When it comes to your tile and grout, they are usually durable and easy to clean. However, there are times that stains can occur, especially if they are not sealant. Though stains are not particularly a daily issue, there are some substances that can be difficult t remove. Today, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to begin part 1 of stain removal guide for your tile.
What Removes Stains from Tile Floors & Countertops?
Safety Precaution: First check to see if your floor manufacturer offers a tile stain removal guide before applying any type of cleaning product. Ensure DIY solutions are also safe and do not contain any ingredients harmful to the tile or grout. Some basic home products, like vinegar can cause issues. First wash the area thoroughly, using hot water and your usual cleaning product for cleaning. stains persist, move on to a cleaning solution.
Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juice or Wine Stains. If With hydrogen peroxide, saturate a cleaning cloth or paper towels and rub stains clear. Thoroughly rinse the area clean.
Grease Stains. Use club soda and hot water to wash the stain clean. To cut the grease, the carbonated soda will help.
Permanent Marker or Ink Stains. Below are a few methods to remove the stain.
1) Dry Eraser. Wipe down with warm soapy water after rubbing the stain with a dry eraser cleaning sponge, rinse and dry.
2) Peroxide and Oxygen Cleaner. Place a saturated cloth with hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Pressing firmly, blot up the ink with the cloth. To avoid spreading the stains, make sure to use a clean part of the cloth with each area. Lay another saturated clean cloth with hydrogen peroxide on the stain for five minutes. Use water to rinse. Apply several drops of an oxygen-based cleaner to the stain residue if there’s any ink residue. After it sits for 15 minutes, rinse with water and dry.
3) Diluted Bleach. The recommended ratio is ¾ cup of bleach for one gallon of water, for cleaning tile floors with bleach. Experts recommend a 10-to-one ratio, with one cup of bleach mixed with ten cups of water for disinfecting an area. You’ll want to use just a few drops of bleach if you’re spot-cleaning stains with only a small amount of water. With the diluted bleach mixture, saturate a cloth and place it on the stain. Rinse the area thoroughly with plain hot water after it is left for around 15 minutes or until the stain is gone.
Blood Stains. It’s crucial to wear rubber gloves for cleaning any type of bloodstains. It will protect you from the blood exposure as well as the strong chemicals in the cleaning solution. Fill a bucket with one cup of bleach and ten cups of hot water and mix the solution thoroughly using the 10-to-one ratio for disinfecting. You can also put the solution in a spray bottle and spray it on the tile or the diluted bleach over the stain. With a towel, cloths or paper towels, wipe the area. Repeat the first step again, and this time leave the solution until it evaporates. The area will be clean and disinfected. If blood stains only lighten, rinse the area thoroughly with water to remove all traces of the bleach. Use a cloth saturated in hydrogen peroxide and place it on the stain. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes or so. With warm/hot water, rinse the area and dry thoroughly.
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If stains prove to be challenge on your tile and grout, call Silver State Floor Restoration and let us deep clean, seal and if necessary polish your Las Vegas Valley home or business’s tile and grout.