How to properly clean stairs and handrails?

Stairs and handrails are frequently used, but they don’t always get the attention they deserve when it comes to cleaning. Keeping these areas clean goes further than just a matter of aesthetics. It’s also about your safety and health. We brought you some tips about how to properly clean stairs and handrails. Take a look!

Choose the right products

  • Wooden stairs: Use a mild wood cleaner diluted in water. Avoid overly abrasive products or those that make the wood slippery.
  • Carpeted stairs: Use a vacuum cleaner to remove surface dirt and periodically deep clean with carpet-specific products.
  • Stone or tile stairs: A neutral detergent diluted in water is ideal. Avoid acidic products that can damage the finish.

Cleaning technique

  • Sweeping and vacuuming: Start from the top and work your way down, so you prevent dirt from falling on already cleaned steps.
  • Washing: If using water or another liquid, remember to wring out the cloth well so that it’s damp and not soaked.

Attention to handrails

Handrails can accumulate a significant amount of germs. Clean them regularly with a damp cloth and, depending on the material, consider using a mild disinfectant.

If the handrail is made of metal, like stainless steel, a cloth with isopropyl alcohol can provide shine and disinfect at the same time. For wood, a mild wood cleaner is the best choice.

Safety first

When cleaning stairs, make sure to signal that the area is wet to avoid accidents, and never use products that make the stairs slippery.
If your home or office is in need of cleaning, contact our professionals for a specialized one.

Proper cleaning of stairs and handrails not only enhances the appearance of your space but also ensures a safer and healthier room for you and those who walk though it.

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