Did you know that 52% of Americans surveyed admitted that they only clean a surface if it looks visibly dirty? That means unseen bacteria is left to build up on places you don’t take the time to examine.
One area that often gets overlooked is tile and grout. But what are the best ways to keep your kitchen tiles and shower tiles sparkling? We’re glad you asked.
Keep reading to learn about the best tile and grout cleaning tips to make deep cleaning a breeze.
Gather Your Supplies
Before you get started, you’ll want to gather your tile cleaning supplies so you have everything you need in one place. Whether you’re starting in the kitchen or the bathroom, you’ll need the following items:
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dish soap
- Brush or sponge
A toothbrush is a great option for grout cleaning, but a sponge will also do the trick. If you decide to use a sponge, just make sure you kill the bacteria in it before and after using it.
Do the Prep Work
Once you have all of your supplies, you can begin to prepare the area. Start by spraying down the tile and grout with hot water and scrubbing off the initial layer of grime with the brush or sponge.
Then, mix together your cleaning solution using the ingredients we listed above in a bowl. Baking soda is a great cleaning agent and its texture is ideal for making a paste-like substance.
Mix the baking soda with the hydrogen peroxide, a little at a time until it forms a paste. If your grout is exposed to grease, like in the kitchen, then add a drop of dish soap as well.
Put the Solution to Work
Now that you’ve rinsed and wiped the tile, it’s time to focus on the grout. Apply the solution to the grout lines and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. If there are still stubborn areas on the tile with build-up, you can also apply the solution to those spots.
Letting the cleaning solution sit for a while allows it to really get down into the grout for a deeper clean. As a result, it will look brighter and you won’t have to clean it as often.
Scrub and Rinse
After letting the cleaning solution sit, use the brush or sponge to scrub the grout lines. This helps to lift dirt and grime from the surface, for the best possible results. Depending on the state of your grout, it may take some elbow grease to get it nice and clean.
After that, rinse the tile and grout with hot water to get rid of the last of the cleaning solution. Then, give the area a final wipe with the sponge or a clean towel and step back to admire your handiwork.
Tile and Grout Cleaning Made Easy
After reading through this guide, you know how to tackle tile and grout cleaning in your home. However, we know that not everyone has as much time as they’d like for household chores.
If you don’t have time to clean your grout and tile yourself, no worries! Our team at Quality Care Carpet Cleaning is here for you. Check out our tile and grout cleaning services today to learn more about how we can help make your life easier.