Maintenance Tip for Tile and Grout Lines

Tip for the Maintenance of Tile and Grout In Your Home’s Baths Between Professional Cleanings.

This tip is not intended to replace the need for a professional Tile and Grout Cleaning in your home’s baths. Only a professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Company have all the specialized tools and techniques for the deep sanitizing clean that is periodically needed. This article deals with the importance of maintaining tile and grout lines that collect and trap much of the moisture, dirt and bacteria that accumulate.

You may have noticed that the grout that sets your tiles is especially porous will collect and allow to accumulate stains from makeup, dirty water, mold and mildew. This accumulation of moisture and soil is also a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

Not only is this condition unsightly is also very unsanitary and possibility dangerous to family’s health. Grout lines act like a sponge and absorb dirt and stains. Overtime these dirt, stains, mold and bacteria become trapped below the surface and are difficult to remove.

A Safe effective Green Cleaning Solution.
A simple, green and effective cleaning solution can be made from simple ingredients that you probably already have in your home. It consists of baking soda, distilled white vinegar. You will also need a small, stiff-bristled scrub brush, know as a grout brush. Ensure that you are using a brush that has bristles made of nylon, synthetic or plastic. Make sure that your grout brush does not have any metal. Metal in your brush scratch your tile and damage your grout.

You first step for this tile and grout cleaning tip is to mix your baking soda and vinegar cleaning solution. Simple mix a paste of 3 parts baking soda and one part distilled white vinegar. This is a simple green cleaning recipe and does not contain dangerous chemicals or noxious bleach.

Your second step is to spread the paste into the grout lines. At this point you want to stop for a moment and let the paste “dwell” and be allowed to penetrate the grout lines where the dirt, stains, mold and bacteria are trapped. Now you can begin to agitate and scrub the grout lines with your grout brush. Work in both a back and forth motion as well a circular pattern. Again, we are going to let our paste do much of the work by letting it dwell for at least another half hour.

The third step now is to rinse and remove all of the cleaning solution and dirt and grime. Begin by rinsing with warm water and dry with a micro fiber towel or other clean lint free cloth. Continue to flush and remove the dirty water. If you have access to a wet/dry vac you can also use this to remove excess water.

Further Tile and Grout Cleaning Tip for Stubborn Stains.
If you have really stubborn stain in your grout lines and if the color of the grout is light you may want to try a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Use the same mixture proportion and techniques as above.

When to Call a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Company.
If the above tile and grout line cleaning tip did not work to your satisfaction it may be time to call a professional who can offer restoration service. The will have all the proper tools, equipment, cleaning solutions and expertise to complete the job. They will also be able to offer sealing of your tile and grout lines that will help in maintaining the beauty of you tile and the prevention of future stains.

Green Tech Carpet and Tile Cleaning
3600 Westminister Court
Holiday, FL 34691 | 727-916-2314

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