Maintaining vibrant and spotless grout and tile can be challenging. In addition to keeping the surface free of dirt and debris and washing of spots and residues, tile and grout require a professional deep cleaning service every 6-12 months as well as sealing and perhaps polishing, depending on the tile. There are many myths people apply to their routines when it comes to the overall care and maintenance of tile and grout. We at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to take an opportunity to dispel the most common myths in order for you to keep your tile and grout for years to come.
Tile & Grout Cleaning Facts & Myths
Myth: Tile and grout care doesn’t require effort.
Fact: Tile and grout has minimal maintenance when compared to other floor surfaces, however, it does require routine sweeping and mopping on a routine basis as well as professional services.
Myth: Contaminants cannot linger on tile and grout.
Fact: Tile and grout is no exception as any surface can collect contaminants and allergens. Especially without proper sealing, tile and grout, as grout is naturally porous, can easily buildup with pollution, contaminates, and allergens. It is important to know sealants wear over time and the tile and grout should be resealed every so often.
Myth: Dishwashing soap and other common household cleaners are just as effective, or more so to specifically designed types of tile cleaner.
Fact: Dishwashing soap is one of the hardest chemicals to rinse completely. Causing layers of filth, the buildup continues to layer, and dirt is attracted to the residue. Being potentially abrasive and wear the sealant are common householder cleaners’ people may use. To ensure safety and efficiency, invest in a cleaner that is specifically designed for type of tile
Myth: Bleach is the only solution to handle buildup and staining.
Fact: It is not great for routine tile and grout cleaning, though bleach is a good tool for whitening and cleaning general surface cleaning. When used frequently, bleach can expedite the decay of grout, which causes it to become brittle and susceptible to damage. Also, the shine will dissipate far quicker.
Myth: Safe on tile and grout are acidic- based cleansers.
Fact: To remove stubborn dirt and mildew with acid-based cleaners is safe, a very false presumption is assuming that cleaning tile and grout. The acidic nature is far too harsh for tile and grout. The color will change, the grout will wear down, and eventually erosion will set in. Leaving the grout and tile susceptible to staining, the acid-based solutions will wear the sealants faster as well.
Myth: Use wire brushes to scrub the grout joints.
Fact: The wire brush does worse than good, though using a wire brush seems logical for the tough spots. Without causing any damage, use a dissolving grout cleaner and a firm soft-bristled brush.
Myth: You can keep the tile and grout clean with occasional mopping alone.
Fact: Mopping is not enough to avoid the buildup that penetrates below the surface and over time, the grit and grim impact the tile and grout, though routine mopping is still apart of keep the tile and grout clean. For aesthetics, longevity, and condition, you need professional deep cleaning services incorporated into your maintenance program.
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