Pointers for Cleaning Your Grout and Tile Floors in Oklahoma City

by | Jun 7, 2019 | Cleaning Services

Whether you have tile in your entryway, kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room, it will need to be cleaned. How often it’s cleaned depends on foot traffic in that particular area. While all of the areas of your home get traffic, entryways and mudrooms receive the dirtiest foot traffic. These areas should be cleaned weekly. Tile and grout cleaning in Oklahoma City isn’t hard to do, but it does require the correct cleaners and tools.

The Don’ts

Baking soda doesn’t clean tile and grout very well. Vinegar is acidic. The grout can be dissolved in vinegar, and its acidic nature will pit the tile. So, don’t use these two old standbys.

Harsh chemicals are highly acidic too. Your grout will begin to lose its holding power, resulting in broken grout, loose tiles, and broken tiles if they fall out of the shower.

Metal cleaning brushes tear the grout out. Toothbrushes are too soft to do much good. Electric toothbrushes are good, but you need a dedicated grout brush for best results.

The Dos

Before you get on your knees to clean, you’ll need the proper equipment. Protective eyewear will prevent cleaning solution and dirt from getting in your eyes. Rubber gloves will protect your skin from the effects of cleaning solutions. You’ll need a grout brush, a towel, and either chlorine or oxygen bleach.

Mix the cleansers according to the directions and scrub the grout. Let sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse with water. Dry the tile and grout with a towel and let air dry. Seal the tile and grout according to directions and let dry.

You can also have tile and grout cleaning in Oklahoma City done by the professionals at Joe’s Carpet Cleaning, a family-owned and -operated business. We use the proper tools, cleaners, and sealants, so save some time by utilizing our services. Call us today or Visit the website to learn more.

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