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“I’ve been meaning to clean the grout in my home for a while now, but I just haven’t gotten around to it.”

Probably on the list of chores we all put off the longest is the dreaded grout cleaning!

Cleaning the grout in your tile whether it be a bathroom floor, a shower, a kitchen backsplash or other tile floor in your home or business is a great way to make a room sparkle! We’ve all seen photos of bathroom floors that look like they are older than they really are, not because of the tile but because of the grungy or discolored areas between the tile.

Showers are notorious for having mildewed grout and despite our best efforts to keep them clean, the mildew always seems to win!

Tile grout is the composition of sand, cement, and water. Grout is used for sealing tile joints that lie at the intersection of two or more tiles. Tile grout seals the tile against liquids and reduces the chance of bacteria growth. It also helps to resist yellowing and cracking.

Tile grout is porous and even though it can be sealed correctly at the time of installation, it still has the tendency to become dirty. Rubbing it with a sponge, vacuuming it, mopping it, all of these tactics can work for a while but sooner or later it will become yellowed and stained.

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Benefits of cleaning tile grout:

  • Tile grout is an easy place for dirt and bacteria to hide. One of the most overlooked places in a home is the grout in tile. Tile grout is an easy place for dirt and bacteria to hide, and the problem only gets worse when it’s neglected.

  • Tile grout is porous and difficult to clean with a vacuum cleaner alone. Tile grout is a porous material, which is difficult to clean with a vacuum cleaner alone. Grout is a porous surface that can be cleaned by scrubbing with a stiff-bristled brush and a water-dampened sponge. But not with a vacuum cleaner. For the most effective way to clean it, a professional steam cleaner can produce hot water vapor and can kill bacteria.

  • Cleaning your grout will help remove dirt, bacteria, and allergens. If you are looking to get your tile grout looking new again, there are many products you can purchase for this job. However, it is important to remember that most of these products are carcinogenic. This means that they can release toxic fumes into the air and cause harm to your lungs. An alternative would be to scrub the grout with a mixture of baking soda and water. A professional company to clean your grout is an easy way to get the safest and best result for your home or business.

  • Cleaning your grout can help prevent mold, mildew, and bad odors. Grout is porous and fairly easy to clean, but the problem is that it can get dirty too easily. The best way to prevent grout from absorbing dirt, mold, and mildew is to clean it regularly. It’s important to wait at least two weeks if it is a new tile application before you start cleaning the grout.

  • Cleaning your grout will make your tile look newer. Cleaning your tile will make your floor look newer. This is because it removes stains and dirt from the grout which can be a natural hiding spot for bacteria and mold. Removing this bacteria and mold will make a big difference in how your tile looks. Your room will sparkle! If you are thinking of putting your home or business up for sale, cleaning the grout can make an old room look like new. Scheduling a grout cleaning service is an easy way to get some real bang for your buck.

  • Your tile will be easier to maintain if your grout is clean. Grout is a type of porous material that is commonly found in tile. The pores in grout can be filled with soil and debris which can lead to discoloration and odors. To maintain the beauty of your tile, make sure to clean grout between showers and seal it periodically with a product like Tile Doctor Grout Cleaner & Sealer.

How to remove mildew from grout

Mildew can be a difficult substance to remove, as it can embed itself in porous materials. There are many methods for removing mildew from grout, but the method will depend on the material of the grout. The three most common types are cement, vinyl-coated, and ceramic.

There are many methods for removing mildew from grout. These include:

  • Soak the grout with water and bleach.

  • Soak the grout with water, bleach, and ammonia.

  • Use a toothbrush to scrub the grout.

  • Use a scrub brush dipped in bleach to scrub the grout.

  • Allow the mildew to grow for a few days, then scrub it off.

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Toxic fumes from heavy duty grout cleaner or bleach can be unhealthy

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Tile grout cleaning seems like a feasible DIY project. However, when you consider the time and expense involved, as well as the risk of causing permanent damage to bathroom walls and backsplashes, the smart play is to hire a professional.

Tile grout cleaning is very time-consuming and requires the use of strong chemicals. Various products such as cleaners, scrubbers, brushes, and sealers can be used to clean dirty tiles, but it is a tedious process that may require the special attention of professionals.

Tile is often not the most pleasant thing to clean. It can be difficult to scrub away dirt that has seeped into cracks and crevices, but it is possible with the right materials. Cleaners, scrubbers, brushes, and sealers can all be used in tandem to get the job done quickly. Tile cleaning involves a lot of scrubbing and elbow grease.

There are many different types of tile grout cleaners available to homeowners. However, the effectiveness of these cleaning solutions can vary, even among products that are marketed for the same task.

Most tile grout cleaners are either acidic or alkaline. The acid in these products may react with the alkaline material in the grout to cause permanent damage to tiles or tile backsplashes.

DIY grout cleaning:

  • Saturate your grout with hydrogen peroxide
  • Pour baking soda over the area to create a nice paste
  • Use a scrubbing brush to clean up the grout
  • Rinse with water

Do you own a steam cleaner? Steam cleaning can also deep clean your grout.

  • Put some water in your steam cleaner and add some white vinegar
  • Steam your floor and use your floor scrubber and vacuum to capture and extract all the dirt

The Pros to the Rescue!

Let the professionals clean your grout for you – Angelo’s Cleaning offers a tile grout cleaning service

All it takes is a phone call or order online using our online scheduler to get quotes in real-time

Angelo’s Tile and Grout Cleaning Service Includes:

  • We will sweep or vacuum the area

  • Then we will scrub your floor and grout with a high pH floor cleaner specifically designed to remove heavy soiling and grease and our 17 inches 175 RPM rotary floor machine with our floor scrubbing brush to get deep into grout lines and release soiling

  • Hand scrub the edges

  • Then an additional cleaning using our multi wash cylindrical floor scrubbing machine which scrubs your floors at 650 RPM’s with brushes designed for your floors while rinsing and extracting out soiling from deep in the grout lines

  • In the case that your grout is heavily soiled and light in color, we offer an additional low pH grout cleaning solution to expose a fresh layer of grout

  • Then give a final clean water neutralizing rinse to ensure its completely clean and residue-free

  • Apply a penetrating grout sealer to protect your grout, make cleaning easier and staining less likely

  • You will then receive a follow-up email to make sure you are completely satisfied with our services, and of course, our 30-day guarantee is included “If a spot comes back, so will we!”

  • We just ask that you have the area emptied for us.