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5 Hardwood Cleaning Hacks to Try at Home

Dec 4, 2020

Nothing beats the look of clean hardwood floors. While clean hardwood floors are beautiful to look at, it can be difficult to achieve. They require a different level of care from other flooring types. Hardwood floors are more delicate and more difficult to keep in tip-top shape. However, these hacks can help make cleaning your hardwood floors easier. 

Hack #1: Use Toothpaste to Erase Permanent Marker

Permanent marker just got a little less permanent. If you happen to get some permanent marker on your hardwood floors, you can put a little toothpaste on it and get rid of it. Simply moisten the surface, rub toothpaste over the mark, and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, wipe it away with a moist cloth or a toothbrush, and your hardwood floors should be good to go. 

Hack #2: Remove Scratches with Vinegar and Canola Oil

Hardwood floors, in particular, are prone to scratches. Luckily, you can remove them by using vinegar and canola oil. Mix one part vinegar with three parts canola oil to create a scratch erasing solution. Rub this solution over scratches to get a bright, scratch-free hardwood floor. 

Hack #3: Use Black Tea for Clean Floors

This is an alternative DIY hardwood cleaner that delivers amazing results. Seep a black tea bag in water and after it has cooled, dip your mop into the solution and get mopping. You can also add black tea to your regular cleaning solutions to ensure the best results.

Hack #4: Soak Up Pet Urine with Baking Soda

If your pet has had an accident on your hardwood floors, you can use baking soda to help clean it up. Pour a generous amount of baking soda over the wet spot and leave it there overnight. Afterward, wash it away with a gentle cleanser.

Hack #5: Use Ice to Remove Gum 

Gum stuck to any surface can be difficult to remove. However, you can use an ice cube to remove gum from your hardwood floors. Place the ice cube over the gum for it to freeze, then use a razor to gently scrape it off.

Have Kent Clean Your Hardwood

One of the best things you can do for your hardwood floors is to hire a professional floor cleaner in MD, such as Kent Clean. We have years of experience cleaning floors just like yours and can deliver the professional clean that can’t be achieved using DIY methods. Contact us today to receive a free estimate. 

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