Summer is now gone and it is now time to get your Galveston home back into shape for the holiday seasons. With the cooler weather outside, it will feel great indoors to finish up those projects to make your home feel warm and cozy. Doing small renovations such as tile and grout cleaning will help make your home more welcoming to others when they walk in. Flooring is a great feature to be kept looking flawless to help make your home feel warm to others. However, with tile and grout, it seems that you can never get it clean enough to make it feel welcoming to others. Here are a few tips to help you with your tile and grout floors.
Stained and dirty tile
Dirty and stained tile can really bring down the comfort and warmth of your entire Galveston home. One of the best ways to get that dirt out of the grout is to have a professional come in and clean them for you. Here is a quick DIY to help keep your tile and grout cleaned for the holiday season.
At Made New Again we understand that people tend to put off cleaning stained tile and grout because it is just too difficult to clean. Grout is known for its little pores that grime and dirt can get stuck into. Thus making it hard to clean out. When you start the cleaning process on your tile floors, you first want to sweep or vacuum away any loose materials. This will help keep dirt from getting ground down any farther into the floors as you begin to mop the floors. Be sure you never use harsh chemicals when cleaning your grout and tile such as bleach. Only use chemicals that have been approved for the job should be allowed.
Why is using a professional beneficial?
Tile and grout can act just like carpet. The small dirt particles that are brought into your home can get trapped inside the pores. Thus, keeping the smell and the dirt locked into your pores. Tile can lock in odors from feet, shoes, drinks, and even food. In a recent study done by the University of Arizona, they discovered there were nine different types of bacteria found in tile and grout floors. Many types of these bacteria could lead to infection to your lungs, stomach, and eyes.
Having a professional come clean your tile and grout floors can be expensive, but we all know this is by far the cheaper route to go instead of having new floors put in. Using a professional clean your floors will also save you a headache and frustration from doing the job on your own. When you notice your grout starting to smell, this could be a good sign to let you know that your tile is due for a professional cleaning.
Here are a few tips from Made New Again to keep your Galveston tile floors looking and smelling fresh after having your cleaning done.
-Don’t smoke inside your home
-Wipe spill up right away on the floor
-Keep trash off of your tile and grout
-Keep your shoes by the front door to reduce dirt from getting ground in
-Clean around toilets with enzyme