Removing Simple Stains from Hardwood

11-1-16.jpgHardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home, but the sight of a spill or a dark mark can strike fear into the heart of the homeowner.  In a house with people, pets, or both, you can expect an accident to happen sooner or later, but there is no need to panic when one does.  Join us today, as we show you how to remove some stubborn hardwood floor stains, all without the stress to you or the floor!

You may think that a stain on a hardwood floor would be incredibly difficult to remove, but that thought could not be further from the truth.  However, the biggest determining factor on how a stain will impact your floor all resides in the time from when the stain hits the floor, to when it is cleaned up.

Most hardwood floors out there today have finishes that defend against liquid.  In this case, you can simply wipe the spill up to prevent staining, but this convenience is not always the case.  Say a little one or a pet spilled something on the floor the night before, and didn’t think to tell you until this morning.  Well, now what?

The first thing you should do to remove the stain is to take a neutral approach to it.  Use a rag and some water to see if it will come right out; you’d be surprised on just how many stains can be removed that way.  If not, use white vinegar instead, and a bit more of elbow grease.  Unless the stain is really stuck in the grain, it should come right out.

Now there is always the possibility that despite your best efforts, the stain is still lodged in.  While you may feel like giving up, there is always hope!  Do yourself a favor and call in the professionals at the point, because scouring the internet for different chemicals to use on your floor for getting the stain out can wind up resulting in a destroyed finish on the floor.  Save yourself the time, effort, and money to hire a service; they’ll get the stain right out, and make the rest of your floor look real nice!

For more flooring and upholstery tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Tuesday and Thursday!

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