Tile And Grout Cleaning: Tile Care Mistakes To Avoid
If you're looking for serious help with tile and grout cleaning, our cleaning experts at Zerorez can simplify your life with our professional cleaning solutions. For day-to-day tile cleaning, you probably have a small army of products and equipment that you use to try to keep your tile sparkling clean; but just because you have them, that doesn't always mean you should use them. Here are some tile care and cleaning mistakes you should avoid:
◾ Using Bleach- And Ammonia-Based Cleaners
There's a good chance you have some of these types of products in your house for every-day cleaning; but you should avoid using them for tile and grout cleaning in Las Vegas, NV. Bleach- and ammonia-based cleaners will discolor your grout over time; that's why it's best to use mild, all-purpose cleaners or cleaners recommended by the tile manufacturer.
◾ Using Abrasives
You should never use steel wool, abrasive scrubbing powders or any other scrubbing material on your tile. Tile has a finish that will be damaged by anything abrasive, which is why you should always used sponges, soft cloths and mops to clean both tile and grout.
◾ Not Cleaning Up Spills
Even with the finish on your tiles, they can still absorb stains. If you spill anything on your tile and grout that can cause a stain, like oily liquids, tomato sauce and beverages like wine and coffee, clean it up quickly so it doesn't seep in.
◾ Using Your Vacuum's Beater Brush
If you use a vacuum to clean your tile flooring, make sure to use the bare floor setting. If you use the carpet setting, the beater brush will engage and it will likely abrade the surface of the tile, which not only ruins the finish but leaves the tile more vulnerable to staining.
◾ Not Keeping The Tile Clean
Dirt on the surface of your tile is not a big deal - until someone walks on it and grinds it into the tile. Dirt and grit can damage tile and grout, which is why you should sweep or mop tile floors on a daily basis. In addition, consider putting mats down inside and outside exterior doors to trap dirt before it gets to your tile floor.
◾ Over-Wetting Tile
It's easy to slosh water on your tile floor when you're mopping; but it's not a great idea to slosh too much water or to leave it to air dry. The minerals in tap water can discolor both tile and grout. The wetness can lead to mildew and dingy grout lines and even if the wetness air-dries quickly, it can leave tile looking flat and dull.
If your daily cleaning isn't doing the job, get help with your tile and grout cleaning in Las Vegas, NV by giving us a call at Zerorez at (702) 567-0016. You can also visit us at www.zerorezlasvegas.com to find out about the other cleaning services we provide.
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