Grout gets dirty. Especially in high traffic areas like hallways, entrances, kitchens, break rooms, and restrooms. Tile is a fantastic flooring option, but the grout surrounding it needs some upkeep to maintain its look. So, how do professionals clean grout? We’ve got the answer for you.
How Do Professionals Clean Grout?
Scheduling a professional grout cleaning is an excellent option to make your tile floors look amazing. After lots of use and floor mopping, the grout on your tile floors will start to look grubby; it’s something that’s hard to avoid. But cleaning your grout like a pro can bring it back to life. There are a number of options to try.
Deep Cleaning Tile and Grout
Once a tile floor’s grout starts looking bad, deep cleaning is a good option to make it look nice again. Special grout cleaning formulas can work well to revitalize the look of your grout lines. They can either be sprayed on or applied with a brush, and the grout areas can be deep-scrubbed and washed. Once left to dry, the grout will look more like new. Depending on the square footage of the tile floors, the process can take considerable time and elbow grease to get the job done.
Steam cleaning or a machine scrubber are also great options for cleaning your grout professionally. Either type of machine could be a good choice for this type of cleaning work. Either of these processes might allow the avoidance of chemicals altogether, as well. With the help of heat and steam or power scrubbing, tile and grout can come clean again without any toxic or harmful cleaning solutions or tough scrubbing by hand.
Expertly Cleaned Floor Tile and Grout
Starting with an overall vacuuming or sweeping, the tile floors should be prepped and cleaned before the grout is treated. Mopping any excess dirt will give the surface a cleaner finish to start with when the grout is addressed.
If heavy-duty grout cleaning chemicals are used, they will either be applied directly to the surface or diluted and sprayed on the grout areas to be cleaned. From here the grout sections will need to be scrubbed and wiped clean. This scrubbing and cleaning process will continue over the entire tile flooring area. Working in sections as the floor is cleaned will ensure all areas of the grout are taken care of. Depending on the size of the tile floors or countertops to be cleaned, the work can take many days to complete.
When a steam cleaner or upright scrubbing machine is used, the work could go faster depending on the amount of dirt or how long it has been since the grout has been cleaned. The cleaning process should be the same. Start with a thorough vacuuming or sweeping and mopping in order to clean the surface as much as possible. The steam or scrubbing machine will be worked in smaller sections all the way across the floor or tile surface to ensure a complete cleaning.
From here, the floor might need another rinsing or two and a full day of drying. Sealing the grout and tile is a beneficial next step to keep your tile and grout looking great longer.
Hire the Pros to Make your Grout Look Great
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