Saturday, 2 May 2015

How to clean Tile and Grout (DIY Cleaning)

Even with regular shower wall scrubbing, mopping, countertop cleaning, tiles get dirty regardless. We have a homemade grout cleaning solution that if done properly will prove to be a great fix. The solution is a follows:
  • Half a cup of white vinegar
  • Half a cup of dish soap
  • Heat the cup of vinegar for one minute and then pour in the dish soap
  • Apply to grout lines
  • Let it sit for a few minutes
  • Wipe off with a wet cloth

This is a no scrub solution but, the best one before that. It helps lift up the dirt thanks to the acidic powers of vinegar. The dish soap helps get it slimy and easy to take off. One exception is that this solution cannot be used with natural stone because it may damage it. Before using this solution test it in a small area where it isn't that noticeable to make sure that it works properly. By following these steps it should make your grout and tile lines clean and looking nice. If you have any questions about cleaning your tiles and grout it is always recommended to call a trained technician.

Vivid Cleaning Inc. has the expertise and equipment to clean tiles and grout on time and on budget.

Here are some cleaning tips that we can provide all homeowners

If you want to clean a chopping board use kosher salt and lemons.  Rub the salt all over the board and then take half a lemon and use it as a cloth. Clean the board and then rinse of the salt with water.

If any oil happens to spill onto your carpets, use any kind of baking soda to remove the stain.

If you are painting your nails and you drop some on  the carpet, you can try to remove it using a microfiber cloth and some rubbing alcohol. 

If the shower heads in your home gets stained you can remove it using a bag filled with vinegar. Pour some vinegar in a bag and wrap it around the shower head. Take of the bag after and gently rub off the stains.

If the coffee grinder on your kitchen counter develops a smell just grind up some uncooked white rice in it.

Have any white sneakers that are really dirty and it doesn't come off? Use some toothpaste to make it nice and white again. 

If you have any dirty grout anywhere in your house, mix some baking soda and bleach and use a squeegee too wash it of.

If you have any tips yourself let us know!

With these specific tips, it should make your daily cleaning life a little bit easier.