Your tile floor and grout affect your home’s aesthetic appeal. Tile floors and grout can accumulate dirt and dust over time. Unclean tiles and grout do not just look unsightly; they are a breeding ground for disease-causing germs.
Follow these tips to keep tiles and grout clean.
Keep Your Floor dry
Hard water can cause unsightly stains on your tiles. The kitchen and bathroom are the most humid areas in a home. To prevent stubborn stains on bathroom and kitchen floors, keep them as dry as possible.
Make sure these rooms are properly ventilated. Add a shower enclosure or bath mat to your bathroom. Run your bathroom and kitchen exhaust fan for 15-20 minutes after a shower and cooking. Place mats or rugs in areas where water tends to collect. Typical examples include the area around the sink and stove and under your pet’s food and water bowls.
Inspect your plumbing fixtures before monsoon. Fix any leaks as soon as possible. If food spills on your kitchen floor, clean it immediately to prevent stubborn stains. Remember the longer you wait to clean food and oil splatters, the harder they will be to remove.
Vacuum Your Floor Regularly
To prevent dirt and dust from building up, vacuum your floor at least once a week. If you have pets, you would want to vacuum your floor more frequently- maybe twice or thrice a week. Give high traffic areas extra TLC. Once is not enough, go over an area multiple times. Empty the canister regularly.
Check Your Grout Sealer Periodically and Reseal if Necessary
Grout absorbs spills. To prevent premature deterioration and preserve the natural appearance of their grout, many homeowners seal it. A grout sealer creates a protective layer around the grout that prevents moisture, grease, and stains from penetrating the surface.
Age-related deterioration can affect the ability of a sealer to prevent the grout from absorbing stains. To check if your grout sealant is intact, pour water on your grout. If it sits on the surface, your sealant is intact, but, if your grout absorbs water, you will want to reseal it.
Schedule Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning
Have a tile and grout cleaning company near you in Pleasanton clean your tile floor and grout at least once a year. Professionals use specialized equipment to deep clean tile floors. Professional floor cleaning can prevent issues and save you money on tile and grout repair.
Stone tile and grout sealing is best left to the experts. Therefore, it needs specialized skills. At Spotless, we have years of experience deep cleaning and sealing the tile floors. We help our customers keep their tile floors in tip top shape all year round. To schedule floor cleaning, call 925-600-0745.