Make Sure to Have Your Tile and Grout Clean for the Holidays

December 12, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re having anyone over for the holidays this year—or if you just want a pristine home for your own enjoyment—keeping your tile and grout clean is one of those to-do tasks that you can outsource. Most of us don’t really think about our tile and grout unless it gets really bad, but the difference between a quick shower scrub-down and a professional cleaning is astounding. Here are our best holiday cleaning tips—including tile and grout cleaning for the holidays—in Newport, OR.

How to clean tile

If you have tile floors, make sure you sweep them every few days to rid them of dust, dirt and debris. If they’re shower walls, a good scrub or squeegee daily can help keep grime and mold from forming.

When it’s time to deep clean, use a mild detergent with hot water. You should use a rag or chamois mop—sponge mops tend to push dirt into tile and grout—which goes for your shower tile, too. Lemon juice and vinegar mixed with hot water is a good home cleaner, but for deeper cleans, you may need to hire a professional.

The most important thing to remember is that your cleaner needs to be non-abrasive. For mold, mildew and stubborn stains, you can use a mild bleach solution, but make sure there’s no acid or “grit” in your cleaners.

How to clean grout

Your floors and showers won’t be clean-looking unless you clean the grout, too. Whether it’s in the kitchen, where spills usually stain grout, or the bathroom, where you have to contend with mold and mildew, your grout can make everything look seriously gross.

Here’s how to clean your grout:

  • Hot water: Get a rag or mop dipped in hot water and go over the grout to remove the bulk of the dirt and grime first. This will help reveal any spots or stains that will need major attention.
  • Spray a cleaning solution: A 50/50 mix of water and vinegar works here, although you can use a specialty cleaning solution, too. Spray on the grout and let it sit for at least five minutes, then start scrubbing with a toothbrush or other soft brush.
  • Baking soda and water: If you have really stubborn stains, get out the baking soda and water. Mix equal parts to form a paste and let it sit on the grout overnight. Afterwards, use a soft brush and hot water to wipe away.
  • Other methods: If the above methods don’t work, you can either use bleach, or call for professional tile and grout cleaning holiday help in Newport, OR.

Do you need holiday cleaning tips or assistance in Newport, OR? Paradise Carpet Cleaners Inc. can help. We specialize in not only carpet cleaning, but tile and grout cleaning, odor removal, upholstery cleaning and more. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you ensure your home looks its best for the holiday season and beyond.

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