Maryland Cleaning Services

Cleaning the Grout in Tile Flooring

Feb 5, 2018

If you have tile floors, you know how much of a pain it is to get down on your hands and knees and scrub the grout until the stains are gone. Your back gets sore, your knees hurt from kneeling – and for what? A lot of times, store-bought products and some elbow grease aren’t enough to remove grime completely and fully remove stains. Not to mention, heavy scrubbing can cause you to unknowingly damage the smooth and shiny surface of your tile flooring.

Cleaning the Grout in Tile Flooring

Hard Work

Grout is a porous material that holds your tiles together and in place on your floors. Its absorbent properties make it an efficient collector of dirt and stains. Regular mopping and sweeping may help from time to time, but removing grime and stains completely requires a bit more work than that.

If you insist on cleaning your tile’s grout yourself, here are some tips:

  • Be cautious when using bleach to remove stains. Spot-test an area of hidden tile before applying to your entire floor to make sure it doesn’t discolor your tile.
    Avoid using abrasive materials when scrubbing, as they can scratch your tile and leave it damaged and unattractive.
  • Most of the grime and dirt in your home accumulates in corners and around the edges of your flooring. Pay close attention to the cleaning needs of those areas specifically.
    Contrary to popular belief, baking soda has little effect on stained and dirty grout.
  • Don’t use acidic cleansers like vinegar, as they can cause the cement in your grout to dissolve.
  • Have your grout lines sealed after they are completely clean. This creates a protective surface over your grout that will make it less prone to stains in the future.

Why Do it Yourself???

Who really wants to spend their day off slaving over their floors? Give yourself one less tedious and time-consuming household chore and call Kent Clean, a Maryland tile cleaning service located in Carroll County.

Our professionals have both state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and knowledge of the best cleaning techniques that will ensure your floors are looking brand new. We’ll start by inspecting your floors to determine the best treatment process. We’ll then use truck-mounted steam cleaners that use intense pressure to blast away dirt, grime, grease, and stains from your beautiful tile flooring.

For a free cleaning estimate, contact us today!

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Maryland Floor Cleaning Services

Anne Arundel County Floor Cleaning Services: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County Floor Cleaning Services: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), Baltimore City and more.

Carroll County Floor Cleaning Services: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

Frederick County Floor Cleaning Services: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), and more.

Howard County Floor Cleaning Services: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County Floor Cleaning Services: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Prince George's County Floor Cleaning Services: Bowie (20715, 20716, 20720, 20721), Beltsville (20705), Adelphi (20783), College Park (20740,20742), Greenbelt (25689), Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20784), Landover (20785), Laurel (20707, 20723), Springdale (20774), Upper Marlboro (20772, 20774), Woodlawn (21207).

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