Tile and Grout Cleaning Tips for Your Hard Surfaces
At Antonius Bros., we offer professional tile and grout cleaning all around the Cleveland area. We always want to show our experience in tile and grout cleaning to our clients and residetns, but we understand that you may want to tackle a project yourself. Here are some tips for tile and grout cleaning in your home for easy care of your floors:
At entry points to areas with hard surfaces, place entry mats for soil and moisture removal. The less brought in, the less to clean.
Regular vacuuming. Some surfaces don’t always appear to need cleaning, assume it does. As sure as dust settles on a windowsill, so it does on the floors. Be sure to use a vacuum with a floor height adjustment on the lowest setting.
Avoid spills as much as possible. Hot liquid spills are especially hazardous and also a lot harder to clean up because they can penetrate more rapidly. Spot removal procedures should be expedited as soon as accidents occur.
After performing a wet maintenance, open windows or utilize fans to get air circulating. The faster it dries, the better the results and less chance for rapid re-soiling.
If area rugs or throw rugs are used to decorate or ‘soften’ interior hard surfaces, be sure to use non-skid pads for your safety (available at most reputable flooring outlets). The area rug ‘backings’ used by most manufacturers are abrasive. Contrary to popular belief, the non-skid pads are excellent. It is recommended that they are taken up and floors cleaned under them every month.
Chairs and tables in hard surface areas could cause serious damage to floors if legs and corners are not protected. Teflon or felt can be used to prevent abrasive damage caused by the furniture.
If you live in a part of the country affected by snow and ice, be sure to leave shoes that may have salt or liquid deicer on them at the door. Chemicals used in these products cause rapid and irreversible damage.
Dry sand on hard surfaces in coastal areas should be removed as soon as noticed. Wear patterns and scratches will dull your floor and reduce enhancement efforts.
Clean and rinse them often, once per month in low traffic areas and at least weekly in high traffic or kitchen areas. Rinse with plain water unless using the recommended cleaner/ protector product mentioned earlier.
Allow dwell time for stubborn spots and stains; tile and grout cleaning products are not magic, the longer they sit on that stubborn spot the better they work. Extra rinsing may be needed after a stain is removed. If a stain appears permanent, DON’T PANIC, call a professional tile and grout cleaning company!
Local Tile and Grout Cleaning Company in Cleveland, OH
If you feel that your tile floors are too big of a task for you to take on at the moment, give Antonius Bros. a call! Our professional tile and grout cleaning service is praised throughout the Cleveland area, and we don’t say that with empty promise. Contact us today to see how clean your floors will look after our tile and grout cleaning at 440-845-7474.