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Grout Cleaning Your Tiles

 

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Grout has an irritating habit of building up dirt and grime. It can be pretty difficult to clean, but it’s essential to do so. Aside from making your space look grimy, grout that’s left dirty can cause damage to your tiles. These steps will help you with effective grout cleaning.

Wipe Down The Grout

Before you get started doing an intense clean of your grout, you want to remove any surface stains. This ensures that you eliminate any easy-to-remove dirt so when you’re ready to deep clean your grout, the solution can target the tough areas. Use hot water to wipe down the grout to remove whatever you can easily.

Create A Grout Cleaning Solution

Mixing a grout cleaning solution is simple and can be done using products you already have in your home. Mix one part vinegar with one part water in a spray bottle. Spray down the grout between your tiles and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

After the solution has set, scrub it with a toothbrush or a small scrub brush. Avoid using anything metal as this can have an adverse effect and scratch your tiles or knock out pieces of grout. Once you’ve finished scrubbing, rinse the area with water.

A DIY Tough Grout Cleaning Solution

If the water and vinegar solution doesn’t quite do the trick, your grout is likely built up with dirt and grime that will need something a little stronger to get rid of it. To create a tougher grout cleaning solution, mix two parts baking soda with one part water. Apply the solution to the areas of grout that need special attention and allow it to sit overnight.

In the morning, scrub the solution with a toothbrush or a small scrub brush. Rinse thoroughly with hot water afterward.

Clean Your Grout Regularly

Practice proper preventative maintenance by cleaning your grout on a regular basis. When you clean it consistently, you won’t have to spend as much time cleaning it in one sitting. Plus, it will keep your grout looking cleaner and prevent your tiles from becoming damaged by buildup.

Try wiping down the grout once a week and performing a deeper clean every other week or every month.

Have Grout Damage Beyond Your Repair?

If you’re dealing with grout in your Missouri home that is severely damaged and no amount of deep cleaning will remedy it, you need a professional to do it for you. At Kelley Klean, our team can get your tiles and grout looking brand-new again. Contact us today to learn more about our grout cleaning services.

How To Clean Your Tile and Grout

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Tile cleaning is probably part of your maintenance routine in your home, but do you know how to do so properly? The tile may look clean after a general washing, but what about the grout in between tiles? It’s time to take your tile cleaning seriously and follow these steps for a more sanitized and sparkling floor.

Mop the Tile Once A Week

The part you probably do already is mopping your floors. At least once a week, use a mop or other tile cleaning device to remove the dirt, dust, and other particles that accumulate on your floor throughout the week. This will sanitize the tile itself and can also remove some of the accumulation inside the grout as well. Keeping up with weekly maintenance will also extend the life of your tile.

Check for Mold

Mold can grow in between the tile where the grouting is. Especially when you have tiled bathrooms where there is a lot of moisture from showers and perhaps a leaking toilet, you need to be careful of creating an atmosphere fit for mold. If the mold is still small enough, cleaning products and a mop should remove the mold from your tile. But large amounts of mold could mean that it has spread to other areas of your home as well. This means you need to call a restoration company to safely and properly repair the damage.

Hire a Tile Cleaning Service

Your local restoration company offers a tile cleaning service that does a much deeper clean than what you can do with your mop. Using chemical solutions and the proper tools, a restoration company can dig deep into the tile and grout to remove the dirt that is really ground into your floor. There is often a wax sealing on your tile to prevent dirt and dust accumulation, but the longer you have your tile, the more this layer will wear and tear. Professionally cleaning your tile yearly will help to diminish this process.

Replace Tile as Needed

Eventually, your tile will need to be replaced. When this happens will depend on how often you actually clean your floors yourself and when a professional gets involved. Once that wax layer is mostly gone, your tile is at risk of higher damage. Tile replacement is important for the health of your house, especially when it becomes hard to keep clean.

At Kelley Klean, we are here to help you with tile floor maintenance and repairs. We guarantee a professional cleaning job with every visit and will help you keep your floors for a long time. Give us a call today at 573-214-0990.

Why You Should Schedule a Tile and Grout Cleaning

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Tile adds beauty and uniqueness to your home. In most cases, tile and grout are dirt resistant. However dirt resistant your tile and grout may be, it is a wise decision to have a tile cleaning regularly. Scheduling a regular tile and grout cleaning can help brighten your tile. Making your tile and grout bright is not the only reason you should have a tile and grout cleaning. There are other benefits.

Extend Tile Lifespan

Fresh tile comes with a glaze overlay that helps to keep your tile gleaming while also preventing scratches. Over time, however, particles from dirt, grease, and dust can break down this glaze, allowing the buildup of dirt, dust, and grease just below the surface. The more buildup that accumulates, the more the lifespan your tile diminishes. With a regular tile and grout cleaning, you can get rid of the damaging substances before they penetrate the glaze. Since a regular cleaning prevents the buildup of these particles, you can extend the lifespan of your tile.

Reduces Mold

Having mold is never something you want to handle. One of mold’s favorite places to grow is in tile grout. Mold does not only make your house appear dirty, but it also causes health issues. If you have mold in your home, you may experience an increase in asthma, coughing, or sneezing. A regular tile and grout cleaning rids your grout of mold.

Maintains the Tile and Grout Value

Tile and grout add value to your home. Over the year, however, the value decreases if the tile and grout are not well maintained. A thorough tile and grout cleaning will help your floors maintain their value throughout the life of your home.

Saves Money

Replacing tile is not cheap. Doing preventative maintenance and cleanings is the cheaper way to go. A tile and grout cleaning preserves the sealant on the tile. If the sealant starts to break down, scratches, chips, and dirt will start to break down your tile. Eventually, your tile will look so run down that you will have to replace it.

A Deeper Clean

While sweeping and mopping your tile and grout keeps your home clean, a professional tile and grout cleaning gets you a deeper clean. Professionals use specialized tools to penetrate the surface of your tile and grout. Since professional’s tools penetrate beneath the surface, they provide your floor with a deeper cleaning. In turn, your tile and grout are left looking like new.

If you are ready to have your tile shine like it once did, then it is time to call the professionals. At Kelley Klean, our professionals use the best products and tools to ensure the best tile and grout cleaning. We make sure that you, the customer, are satisfied with your tile before leaving. Let our professionals restore the beauty to your home with a tile and grout cleaning today. For more information about Kelley Klean contact us at 573-250-409 or check out our website. Extend your tile’s lifespan today!