Protecting Floors from Water Damage

Protect your floors from the rain damage with tips from the experts!

Door Mats are a great first step to protecting your floors. They’re easy to place, easy to remove and clean, and they remove any water, dirt, oil, or other grime from the bottoms of shoes before these nasty particles ever touch your beautiful floors.

External Door Mats:

Allow your visitors a place to wipe their feet off before they enter. To do so, place a door mat just outside of your front doors when possible. These mats will ensure that no rainwater, dirt, or mud gets tracked into your facility.

Internal Walk-Off Mats:

These mats are great for protecting the entryway/lobby of your home or building. It allows guests to take a few extra steps into the building before reaching your tile, hardwood, or other hard surface floorings. By providing mats right inside the door, you’ll be sure to protect your floors from water or any drips from umbrellas and raincoats.

Area Rugs:

Covering hard surface flooring near doorways with area rugs is a smart way to add protection AND beauty to your facility. Area rugs can be machine or hand made with various fibers, sizes, durabilities, colors, patterns, and shapes. There’s an area rug to fit every need! Most rugs are easily cleaned depending on their characteristics and your needs.

ScotchgardTM Protector:

Applying ScotchgardTM to area rugs or carpets (or upholstery!) is really a no-brainer year-round, but can be especially useful during the rainy season to protect your floors from water. ScotchgardTM can be applied in minutes! It serves as a surface-level protector for carpet and rug fibers by preventing particles like dirt, mold, bacteria, and oil stains from permanently adhering to fibers.

Plus, when you have your carpet cleaned with Woodard we include a 6-month spot and spill warranty FREE! What does that mean exactly? Well, when you have ScotchgardTM applied you’re covered for 6-months! If a new spot or stains appear 6-months are your cleaning, we’ll come back out to address the spot for free!

Professional Cleaning:

While the above suggestions may help to protect your floors to an extent from water damage, there’s always a chance that a wet and dirty shoe will find your pristine floors. When this happens, consider calling a professional floor cleaning company that can help.

As always, Woodard is here to help. As many of you know we do clean residential homes. We also offer maintenance programs for commercial floor cleaning on a regular basis. And don’t be afraid to call for one-time cleanings as well, especially if you see any muddy footprints in your foyer! And don’t forget – we can clean upholstery too! Rainboots may bring in the most dirt, but umbrellas and raincoats can also leave water spots on your furniture.


About Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration was founded in 1946 by Earl and Nancy Woodard. Today, the company is run by 3rd generation, Justin Woodard. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Woodard services the greater metro area (Illinois, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, and many more). Woodard is proud to serve as the preferred provider for cleaning & restoration services. Our cleaning services include carpet, hard surface, furniture, and rug cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. We also provide water, fire, board-up, storm and smoke restoration services for residential and commercial clients. For information or questions submit a form online or call us at 314-227-3932.

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