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The Dos and Don'ts of Hardwood Floor Care.

The Dos and Don'ts of Hardwood Floor Care.

There is just something about hardwood floors that can tie an entire room together. It holds a classic feel and compliments homes nicely. Maintenance for a hardwood floor is also surprisingly low and easy to maintain. Here you will find a few key examples of the dos and don'ts of up-keeping hardwood flooring in your home. 

  • DO maintain daily cleaning by sweeping or using a microfiber cloth to dust mop flooring
  • DON'T use a sopping wet towel or mop to clean floor. If exposed to excessive amounts of water, the flooring could warp. Make sure to dry wood immediately.
  • DO make sure to clean up any messes or spills immediately. Messes left uncleaned will soak into the flooring, leaving discoloration or a weakened spot.
  • DON'T use cleaners high in oil or alcohol on wood flooring. Exposure to these will leave wood discolored and dull.
  • DO trim your pet's nails! Keeping your pets groomed properly saves the hassle of them potentially getting hurt via a natural groove in the wood; it also keeps the flooring scratch free.
  • DON'T wear high-heeled/stiletto type shoes on a hardwood floor. This kind of footwear can leave some nasty little marks.
  • DO use cushioned pads to place under legs of various furniture placed along wood flooring. This makes it easier to move the furniture about without damaging it or the flooring.
  • DON'T use any steam cleaner on wood flooring.
  • DO use blinds or curtains in rooms with a lot of sunlight flowing through. Too much exposure to natural sunlight could cause the wood to bleach.
  • DON'T use wax over a urethane finish.
  • DO use a humidifier in winter to reduce wood shrinkage and humidity upwards of 55% (NWFA)

Having hardwood flooring is not too much to handle. In fact, the only real serious cleaning or coating only needs to be done roughly every 3 to 5 years, depending on the kind of traffic the flooring sees. Money put into properly installing hardwood flooring isdefinitely money well spent, especially for those who prefer a low maintenance interior!

As always the crew at Gator Clean can help you keep your hardwood floors sparkling for years to come! Fill out of handy free quote request to get started. 

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Daniele & kelly are PHENOMENAL! In this expert reviewers opinion you can't beat the price or the service. These girls work very very hard and they're fun to talk to! They made my home healthier and safer! I recommend them to anyone seeking the duct cleaning or floor work that they offer. Bravo ladies, the boys couldn't have done it any better!

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November 20, 2020

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I called Gator Clean and immediately got and appointment scheduled. Danielle and Kelly showed up on time, where very professionals, friendly, easy to talk to, knew what they were doing, answered all my questions, did an amazing job! I first contacted them to serviced my dryer vent and I was so pleased that I ask them to do my air ducts and carpets too. They did an amazing job. I will definitely use their service again.

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November 18, 2020

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Gator serviced my dryer vent and I am very pleased will use them again. Try them you will like them.

Antonia Johnson
October 23, 2020

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I hired Gator Clean to clean my air ducts in my house. They did a fantastic job. I had originally called a Port Orange company called Lucky Ducts. The owner of Lucky Ducts told me that since I lived off Big Tree in South Daytona that I was closer to his competitor, Jerry Brittingham, he recommended that I call him instead. When I called Jerry Brittingham, they gave me a quote on the phone of $25 per vent. Then, when they got there, they said that they don't do vent cleaning and gave me a price of $2300 for blowing some plastic stuff through my vent system to seal possible small holes. CRAZY! Gator Clean was wonderful! They honored the quoted price and they came all the way from Eustis /Mt Dora area to South Daytona for no extra fees. Great service, great people!!! THANK YOU!!

Beth Stephenson
October 12, 2020

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From the moment that I spoke to them on the phone about making the appointment to get the dryer a gas dryer vent cleaned out I was very impressed I called back to ask a question and it was after hours and Danielle very nicely called me right back and gave me the answer overall I was very very impressed they did a wonderful job there was a slight complication on my part from when the house was built to where the duck was put in for the dryer she told me Danielle told me how to correct it and get it fixed and told me what time I should get it done and that what I needed to do afterwards which I found very helpful and informative I give them five stars for the job that they did and I've never had a company that was local that would get up on the roof and suck out the lint the roof part of the vent also come in the house and suck out that part of it on it was very nice to have people that you could trust. I look forward to rehiring them every time I need my dryer cleaned out they do a wonderful job and they're very clean. Thank you Danielle for a wonderful experience. Good company to work with easy going and hard workers. Mary Seabury of Mount Dora

Mary Seabury
October 9, 2020

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