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Hard Floor Cleaning

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  • How do I know which WoodGlo option is right for me? 

    Both WoodGlo options safely, yet aggressively, remove dirt, debris, grease, hair, soil, dust, built-up residue and contaminants left behind from other cleaning products trapped in your floors. But the right solution for you depends on the level of protection you desire for your floors. Level 1 provides basic professional cleaning while Level 2 offers a more intensive cleaning process with a glossier sheen and longer lasting protection.
  • Is professional hardwood floor cleaning expensive?

    Professional hardwood floor cleaning is a fraction of the price compared to getting your hardwood floors sanded and refinished. Letting us refurbish your floors allows you to bypass contacting a contractor to re-sand your floors, which may be more expensive. Call today to get an estimate from one of our professionals.
  • How long does it take to get the hardwood floors at my home professionally cleaned?

    Typically, it should not take more than a few hours depending on the size of the area to be cleaned. It’s best to allow 24 hours for drying to allow the floor to cure properly.
  • Will a professional hardwood floor cleaning be disruptive to my family?

    No matter which option you choose, we can perform services at the convenience of you and your household. Your floors will be ready for use with sock feet traffic within a matter of a couple of hours. Your trained technician will inform you and all family members of the cure times that you will need to be aware of based on the service option you choose
  • Will hardwood floors turn yellow after my service?

    Hardwood floors that are coated with ServiceMaster water-based finishes will retain a clean, non-yellowing appearance.
  • When will I be able to walk on my floors after a hardwood floor cleaning?

    Allow drying time of at least one to two hours before you walk on your floors in sock feet. It’s best to allow 24 hours for drying to allow the floor to cure properly.
  • Will there be an odor?

    You may notice a faint scent. The amount of time it takes for the odor to dissipate is usually within an hour but varies based on air circulation, heat and humidity. An advantage of using our water-based finishes is they have less harmful fumes than oil-based finishes thanks to their low volatile organic compounds (VOC) levels.
  • Will the professional hardwood floor cleaning generate dust?

    No, our recoating process is dustless, which keeps your home cleaner.
  • I think my hardwood floors may need to be refinished but I’m worried about the price. What should I do?

    Call ServiceMaster Clean and one of our trained professionals will come to your home to inspect your floors. He/she will recommend the best way to restore your floors. We offer an intensive cleaning process that doesn’t require sanding. And this process is a fraction of the price compared to getting your wood floors sanded and refinished.
  • What do I do if major amounts of water, flood related or not, has come into contact with my hardwood floor?

    Don’t rip up the flooring because you think all hope is lost. Instead, call your ServiceMaster Clean professionals. In some instances, getting your wood floors professionally cleaned will bring your wood floors back to life and help restore your peace of mind.
  • Do I have to move furniture?

    We do not remove heavy items such as pianos, sofas, entertainment centers, china cabinets or any other large furniture. We recommend that you have any such items moved prior to your appointment date. If items are too large to move, consult with your technician.


ServiceMaster of Charleston believes your wood floors should always look new, and our specially formulated wood care products can ensure they will.

Beautiful hardwood floors can be one of the most impressive features of your home. However, everyday wear and tear that can occur from pets, spills, traffic, high heel shoes and furniture can gradually dull the appearance of your wood floors.

Although genuine wood flooring can be expensive, caring for it doesn’t have to be. Restoring your floors may be a good option without breaking the bank on expensive sanding and refinishing. Having your hardwood floors professionally cleaned is a less costly alternative. We believe your hardwood floors can and should always look new. The key is to keep them in good shape before you have to go through the time, expense, and inconvenience of sanding and refinishing. Count on ServiceMaster Clean® to keep your hardwood floors looking

Why refinish or replace your wood floors when we can revive them?

  • Superior clean and shine

  • Reduced wear

  • No burn marks

  • Faster and more efficient regular cleanings

  • Dust-free burnishing

  • Fewer strippings required


Our research and development team works to ensure that we are using state-of-the-art products and processes to restore your hardwood floors.


One of our trained technicians will perform an inspection of your floors looking for scratches, discolorations, cracks, etc.


The technician will recommend the proper way to restore your floors, whether or not it’s a service we provide.


Our technician will provide you with a detailed explanation of WoodGlo Level 1 and Level 2.


We then scrub your floors with the automatic wood floor scrubber and proprietary cleaning solutions.


Apply the WoodGlo Renewer to reseal your floors.


  • Use doormats at all exterior entrances and exits to trap sand and grit

  • Use area rugs on high traffic pathways, particularly in pivot areas like the ends of steps and doorways.

  • Be sure to clean up spills immediately.

  • Avoid scratching and scraping your floors with actions like dragging chairs or furniture. Scratches and cracks in the floor easily capture dirt.

  • Don’t use finish wax, ammonia-based cleaners or bleach, which can damage floors.

  • Utilize furniture protectors under furniture that will be moved regularly

  • Do not walk on your wood floors in shoes with high heels

  • Maintain a consistent humidity level.