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The Joy of Cleaning

Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


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What Happens During Professional Tile And Grout Cleaning?

Catherine Edwards

Tile is present in many homes because it's beautiful and durable. Tile doesn't trap dirt and bacteria the way carpet can, which makes it ideal for families with pets and children. However, even tile floors can benefit from periodic deep cleanings. Simply mopping your tile may leave stubborn stains behind, especially if your grout has become dirty. A tile and grout cleaning service can restore your tile to pristine condition. Here are four things that will happen during a tile and grout cleaning session:

1. Your tile will be swept and mopped.

First, your tile floors will be swept in order to remove large pieces of dust, dirt, and debris. Next, your floors will be thoroughly mopped using a cleaning solution that is safe for your tile. Tile cleaning services have access to several cleaning solutions. They will choose the solution that is best for the tile you have. For instance, ceramic tile should be cleaned differently than linoleum tile. When in doubt, your tile cleaning service will test a cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous part of your floor before proceeding.

2. Your grout will be cleaned to remove stains.

Grout can accumulate stains over time since it is more porous than the surrounding tile. However, stains can often be removed with diligence and the right supplies. Your tile cleaning expert will apply a grout cleaning solution to your grout. The solution will be allowed to sit for several minutes in order to loosen stains. Finally, your grout will be carefully scrubbed to restore it to prime condition.

3. Your grout will be sealed.

Grout must be protected. Grout can swell and crack if it's allowed to absorb water through spills and other daily accidents. A tile and grout cleaning service can apply a sealant to your grout to protect it. This sealant will be invisible, but it will keep your grout looking good between cleanings. Your grout sealant will be carefully applied by hand.

4. Your tile will be steam-cleaned.

Finally, your tile will be steam-cleaned using hot water and a wet vacuum designed for this purpose. Hot water will be applied to your floor and quickly sucked up to avoid pooling. This final process will remove the residue of cleaning fluids from your floor. It will also disinfect your tile, killing any bacteria or viruses that remain on the surface. Steam-cleaning can also remove allergens, which is fantastic news for allergy sufferers.