Most homeowners think there is little involved concerning the tile and grout cleaning when it comes to tackling the various chores in your home. They can be fairly porous and easily stained and damaged, though tile and grout are hard and durable surfaces. Generally, the basics include removing the debris on the surface and to wiping it down to remove spots and residues. There are some things that people do for their cleaning rituals that cause more harm than good when it comes to cleaning the tile and grout floors. To help you avoid the common cleaning mistakes, we at Steam Masters would like to share them today. In order to preserve the condition and longevity as well as ensure it is properly cleaned, the experts recommend for you to avoid the following mistakes below.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
Scrubbing with Abrasive Materials: When it comes to scrubbing the floors down, steel wool pads and hard-bristle brushes should be avoided. No matter filthy the floors are, these tools will certainly scratch your surfaces permanently. During the process, abrasive scrubbing powders also need to be avoided, and soft cleaning cloths and mops should be used instead.
Cleaners of the Bleach and Ammonia Varieties: Known to discolor the surface and potentially cause damage are bleach and ammonia, or bleach and ammonia-based cleaners. You can also select the appropriate cleaner designed for that specific tile type if you know what type of tile you have, such as natural stone or manufactured tile. Simply use water to remove residues and spots if you are ever in doubt.
Using Improper Vacuum Frequently: To clean the surface of tile, many people prefer using a vacuum. Running the vacuum over the tile’s surface with the beater bar can cause damage to the surface of both the tile and grout, unfortunately. Be sure to invest in a hard surface vacuum or ensure the bare floor setting to deactivate the beater bar if you prefer vacuuming the tile and grout floors.
Floors are Neglected: It is common for homeowners to choose to do anything over cleaning. The tile and floors quickly become overrun with dirt and debris, spots and sticky residues in busy lifestyles and lack of desire. It will accelerate the natural deterioration when neglecting the floors not only makes them look unsightly as the especially porous grout absorbs the soil and liquids. Develop an ongoing regular routine that involves sweeping tile and grout every day or two and the floor is mopped at least once a week to remove the grit and grime.
Spills are Left to Linger: They should never be allowed to linger and immediately wiped up since dark colors, oils, and acids especially are likely to stain the grout, but no matter the substance spill.
Tile & Grout Cleaning, Stain & Odor Removal & More in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim & Huntington Beach California
Tile and grout need to be professionally deep cleaned periodically to remove the deep penetrated soil and stains that are in the grout, much like carpets, rugs and upholstery. To keep your tile and grout looking its best and improve the longevity, call Steam Masters today for your deep tile and grout cleaning.