Stains are familiar to orlando property management company Morgan Property Solutions. “We deal with this situation from time to time” says Oliver Overton-Morgan, principal Broker and orlando property manager.
Whether it’s a splash of salad dressing, a drop of barbeque sauce, or a full assault of coffee, stains happen. They happen to the cautious as well as the careless and usually when we least expect it.
These tips are for washable fabrics only. Always test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot first. Here are a couple of quick tips we’ve gathered:
Salt is great for “holding” red wine at bay until the item can be washed.
Shampoo is great for getting out cosmetic stains.
WD40 is great at getting out greasy stains (salad dressing, lipstick, butter). Spray on the stain, wait 10 minutes, and work in undiluted dishwashing soap – with the hottest water possible for the fabric.
General maintenance of flooring
Carpets should be vacuumed regularly, and professionally steam cleaned once a year to keep the fibers upright and remove dirt and debris.
Tile and wood floors require cleaning with non abrasive chemicals (i.e. lysol or murphys oil soap). Tile grout naturally stains over time, and can be much easier to remove dirt if the grout is sealed, but a professional tile and grout clean every few years should bring out the shine again.
Wood floors can be buffed professionally every year or two to keep there luster, and real hardwood can be sanded down and refinished every 10-20 years or so if needed to produce a brand new floor.
Laminate is not real wood, and takes careful cleaning, with very little water and a non abrasive cleaner. If water is spilled it must be dried up immediately, so that is does not penetrate the joins ans cause a ripple or curve up along the edges.