By Five Star Carpet Cleaning & Restoration in Gilbert, AZ
TILE & GROUT CLEANING IN GILBERT, AZ
Tile in your home needs regular cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking as attractive as the day it was installed. Tile cleaning is a fairly simple process, it's the grout in between the tiles that often presents the real problem. Grout easily collects dirt, grime and bacteria. Dirty, discolored grout can make even the most expensive tile look dull and unattractive. Grout stains easily. That’s because grout, which is a porous material, collects whatever falls onto it and these spills and build-up can often discolor the surface. In rooms that see high humidity/moisture (like the bathroom), grout can develop mildew and bacteria.
Have you ever seen a pinkish-red film on your bathroom grout? This is the bacteria Serratia marcescens and is typically found in showers because it needs the moist environment to grow. It can be removed with a general household cleaner that contains chlorine bleach. You can help prevent the growth of the 'pink' bacteria by wiping dry your shower tiles, countertops and any other affected area after each use.
Cleaning tile floors by hand is hard work. It takes time and elbow grease to clean discolored grout and tile. Keep your tile and grout looking fantastic in between professional cleanings with a baking soda/white vinegar paste. Mix a 1:1 ratio of baking soda and white vinegar. Scrub the grout with the paste and a bristled brush. Never use metal bristles or you may damage your grout and beautiful tile.
TIPS FOR TILE AND GROUT CLEANING:
Always wipe up spills as soon as possible to prevent/reduce staining.
Always vacuum/sweep before mopping to eliminate as much dry soil as possible.
To keep your grout looking great, use vinegar in your mop water instead of a soapy cleaner.
Always rinse with plain hot water after you mop.
Avoid bleach and other harsh cleaners that might break down sealants and leave behind residue.
If it's time to restore the beauty of a home's older tile or you're in need of some tile and grout cleaning help, it's best to call in the professionals. Professional tile steam cleaners yield a high-pressure water and vacuum combination that extracts dirt from deep within the tile and the pores of your grout. Once the tile is clean, an application of clear sealant that penetrates the grout surface will create a protective barrier against spills and permanent stains. It also ensures that future tile and grout cleanings yield the best possible results.
For more information on Tile and Grout Cleaning in Gilbert, AZ please contact us at 480-450-5871.