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FLOOR CARE ESSENTIALS

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  • When moving appliances use 1/8” hardboard such as Masonite when you must slide appliances or heavy furniture. Place Hardboard smooth side down on the floor and slide furniture to desired location on top of the hardboard. Then gently lift up the furniture & remove the hardboard from beneath. Do not ever slide appliances directly on the floor.
  • Do not use any tape, even blue tape, directly on the floor. Tape may peel the finish.
  • Before putting all of your furniture back in place, use protective pads or caps such as our Safeglides or felt pads on feet of furniture.
  • Lift & place furniture where desired. Do not drag or slide furniture directly on top of your wood floor. Dragging the furniture will mar the finish.
  • Vacuum or sweep floor regularly. General cleaning once every week is recommended.
  • Don’t let sand, dirt or grit build up. They can act like sandpaper and actually abrade and dull your floor finish.
  • Maintain a consistent humidity level between heating seasons in all living areas. Excessive swings in humidity levels will cause hardwood floors to swell, shrink, cup, crack and show excessive gaps between boards. The use of humidifier and/or dehumidifier systems is recommended where inconsistent humidity levels occur.
  • Re-Coat worn surfaces before the bare wood is exposed.
  • Place mats at exterior doors to trap sand and grit. Use area rugs in high traffic pathways, at the ends of steps and near doorways. Avoid rubber backing or non-ventilated rugs. Remove spills promptly using Pro-Care Premium Citrus Cleaner.
  • Don’t use wax, oil soap or other household cleaners on polyurethane finished wood floors. They can dull today’s floor finishes and make refinishing difficult.
  • Don’t walk on your hardwood floors in high heels, and keep heels in good repair.
  • Don’t let your pets’ claws go untrimmed. Proper claw trimming helps avoid scratches and gouges.
  • Don’t damp mop hardwood floors. Too much water can cause the floor to swell or warp.
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  • Lightly mist a 4' x 6' area of your floor or directly mist the cleaning pad.
  • Vacuum, dry mop or sweep to remove any loose dirt or grit. The best method of removing dirt and grit is vacuuming with a soft brush attachment on your vacuum. If using the mop to dry mop, remove any loose dirt or grit after dry-mopping by rinsing with water and wringing out the mop pad prior to cleaning floor with our Citrus Formula Hardwood Floor Cleaner.
  • Using a slightly dampened, well wrung-out cleaning pad, thoroughly clean the floor surface using your mop. Finish one area before moving on to the next.
  • When your mop pad becomes soiled, rinse with water, thoroughly wring out the pad and continue cleaning with our Citrus Hardwood Floor Cleaner. When the mop pad becomes excessively soiled, launder and replace with another clean mop pad. Continued use of excessively soiled pads may cause streaking.
  • Our cleaning pads are reusable and washable. Do not use any fabric softeners, dryer sheets or bleach on your cleaning pad as these products will diminish the natural cleaning characteristics of the microfiber
  • When a spill occurs, soak up the liquid right away. Mist the area with cleaner, and wipe with our mop or a Floor Cloth.
  • Our Citrus waterbased, non-toxic cleaner is specially-designed for polyurethane finished hardwood floors. Unlike all-purpose cleaners and oil soaps, it quickly cleans tough stains and spills from dried spaghetti sauce and red wine to scuff marks all without dulling your floor beautiful finish or leaving any residue.
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