It is a given that when your entire hardwood floor has seen better days and needs some attention, calling a professional hardwood floor repair company is the best solution. However, for some everyday situations, you may be able to solve the problem yourself and save yourself some money. Some of these are simple enough for most people to tackle, but if you feel at all anxious, plan B is to call the hardwood floor repair professional.
- Heel Scuffs, Water Stains, White Spots, and Other Stains – How you deal with these issues will depend on what type of finish is on your hardwood flooring. If you know it is a wax finish, use very fine steel wool and a touch of wax to rub and buff out the stain. You may need to follow with sandpaper or steel wool dipped in mineral spirits. If you end up removing some of the color, you’ll need to touch it up and reapply the wax finish. If you don’t know or have another type, it is necessary to use the product that the manufacturer recommends.
- Chewing Gum – You have probably dealt with chewing gum at one time or another in other places such as hair, clothing or the bottom of your shoe. The same method of using ice to freeze it so it crumbles away works here, too. Just be sure to put it in a plastic bag because you don’t want the water to damage anything when it melts on the floor.
- Wax – If you have crayon or candle wax on your hardwood, and it is a wax finish, you can put a brown paper bag over it and use a hot iron to melt the wax. All other types of finishes should be handled as the manufacturer recommends.
A number of other situations, such as wax buildup, stubborn stains, and actual physical damage to your floors should be handled by an expert. Here at Professional Floor Covering & Cleaning, we have been salvaging wood floors with our professional hardwood floor repair services for a long time. As a retailer with a 5,700-square-foot showroom in Mooresville, North Carolina, we have comprehensive knowledge about every type of hardwood flooring and the methods each manufacturer recommends. Give us a call today to find out more!