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Maintaining Floors Vs. Restoring Floors

When Do You Need Each Service?

Most weekly cleaning routines include sweeping and mopping hard surfaces like tiles. However, sometimes there are stains or buildup that requires more expertise. Perhaps there is some water damage on a plank of the hardwoods. Do you need a water restoration team like Courtesy Care Cleaning & Restoration to fix one spot? Who should you call for help? For our friends in Fayetteville, here are some general tips:

Hard Floor Maintenance

We at Courtesy Care know how much hard floors such as tile and hardwood floors can benefit significantly from professional cleaning. Over time, dirt, bacteria, and other soils will get embedded in the surface of hard floors, dulling their appearance. Regular maintenance will help to keep your floors clean, but professional cleaning will restore them to their natural beauty; your materials will determine the cleaning process.

Ceramic tile and porcelain tile floors are incredibly durable and impervious, they seldom stain BUT the porous grout between them can.

Natural stone tile like slate, granite or marble are sensitive to chemicals in traditional cleaners, which can damage the surface. Natural stone tile requires specific cleaning products.

Marble makes stunning tile, but it’s also high-maintenance. Avoid cleaning marble tile with anything that has an acidic PH level. Cleaners with lemon or vinegar should be avoided, as they can etch the surface of the tile. Also stay away from anything that may scratch the marble, such as brushes with tough bristles or scouring powders.

Vinyl Tile: This super resilient flooring is fairly easy to take care of. Sweep or vacuum up debris and mop with a vinyl cleaning solution or water mixed with vinegar. Never use an abrasive cleaner or scrubbing tool on vinyl; it will scratch the surface.

Linoleum Tile: Though it’s often mistaken for vinyl flooring, linoleum is actually very different. After sweeping or vacuuming, wash the linoleum tile with linoleum flooring cleaning solution or borax and water. Rinse clean and let the floor dry. To protect your linoleum floors, apply a coat of wax or liquid wax and buff to a shine every 3 to 6 months.

Grout: For modest stains, skip commercial cleaners and instead make a paste of baking soda and water. Rub it on the stain, let it sit overnight, then scrub the stain in the morning with a stiff nylon brush. Apply a silicone-based sealer to the grout to repel future stains. For severe stains, have a technician from Courtesy Care make a recommendation for your type of grout.

Courtesy Care can clean a variety of hard floor surfaces including cork, saltillo, vinyl composition tile, porcelain, terrazzo, limestone, concrete, laminates and hardwood. No matter what type of floors you have, they can help you maintain them and looking brand new!

Full Service Restoration

The term ‘restoration’ refers to restoring the home after a home disaster to the “before condition.” Water, flood or fire damage causes can include:

  • Broken or leaking pipes
  • Severe weather and rainstorms
  • Appliance leaks
  • Sewage backups
  • Leaking roofs
  • Flooding

In these situations, Courtesy Care will 1) fix any underlying water problems in your home to avoid future mold and then 2) restore the floors plus cabinetry, drywall and any other damage.

Trusted Professionals with Quality Training and Equipment

Courtesy Care is dedicated to helping people  1) maintain a clean beautiful home or 2) move forward after a tragedy in their home.  When a water disaster happens to a home, it is important to get immediate assistance from a water damage specialist to limit the damage and clean up the mess before permanent damage or mold growth occurs.

Courtesy Care is certified by the IICRC in water damage cleanup and restoration and can quickly extract any standing water, dry the affected areas, and restore your water damaged property to pre-loss condition quickly.

With onsite technicians and the entire office staff working behind the scenes, they can help with your both your maintenance and water damage restoration needs in Fayetteville. Contact Courtesy Care for all your water damage problems.

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