Accumulation of dirt in grout lines proves a more challenging situation for tile owners than dirt on tiles. This is mostly because tiles have a wide surface area and therefore both detecting the difference in their appearance due to stains and treating those stains is an easy task. On the contrary, grout lines occupy a much smaller area yet they play a pivotal role in both tile installation and tile appearance. Being made of a mixture of sand, cement sand water, grout is a naturally porous material. This property of grout renders it more susceptible to accumulation of filth which ultimately forms layers and causes major discoloration.
The problem only comes into notice when the grout condition goes out of hand. Many people consider tile cleaning to be the same as grout cleaning; whereas that is not the case. Mopping, scrubbing and vacuuming tends to get the tiles squeaky clean, but the grout lines are rendered unaffected.</p
However, just because brooms and scrubs don’t clean grout does not mean nothing can. In fact, there are abundant easy cleaning solutions which yield squeaky clean grout.
Choice of Cleaning Tool
Broom bristles and mops often cannot get the tiny space of grout lines and clean them out as effectively as we would like. The fault here is not of the grout cleaning method; rather it is the choice of tool which makes the difference.
Using a toothbrush to have clean grout is recommended since its small structure and firm bristles reach to the depths of grout lines and clean them thoroughly. In case you do not have an old toothbrush to make use of, markets have a huge supply of brushes made especially for grout cleaning. Now that the tool for grout cleaning has been decided, let us move forward to the cleaning solutions.
Basic Cleaning Solutions
The most basic homemade solutions include the same elements more or less. These are; bleach, vinegar, lemon juice, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Out of these, with an exception of lemon juice, all other elements are either used in a combination with water or with each other.
The most basic grout cleaning solution is warm water. Pouring warm water on the affected grout lines and scrubbing them with a toothbrush gets rid of stains and dirt, leaving clean grout behind.
Expert Cleaning Services
Apart from domestic cleaning solutions which result in clean grout, a number of companies like GroutExpert provide services solely for the purpose of alleviating the burden off your shoulders. Our company name is self explanatory in the type of services we provide. Keeping up with the fast evolving trends of the world, we adapt and modernize both our techniques and our tools according to the need of the hour. Our team comprises of highly trained professionals who are adept in what they do. With the right equipment, relevant knowledge and successful methodology, our services are bound to make a paramount difference in the condition of your grout lines and ultimately your tiles.
Our choice of grout cleaner is based on a close inspection of both the material and the condition of both your tiles and grout. After having determined the cause and source of contamination, we decide how to carry out the procedure and choose between the wide varieties of industrial cleaning agents.