Hardwood flooring has come back into fashion in a big way in St. Peter, MN over the last decade. Where carpet once reigned, wood floors have once again risen to take their place. This is great news for pet owners or just about anyone who prefers flooring that isn’t quite so absorptive, but not great news if you aren’t especially familiar with proper hardwood floor cleaning.
Keeping your floors properly cleaned can be a challenge, regardless of their source materials. The residential cleaning professionals with ServiceMaster of Mankato are happy to refresh the memories of anyone who has recently abandoned the era of shag or rejuvenate the floors of hardwood floor lovers eager to see them shine again.
Hardwood floor cleaning, like all types of cleaning, is indeed possible to do incorrectly. It might seem rather straightforward to grab a mop and bucket and just go to town like Cinderella, but proper hardwood floor cleaning really isn’t quite that simple. Using the wrong cleaner or too much water can lead to water damage, staining, discoloration, or dull floors in no time flat. And scrubbing too hard or too often can cause scratching and peeling. Instead of risking your hardwood floors, learning the proper methods utilized by residential cleaning professionals can save you and your floors a lot of grief.
However, completely ignoring your floors is another easy way to end up in trouble in a few years. Without hardwood floor cleaning, sand, dirt, and grime can get ground into the wood fibers and cause lasting, slowly worsening damage. Not to mention the negative aesthetic impact that a dirty floor has on an otherwise clean home. Finding the balance between too much and too little cleaning is a bit of a balancing act, and relying on residential cleaning professionals can take the pressure off you and ensure that your hardwood floor cleaning is done completely and properly.
The high cost of slip and fall accidents in the workplace is something that all business owners worry about. Even a minor accident with an employee can mean days out of work, workers compensation claims, and a reduction of productivity overall. As serious and costly as these accidents may be, they can be even worse when a customer or client is involved. Even if you can successfully defend yourself against a legal claim, the poor press of a publicized incident is unwanted and can haunt and hurt your business.
Prevention of slips and falls is achieved by employing the deep cleaning methods, technologies, and commercial cleaning services ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca provides for many businesses in the St. Peter, MN area. The floors in many offices are porous, and over time, the buildup of grime can make them slippery. Simply mopping the floors just isn’t enough. The surface needs to receive a thorough and deep cleaning to ensure the flooring doesn’t become sticky or experience premature wear. Our patented Capture and Remove Cleaning® system, along with our green cleaning products, mean that dirt and grease aren’t just moved around on the floor – they’re completely and effectively removed. This leaves the floor brighter, cleaner, and much safer.
You can also take additional steps to help reduce slips and falls between commercial cleanings in the workplace:
- Use slip-proof beveled mats that absorb moisture in entrance areas
- Display “Wet Floor” signs on days when rain or snow may be carried into entryways, thoroughfares, and lobbies
- Train your staff to cleanup spills immediately
There’s no way that any business owner can ensure that floors will always be slip-proof. By instituting a regular commercial cleaning regimen, however, many of these expensive accidents can be avoided. For all of your commercial cleaning needs in St. Peter, MN, contact us today!
ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca provides carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, and hard floor cleaning in Mankato, MN and the surrounding communities!
As the seasons shift, we’re reminded that the difference between winter and spring in Minnesota can sometimes be a gray area. Sometimes it’s hard to tell just what season it is, given spring snowstorms and multiple thaws that may precede them. At ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca we know how those shifts in weather can cause havoc with the appearance of your business, whether it’s your hard surface floor cleaning, tile, grout, or carpeted floors. The gray area we mentioned may also describe the layers of built-up filth on those surfaces after the long, long season of snow and grime we’ve endured this year!
If your facility or business includes one or all of these flooring types, consider how much better it will look after ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca performs an expert and thorough floor cleaning on all of your rooms in one day. We can do that during a time that will cause the least disruption to your operation. With our state-of-the-science grout cleaning techniques, we will get the mud and gravel particles out of your grout and get your tile floors shining again, letting the original color come through. The severe weather this year has kept many people from making non-essential shopping or business trips, even locally. As the climate improves, be ready for new customers with a clean building.
Commercial carpet cleaning is one of our specialties. The long winter season may have left your carpets mottled with patches of mud, crud, sand, or salt, and the stains they can cause. Your once beautiful beige carpet may now be an unbecoming shade of pastel gray or brown. We can make your carpets bright and clean again with one visit. Whether it’s cleaning a single office, an entire floor, building, or complex, we can handle your needs with our commercial floor cleaning and carpet cleaning services. Contact ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca today.
Mankato Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips from ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca
Sometimes tile floors become so deeply soiled that facility managers or property owners believe the floor needs to be replaced, when all that is really needed is a thorough tile floor cleaning.
In the Mankato area, on average, tile floor replacement can be 10 times more expensive than cleaning and restoring the floor. However there is a reason these floors look as dark and dingy as they do… a regular mop and cleaner won’t get the clean you want. At ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca, we use a multi-step process to restore tile floors, transforming dark and grimy grout and surfaces to a newer and brighter appearance.
Step One: Application of an alkaline based tile and grout cleaner to draw grime out of the grout
Step Two: A neutralizing rinse
Step Three: We apply an acid that opens the grout pores allowing stubborn dirt and stains to be freed
Even floors that have been around for decades can be restored to a bright new appearance with our tile cleaning services. Our professional cleaning team can come in after hours and have your facility ready for work the next morning. Already getting your carpets cleaned? Tile cleaning is a good addition to your regular carpet cleaning service.
If you’re ready for brighter, cleaner tiles without having to replace the floor, give us a shout! Call ServiceMaster of Makato/Waseca today.