When you sweep and mop to clean hardwood floors, you’re not removing all dirt. Cleaning hardwood floors requires deep dirt extraction because, without it, dirt, debris, and allergens settle into cracks and crevices. Sweeping and mopping are important steps to reduce the chance of debris scratching floors and picking up daily dirt brought in by foot traffic; however, a professional hardwood cleaning is key to keeping dirt out of your floors.
Our technicians have extensive training to clean hardwood floors, keeping your hardwood looking shiny, clean, and, like new. Chet’s Cleaning is your hardwood flooring cleaner, we service solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, LVT, and linoleum.
HOW WE CLEAN WOOD FLOORS STEP BY STEP
STEP 1. PRE-CLEAN (P)
A strong cleaning solution is agitated into the floor and immediately extracted.
Benefit: Deeply embedded soil is loosened and removed.
STEP 2. DEEP CLEAN (P,G,S*)
A machine is used that brushes in a deep cleaning solution, then immediately extracts it back up. This process penetrates into the grain of the wood, gently loosening deeply embedded soil and extracting it away. (S*) A mild, no-rinse cleaning solution is used.
STEP 3. DEEP CLEAN EDGES (P,G)
An edging tool is used with the same solution to clean right up to the baseboards and hard-to-reach corners.
STEP 4. RINSE (P)
The same machine is used with plain water to rinse away the cleaning residue and any remaining soil.
STEP 5. CLEAN AND NEUTRALIZE (P,G,S)
A special cleaning agent is agitated in and extracted leaving the floor residue-free and clean.
STEP 6. FINAL DETAILED EDGE CLEANING (P,G,S)
A mild rinse-free cleaning and a neutralizing agent is used around all edges and corners.
STEP 7. PROTECTIVE FINISH (OPTIONAL)
Previous Problem Finishes
Be Aware: Many over-the-counter cleaners have a finish added to them that builds up and creates an unsightly floor that is hard to clean and remedy. They go by these names; Mop & Glow, Orange Glo, Bona Clean & Refresher, Bona Hardwood Floor Polish, Bruce Fresh Finish, OR any other cleaner with a finish or refresher.
We can attempt to remove these finishes at a considerable extra charge. However, it is almost impossible to completely remove all of the foreign finish. If you want a perfectly new-looking floor, then only sanding and refinishing will achieve these results. We have several companies that we can recommend for this service.
Our gentle, high-speed scrubber and pH-balanced hardwood cleaning solution reaches tough dirt and contaminants. Squeegees trap the dirt, and a powerful vacuum extracts it.
Not only will we leave your hardwood floor cleaner, but we’ll remove an average of 96% of common household allergens.
After your hardwood floors are cleaned, you have the option to apply our fast-drying maintenance coat*, which will help keep your floors cleaner, longer.
With regular hardwood cleanings and application of our maintenance coat, you’ll get more mileage out of your floors before refinishing is required.
Use indoor/outdoor mats at entryways and cover high-traffic areas with area rugs to help protect your hardwood floors. But, avoid rubber-backed rugs or area rugs with poor ventilation.
Our hardwood floor cleaner shines and protects hardwood and laminate floors. It removes grease, dirt and scuff marks without leaving any dulling residue.
Floors We Clean ↗
Just as we deep clean hardwood, we clean a variety of hard surface floors to help maintain their original condition and beauty. This includes engineered wood, laminate, LVT, VCT, and linoleum. Our technicians are experts at identifying floors to ensure the safest cleaning methods are applied.
Be Aware Of ↗
Many over-the-counter cleaners have a finish added to them that builds up and creates an unsightly floor that is hard to clean and remedy. They go by these names; Mop & Glow, Orange Glo, Bona Clean & Refresher, Bona Hardwood Floor Polish, Bruce Fresh Finish, OR any other cleaner with a finish or refresher.
Critical Questions to Ask When Selecting a Wood Floor Cleaning Service
- Is their system dustless?
- How quickly can the floor be used?
- Is it safe and non-toxic?
How To Deep Clean Hard Wood Floors?
When cleaning your hardwood floors, the first thing you should ask yourself is what kind of hardwood you have and what kind of cleaner has been used on your floors in the past. If your floors are sealed with polyurethane or wax, use a mild or pH-neutral soap. Stay away from acidic cleaners because they can damage wood over time. If you don’t know what your floors have been cleaned with, the best product to clean hardwood floors is a neutral, pH-balanced hardwood floor cleaner because it’s safe on all hardwood and laminate floors.
How To Find A Wood Floor Cleaner Near Me?
You can find a hardwood floor cleaner near you on our website. Or give Chet’s Cleaning a call at 248-587-8343 and our customer service team will help you.
Can You Steam Clean Area Rugs On A Hard Wood Surface?
We do not recommend that you steam clean area rugs on hardwood floors. Water and steam can permanently damage hardwood. Instead, move the rug to an area of your home that has a less porous flooring before cleaning it.
How Do You Clean Hard Wood Floors?
Regular mopping just doesn’t reach the stubborn dirt that lies deep in the pores of your hardwood, but our hardwood floor cleaning process does. We use a high-speed rotary brush extraction machine and a neutral cleaning agent to break up tough dirt and contaminates. The final step is to go over the floor using a microfiber mop. Edges are hand scrubbed, as are stairs.