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Floor cleaning is one of the most time consuming cleaning tasks inside your home or office is definitely the floor. This blog showcases some advice on how to take care of your floor professionally.

Since the tiles and grout lines are usually not cleaned professionally, they get full of dirt and bacteria. Hence, using the right tools to remove those ugly dark lines in your ceramic, porcelain or marble tiles is key to a perfect floor cleaning.

What’s the purpose of the grout?

The purpose of grout is to support the tiles adherence onto the floor. It is a basic tiling procedure that starts with the cement base mixed with sand particles, water and white colorant or white cement. Typically, it is rough and sometimes porous which makes it prone to bacterial and dirt stains when left uncleaned for days.

Tips for tile and grout cleaning

Regularly sweep, mop or vacuum your tiles 

  • Keep your shower and tub area well-ventilated to avoid that extra moisture, which provides a conducive environment for mold and mildew growth.
  • Use specific tile and grout cleaning solutions for your daily sanitation or book a professional cleaning company in Dubai
  • Clean the mops before using it to clean the floor tiles and after every 8 square meters cleaned 

What to avoid?

  • It is not recommended to use soap-based solutions for tile and grout cleaning since it leaves a thin film of soap layer on your ground surface
  • Do not use steel wool or any abrasive scrubbers for cleaning your ceramic tiles and grouts

How to effectively clean your tiles?

  1. Prepare the area
    • Dry Mopping, Sweeping, or Vacuuming: You need to remove the larger debris and dirt on your floor and wall tiles
    • Hot Water and Sponge: It is another effective method to collect those piles of dirt and scums on your tiles and grouts. Hot water softens those stubborn black and yellowish stains, so you can remove some of its first layers
    • Stagnant Water: You need to remove any pool or stagnant water sitting on your floor tiles. With that, you are preventing molds and mildews from growing
  2. Scrub the tiles and grout
    • To scrub your tiles and grouts effectively, you can do it manually or using a counter-rotary mechanical brush
    • For manual scrubbing, put gloves and use an old toothbrush or any soft-bristled nylon brush
    • To remove excess foam and dirt, you can use a sponge or a mop
    • Thoroughly rinse well to remove any extra chemical players left
    • You can also do re-sealing of your grouts if necessary

How to use bleach for White or Neutrally-Colored Tiles

You can use bleach but it is better to dilute it in order to avoid discoloration and etching. Spray a sufficient amount on the stained or dirty area and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water afterwards.

How to make a home-made tile and grout cleaning Products

There are few products available in retail stores to make your own at-home floor cleaning products. You can mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and use it alone or add it to an available cleaning product for this purpose.

These two items have excellent cleaning action for the dark and yellowish stains on your tiles and grouts. Also, it doesn’t harm your ceramic tiles like bleach and muriatic acid can do.

Likewise, always use non-abrasive scrubbers for washing your ceramic tiles, like an old toothbrush, rag, sponge, or soft-bristled nylon brush.

Hire A Professional Cleaning Service company in Dubai

If DIY house keeping is not feasible on your part, then you can hire a local deep cleaning dubai company near you in Downtown Dubai, Mirdif, Dubai Silicon Oasis or Business Bay. Yan Cleaning Services offer a full range of cleaning services in Dubai for homeowners and small to medium businesses.

Get your home cleaning services booking done in less than a minute through our booking system, through WhatsApp or by calling us at your convenient time.

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