Tile Cleaning in Phoenix
Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Tile and Grout Cleaning
If you’re like most Phoenix homeowners, you rely on the special qualities of tile to keep your kitchens and bathrooms looking clean and fresh. The cool touch of ceramic or porcelain tile against feet also sure helps with the hot weather, too! But though you may know why the tile in your home brings you and your family comfort and convenience, we at HydroCare Services are willing to bet you might not know all there is to know when it comes to maintaining tile floors.
The fact of the matter is that the same qualities that make tile so durable and reliable can also make it hard to keep looking its best without help. We’ve created this handy guide to the best way to clean grout on tile floors and other commonly asked questions we receive from our Phoenix clients. Take a look and test your tiling knowledge!
Can I Clean Tile With Apple Cider Vinegar?
Many homeowners in Phoenix want to find the easiest way to clean grout on tile floors without harming the environment, and so apple cider vinegar seems like a natural choice. ACV, as it is commonly called, has some deodorizing properties and can loosen stains. But the fact of the matter is that this product is expensive in large quantities and probably better for you to eat than to clean with!
While vinegar has a lot of uses, it doesn’t have the same antibacterial and cleaning powers that soap and surfactant-based cleaners do. Treating the planet well is important, but you don’t want to let bacteria breed in your kitchen or bathroom!
Can I Clean Grout With Toothpaste?
Well, don’t let us stop you, but we’re not sure why you’d want to! We think Phoenix homeowners attempt this because the enamel on tile and the enamel on teeth are similar in a way. It also seems convenient to use something you should already have in every home to get the job done. But toothpaste is only inexpensive at the scale of the amount you’d use. It is mildly abrasive and might do an okay job at removing some tricky stains, but the thought of pouring and then washing toothpaste off your floor makes us shudder. What a mess!
There are much easier ways of maintaining tile floors that won’t leave your bathroom smelling like a dentist’s office.
What’s the Best Way to Clean Grout on Tile Floors?
There are a lot of DIY home remedies for cleaning the grout on your tile floors, but the real secret to professional tile cleaning is the tools. Tile cleaning companies have special machines called ‘spinners’ that apply a lot of pressure (up to 3,000 PSI) to grind dirt and grime away from the grout in between your tiles. One of these machines costs upwards of $500, so better leave it to the professionals!
Where Can I Find Tile and Grout Cleaning Near Me?
HydroCare Services is glad you asked, because we’re the number-one professional tile cleaning company in Phoenix and beyond. If you want gleaming floors that look brand new, give us a call. We’re always happy to provide an estimate.