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Tile & Grout Cleaning 101

Tile & Grout Cleaning 101

The bathroom and kitchen in your home are likely adorned in tile and grout. There are so many benefits of tile! Tile is durable, waterproof, and easy to clean--in theory. In practice, if not maintained regularly, tile and grout can be difficult to keep clean. Over time, dirt, soap scum, and hard water stains can build up on your tile and grout lines, making them look dingy and dirty.

But don't worry! With a little knowledge (and the right cleaners), your tile and grout can be revived and look like new again.

Grout

Grout is a type of mortar that is used to fill the gaps between tiles. It is a mixture of water, cement, and sand that hardens over time and keeps tiles in place. Because of its porous nature, cleaning grout can be difficult. The pores can easily absorb moisture and dirt,

Tile

Tile is a type of material used for paving floors and walls. It is usually made from baked clay, but can also be made from other materials such as glass, metal, or stone. Tile is a durable and easy-to-clean surface, but it can be susceptible to staining if not properly maintained or cleaned. Tile can be laid in various patterns, including diagonal, herringbone, or brick. Whatever your style, there is tile for you!

Why Should You Get Your Grout Cleaned?

Dirty grout can cause a number of problems in your home. First, it can make your tile and grout look discolored and dull. Second, it can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Third, dirty grout can make your floors more difficult to clean. Grout is porous, so dirt, dust, and other debris can easily become trapped. This makes it difficult to remove dirt with a simple mop or broom. Finally, dirty grout can cause your tile to crack or break. Loose or missing tile is actually a safety hazard, so it's important to keep your grout clean and your floors safe!

When Should You Get Your Grout Cleaned?

Most experts recommend having your grout cleaned every 12 to 18 months. However, this may vary depending on the type of tile and grout you have, as well as the amount of foot traffic in your home.

Places in Your Home That Require the Most Attention

From your floors and countertops, all the way up to the ceiling, your bathroom and kitchen are usually full of tile and grout. While all these places need to be cleaned, some areas require a little more attention than others.

The most important places in your bathroom to keep clean are:

-Shower stalls and shower doors

-Bathtubs

-Floors (both tile and grout)

-Around the base of your toilet

-Counter behind your sink

-Corners of the shower

-Anywhere that has a lot of moisture

Check out our blog "The Importance of Having Clean Bathroom Tile" to learn more!

The most important places in your kitchen to keep clean are:

-Floors

-Kitchen counters

-Backsplashes

Zerorez® Bathroom Tile and Grout Cleaning

If you wonder what the best way to clean grout is, a DIY method should not be your first choice. Dirty grout can be difficult to clean and may require special products and techniques. Additionally, putting harsh chemicals and detergents on your floors, countertops, walls, and showers can cause a sticky residue to appear, making your tile and grout dirtier faster.

If you are serious about giving your bathroom tile and grout a proper, thorough, and safe cleaning, Zerorez® has the best solution. Here at Zerorez® Omaha, we use green technology to protect your home, family members, and the environment. Instead of using soaps, detergents, or harsh chemicals, our cleaning system uses Zr Water®. This revolutionary cleaning agent cleans more powerfully than soaps or harsh chemicals! Zr Water® truly is the best tile and grout cleaner! Using our green tile grout cleaner, we clean away the unwanted mold and mildew on your bathroom tile and grout, all while creating the safest environment for you and your family. So let Zerorez® Omaha make your life easier! Schedule an appointment with us to come to your home and give your bathroom tile and grout the proper cleaning they have been silently begging you for.