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    Thanks! Your crew was great. Bruce was especially thorough, skillful and polite. A great job by all and the best paint job we've ever had. See you in the fall!

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  • Tips For Cleaning Hardwood Floors

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    Hardwood floors get a lot of traffic in your home. Accordingly, they should be cleaned the most, especially if it's your kitchen or foyer, in which people walk in and out consistently. Here are some tips and tricks for making sure your hardwood floor stays clean and strong.

    Tips:

    1) Use area rugs in high traffic areas.

    2) Always remove spills promptly. While small drips of water may not harm the floor, be sure not to let excess amounts of water sit on the floor.

    3) Find out cleaning and care requirements for your specific floor from the manufacturer.

    4) Never drag furniture or other objects across a wood floor. Instead, clean the floor thoroughly to remove dust and grit, then use "gliding" furniture pads underneath the piece to aid sliding it across the floor.

    5) Install floor mats at each entrance so you don't track in dirt from the bottoms of shoes.

    6) Be sure to follow manufacturer recommendations to treat flooring scratches and dents. If an area of the finish is damaged by water, it may be difficult to fix it.

    7) Use furniture pads to place under table and chair legs and on the feet of dressers and armoires. They can be purchased at a local hardware store or home center.

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