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Hire Professional Tile Cleaners to Clean Bathroom Tiles with Acid

It is a fact that bathroom tiles get dirtier compared to tiles in other rooms. If you have ever had the experience of cleaning bathroom tiles, you will understand how challenging it can be. You might look for the perfect recipe to help clean the tiles, but you then have to make the solution, apply it, and then clean the tiles one by one. It is a time-consuming affair and the results are often far from satisfactory.

However, instead of using a combination of different solutions, you have also heard that using acid will help clean tiles better and faster. However, you have always been advised that acid can corrode the surface of the tiles and is a strict no-no. Therefore, you are confronted with the dilemma of whether or not to use acid to clean your bathroom tiles.

Here’s what you need to know.

Acid and bathroom tiles

Washing Tiles with Acid

There are thousands of people who have tiles in their bathrooms and don’t know whether or not acid is suitable to clean their bathroom tiles. Well, the answer is you can!

However, pay attention to a precaution here – you need to use sulfamic acid and nothing else if you are looking to clean your tiles properly.

For example, the acids that are generally used to clean concrete floors are not suitable for tiles. They can damage the surface and also discolor the tiles. So, you need to find sulfamic acid if you are looking to clean your bathroom tiles.

Another thing that you should keep in mind is that it is better for a bathroom cleaning company to do this job for you. Cleaning bathroom tiles is an elaborate job. Here are the steps that are involved:

1. Preparing and cleaning

The first stage of cleaning bathroom tiles is to make sure there is no dust or hair on the floor.

Preparing

They have to be swept away before the acid is applied. Once the floor is clean, the cleaning guy will mix a cup of sulfamic acid-based cleaner with a bucket of hot water. The reason why professional cleaning is required is that the cleaners know which solution or acid-based product will be suitable for cleaning the tiles. You may not be familiar with the product but professionals will use products that meet industry standards.

2. Washing the tiles with acid

After the acid is mixed in hot water, the cleaner will take some of the liquid in a spraying bottle and spray the solution in areas that have sticky residue and accumulated dust. Water is sprayed on the tile first and then the acid solution is sprayed. This keeps the tiles safe and the chances of discoloring the tiles are reduced. As the acid solution is sprayed, the cleaner will mop the area with a scrubbing brush or a mop. This helps to clean the tiles quicker.

3. Getting the acid neutralized

Once all the tiles are cleaned with the acid solution, it is time to neutralize the impact of the acid. The entire floor is rinsed with a solution of baking soda and water.

Neutralizing Acid

This not only neutralizes the acid but also gives the floor a nice shiny look. It is important to neutralize the acid because if the acid stays on the tiles for a long time, it may start to corrode the floor. After the floor is rinsed with the solution of baking soda, it is cleaned thoroughly with plain water and left for 24 hours to dry.

This is the standard procedure when it comes to cleaning bathroom tiles in Melbourne and Sydney. Hopefully, you now have an idea of how complicated the entire process is. It takes a lot more time than you think. That is why it is better to get in touch with an experienced tile cleaning company to get the job done on your behalf. They have the knowledge and experience to tackle a wide range of tiles. The cleaning solutions they use are very effective and will make your bathroom tiles look new. Contacting us today will be a wise decision if you want to get your bathroom tiles cleaned properly and have them looking like brand new.

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