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How to Clean Tile & Grout in Oxnard, CA; Baking Soda, Dish Soap, Hydrogen Peroxide & More

Tile and grout can be found in most homes; used for the flooring and surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom at the least. Being especially durable and easy to maintain for the most part, homeowners often select the tile and grout to cover many surfaces. But because grout is especially porous in nature, it collects soil, moisture, soap scum, microbes, and nearly anything else it comes into contact with. Before too long the grout and tile will look dull and dingy, may even be inflicted with stains including mildew stains. When the tile and grout are lifeless, it has a tendency to bring down the overall appearance of the room. In an effort to help you keep your tile and grout clean in between professional cleaning, we at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to list a few methods.

Baking Soda, Dish Soap & Hydrogen Peroxide Solution to Clean Tile & Grout

The ingredients used in this mixture are favorable because of the following:
– Baking soda: To scrub the grout, baking soda is a natural abrasive.
– Dish soap: Dish soap can cut through any grease buildup and loosen dirt.
– Hydrogen peroxide: Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide releases bleaching oxygen ions that remove stains and brightens the surface.
1) Combined ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 tbsp liquid dish detergent, and ¾ cup baking soda; a paste should be the outcome.
2) Wearing protective cleaning gloves use your fingers to smear a thick layer of paste over the grout, fan out the mixture onto the tiles and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
3) Scrub to agitate the surface with a nylon brush, or designated toothbrush for the corners and edges in circular patterns.
4) After you have agitated the mixture, breaking through the layers of buildup, let the mixture sit for an additional 15 minutes.
5) Repeat scrubbing method in the necessary areas and rinse well accordingly.
6) Use a clean junk towel to dry remaining moisture.

Cleaning Tile Floors with Baking Soda & Vinegar

1) Mix approximately 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water to make a thick paste. Wear protective gloves, smear the paste with your finger directly on the grout and fan out the residue onto the tile. Allow the paste to sit while preparing the next solution.
2) In a squirt bottle mix equal parts warm water and vinegar. Spray the solution generously over the surface of the tile and especially the grout.
3) After about 5 minutes, the bubbling should stop when it does, scrub with nylon bristled brush and a designated cleaning toothbrush for the corners and edges.
4) Ensure to rinse the area well, clearing away the soap scum and dirty remnants.
5) Dry the surface with a clean junk towel.

Powdered Oxygen Bleach to Clean Tile & Grout

1) Mix together two cups of warm water and two Tbsp of oxygenated bleach and make certain it is completely dissolved.
2) Utilize a grid pattern sectioning system for organized and strategic cleaning to apply the solutions and let sit for about 10 minutes. With a nylon brush or designated toothbrush for corners and edges, scrub the grout in circular pattern.
3) On the tougher stains, sprinkle lightly oxygenated bleach and scrub as before.
4) The debris and soap film needs to be rinsed away.
5) Dry with a clean junk towel.

Tile & Grout Cleaning & More in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles California

Tile and grout should be professionally cleaned every 6-12 months to keep the stains clear, increase the vibrancy, and for the longevity. Call in the experts of Steam Green Carpet Cleaning and let our technicians get your tile and grout clean, sanitized, and deodorized.

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