It’s getting close to that time of year again when ice melting salt gets dragged into your home or office from outdoor shoes.

Here are 5 steps to remove the salt and stains naturally from your hardwood or tiled floors.  Note: Do not use vinegar on any natural stone as it may etch the surface.

Step 1.  Vacuum the floors completely to remove any excess salt from the floors and use the hardwood floor attachment with the bristles to loosen any dried on salt.

Step 2. Use a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts warm water and mop the floors using a spin mop if you have one and if not just a regular wet mop thats wrung out.

Step 3. Change the vinegar and water solution with just warm water, rinse the mop then repeat Step 2.

Step 4. Use a clean damp microfibre cloth and a floor cleaner with velcro to hold the microfibre cloth in place and go over the floors repeatedly rinsing out your cloth with warm water.

Step 5.  By hand you can remove any stubborn salt stains that didn’t get removed with the first 4 steps with a damp microfibre cloth.

Good luck and happy cleaning!!!