Here’s Why it Got So Dirty…
Mopping is the primary problem. Yes, mopping and cleaning should be done regularly. But the cleaning has to be done properly. The biggest mistake is using TOO MUCH floor cleaner with no rinse. Believe it or not, too much floor detergent causes a build up that actually makes your floors look dirtier.
Rinse your floor! Every second or third cleaning, you should clean your floors with pure water. Avoid vinegar because vinegar can break down any sealants that may be applied to grout or floor.
What about your dirty grout?
Those little lines between your tile can be difficult, if not near impossible, to mop thoroughly. The grout lines dip down below the tile, which causes your mop to never come in contact with the grout. Using a brush to clean in the grout lines may be required for severe soil build up. However, brushing each grout line can be VERY time consuming. One alternative is using a floor machine that’s designed to brush the tile and extract the dirty water. This can be more beneficial than mopping.
How to Keep Your Tile and Grout Sparkling Clean
The best preventative measure to help your grout clean up easily is to have a professional grout sealer applied. This is something that “should” be done immediately after installation, however, most tile installers don’t do it for you. The lack of grout sealer and improper grout sealer is a BIG reason why grout gets so dirty.
The important thing is to have your tile and grout deep cleaned BEFORE the sealer is applied so the dirt is NOT trapped under the sealer. When we clean your tile, we use a high-pressure hot water system that completely rinses and extracts the soils into a holding tank in our van. This leaves your grout sparkling clean.
And last, we use a professional solvent-based sealer that penetrates into the grout to prevent soiling. Ideally, this sealer should be reapplied every TWO or THREE YEARS for maximum performance.
You’ll get sparkling clean tile and grout and vinyl floors when we deep clean with our high-pressured extraction system. Call 330-725-5702 today FREE estimate.