the code for your furniture is you can check under cushions or look online for more information.
Blackmon Mooring also offers furniture protection coatings which can be applied following upholstery cleaning.
The experts at Blackmon Mooring boast years of experience helping customers clean the tile, grout, upholstery, and furniture in their homes. We are proud to possess an unwavering dedication to quality cleaning results and have developed a reputation for being the cleaning pros businesses and homeowners trust when it comes to getting through results.
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