Tips For Maintaining Your Home’s Floors

Take a look at your home’s floors.

What type of condition are they in? Are they new or old, and do they reflect their age? Do you have stains scattered around in a way that looks like polka dots?

Have you seen an uptick in indoor allergies among your family?

Chances are, you paid a pretty penny for your home, which is why you want to make sure it is taken care of as best as possible. That extends to your carpet flooring, which would cost a significant chunk of change in their own right if they ever get to the point where they need to be fully replaced.

That’s why it’s imperative to protect your investment by being careful and considerate to your home’s floors with proper maintenance, which can not only help improve your home’s appearance but also assist with the air quality and removal of odors and allergens.

In this blog post, we’ll be outlining a few ways in which you can care for your home’s flooring, from the carpets to the tile, in order to help you get the most out of your living space.

Use A Rug

One go-to tip that is readily available to help prolong the life of your home’s floors is to use a rug. This is a surefire way to protect the fibers of your carpet from wear, tear, and even dirt. However, if you use this method, it’s important to realize that you’ll still need to have your rug thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis in order to avoid the same problems your carpet might have with dirt, stains, and odors.

Stay On Top Of It

Odds are, your carpet flooring sees a lot of traffic throughout its day-to-day life. That’s why it’s imperative that you routinely give it the attention it needs by vacuuming up all of the loose, try particles, dirt, and other junk that accumulates over time. Vacuuming once or twice per week will help prevent the buildup of dirt and even allergens from embedding themselves as quickly.

Professional Cleaning

We know what you’re thinking.

“I can just clean my home’s floors myself.” That is true, and we encourage you to do so by vacuuming (carpets) and mopping (tile) as regularly as possible.

However, it is also important that you employ the services of a professional in order to help make your flooring last as long as possible while looking as good as ever. Professional carpet cleaners have the ability to perform a deeper, more sustainable clean by breaking down the dirt, grime, and contaminants that are embedded in your carpet’s fibers.

Using a powerful and efficient steam cleaning method, the San Antonio carpet cleaners at Alamo Steam Team can help your home’s flooring look great, smell great, and serve you better. It’s recommended that you have your floors cleaned by a professional at least once per year.

Protective Layers

The secret to a long life with regards to carpet is a protective coating which will help your carpet’s fibers repel water and spills to protect against stains and soils. At Alamo Steam Team, our San Antonio carpet cleaners highly recommend Scotchgard Advanced Carpet Protector, the best protector on the market, which we provide as part of our carpet cleaning services.

Don’t Neglect The Tile

While it may seem easier to clean your home’s tile with a quick mopping, there is still dirt and grime and other sludge which may get caked on top and in between of your tile flooring. Of course, you can handle this by manually scrubbing with your favorite cleaning agent, but the more efficient secret to a cleaner, longer-lasting tile floor is to hire a professional steam cleaning company to power away the grime from your tile and grout floors. Other tips for cleaning your tile floors include avoiding bleach and other harsh chemicals, which may destroy your tile’s protective sealant, cleaning up spills and leaks immediately, and using a vacuum or broom before mopping to get the dry particles.

Contact our San Antonio carpet cleaners today for an estimate on our professional steam cleaning services for your home’s flooring.


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