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We’ve all had that moment. You know the one: you’re breaking a sweat doing your monthly floor mopping or weekly vacuuming, only to realize the usual maintenance cleaning just isn’t cutting it anymore. The mop isn’t bringing out the shine of your hardwood like it should, or the carpet stains just aren’t budging, so it’s time to take more drastic measures.

Though the professionals may tell you differently, there are plenty of do-it-yourself options when you want to clean floors like a professional. Whether you’re working with hardwood, linoleum, carpet or an alternative flooring, you really can take your cleaning a few steps further and have the place gleaming before you know it.

Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can be greatly improved by a variety of spot cleaning techniques. After all, you probably paid a good sum of money to have those beautiful floors installed in your home. Try these tips for getting rid of the most common issues:

  • Use wax and a steel wool pad to remove heel and scuff marks
  • Rub food stains with a textured cloth and water, then add a light wax coating
  • For worn out areas, use a wax stripper to remove the coating, vacuum and sweep the floor, then apply a thin coat of wax and use a cloth to buff until shiny.

Likewise, you can learn to clean floors like a pro if you’re working with well-worn carpets. Do-it-yourself steam cleaning machines can save you bundles of money and get the job done efficiently. You can rent these machines or purchase one to save even more money in the long run.

Consider Installing a Wet/Dry Vacuum System In Your Home

Wet/Dry central vacuum systems work so well because it can be installed throughout your home. Wet/Dry vacuums are also the most effective in cleaning floors. One such option is the AQUA-AIR Wet/Dry Total Cleaning System. This residential home vacuum system deep cleans carpet just like the professionals with the Hot Water Extraction Process, which is free of any chemical residue. If you own a business, this cleaning system will eliminate the need to hire someone to regularly come in and clean your business. Once installed, you can take control of cleaning your surfaces like a professional could. Solving this problem will not only save you time but also money for your business in the long-run.

The AQUA-AIR system eliminates the air-pollutants of typical upright vacuum cleaners and has quick connecting attachments that allow you to clean any small room or the whole house. Even tile, hardwood and stone floors can benefit from the gentle but effective AQUA-AIR Wet/Dry. Contact AQUA-AIR to learn more about how their technology cleans faster, quieter and better than other floor cleaning options.