Tile covers many of the most-used surfaces around your house: kitchen flooring, backsplashes, countertops, bathroom flooring, showers and tubs, mudroom and sunroom flooring… the list can go on and on. Here are our best tips for keeping the tile and grout around your home clean and looking great!
- Clean up spills as soon as they happen. When you spill food, juice, wine, cleaning solutions, beauty products, or anything else on tile, wipe it up right away. The longer a spill sits on tile, the higher the likelihood that it will become a stain or do damage to the tile. Grout is especially susceptible to staining, since it is extremely porous and typically light in color.
- Make sure your grout and tile are sealed. Sealing tile and grout is an easy way to give tiled surfaces a great, general measure of protection. When tile and grout are sealed, the sealer fills in their countless tiny pores, preventing water (or other liquids) from settling in and causing damage. Sealing tile and grout also means you’ll have longer to respond to spills before they become stains.
- Keep showers brief and squeegee afterwards. Steam from your shower creates the perfect warm and moist environment for mildew to thrive, so keep showers brief and run the vent while you shower. When you’re finished, use a squeegee to remove excess water from the walls, shower door, tile soap dishes or ledges, etc., to prevent water from settling into the pores of grout, and to prevent mineral deposits, etching, and other such problems from occurring.
- Have tiled areas routinely cleaned by professionals. Even when you wipe up spills, squeegee after showers, and ensure your tiled areas are sealed, cleaning is required to keep these areas looking good. Good tile cleaning solutions are readily available at the store, and it doesn’t take too much time to give the backsplash, kitchen floor, and bathroom floor a good cleaning. However, it does take a lot of elbow grease to really get tiled areas clean, and most household tile cleaners leave something to be desired. One of the best things you can do for your tile and grout is to call on a great professional tile cleaning company to give your tile and grout a deep cleaning. When you find the best tile cleaning service in town, you’ll be thrilled with the results!
First Coast Home Pros is the best professional tile and grout cleaning company Jacksonville FL residents call on for their homes. Our expertise is unmatched, and our results prove it! We provide our technicians with extensive training and experience, and provide the best tools and cleaning solutions on the market. This ensures your kitchen, bathrooms, entryways, and laundry room get the absolute best tile and grout cleaning possible. We’re proud of the work we do, and have innumerable happy clients throughout Jacksonville, Riverside, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, and across Northeast Florida. Treat your home to the highest quality service and give us a call!