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Tile Cleaning Tips

Who really wants to spend an hour tile cleaning just to feel as though it doesn’t look clean at all? Obviously, no one. That’s why we’ve come here today with a few easy to use, easy to understand tips on tile cleaning that should help you in your day to day and regular deep cleanings.

Tip 1: Use A Toothbrush

The main problem with tile cleaning is getting into the grout lines. These lines are often skipped over when using a regular mop or broom, so when you do your deep cleaning or notice that the grout lines are getting kind of gross, use a toothbrush. Just spritz on a bit of cleaner and go to it. A toothbrush can fit into those thin grout lines perfectly, and it really doesn’t take as much time as you would assume.

Tip 2: Always Sweep First

Never mop over your tiles without sweeping first. All of that dirt and grime on the floor will just get pushed around, and probably end up in your grout lines. Do yourself a big favor and always start your tile cleaning off with a good sweeping. It only takes a minute, after all.

Tip 3: Soak Up Excess Water

Excess water can soak into your grout lines, causing them to swell. It can also cause them to stink. So after you mop over your tiles, do a quick drying. This can be as easy as throwing a towel on the floor and using your feet to scoot across the tiles. It doesn’t have to be totally dry, just dry enough that it will finish up quickly on its own.

Tip 4: Give It A Shine Once In A While

An occasional wax over your tiles can help to keep them cleaner and shinier for days or even weeks, depending upon the type of floor wax you use and the amount of upkeep you do on a daily basis. It also helps to protect your tiles between deep cleanings. Just make sure no one, especially children or pets, go on the floor until it is completely dry to prevent any accidents from happening.

Tip 5: Clean It Just Before Bed

If you do your tile cleaning just before bed, you can make your life a lot easier. Your floors will have time to dry completely before anyone walks on them, and you won’t have to herd any children, pets, or even other adults off the floors until then. This is an especially useful tip for anyone with children because we know just how hard it can be to keep them off the floor until it’s dry.

Those were our quick tips on tile cleaning. We hope that you found this tips to be helpful. If you need any more advice, have any further questions, or would like to ask about our professional tile cleaning services, please contact us at First Choice Carpet Cleaning at 417-234-0906. We look forward to your call.