Cleaning tile flooring by hand is no longer easy work. It s messy, inconvenient, and almost impossible for even the most skilled mop-pushers to obtain the deep-clean look that comes from professional grout and tile cleaning. This is simply because regular mopping alone will never reach all of the hidden grout stains that lie deep inside the grout lines. Further, the dirty water that spills out from the sinks used for bathroom cleaning can also be a grout catcher. Not to mention the dirt, grease, and other foreign particles on tile flooring and walls. When you take all of these factors into consideration, it is not surprising that many homeowners are replacing their tile flooring and bathroom flooring by choosing to install new hardwood or ceramic flooring instead.
But if you have recently chosen to go with ceramic tile or hardwood flooring, there are still some things that you can do in order to keep the grout clean and looking like new. For example, it’s recommended that you use a professional grout cleaning service at least once a year, preferably more often. A professional grout cleaning service will use hot water to clean the grout and then, using a high-pressure hot water system, they will scrub and rinse the floor. This rinsing and scrubbing process leaves your floors looking cleaner, crisper, and shinier than they have been before. Because professional grout cleaning companies use only steam-powered equipment, you can rest assured that the water that is released from the equipment is safe and pH balanced to prevent harmful bacteria and fungi from forming.
In addition to using a professional grout cleaning service on a regular basis, you should also make it a point to follow a few simple guidelines to help keep your tile floors looking as good as new. The first of these is to avoid sitting and standing on your tile floors for an extended period of time. If you must sit on your floor for any length of time, you should protect your legs by wearing shoes that are well-ventilated and rubber-soled shoes. If walking is necessary, you should wear sandals instead of flat feet so that you will not put unnecessary strain on your legs. You also want to take frequent breaks and rest your feet if possible during your work.
Another step that you should take when cleaning grout in your bathroom or kitchen is to use an anti-microbial solution to wipe away any mold or mildew that may be present. It is important to remember that mold and mildew can grow very fast and can have a negative effect on your health. By working to eradicate mold and mildew in your home, you will protect yourself as well as your family. By reducing the growth and population of mold and mildew, you can extend the life of your tiles, reduce the costs associated with replacement, and most importantly, reduce the risk of illness in your family.
One grout cleaning method that many people do is to mix one part of white vinegar into two parts of warm water. This grout cleaning method works great because it does not create harmful fumes and also it is fairly inexpensive. All that you need to do is cut a small hole in the grout using a fine-tooth comb. Once the grout has been reduced in size, you will then add one part vinegar and leave the remaining clean water behind. When you have rinsed the vinegar off of the grout with warm water, you will need to gently scrub the grout to remove any remaining stains and to also get rid of any mold and mildew.
The next step is to clean your floors thoroughly. One way to keep dirt and grime from getting into your grout lines is to sweep or vacuum your floors on a regular basis. In addition to getting dirt into the grout lines, your shoes will drag dirt and mud into the ground and into the air. By taking care of your floors on a regular basis you can significantly reduce the amount of dirt and grime that gets into your home’s indoor air. In addition, if you have a basement, you may want to invest in an exhaust fan to clear away any dirt and grime.
After you have completed both upstairs and downstairs cleaning, it is important that you allow the area to dry completely. You can then either clean the floor or use a wet/dry shop vac to remove and discard the dirt and mud that was lifted up from your feet while you were walking up and down the stairs. It is extremely important that the floor be completely dry before installing anything else. If there are areas where you will have moisture, such as the underside of carpet runners, you should place a drop cloth over the floor so that you won’t accidentally push in the water while cleaning. If you don’t have a drop cloth, you can also put a sheet over the floor while you are cleaning so that water will bead on the sheets instead of the floor.
If you are looking for a method that will get rid of the grease and dirt from your ceramic tile grout, but you don’t want to spend a lot of time doing it, you can always hire a professional to come in and clean your grout for you. However, grout cleaning by a professional is usually very expensive, and it can be a very daunting task to do alone. A great alternative is to clean your grout with a tile grout brush. Not only is this a more inexpensive method that doesn’t require you to do any hard labor, but it is also a method that you can do in the comfort of your own home and at any time of day or night.