Deep cleaning tile and grout

Deep cleaning in Charlotte, NC

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Deep cleaning is the best solution if you seek to restore the original beauty to tile work that is dulled by dirty grout. Make your tile counters and floors the highlight of your kitchen and bathrooms. It is almost impossible to keep that bright and clean appearance without taking meticulous care to keep the grout clean. The weakness of tile is that it can look old and undesirable when the grout is dirty or stained.

What is grout?

Grout is a mixture of cement, sand and water that is used to seal the joints between the tiles. Grout is formulated for three primary uses: flooring grout, epoxy-based tile grout, and resin based tile grout.

Almost all grout is naturally porous. Therefore, it can be so easily stained, dulling the appearance of countertops, flooring, or shower stalls. Tile grout requires periodic deep cleaning, even if it has been treated with a grout sealer.

Do it yourself deep cleaning

Before you start cleaning, protect the surrounding area by covering items that need protection with a drop cloth. Be sure to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands, and keep a window open to provide proper air circulation. Take care to ensure that you use a grout cleaner that is recommended for your specific tile and grout.

Cleaning your grout

Pre-treat the grout by spraying it with shaving cream and letting it sit for a few minutes. Scrub the grout with a small brush. Next, mix a paste of baking soda and white vinegar. Scrub the grout with this paste, and then rinse with warm water. If you encounter stubborn stains, make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Combine the mixture, and once it stops bubbling, apply it to the stain. Let it sit for approximately ten minutes, scrub with a grout brush and rinse. Once the grout is clean, and has completely dried, apply one or two coats of the appropriate grout sealer. Cover all the grout lines to prevent future stains.

Follow these tips, and your tile work should look as wonderful as the day it was installed. If your grout cleaning project is a large one, you might consider hiring a professional cleaning service.

Professional deep cleaning in Charlotte, NC

The time is now to schedule for deep cleaning of your tile grout. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services is ready to help you meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable housecleaning services around your needs. Call them today for a free consultation and estimate for deep cleaning of your tile work and grout.

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