Maintaining your tile and grout may seem like a simple task. Depending on the type of tile you have, you may be able to keep the tile clean with ease. However, grout is always a challenge to keep clean. Grout is super porous and has a rougher texture that grips onto everything. Soup scum, grease and oily grime frequently builds up along the grout line. When trying to clean the grout, many people may even damage and ruin the grout. Both tile and grout requires the proper cleaning and care to avoid damaging the tile and grout. Carpet Care 2000 would like to share how to better preserve the tile and the grout.
Don’t Leave Spills & Messes on Tile
id you know that tile and grout can stain? That’s right. Both tile and grout can stain when spills from food, drinks and other substances fall on the tile and grout. It is important to prevent staining. You can accomplish this by cleaning up after messes as soon as they occur. Depending on the type of tile, such as natural stone, certain substances can cause eroding and permanent damages. You will also want to quickly clean up the messes and spills using the right cleaning agents. Natural stone requires a dedicated cleaner. The wrong cleaner can ruin the natural stone tile’s sealer and even the stone itself. To help prevent damaging or staining of the tile and grout, it is important to clean spills and other messes quickly.
Avoid Unnecessary Moisture on Tiled Floors
As tile needs to be cleaned, your tile floors are usually mopped. However, you will want to avoid using too much water. When mopping floors or cleaning other surfaces you will want to use a very damp mop, not one that is dripping with water. You never want a lot of water or the cleaner setting on top of the tile and grout. For bathrooms with tile and grout, it is also recommended that you wipe down the tile with a dry cloth to remove the water from the tile after a shower. Water just setting on top of tile and grout encourage the development of mold and mildew. Grout can absorb the moisture which can lead to degrading of the grout. Grout can begin to break out in pieces. Even though tile and grout is one of the best materials for moisture, even they can lose the battle against moisture eventually. You will want to prevent excessive and unnecessary moisture on your tile and grout.
Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning
For deep cleaning of the tile and grout, it is highly recommended that you use a professional cleaning service. A professional tile and grout cleaning service has all of the tools and proper cleaning agents for the different types of tile. Grout will also be cleaned without damaging the grout. Often a professional cleaning service can do more than just clean. A professional cleaning service can polish and seal tile and the grout to ensure the tile is protected and you will have a better chance of preventing stains.