Most of us do not enjoy cleaning, least of all tile and grout. When tile and grout get dingy and grimey, it can take some serious elbow grease to renew its appearance. But cleaning more frequently is a way to prevent a large buildup of dirt and can thus save your back by requiring less effort when you do clean. Here are some tips that can help you in your quest to clean and maintain your tile and grout.
There are a variety of things you can use to clean your tile and grout, ranging from gentle to powerful chemicals. Most of them are made into a paste, applied to grout lines and allowed to dwell for some time before washing away with water. Effective options are baking soda, vinegar and water, hydrogen peroxide, bleach, and oxalic acid. Regardless of what route you decide to take, be sure to wear the proper gear. Gloves and even goggles and a mask, if needed.
As we touched on, the best cleaning practices are to clean a little more regularly rather than to have to scrub every once in a while. Of course, deep cleaning has its time and place, but you can save yourself a lot of energy by maintaining a quick grout cleaning routine. Sweep or vacuum often to prevent dirt from settling into grout lines. In addition, make sure to clean up spills quickly to prevent staining.
To help your cleaning routine go farther and last longer, properly sealing your grout and tile is essential. Sealing grout and tile works to fill any natural pores they have and create a barrier so that dirt and grime cannot work into them. You can attempt to seal them yourself, but if you want the peace of mind that professional results can give you, call The Grout Medic today. Not only can we professionally seal your tile and grout, but we are also called upon to assist with repairs and deep cleanings.