Over time, grout will become dirty and worn, which will affect the overall look of the room. If you have noticed this in your home’s flooring, you may want to start thinking about hiring a professional who is an expert in grout cleaning. A cleaning professional knows all the tips and tricks needed to ensure that grout is thoroughly cleaned and the floor looks new again. Our team at Badon’s Cleaning is here to help you with this. We are experienced, professional cleaners who can handle even the toughest jobs. But what is grout and how do you get it cleaned? Read on to learn more about this type of floor material.
What is grout?
You may have heard about grout before and know what it looks like in your home. But do you know what grout really is? Grout is a mixture of cement, sand, and water that is used to fill gaps and reinforce structures. In your home, you most likely have grout filling in the spaces between tiles in your kitchen and bathroom floors. The grout fills in the spaces so that imperfectly shaped tiles can connect and fit together. It bonds the tiles together more precisely so your floor surface is smooth. Often grout is tinted with color, and when correctly used it forms a water-resistant seal.
What Cleans Grout the Best?
The best way to clean grout depends on how much dirt and stains are present. A professional will be able to determine this and use the appropriate cleaning method.
For mild dirt and when between cleaning, you can clean grout simply by using a brush and warm water.
For heavier duty and some mild stains, create a solution that contains one-part vinegar and one-part water. Spray this on the grout, wait a few minutes, and then scrub with a brush. You can also form a mixture of baking soda and water and add that to the surface. This will pick up stains, which you can then scrub off with a brush and rinse away with water.
Hydrogen peroxide is useful on stains that are more difficult to remove. On even tougher stains, consider trying an oxygen bleach, which usually comes in powder form. Be sure to keep the area well-ventilated and only use what you need. Follow all instructions carefully. The bleach will need about 10-15 minutes to work before you rinse it off.
Another option is to try a commercial grout stain remover. There are several products available that work quickly to remove mildew and mold from grout. Some products are sprayed on and do not need scrubbing. While these products work quickly, they often contain harsh chemicals, such as solvents and acids. Products that need brush scouring are very effective on heavily soiled floors.
If you have an extreme case of hard-to-clean grout, consider chlorine bleach. This should be used sparingly so as not to erode the grout. Be sure to read all the safety instructions before using any of these products.
Using a steam mop is an environmentally friendly method of cleaning grout. This method will remove most grout stains. This option is great if you want to avoid harsh chemicals, but still want a method that is effective on more difficult stains.
Knowing the different methods available can help you understand how professionals choose the equipment and products to use in your home. For the best results when it comes to grout cleaning, and to save yourself the time and effort of cleaning your floors yourself, there is no better team available than the experts at Badon’s Cleaning Services. We will work on your floors using a natural grout cleaner that won’t harm the surface or the environment. If you are interested in upholstery, carpet, or travertine cleaning, be sure to let us know because we are also experienced with those materials. Our team always arrives on time and ready to work, and we use the most updated products available. If you have any questions about our services, give us a call and we will take care of you. We can offer you a no-obligation consultation and price quote. You want the best for your home, so reach out to us today at Badon’s Cleaning Services.