Sweeping and dry mopping is an effective way to clean a lightly used floor. You can use a bristle or plastic broom for sweeping the loose debris and dirt from the surface of the floor. As you sweep, make sure that you are moving the broom gently so as to avoid dragging large granular (and potentially sharp) dust particles across the floor and scratching it. The vacuum cleaner can be used instead of the broom. Make sure the beater bar is removed from the vacuum first. Once you have swept or vacuumed, you can dry mop to collect the finer dust particles still clinging to your floor. Many dry mops consist of a disposable or washable pad attached to a long stick. Move the mop gently over your floor, and if it becomes saturated with dust, change to a new clean pad.
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For this, the most effective cleaning method is to sweep and then wet mop the floor. One problem with this method, however, is that tap and well water is typically a little bit alkaline by nature and often leaves white water spots behind on your floor. You can prevent these white spots by adding a little vinegar to the water to neutralize it. In a gallon of warm water, you add a one-eighth cup of white vinegar. For best results, use a micro-filter mop: this type of mop has grooves and is very soft so it can collect any dirt very well. Make sure to wring out excess water when mopping, and then allow the floor to air dry before walking on it.
Mix one part rubbing alcohol and two parts window cleaner in a spray bottle. Spray the stain and wipe with a paper towel or rag.
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