Bill Mountain’s Thorough Clean is our spotlight cleaner of the week. Mountain has over twenty years of experience, internationally certified, IIRC Master Textile Cleaner, and much much more. Mountain puts a lot of his focus on tile cleaning because it’s the forgotten household yearly maintenance deep clean.
Tile is something most of us forget to clean and we generally do not understand the importance in keeping the grout sealed and the tile cleaned to help protect the infrastructure of your home. Routine maintenance helps tile not to crack. Dirt and grime will reside in the grout that also inhabits mildew, bacteria, and yucky germs that contaminates your indoor air quality.
Some routine maintenance you can use yourself is mopping but you always want to make sure you are getting the dirt and grime up and off the floor instead of just pushing it around everywhere. Mountain focus’ on not only maintaining your tile in your home but also cleaning it right. Cleaning tile is something lots take on but most do not understand that there is a correct way of cleaning tile.
It’s as equally important to keeping your tile clean as it is hiring a good tile cleaner. You want your professional cleaner to understand the types of flooring for instance if it’s a durable ceramic tile opposed to a newer tile material that hasn’t been around as long both will need different cleaning methods to ensure the job is done right. Ceramic/Clay tile has been around for millennia and it’s a material cleaners have worked with on a frequent occasion.
Grout lines’ deteriorating doesn’t usually happened over night. The biggest issue people have is they do not do the mopping right. Experts recommend applying a solution, agitate, and remove the solution, than rinse with a damp mop. Then repeat this process but you always want to make sure you are in fact removing the dirt and not just pressing it deeper into the grout and cracks.
It’s important to have a technique down as professional cleaners do so that you are not just pushing soil and dirt around but that you’re in fact getting it off the floor. You also want solutions that are not harsh on the tile. Professionals remove soil with suction something every day homeowners don’t have the ability to do as well as professionals. One thing tile cleaners do sometimes is rush through the soil suspension step and this isn’t good because you want to think of removing soil like washing your clothes. You must have a rinse and spin cycle.
Tile maintenance is easy thing homeowners tend to forget but we should always remember that it’s as big as investment as carpet can be. You spend a lot of money per square foot for the tile so why not take care of it? Tile cleaning professionals can always be found online and Yelp has become a hot spot to find good cleaners in your area.