There are many places found within a home that can be covered with variations of tile and grout. Some area are harder to clean than others but tile and grout all have the same general idea. Grout is an extremely porous material, and it can be difficult to conduct a deep tile and grout cleaning on your own. More often than not, all you are accomplishing is a thorough surface clean. For a deeper, more meticulous cleaning, it is better to call upon a professional to get the job done. Just like carpets needing a deep clean from time to time, so does your grout and tile!
Carpet Care 2000 has a few tips on cleaning your grout and tile in between professional deep cleans.
Gather the following to begin your tile and grout cleaning quest:
– Spray bottle
– Hydrogen peroxide
– Baking soda
– Small bowl or mixing bucket
– Grout or scrub brush
– Extra toothbrush dedicated for cleaning your home and not your teeth
Cleaning Tile & Grout with Vinegar
– With your spray bottle, mix equal parts of vinegar and water, and mix solution well.
– Generously spray your solution, focusing on the grout and allow to sit approximately 5 minutes. Depending on how much tile and grout is found in your bathroom, it might be an easier and more efficient task to section off your cleaning. Spray the solution on a section. Before tending to it, spray the next section. While solution is setting in, go back to the previous area for scrubbing and so on until finished.
– Scrub the grout primarily in circular patterns, using your brush. Any kind of brushes work. Toothbrushes are awesome for corners.
– After the section of grout is finished, hit the tile and rinse with warm water.
Cleaning Tile & Grout with Baking Soda
– In your bowl or bucket, mix water and baking soda together to create a paste.
– Dip your preferred scrubbing brush in the paste and apply it to the grout.
– Work the grout in with your brush.
– Before rinsing, spray the vinegar solution over the top.
– Allow the bubbling to carry on a couple of minutes, then scrub the buildup out of your grout.
– Rinse well with warm water.
Hydrogen Peroxide Tile & Grout Cleaning Method for Tough Stain Removal
On really tough stains, hydrogen peroxide could get the job done, use caution and test patch as it can lighten the grout.
– Spray on the hydrogen peroxide and allow to sit for approximately 10 minutes.
– Select your scrubbing brush, and use firm circular motion to scrub the stains.
– Repeat until stain is dissolved.
– If after a few repeat attempts, if the stain persists, make a paste using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and follow the baking soda method steps.
– Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Preventive Maintenance
Once your professional cleaning has been performed, you can get in the habit of doing a few easy steps to help prevent major build up and help make the scrubbing cleaning days a lot easier.
– It is recommended to spray down your tile and grout with the equal water and vinegar solution three times a week or as often as you like.
– It is best to have the spray bottle clearly labeled to avert mishaps.
Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning, Polishing & Sealing in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House & Danville California
For your professional tile and grout cleaning, hire the experts at Carpet Care 2000. We have trained technicians with state of the art equipment, and top of the line detergents to do a deep clean among our many services.
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