Hard Floor Cleaning


ServiceMaster of the Key City’s hard floor cleaning techniques are fast and efficient and can help reduce wear on flooring surfaces.

Hard floor cleaningThe life of your hardwood, vinyl, and tile floors can be extended with professional hard floor cleaning care from ServiceMaster of the Key City in Dubuque, Iowa. We offer programs to care for various flooring types to provide a superior clean and shine. Our hard floor cleaning techniques are fast and efficient and can help reduce wear on flooring surfaces.

With advanced Research & Development laboratories and extensive field experience, ServiceMaster has developed superior programs and regimens to care for a variety of floor surfaces including tile and grout, marble, vinyl, and wood. Your floors will be protected and beautiful.

Real wood flooring can be expensive, but caring for it doesn’t have to be. ServiceMaster of the Key City located in Dubuque, Iowa believes your wood floors should always look new, and our specially formulated wood care products can ensure they will.

The benefits of our proprietary approach to floor care include:

  • Superior clean and shine
  • Reduced wear
  • No burn marks
  • Faster and more efficient regular cleanings
  • Dust-free burnishing
  • Enhanced slip resistance
  • Fewer strippings required

5 Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

  • Avoid harsh cleansers. No bleach, no Pine Sol. Cleansers can damage your wood floors and show daily wear quickly. There are plenty of hardwood-ready cleansers on the market, and in a real pinch, you can make a decent hardwood floor cleaner by mixing: 1 part white vinegar with 1 part olive oil.
  • Use soft-bristled tools. Straw brooms and hard-bristled vacuum cleaners can scratch and abrade the surface of your hardwood floor, making them dull and weary. When you sweep, use a soft-bristled broom and if you must vacuum, use the softest attachment you can find. The beater bars of nearly all vacuum cleaners will wreak havoc on your hardwood.
  • Put rugs down in high-traffic areas. Over time, foot traffic itself can degrade the appearance of a hardwood floor. Rugs keep the floor underneath fresh and damage free. You only need to vacuum often to prevent dirt from working its way through the carpet. When that happens, every step on top of the carpet will simply grinds any dirt into your hardwood causing scratches.
  • Keep your mops damp, not wet. Excess water will be absorbed into your hardwood, causing it to swell and become uneven. All spills on hardwood floors should be wiped up immediately, and the floor itself should be damp-mopped every other day.
  • If your floors are oiled, use oil-friendly cleaners. Too many beautiful hardwood floors have been ruined when a well-intentioned janitor or individual grabs a cleaner intended for unfinished hardwood and uses it on finished hardwood. Don’t make that mistake yourself.