If you own your own home, your tile work is probably a source of pride. When done right and in a thoroughly clean condition, tile can really set off any room that it is placed in, be it on the floor, as a backsplash, or for a shower or bath. Installing tile can also be expensive to have done professionally, and for many, it is frustratingly difficult to put it in on your own. As such, you owe it to yourself as a homeowner to keep your tile in pristine condition. While you can tackle most of the surface cleaning with a towel and some store-bought cleaner solution, getting your grout back to its original luster is not always easy. In fact, grout cleaning can be such a challenge that many opt to turn to professionals in order to get the job done. So, why is it so difficult to get grout back to its original state, and what advantage does a professional service have over your own do-it-yourself (DIY) methods? Read on to learn more.
While it generally comes off as unassuming white lines that form a grid around the tile, which is usually the focal point, grout plays an important role in your room’s interior design. On a basic level, it holds the tile in place, creating for a neat and clean look. Grout can also serve to waterproof certain areas, ensuring that moisture stays out of where it does not belong. Since grout can wear many hats, so to speak, it can come in different varieties. Certain types of grout work are more porous, which can make it easy for dirt and grime to sink into barely visible crevices. When you are dealing with this type of grout, it can be a real hassle to scrub and scrub and not notice any meaningful removal of stains and dirt. Luckily, there are some methods that work better than others.
How Does Grout Cleaning Work?
If you are dealing with dingy grout or persistent mildew that you cannot remove, you should first identify the type of grout you are working with. If it is rough to the touch, it is likely a more porous type, and you will want to use an old toothbrush to really get in there. You can mix a solution of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a bowl, which will form a paste. You can then apply this paste to the grout, scrub it in with the brush, and then wipe it away with a wet cloth. You can also add a little bit of lemon juice to this mixture, which has some natural cleaning agents.
Of course, you can also call a professional service such as ours at CBC Cleaning and Construction. We use chemical solutions and advanced cleaning techniques that can bring your grout back to its original condition.
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