When it comes to tile and grout, they can quickly be marred with a buildup of soap residue, mildew, and even mold if the conditions are right. Keeping tile and grout clean can be a challenge and something homeowners need to be fairly diligent with if they hope to avoid the filth accumulation. Sometimes, folks are at a loss when trying to get the tile and grout cleaned. For that reason, we at Eco Clean Air Ducts would like to share some methods on getting your tile and grout clean.
Bleach & Baking Soda Cleaning Method for White Tile & Grout Floors & Other Surfaces
This method is only ideal on white grout and tile, as bleach will lighten and potentially remove colors. Be sure to practice safety precautions when handling bleach by wearing clothes that you don’t mind if they are ruined if bleach comes into contact with them. Also wear rubber gloves and safety goggles if you are sensitive to bleach. Use proper ventilation such as fans and open windows. After you have concluded the safety measures, mix 3/4 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup of bleach in a bucket and stir together until the consistency is a paste. Apply generously to grout and wait 15 minutes. With a stiff tooth brush or scrub brush and circular motions with moderate pressure, work the mixture into the grout. Once you have finished, allow the agitated mixture to set for an additional 10 minutes. With warm water, rinse away the remnants.
Vinegar & Baking Soda Tile & Grout Cleaning & Mild Stain Removal Method
For mild stains, a great color safe solution is vinegar and baking soda. Combine equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and apply the mixture generously to your tile and grout. Allow it to set for five minutes. Gradually add baking soda until it is pasty. Apply generously, concentrating on the grout. Scrub and rinse clean after the bubbling has stopped.
Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda Tile & Grout Cleaning & Heavy Stain Removal Method
Hydrogen peroxide is effective on tougher stains. Simply combine equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Sponge onto grout and tile, let the solution stand fifteen minutes, scrub, and rinse with warm water.
Steam Cleaner Tile & Grout Cleaning Method
If you can rent or have access to a steam cleaner, your tile and grout can be optimally cleaned. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions for proper use. Watch for loose, cracked, or broken tiles, as using the steam cleaner can make worsen the damage. It’s really best to hire a professional tile cleaning company such as Eco Clean Air Ducts. We have powerful truck mounted steam cleaning and water extraction equipment.
General Tile & Grout Cleaning Tips
Consider these four tips when utilizing your preferred method:
– Pre-rinse your tile and grout with warm water prior to cleaning to remove the top layer of dirt from the surface.
– Do not use bleach or bleach products on colored grout.
– Always do a test patch with ANY mixtures, whether it be home made, or store bought, to ensure it will not alter your shade of grout. Perform the patch test in an inconspicuous spot to ensure your tile or grout isn’t compromised.
– Never mix chemical cleaners, the results could be hazardous.
Tile & Grout Cleaning & Sealing in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Northridge & Greater Los Angeles, California
Using a professional from Eco Clean Air Ducts can make cleaning and maintaining your tile and grout a lot easier. Our technicians are well trained and experienced and can get your tile and grout clean and fresh. Call us today to get started!