How To Clean Sisal Stair Treads

Unlike tile or hardwood floors, carpet can be hard to clean. Dust, small rocks, hair, and other debris can get tracked into the house and end up buried deep in your carpet.  Even after vacuuming, your house may seem clean, but if you have stairs then there is a chance you probably overlooked this area.  However, there are great methods available that can help you keep your stair treads clean and tidy.

The Basics of Stair Tread Cleaning

Stair treads are a great way to add an extra layer of personality to your home as well as add a finishing touch to your whole home’s design. Maintaining your stair treads is important if you want your floors to last as look as possible. Cleaning your stairs is the same as cleaning your living room floor or the floor in the bedroom in that you will need to take the material into account before you start. Wood stair treads can be mopped with a floor cleaner while covered treads will need to be cleaned according to the material to prevent damage.

Cleaning Sisal Treads

If your stair treads are made from natural fiber sisal, regular cleaning will keep them in top condition for years to come. Cleaning them is quite simple. Once a week make a point to vacuum each tread. This will ensure that hard to clean dirt and debris don’t stain the material.  For any spills or stains, use a small amount of fabric cleaner that is safe for natural fibers to clean the area. Avoid using too much liquid since excess moisture or water will damage natural fibers such as sisal. Dry carpet cleaners you can use at home are the best for sisal treads if you happen to have one at home. Once yearly you should move the treads and clean under them to get rid of stale or bad odors.

Quick Tips For Tread Cleaning

  • Shake your treads out at least once every three months.
  • Vacuum your stair treads once a week.
  • Use the right chemicals to spot treat your treads.
  • Sweep your treads on days that you don’t vacuum.

Most stair treads are easy to remove for cleaning. You can remove your sisal stair treads and place them all in a row for easy vacuuming, or you can call a professional cleaning company to take care of all of your floors.