DIY – Do It Yourself Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips
Here are some helpful tile and grout cleaning tips from a professional carpet, tile, grout and upholstery cleaner in Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Buckeye, Peoria, Waddell, Tolleson, Verrado, Estrella, El Mirage, Surprise and Glendale AZ. in the Phoenix Arizona West Valley.
Ceramic and Stone or Travertine Tile is typically fairly easy to clean. We highly recommend you have your tile and grout professionally cleaned every year to keep your tile fresh, clean and free of germs, dirt, grime and wax buildup from over-the-counter retail cleaners and chemicals you may be using.
Tile is a hard, non-porous surface that is not likely to be damaged by most scrubbing pads and tile cleaning products.
Cleaning Ceramic or Stone / Travertine Tiles / Grout
When cleaning ceramic and especially stone tiles and grout it is important to use products designed specifically for cleaning tile and grout but is also easily rinsed and wiped clean. Household cleaners and soaps can be harsh and leave residue on the tile and the chemicals can be absorbed by the grout causing it to attract even more dirt, dust and grime. In most cases an alkaline tile cleaner will work fine and remove the dirt and grime from your tile and grout. The tile cleaning solution works best if mixed with hot water.
Wipe on the cleaning solution and hot water mixture across the tile and grout and let sit or “dwell” for around 20-30 minutes. While the solution dwells you can start scrubbing the tile and grout with a brush or scrubber pad. Scrub the tile and grout until you are satisfied it looks clean.
Extract the excess water and cleaning solution along with the dirt and grime using a shop vac or wet vac. You can use a mop but it won’t extract the dirty water as well as a shop vac will.
In some cases the grout lines might not come clean and will require an acidic grout cleaner. You can use a grout cleaning brush and scrub the grout using the acidic grout cleaner.
I must warn you, if your grout is really dirty this is very tedious work, especially on your hands and knees.
That’s why Allaman Carpet, Tile, Grout and Upholstery Cleaning is here for you when you need us.
If your grout is stained, discolored or blotchy we can also do a grout color seal application and make it look brand new.
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