Maryland Cleaning Services

How to Get Your Floors Clean Before Moving Out

Oct 12, 2015


Moving is always stressful, especially when the time comes to clean those coffee stains from the carpet and they are not coming off! It can be frustrating and unfair to lose your security deposit because of one minor mishap. But don’t worry, if the traditional cleaning methods don’t work out, remember that you have other options!

Hardwood Floor Cleaning

If your rental has hardwood floors, cleaning them is usually easy. They don’t stain as easily as carpet and can usually be swept or mopped clean with a slightly damp mop. However, if you have pets, especially dogs, you may notice that your floors could use more than mopping. Pets’ nails tend to leave dents in the finish and in extreme cases cause scratches. Your initial thought may be to buy some wax to restore the shine, but you risk messing up your floors and losing your deposit that way.

Certain hardwood cleaning products can prevent the hardwood from being successfully refinished in the future. You need to know how your floors were initially installed and finished in order to choose the right products. It’s best to trust a professional Maryland floor cleaning company when it comes to hardwood flooring to make sure it’s done right.

Carpet Cleaning

Even stain-resistant carpets can stain, especially if you are not very careful with red wine or your dining room is carpeted against all common sense. Stains, unfortunately, are not considered normal wear. This is something your landlord would have to pay to remove or would need to replace the carpet. When removing stains from carpets, always try your cleaning solution in some inconspicuous place first, such as in a closet or in a corner. This is a necessary measure to avoid ruining the carpet with strong cleaning agents that may discolor it.

If the stains are tough or the whole carpet is dirty and dingy-looking, it may be a better idea to call professional Maryland carpet cleaners. Our commercial-grade steam cleaning and drying equipment gets out even the toughest stains and dries your carpet fast.

Tile and Vinyl Cleaning

Tile and vinyl flooring are some of the easiest flooring materials to clean, but they do have one downside: grout lines. Vinyl can be installed with or without grout, but textured vinyl can have dips and crevices that are just as difficult to clean. As for the tile, grout lines are where dirt naturally accumulates, often leading to unsightly black lines between tiles.

Now, some dirt between grout lines is a part of the normal wear. If you paid a non-refundable cleaning deposit when you moved it, it will likely cover this, so you don’t have to clean the floors yourself. However, if you didn’t pay such a deposit, you may need to get scrubbing or hire pros to help you get this done in half the time and with better results.

You can always rely on Kent Clean whenever you need professional floor cleaning. We clean all floor surfaces and upholstery to save you time and help you get that deposit back. Contact us today with any questions or to request a free estimate.

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Maryland Floor Cleaning Services

Anne Arundel County Floor Cleaning Services: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Floor Cleaning Services: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), Baltimore City and more.

Carroll County Floor Cleaning Services: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

Frederick County Floor Cleaning Services: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), and more.

Howard County Floor Cleaning Services: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Floor Cleaning Services: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Floor Cleaning Services: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

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