Keeping Salt From Killing Your Floors

1-19-17.jpgFor our South Jersey region, this is about the time of year where we’ll start to see more and more snowstorms heading our way.  Due to this, we have learned some of the best ways to deal with snow, from engine-driven snow-throwers to the traditional method of salt and ice melts.  While the latter of the group are great for controlling snow, they can wreck havoc on your floors.  Check out our latest article to learn how to keep these snow-killers from killing your floors!

When it comes to floors, the golden rule is to keep out as much moisture as you can, because it can spell disaster for any type of flooring.  However, when you factor salt into the mix, things can get a whole lot more complicated.  Ice melts can be even worse, as they contain a wide variety of chemicals that can really do a number on your floors.  While the clear-cut solution to this problem would be to not use these materials when trying to remove snow, but we know that it is not that simple, nor can it be possible in certain scenario.  Therefore, the best thing you can do to keep salt from killing your floors is to  prevent it from coming inside in the first place.

Sure, that may seem like a daunting task, but it is really quite simple when you break it down to size.  One solution is to employ the use of various doormats, both inside and outside.  These allow your guests and family members to scrape off as much salt from their shoes as they can before stepping inside, and can make a real difference when it comes to the protection of your floors.  Alternatively, you can employ the no-shoes policy, where no one can wear shoes past your front door.  If you are real concerned about your floors and care about the comfort of your guests, this can be a great solution.  A final solution would be to replace the salts with kitty litter—it can melt ice and it won’t harm your floors.  However, using any of the two previous policies—or a combination of both—should prove to be beneficial to your floors.

In the winter season, it is imperative to note that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  One little change now can spare your floors times of hardship in the future.  So, what do you say, Bayside Carpet Cleaning fans?  Protect your floors today!   

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