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Easy Tips For Maintaining Tile And Grout Between Professional Cleanings.

Easy Tips For Maintaining Tile And Grout Between Professional Cleanings.

Once your ceramic tile flooring has been professionally cleaned and sealed, you're going to want to take precautionary measures to keep your tile in pristine condition until your next cleaning. Tile is vulnerable to food stains, dirt and dust as well as mold and mildew in areas that are damp. Here are a few tips for maintaining your tile and grout between professional cleanings.

1. Combat Daily Dirt - each day, make it a habit to wipe, sponge or mop your ceramic tile and grout to remove debris at the surface, along with dirt or film buildup from mopping with soap.

2. Use common sense cleaning solutions - a simple, yet highly effective cleaning solution can be made from common household products like peroxide and baking soda. Create a paste using baking soda and water. Then, spread the paste over the surface of your ceramic tile grout and let it sit for about two minutes. Finally, rinse with water and dry using paper towels.

Another solution is to mix one part hydrogen peroxide with equal part water in a spray bottle. Spray this solution onto your grout and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with water and dry with paper towels. For stains that are a little more stubborn, mix baking soda in the peroxide mixture, allow the mixture to settle (until the bubbling stops), apply the solution to the stain and gently scrub your grout with a cleaning brush.

3. Cleaning white or lightly colored tile grout - Bleach is highly effective for eliminating mold and mildew as well as completely removing stains. A couple cap fulls of bleach added to about a gallon of water is enough to cover tile throughout your home. Use rubber gloves and a sponge to apply the solution directly to the grout, or put a mixture of bleach and water in a spray bottle. After the solution is applied, allow it to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it with water and drying with paper towels. Be sure your home is properly ventilated when you use bleach and avoid wearing clothes that you don't want splattered with bleach spots. Avoid using bleach on colored tile grout, as it will fade the color.

4. A warning about grout cleaners - You'll want to steer clear of cleaning products that are acid based, because they can eat away at your tile grout. If a heavy duty cleanser becomes necessary, be sure to closely follow the manufacturer's instructions. If your tile has been recently installed, be sure the proper amount of curing time has passed before applying any harsh chemicals to the tile or grout.

5. Have your tile grout sealed - depending on the age of your tile, it may still have the glaze that came on it when it was new. If so, you'll only need to have your grout periodically sealed. Ask your floor cleaning professional at Gator Clean to recommend the frequency with which your tile or grout should be sealed between professional cleanings.

For more floor cleaning tips and a free quote contact the professionals at Gator Clean.

 

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I hired Gator Clean to clean my carpets, home air ducts, and dryer duct and vent. Danielle and Kelly were pleasant, cheerfully answered my many questions, and did a thorough job. My carpet is old (10+ years) and had not been cleaned in a few years due to COVID; it ended up looking nicer than I expected! I was especially impressed by how careful they were with my possessions (e.g., covering things to protect them from dust that might fall from a ceiling vent) and how well they cleaned up afterward. This was my first experience with the company and I am impressed!

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April 26, 2022

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When I called Gator Clean, I left a message inquiring about their services and pricing. I received a return call with 10 minutes. I found the prices and availability to be better than other companies. They came out within a week and cleaned my air ducts. They were ON TIME, FRIENDLY, and PROFESSIONAL. They explained the entire process, did a fantastic job and cleaned up after ducts were cleaned. Other companies need to take lessons from their staff! Highly recommend Gator Clean.

Brenda Sutton
February 10, 2022

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I contacted Gator Clean to clean our dryer vent. Daniele was professional and set the appointment for the next day. She and Kelly arrived on time, very conscientious of our home. Cleaned our dryer vent and cleaned up behind themselves! Quick and efficient. Will definitely be using them again in the future!

Lora Tarleton
January 27, 2022

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PROMPT, HELPFUL SERVICE - VERY INFORMATIVE FOR TIPS AND ABOUT THE PROCESS OF HOW THEY CLEAN THE DRYER VENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WILL USE AGAIN. THANKS DANIELLE.

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