Summer is now here and it is time to get your Mississauga home back into shape. With the hot weather outside, it will feel great indoors to finish up those projects. Also, small renovations will help make your home more welcoming to others when they walk in. Flooring is a key feature to have to help make your home feel warm to others. However, with tile and grout, it seems that you can never get it clean enough to make it feel welcoming to others. Here are a few tips to help you with your tile and grout floors.
Dealing with stained and dirty tile
Having stained and dirty tile can really bring down the warmth and comfort your entire home. The best way to get tile and grout cleaned is to have a professional come in and clean them for you. However, this can cost a lot of money to some people. Here is a quick DIY to help clean your tile and grout.
Many of us tend to put off cleaning and treated stained tile and grout because it is just so difficult to clean. Grout has little pores that dirt and grime can get stuck into making it hard to clean your grout back to new. When you start the cleaning process of your floors, you first want to vacuum or sweep away any loose debris. This will help keep dirt from getting ground down further into the floors as you begin to mop the floors. You should never use harsh chemicals when cleaning your grout and tile such as bleach. Only chemicals that have been approved for the job should be used.
Why use a professional?
Tile and grout act just like carpet. The small dirt and particles brought into your home can get trapped in the pores. Thus, keeping the dirt and smell locked into your floors. Tile can lock in odors from shoes, feet, drinks, and even food. In a recent study done by the University of Arizona, they discovered there were nine different types of bacteria found in tile and grout floors. Many types of the bacteria found could lead to infection to your eyes, stomach, and lungs.
Using a professional to have your tile and grout cleaning done can be expensive, but we all know this is by far the cheaper route to go instead of having your floors replaced. Having a professional do clean your floors will also save you the headache and frustration from doing the job yourself. When you notice your floors starting to smell, this should be a good sign to know that your floors are due for a professional cleaning.
Here are a few tips to help keep your tile and grout floors looking and smelling fresh after a professional cleaning.
-Don’t smoke inside your home
-Wipe spill up right away on the floor
-Keep trash off of your tile and grout
-Keep your shoes by the front door to reduce dirt from getting ground in
-Clean around toilets with enzyme
Have your Mississauga floors looking and smelling fresh when your tile and grout cleaning is done by professionals.