Saturday, January 7, 2012

[Did You Know] That You Should NEVER Use a Wet Swiffer or Similar Product



Just recently I received a panicked call from a client of ours.  They had purchased a cushion back vinyl floor from us at the beginning of 2011 and their daughter who had visited over the holidays had discovered that it was covered with a grey film.  They thought that it was wearing poorly because their daughter had to scrub the floor for hours to get about half the grime up.

I asked what they had been using to clean the floor because I thought it odd that a quality floor would act that way.  And of course, they were using a wet Swiffer-Jet.  You see, the soap that Swiffer decides to put in their cleaner leaves a soapy residue which just collects dirt, dust, and grime.


So, because they had limited mobility, I decided to go out and help them clean their floor and show them how to properly keep it clean.  Boy, I had NO idea what I was getting myself into!  I spent TWO HOURS scrubbing their kitchen floor (which wasn't a large space) to get rid of about 10 months worth of residue and grime!



So, PLEASE, PLEASE NEVER use a wet Swiffer Jet or similar tool to clean your floor!  Instead, always talk to your flooring consultant on how to best care for your floor and I personally HIGHLY recommend Armstrong's Once-n-Done vinyl and ceramic cleaner!

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great tip Katlin! Does this also include the wet swiffer cloths, not just the wet jet? What about dry swiffer on wood floors? Thanks! Kelly Heck

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  2. Of course, Kelly! I'm glad you found this helpful. Any Swiffer wet product leave that soapy residue and should be avoided. The dry Swiffer is safe, however.

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  3. I was thinking about buying a swiffer wet jet. Could I use it if I put Armstrong's Once-n-Done vinyl cleaner in it instead of the swiffer solution?

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