The staircase is a bridge between two places, not a destination, and so you might forget to give it the attention it deserves when it comes to cleaning. You shouldn’t though; the stairs receive a lot of traffic and wear and tear! Give the stairs the cleaning they need and learn how to make sure both wood and carpeted stairs are clean stairs.
- Use a stiff brush or broom to remove debris from the stairs. Start from the top of the stairs and work your way down. Make sure to get in corners.
Vacuum the stairway starting from the top and ending at the bottom. Move from side to side and vacuum the sides of the stairway as well.
Several times a year you should shampoo the stairway carpet, too. After you shampoo, you’ll need to leave the stairs alone while they dry completely, so for this chore where you start will depend on the layout of your home. It’s best to vacuum the stairs once more after they’ve dried completely.
Sweep or vacuum. Pay special attention to the corners and edges. That’s where dirt tends to pile up.
Every so often, check your floor’s finish. If your floors have scratches or excessive wear and tear, you may need to sand and refinish your floors to restore their look.
Clean Stairs in No Time
It’s almost too easy to get clean stairs. Use these simple tips to make the staircase a go-between that grabs attention. If you want a beautiful staircase without the work, see if your local house cleaning company can help you out.