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Common Tile and Grout Cleaning Misconceptions

Following the wrong tile and grout cleaning advice could end up costing you an arm and a leg.

You may always want the best for your tile surfaces, but it’s sometimes easy to buy into common tile and grout cleaning misconceptions that damage floors, countertops and walls.  If your goal is to keep your tile and grout looking amazing for as long as possible, it’s not only necessary to have regular professional grout cleaning, but also avoid the following advice that gets passed around on the Internet and elsewhere.

Cleaning Tile and Grout with Bleach is Fine

No. Bleach is a great cleaner for many things, but not your tile and grout. It’s known for its whitening effects and disinfecting capabilities, so people tend to use it on their tile and grout for this purpose. However, it will only weaken the grout, causing it to become brittle and deteriorate quicker.

Acidic Cleaning Solutions Work Great on Tile and Grout

Acidic cleaners may help remove dirt and grime from tile, but it can be rather harsh, causing erosion of the grout. It also releases vapors that can damage other appliances like stainless steel faucets and other similar fixtures.

Use a Wire Brush for Cleaning

It may seem like a great idea to use a wire brush to clean your grout joints, but this will only damage it. The hardest brush you should be using is a medium bristle brush. Anything harder will create more problems than it solves.

Tile and Grout Cleaning is a DIY Job

There are plenty of home maintenance “experts” on the web that claim anyone can and should clean their own tile and grout. Unfortunately, many of these “experts” are the same ones spreading the bad advice mentioned above.

If you want the best results, using professional-grade equipment and cleaning solutions that are certain to protect the long-term health of your tile surfaces, you need to go with professional tile and grout cleaning services.

For jobs big and small, contact the tile and grout contractors at The Grout Medic today!

Also see this blog > What do the pros use to clean grout?