May 20, 2012. Samuel Valero
Generally the concepts of tile and grout cleaning are just the same. Whether it is your kitchen, your floors or your bathroom, the principle is actually applicable in any of these areas. But the tools you are going to need will depend a lot of the type of area you’re going to clean, and the type of stains you are going to remove. Below are good tile and grout cleaning tools you can use:
Tile and Grout Cleaners – You have an option to choose between very mild to very harsh grout cleaners, it really depends on your preference as well as the type of stains. There are also grouts cleaners that are organic and homemade. When using grout cleaners, you need to use gloves, goggles, and have your area well-ventilated. If you wish to wear a mask, then do it by all means, because there are some grout and tile cleaners that give off n over-powering smell that could send you into fits of couching and choking. It is really important to use protective gear.
Tile and Grout Brushes – Using grout or tile brushes make it easier to clean. There are a lot of grout brushes available in the market, just choose whatever you are most comfortable using. An example is a grout brush made of hard bristles for effective grout cleaning. You can also use a pole brush or a deck brush.
Now that you know some of the basic tools for tile and grout cleaning, let’s go onto learn about how to clean grout and tiles using the tools mentioned above. Here are the basic steps. First of all, you should put your protective gear. Then start spraying your preferred tile and grout cleaner in those areas where you will be cleaning. Let the solution sit on the grout for about ten to thirteen minutes before cleaning. This allows the cleaner to penetrate deep into the source of grime and dirt. If using bleach, the concentration is one part bleach and three parts water. After applying the tile or grout cleaner, use the brush to scrub on your tile and grout surface. There is no specific time on how long you need to brush it. If you feel it is already clean you can stop brushing. After that, rinse the area thoroughly with water. If you don’t want to stress yourself with these steps, you can easily use a grout steam cleaner to remove the stains from your tile and grout.
It is always good if we clean our kitchen, floors and bathrooms on a regular basis. By knowing the basic steps on how to clean grout and the different tools for it, there’s no reason why tile ad grout cleaning shouldn’t be successful.
Updated May 20, 2012. Published August 4, 2011. Samuel Valero