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Tips for Tile & Grout Cleaning

When you think of the tile and grout in the home, you likely think about the bathroom or the kitchen. There are different types of grout that you can use in the home depending on the kind of floor that is used. A common type is sanded grout, and it's often the easiest to keep clean. This kind of grout is usually made from sand and cement mixed together and smoothed over the tile. You can easily make your tile and grout last longer by following a few simple tips.

If you don't have a lot of time to spend cleaning, then use a spray bottle with a mixture of equal parts bleach and water. You can add about half a cup of baking soda to the mixture as well. The baking soda will gently lift the dirt while the bleach will remove stains. Bleach will also remove bacteria that is present. You can pour bleach into a cup and use a brush if you're working on a small area. However, use gloves when using this method to keep the skin from getting irritated. You should also wear protective clothing or clothes that you don't mind getting stained when using bleach. Keep the windows in the home open to allow the fumes from the bleach to escape as they can be very strong.

Keep Your Floors Clean

Another option is to use oxygen bleach. It has some of the same properties of chlorine bleach, but it's a bit safer to use for your health and doesn't stain as bad as other cleaners. A benefit of this kind of bleach is that it doesn't have the strong smell that traditional bleach does. If you don't want to use bleach to clean with, you can mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. However, this combination should be reserved for grout that is made more of cement instead of grout that has a sand base. Keep the grout and tile in pristine condition by sealing it after it's cleaned. This will allow your floor or wall to maintain its color and shine for a longer time than if it's left uncovered.

Contact MasterCare today and let our team of professionals clean your tile and grout with ease!

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