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Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips

By May 7, 2016No Comments

Tile is a great flooring option for areas in your home that see a lot of wear and tear, owing to it’s durability and water resistant nature. However, the grout between your tiles will start to look grimy fast if you don’t care for and clean it regularly. This is easy to do at home. Here are a few tips on how to keep your grout looking as good as your tile year round.

1. Use Warm Water for Regular Cleaning

For everyday dirt and grime, all you’ll need is warm water and a stiff bristled brush. Slowly work out the grime from your grout by spraying warm water and moving the bristled brush in circles. Let the grout dry, and repeat any time your flooring looks like it needs a refresh.


2. For Tougher Stains, Bring in the Vinegar and Baking Soda

If water just isn’t cutting it, add vinegar and baking soda to the mix. Start with a paste made from water and baking soda. Spread your paste on the grout and then spray it with vinegar. The whole thing should start to foam- leave this foam for a few minutes to let it work its magic. Once it has stopped foaming, rinse the whole thing with water and say goodbye to your tougher stains and grime!


3. Bring Out the Big Guns for Severe Stains

For the dirtiest grout, turn to oxygen bleaches that you can find in the cleaning aisle at your local grocery store. Follow the directions carefully when using this powerful cleaning agent and make sure the room you’re working in is properly ventilated. Leave the solution on the grout for 15 minutes to let it do its work, and then rinse it away thoroughly with clean water.


If this doesn’t quite give you the results you want, or if you’d rather leave this kind of cleaning to the professionals, contact us at Cleaville in Salt Lake. We’ll take care of all your tile cleaning needs and be in and out of your house quickly.  


4. To Make the Clean Last, Have a Sealer Applied

Having a professional apply a sealer to your grout will help the grout be more stain and soil resistant. Cleanville has the experience and right products to get your grout sealed properly!


Want more helpful hints on getting your home spring cleaning ready? Check out our other articles on how to clean your flooring at home. For heavier jobs and projects you need help with, make sure you only hire the best of the best! At Cleanville in Salt Lake City, we have the highly-trained professional cleaners and top-of-the-line equipment that results in the highest standard of clean every time. Contact us today, we’ll show you how clean floors can transform your home.

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