How To Vacuum Hardwood Floors

Posted on 14 November, 2016 by


If you have beautiful hardwood floors that you would would like to keep in great shape, care for them often. This does not mean you have to treat them with kid gloves and polish them daily, but a little TLC will go a long way and prevent the need for early replacement.     Easy daily maintenance includes removing outdoor footwear when trekking on hardwood, cleaning up stains or spills promptly to avoid hard scrubbing later and proper and regular cleaning, including mopping and vacuuming. Yes, you read that right. Did you know that part of your hardwood floor cleaning routine can include vacuuming? There are many vacuum choices that will allow for safe and effective cleaning of hardwood. It’s best to choose a model that is equipped to handle dirt, dust, pet hair, and small particles common in high traffic areas. While it should be powerful enough to remove this debris, it should be gentle on surfaces. An upright canister or stick vacuum is lightweight and easy to maneuver and store. A cannister vac will be beneficial for cleaning…

Tips For Vacuuming Wool Rugs

Posted on 07 November, 2016 by


As the leaves start to change colour and the days become shorter and crisper, we tend to spend more time indoors enjoying our creature comforts. Before settling in for the long winter ahead, the fall is a great time to do a thorough home cleaning, including all the little things that get forgotten about during the dog days of summer. Your cozy wool area rugs, perfect for warming cold floors and adding a pop of colour and style to any space, are among the things that must be addressed. When caring for wool rugs, vacuuming is the best way to go—here are a few quick tips to ensure proper steps are being taken to protect your investment.     Get into a routine. To avoid excessive dirt build-up, make vacuuming your area rug part of your weekly or bi-weekly cleaning tasks, depending on how often the area gets used and the amount of traffic it sees. It’s beneficial to vacuum the underside of the rug every couple of months as well. Newer rugs can be vacuumed more frequently than older…