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How To Clean Sticky Floors Effortlessly!

Spending a good amount of time vacuuming and mopping your floor, and realizing it’s still sticky, is a recipe for frustration. All the effort invested in getting a smooth, clean floor should result in a residue-free surface, right? After all, that’s what mopping is supposed to do!

How can you ensure it won’t happen again? First of all, knowing what causes sticky floors will help you avoid the problem. Likewise, if your floor is already sticky, you should know how to deal with it. Scroll down and check these excellent methods to get rid of sticky floors!

What causes your floor to be sticky?

The thing causing your floor to be sticky after mopping is simpler than you may think. To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with your floor, but you could be overlooking some things in your mopping routine, such as: 

  • Too much floor cleaner. It sounds somewhat logical that adding more floor cleaner to your solution will leave these surfaces even cleaner. In reality, your floors will be covered by a soap residue layer that will get sticky after drying.
  • Dirty water. If your floor is particularly dirty, the water you use will end up all muddy. Even if it’s not noticeable, dirt in your cleaning solution can leave residues making your floor sticky.

How to clean your sticky floors

Cleaning your floor from sticky residue is not rocket science, but you can try a few things to leave it even cleaner!

Make a DIY all-purpose cleaner

If you have different types of flooring in your house and are unsure what to use on them, here is an all-purpose DIY cleaner that will make things easier: Mix 2 cups of warm water, ½ cup vinegar, ¼ rubbing alcohol, and a tablespoon of dish soap in a bucket.

Once your solution is ready, dip your mop and wring it to eliminate the excess. Then, mop your floors in wavy “S” shaped motions, looking to cover the whole surface. If you notice the water getting dirty, replace it before continuing.

Now give the final touch to your freshly shiny floors! Rinse them with clean water and let them air dry.

Warning: Vinegar use is not recommended for stone floors!

Get your hardwood floors cleaned

Hardwood floors need special treatment to avoid ruining them. So, try a homemade solution instead of using harsh chemicals on your floor. Mix ¼ cup olive oil, ⅓ cup vinegar, and five cups of water to make your DIY cleaner. Add a drip of lemon juice to get a citrus scent.

Before starting to mop, be sure to wring your mop until it is just slightly wet, as too much moisture can make your hardwood floor swell and warp. When you’re ready, mop the hardwood floor gently. Do it as many times as you need to remove the stickiness.

Not enough time for cleaning? We got you covered!

Is your busy schedule keeping you from mopping your floors? Our professional cleaners at CleanArte Maid Services will gladly take care of it and more! Besides cleaning your floors, our wide variety of packages will cover every home cleaning need you have. Get a free quote!

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