If you’re considering cleaning your home’s tile and grout, there are a few things you should know before you do so. You’ll need to know how to properly clean the existing dust, dirt, and grime from your tiled area’s surface, while also knowing which cleaning products you can and cannot use.
Failure to properly remove all the dust, dirt and grime from your tiled surfaces with a broom will only result in you mopping around the dust, dirt, and grime. Make sure to use a broom or even a towel to collect all the loose dirt first. Next, ensure you’re NOT scrubbing any of the tiled areas with bleach or ammonia products. Chemical cleaners, such as, Tilex, Soft Scrub, Scrubbing Bubbles, or ammonia products will nearly always result in your tile surfaces’ grout becoming very discolored. If you do choose to utilize a cleaner, make sure that it’s neutral in pH level to ensure it doesn’t damage your grout.
We recommend cleaning your tiled surfaces at least every one to two weeks. Furthermore, as mentioned previously, we recommend utilizing a neutral pH cleaner, as to avoid damaging your grout. Failure to properly clean your tiled surfaces will most certainly cause your grout’s appearance to suffer. As a byproduct of your grout’s unsightly appearance, your entire tiled area’s appearance will suffer. So, if you’re noticing mold and mildew accumulating on your tiled surface, please do not attempt to scrub it off. Mold or mildew growth is actually a great indicator that it’s time for your tiled surface to be regrouted.
If your tiled surfaces are beyond the point of no return and need to be repaired or regrouting is a necessity, we’ll let you know what your options are. We offer all new customers a free, in-home consultation. During our consultation, we will show you what needs to be done in order to have your tiled surfaces looking great again. In most cases, we can complete the job in just one day! So, instead of having to worry about your cleaning regimen and which chemicals you can and cannot use on your tile and grout, simply call The Grout Medic. We specialize in fully revitalizing the appearance of both tile and grout.
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