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Whether a drink spilling or a bit too much cleaning solution, we’ve all had to deal with the discomfort of a sticky floor at some point. It’s not just the look that’s unpleasant; you have a real problem when you can literally hear the dirt being dragged as you walk around your house or business.

Don’t be discouraged! Getting out of this sticky situation is actually easier than you may think. Here are a few methods you can use to combat the stickiness and restore the spotless condition of your floors.

Method #1. Rinse with water

If you are looking for a quick and easy solution for a minor mess, all you need is water and a mop or cleaning rag. Just wipe the sticky area a few times until it’s completely clean, and you’re done—you can use warm water for stubborn stains.

This option also prevents cleaning products from leaving a sticky white cast over your floors. If you are having this issue, rinse your floors with water after mopping with your preferred cleaning solution, this will remove the excess cleaner and allow your floors to shine through.

Method #2. Use the right cleaner

If warm water is not enough, you can always add a bit of cleaning solution and wipe with a mop or cleaning rag. Replace the mix if necessary and wipe again. However, you can’t use just any product, so remember to always check the cleaner’s label to ensure it won’t damage your floor!

Method #3. Use white vinegar

White vinegar is your best choice if you’re looking for a natural alternative. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water to wipe the surface. Vinegar’s acidity helps break down the sticky layer, making it easy to clean.

Don’t forget to rinse with plain water afterward! This will prevent the vinegar from damaging the surface.

Method #4. Use baking soda

If using natural methods is not enough, baking soda is a great option if you still prefer to remain environmentally friendly. Mix a cup of baking soda in about two gallons of warm water, then use a mop to wipe the sticky floor. It’s best to let it sit for a few minutes, then simply rinse it with water to remove any residue left behind.

Method #5. Use a stronger product

If all fails, you can resort to ammonia. Just remember that it is a corrosive substance and may cause damage to your floor. Besides, it is not recommended for wooden and unsealed floors, so make sure this option suits you before proceeding.

Mix about half a cup of ammonia and one gallon of water, then wipe with a mop to remove the stickiness. Make sure you thoroughly rinse with water once you’re done to prevent any damage.

Unsure how to proceed with your cleaning? Leave it to the pros!

It’s gratifying to do things yourself. However, sometimes there is no time, or you just don’t want to risk it. Hiring professional services is always an option! Think Maids are ready to take over your chores. You can visit our website for more info.