When it comes to cleaning your floors, this can sometimes seem like a never-ending process. Because most floors have people walking across them off and on, all day long, they will get dirty rather quickly. Some of this dirt will be harder to remove than other types of debris, especially with certain kinds of flooring. If you have tile floors, these can be quite difficult to clean without the proper tools and cleaners. Thankfully, there are certain cleaners and methods for cleaning that you can use to make the process more smooth and effective for you. This article will discuss 2 tips for cleaning your tile and grout:
Use Baking Soda And Vinegar
A lot of the cleaners that you purchase from the store contain harmful ingredients, such as ammonia, sodium hydroxide, and chlorine. While these cleaners can be effective, they are often not worth the risk. This is especially true if you have children in your home. A great homemade cleaner that you can use to clean your tile and grout includes both baking soda and vinegar. You can start off by pouring the baking soda directly onto the grout. You will then use a spray bottle that is full of vinegar to wet the baking soda. At this point, you will use a scrubbing brush, melamine foam, or some other scrubber to effectively blend the mixture and remove the dirt that is in the grout. This same mixture can be used on the actual tile if it is very dirty and stained as well.
Don't Let The Cleaner Set For Too Long
No matter what cleaner you are using on your tile floors, it is very important that you don't let it sit for too long. Almost all cleaners that you use are going to have somewhat abrasive materials in them. Because of this, they can actually eat away at your grout or your tile if they are left on them for a long period of time. A great way to ensure that you have given the cleaner enough time to remove the dirt and grime from your floor, but that you don't leave it on too long, is to test out a small area. You can give this area a scrub and see if the build up comes off with ease. If this is the case, it is ready to go. If not, then you can give it a couple more minutes and try again.
For more tips or help with your tile and grout cleaning, contact a company like Superior Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Inc.