Say what you will about kitchen countertops, the space behind the oven and whatever is lurking in the bathroom, but one of the dirtiest places in your house is right under your feet. Your floors find themselves covered in dirt, mud, snow, rain, food particles and more unseemly items tracked in by your two-footed and four-footed family members. It is important to keep them clean not only for aesthetic reasons but also for sanitary ones.
There are a variety of products available today to help clean, scrub, scour and sanitize the germs right off any type of floor. Whether you have hardwood, tile, laminate, linoleum, carpet or other floor covering, there is a product to help you draw dirt, stains, spills and other messes up and out of your house.
Wet mops are the product of the past, present and future. No longer do you have to carry buckets of dirty, unsanitary water around as you mop the floors in your house. A wet mop can do the same thing in a cleaner way, trapping dirt as you go and allowing for easy changing of the wet pad to keep things fresh and sanitary. Wet mops work best on floors that have been swept (whether by vacuum or broom) first to remove large pieces of dirt. This allows the wet mop to focus on lifting out the stains and getting out the tough, ground-in dirt.
From handheld spot cleaners to heavy-duty, rentable carpet cleaners, there are machines of all shapes and sizes to take care of your carpet cleaning needs. Personal carpet cleaners take up no more room than a vacuum and are ready to use at any time. The most important part of carpet cleaning is the detergent. Be sure to choose a formula that fits your needs--whether that is removing tough stains or taking that dog smell out of your house thanks to a deodorizing capability. Just like with wet mops, it is important to vacuum first before using a steam cleaner. This allows the machine to clean more effectively and presents you with a newer-looking carpet.
In the world of carpet and floor cleaners, there is often an overwhelming amount of choices. From all-natural solutions to others loaded with chemicals to fight tough stains, those dust bunnies and mud splatters don't stand a chance.