Advanced Deep Cleaning System
Hardwood Floor Deep Cleaning
Cascade Cleaning can deep clean your hardwood floor with a specially designed extraction system. We use a 70 LB buffing machine in conjunction with specifically designed cleaner to loosen up all embedded soils and scruff marks. We extract immediately after the buffing process to leave the floor dry and residual free. We leave the floors neutral on the PH scale so they don’t attract dirt after the cleaning. Scratches will not be removed by this process. In order to remove scratches, a full restoration processes would be required. This would entail a full sanding and re-coat.
5 STEP HARDWOOD CLEANING
PRE-INSPECTION – We first determine if the floor contains any wax, oily residue, or other contaminants which may affect the cleaning process. If there is any wax or oily residue, this process will not work effectively.
AREA PREPARATION – We will prepare the areas surrounding the wood, making sure not to disturb any other connecting floor types. At this point all furniture that will be cleaned under is moved.
DRY SOIL REMOVAL – Our technicians thoroughly vacuum the entire area, maximizing the results we obtain. As in any cleaning process, dry soil removal is most important.
CLEANING – The cleaning process includes multiple applications of cleaning solutions with state-of-the-art equipment. Surface accumulations of common household pollutants such as food residues or pet oils are removed without abrading your floor to expose any bare wood.
POST-INSPECTION – Technicians will initiate a walk through and go over results before leaving.
DAILY HARDWOOD CARE
The following cleaning and maintenance tips apply to wood floors sealed and finished with a clear protective coating such as polyurethane or factory pre-finished UV coatings.
General cleaning of wood floor is recommended once every 1-2 weeks. Floors subject to heavy traffic should be cleaned on a more frequent basis. For easy, safe maintenance of your wood floor, we recommend a Hardwood Floor Cleaning Kit. Most kits contain a specially designed mop, a 32 or 24oz container of Hardwood Floor Cleaner, and a washable terry cloth mop cover. You can purchase a kit from Cascade Cleaning Services.
Vacuum or Sweep – Always vacuum or sweep to remove dirt and any grit prior to cleaning your wood floors.
Spray – Lightly mist a 6′ x 6′ area of your wood floor, or directly mist the mop’s terry cloth cover.
Wipe – Using a back and forth motion, clean the floor surfaces with your mop or clean terry cloth. Finish an area before moving on to the next. The mop’s low profile and easy-to-maneuver swivel-head makes it a perfect cleaning tool for hard-to-reach areas such as under furniture and cabinets, around doors, or in tight corners. When your terry cloth cover becomes soiled, replace it with a clean one. Continued use of excessively soiled covers may cause streaking. Most of the terry cloths in today’s market are reusable. Simply wash and dry them as you would any towel. When a spill occurs, soak up the liquid promptly. mist the affected area with Hardwood Floor Cleaner and wipe with a mop or a clean, soft cloth.
Keep your floor clean! Grit tracked in under your feet ruins the surface of wood floors, and any other flooring material, faster than anything else. No grit, no damage.
To help maintain your floor, do the following:
• Blot up spills immediately.
• Dust mop floors using an untreated mop and proper wood floor cleaner.
• Use door mats and walk-off mats whenever possible to keep dirt and grit off the floor.
Avoid the following with wood floors:
• DO NOT use powder cleaners or soft cream cleaners (Soft Scrub)
• DO NOT use mold removers (Tile X, X14, etc.) or disinfectants (Lysol).
• DO NOT use furniture polish (Pledge, Jubilee, Endust).
• DO NOT USE VINEGAR!