Tile and grout is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain, but because the grout is especially porous, it can quickly absorb too much moisture, soil and microbes. Before too long, the grout will look dingy, and the tile dull. There are a few DIY methods that can reduce the filthy looking surfaces, especially if your pre-made department store cleaners are not effective. Today, we at Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning would like to offer a few options to clean the grout and tile efficiently.
Vinegar & Baking Soda Tile Cleaner Recipe
1) To make a fairly thick paste, use approximately one part water and mix 3 parts baking soda. Apply the paste to the grout lines and smear onto the tile using your fingers. While preparing the next mixture, allow the paste to sit.
2) Combine equal parts white vinegar and warm water in a squirt bottle. Generously spray the mixture over the surface and let it bubble.
3) Once the bubbling has ceased, approximately 5 minutes, and with your nylon bristled brush and a designated cleaning toothbrush for the corners, scrub the tile and grout clean.
4) Rinse the area with cool water, either sponging the water on, or mopping if you are doing the floor to remove the cleaning residue and any residual dirt.
5) With a towel, dry the surface.
Powdered Oxygenated Bleach to Clean Tile Floors
1) Dissolve 2 TBSP of oxygenated bleach in a bucket filled with 2 cups of warm water and ensure it is mixed well.
2) Generously apply the solution on the grout and tile and allow it to sit 5-10 minutes, using a grid pattern sectioning for organized and strategic cleaning. Scrub the grout in circular patterns with a nylon brush or designated toothbrush. Be very attentive to the corners and edges as they are typically the areas with the most buildup.
3) Lightly sprinkle oxygenated bleach on the tougher stains and scrub as before.
4) Rinse the debris and soap film away.
5) Dry with a clean towel.
Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda & Dish Soap Cocktail Tile Cleaning
These ingredients are the ideal for the following reasons:
Baking soda: a natural abrasive to scrub the grout.
Hydrogen peroxide: in conjunction with baking soda, it releases bleaching oxygen ions to brighten and remove stains.
Dish soap: dirt and grease is loosened.
1) Create a paste with 1 TBSP liquid dish detergent, ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, and ¾ cup baking soda.
2) Use your fingers, protected with cleaning gloves, smear the paste generously over the grout, fanning it out onto the tiles; let it sit 10 minute or so.
3) Being attentive to the corners and edges especially, scrub with a nylon brush, or designated toothbrush in circular patterns.
4) Agitate the mixture to break through the layers then allow it to sit for an additional 15 minutes.
5) Scrub away any areas that require additional attention and rinse well.
6) Dry well with a towel.
Tile & Grout Floor Cleaning & More in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Northridge & Greater Los Angeles, California
No matter if you opt to use the above mixtures or a premade formula from the department store, always be sure to perform a patch test. For professional tile and grout cleaning call in the experts Eco Clean Carpet Cleaning today and let our experts restore your grout and tile back to their vibrancy and shine.