The cold days are now few and far in-between and the daffodils are starting to bloom, that can only mean one thing, Spring is on the horizon! Now is the best time to start your Spring clean and get ready for the warm weather, bank holidays and of course, the Easter chocolate.
Our floors get punished daily, and it can be hard to keep up with their cleaning needs. Spring cleaning is the perfect excuse to give your floors that deep clean you have been putting off, and get your floors gleaming and looking better than ever.
Spring Cleaning Your Carpets
Carpets can be tricky to thoroughly clean. They can be magnets for dirt, hair and dust. Although regular vacuuming can help maintain the carpets, it’s important to give your carpets a deep clean every now and then. Hiring a carpet cleaner is always a good option, however, if you’re wanting to save yourself some money, there’s still plenty of ways to give your carpet some TLC. For any stains, new or old, ensure that you do not scrub the mark, using a spray bottle with white vinegar (darker carpets) or lemon and salt (lighter carpets) and spritz the solution directly onto the stain, leave to soak and gently tap/wipe away the residue.
Spring Cleaning Tile Flooring
Similar to carpet maintenance, you should regularly vacuum and mop your tiled flooring to avoid any dirt build up. However, when it comes to spring cleaning your tiles, it’s the grout that you want to focus on. Dirt and dust can slowly build up in your grouting, especially if you’ve used a darker coloured grout for your tiles. A simple way to banish any dirt is to make a paste with baking soda and water and spread the paste onto the grout. Leave the paste on the tiles overnight to really work its magic, the next morning, simply wipe off and buff your tiles with a lint-free cloth.
Spring Cleaning Hardwood Floors / Laminate Flooring
Before you begin your Spring clean on your wood flooring, you need to ensure you’re aware of the finish that your flooring has. As the last thing you want is to ruin or damage your floors. Pick a cleaner that is specifically made for your type of floor finish, and never use anything too harsh. In order to get rid of dirt use water based cleaner and dilute it into a bucket of water – you can use a mix of white vinegar and water if you can’t find a suitable one. If there are tougher stains use the solution with a cloth to give it extra attention. Remember to always soak up excess water with your mop as it damages the wood. After cleaning rinse the floor with a mix of lemon and water and hand dry to prevent streaks.