Tile and Grout Cleaning

A Guide to Tile & Grout Cleaning

If you love to stay in a clean and tidy house, you should never overlook tiles grout cleaning. It is easy to dust and dry wash your furniture, cushions, curtains and other furnishings, but not the tiles and grout of your bathroom and kitchen.

Tiles and grout are porous in nature and tend to absorb a lot of dirt, stain and bacteria. The light colour of the grout makes it prone to damage from water splashes and rigid stains.

To make sure your house looks clean, fresh and hygienic, it is crucial to clean tile and grout regularly. Regular upkeep also enhances the durability and lifespan of the tiles and keep them safe from falling and cracking. Cracks in the grout are also dangerous for your house’s overall structure because it encourages the water to seep under the surface of the wall and cause greater damage. A daily maintenance regime can also save you from expensive grout and tile replacement procedure.

Here is your complete guide to tile and grout cleaning.

Regular tile and grout cleaning

After the shower, spraying and wiping the tiles maintain tile cleanliness and saves it from premature ageing. It also prevents the tile and grout from deep stains and severe internal damages. Every day cleaning may seem a bit hectic and tiring, but it can actually save you from untimely service costs.

If you are ready for regular tile cleaning, the first thing you should do is buy a squeegee. Choose a good quality squeegee that is easy to hold and clean. After every bath or shower, just run the squeegee gently over the tiles, doors and glass walls to remove water droplets, if any.

After removing extra water, quickly spray a mild tile cleaner or a shower cleaner on your tiles. This will help keep away microorganisms and keep your home hygienic. You can also use vinegar and water solution to clean the tiles regularly. Vinegar also prevents your floor and walls from any mould generation.

Weekly tile and grout cleaning

Even if you mildly clean your floor and wall tiles every day, it is vital to follow a deep cleaning session once a week or every two weeks. A mild tile cleaning every day is good, but deposits of soap scum and body oils require deep tile cleaning.

Your home tiles and grout require a quality preventive cleaning every week, or at least once in every two weeks. You can use a solution of baking soda and water and rub it on the grout with a hard bristle toothbrush properly. Keep it on the grout for some time and rinse it with clean water. If you see rigid stains on the grout, you can also use hydrogen peroxide as a substitute for water. However, mixing vinegar with hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous. If you have cleaned the walls with vinegar, do not forget to wash it off before applying hydrogen peroxide.

Severely stained grout

Due to negligence, often the grout inherits grim and rigid stains which are hard to remove with basic vinegar and baking soda. This type of stains requires special attention and much deeper cleansing. In such cases, bleach can be your ultimate stain remover.

To focus on tiny stained areas like tile or grout openings, you can use a “bleach pen”. This special pen works wonders on a smaller surface, where your hand or brush cannot reach. However, it is not suitable for cleaning the whole grout.

Bleach pen is an ultimate solution for little areas, but you would not like to apply bleach on your full bathroom wall. For overall stain treatment and infection correction, you should always prefer contacting a professional tile cleaning company. Tile cleaning companies use professional tile cleaning machines and effective tile cleaning products for efficient tiles grout cleaning.

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