When you look at home magazines and websites you will see picture after picture of beautifully decorated and sparkling clean homes. All of the surfaces are organized and scrubbed to perfection. As you look at the pictures you may begin comparing your house to the ones in the pictures. One of the areas that you may compare is the cleanliness of the floors. You may be jealous of their nice and clean grout lines and wonder how on earth they get them that clean.
What is Grout?
Today ADC Carpet Cleaning is going to give you some tips about how to keep your grout lines as clean as possible. Before we go into let’s make sure that you know what grout is. Grout is the substance that holds your tile in place. When tile is installed first the tile is laid. As it is laid spacers are put in between the tiles to make sure that they are evenly spaced. Next the spacers are removed and the spaces between the tiles are filled in with grout. Grout is a porous material. The holes in the grout make it the perfect place for dirt and debris to accumulate.
Homemade Grout Cleaner
There are many different things that you can do to keep your grout clean. Regularly sweeping and mopping your tiles floors is the first thing that you will want to make sure you do to keep your grout clean. Sometimes even after mopping you may find that your grout is still dirty. You can use household items to clean your tile. If you do not have a natural stone tile the simplest solution is one part white vinegar and one part water. Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray it on the grout. Once the vinegar solution has stopped bubbling scrub the grout with a scrub brush or a toothbrush. After you finish cleaning all of the grout you will want to mop your floor to get rid of any leftover vinegar solution.
Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning Services
You can also have your tile professionally cleaned. ADC Carpet Cleaning will come out and deep clean, sanitize, and deodorize your tile and grout. Adding a routine professional cleaning will help get deep down to areas that you will not be able to reach on your own. By keeping your tile clean you can extend the lifespan of your tile and grout, prevent outbreaks of mold, promote a healthier home, and amplify the aesthetics of your home.
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Another service that ADC Carpet Cleaning offers is grout sealing. Most tiles come with a protective sealant on them but grout needs to have a sealer applied. There are many advantages to the having the grout in your home sealed. First, the amount of time it takes to clean your tile and grout after the grout has been sealed is reduced by up to 50%. Another advantage is that the sealant prevents debris from being absorbed in the first place. The cleaner your grout is the better your house will look. If you would like to have ADC Carpet Cleaning come and clean and seal your grout give us a call today!