Getting on your knees to clean a house that large is admirable, but not feasible. We would first ask the customer what they would prefer us to use. Normally we would use our small canister vac to vacuum the floors, then we use a wood floor cleaner with a terry cloth mop that can be washed. We always let the customer know that cleaning any hard surface floor is a two step process. Then charge accordingly. The main thing with wood floors are, don't get them to wet. On your knees for a small bathroom is one thing, but an entire house is to time consuming. MHO, Rusty
Agree, however, let me add. We would use the vacuum to remove any debris, ie . dust, etc. etc. Then using Neutral pH cleaner, or cleaner specified for wood floors, (we use Woodpecker and have had great results) damp mop with a microfiber flat mop. This is SLIGHTLY, SLIGHTLY DAMP. TOO WET AND THE TONGUES SWELL AND THE FLOOR CAN CRACK AND YOU ARE IN TROUBLE. Productivity rate is good and the end result is good. Change microfibre flat mop as required as they get dirty relatively quickly.
Luis: Although the Murphy's Oil leaves a nice sheen to the floor, have you not found that it attracts dust and holds it and you have a dirtier floor the next time that you do it? Tried it before , found it increased rather than decreased work load.
I ve actually used Murphy's oil in the past I was actually disppointed in it. It smells reallly great but for me thats as far as it went. Also Murphy's oil is not good on lamenated wood floors they have something in it (that I cant think of off hand )that actually arms your floors. When I first started my business a few years ago one of first clients did a search online and actually let me know that Murphy's oil harms the finish on the floors and since then when I actaully check myself and confirmed it I never used it again. Now I actually use a Ph nuetral cleaner on hardwood floors. Troy
Don't do floors on your hands and knees!!! I blew my knee out doing this and had surgery. It is way too much pressure on your knees being on them day after day. I and my employees will do small bathrooms on our knees and corners of kitchen floors , but that is it! I tell my customers the reason why also. If we are doing three to four houses a day five days a week all year, it is impossible on the body. They always understand. I always do a quick swifter on my wood floors after damp mopping after floor is dry to make sure all debri is gone, you will be amazed how it hides. LOL