When you have been cleaning homes and businesses for as long as the professionals at Silvana’s Touch Cleaning have, you learn the most effective and efficient ways to get specific jobs done right.

Wood floors are one of those surfaces that are as likely to be found in homes as they are in offices. Yet cleaning wood floors can be tricky. One little mistake can cause permanent damage that can affect both the look and the value of your home.

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When cleaning a wood floor, the biggest anger is grit. Placing mats at entrance areas can help collect grit before it can get to wood floors. Frequent dust mopping in high traffic areas can also help collect grit before it can cause damage to wood floors.

The frequency of dust mopping should be directly related to the amount of traffic a specific area receives. In high traffic areas of your home, such as mud rooms or entry hallways, you may need to dust mop once daily or even more often.

You also can use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to pick up grit. Just make sure your vacuum’s beater bars aren’t striking directly on wood floor surfaces.

Another trick is to put a piece of waxed paper under your dust mop to pick up dirt while the wax from the paper adds shine to the wood surface.

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Wood floors don’t really require expensive cleaning products. The best floor cleaner is a solution of 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1 gallon of warm water.

Damp mop floors with this solution with a mop that is squeezed almost completely dry. Mop one section at a time then toss an old towel onto the floor and scoot it back and forth with your foot to dry and prevent streaks.

Finally, clean up standing liquids such as spills, pet accidents, and excess liquid from mopping before it can damage your wood floors.