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Tile & Grout Cleaning: The Dos and Don’ts

Feb 17, 2017

Tile is a beautiful and long-lasting choice when it comes to flooring in your home, but do you know how to keep it that way? There are plenty of things you can do on a regular basis to extend the life of your tile floors and keep them looking brand new. As with any cleaning done in your home, there are also precautions you should take in order to avoid hurting your tile and grout in the process. Let’s take a look at some of the most common dos and don’ts of cleaning your tile and grout:

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Clean Spills Immediately. Tile flooring may look like it can easily handle spills, but it has porous properties that make leaving spills sitting around a big problem. Liquids can seep into the tile and cause discoloration and unpleasant odors.
Seal Your Tile. Having a professional apply sealant to your tile and grout after cleaning can greatly extend the life of your flooring and leave it looking like new every time it is cleaned.
Deep Clean Throughout the Year. It’s smart to dust and mop your tile flooring on a daily or weekly basis, but there are plenty of benefits to hiring a professional to professionally clean your floors throughout the year. At the very least, it saves you the time and effort, and ensures a proper and thorough clean!
Use Soft Cloths and Sponges. Cleaning your tile and grout with soft materials will ensure you do not accidentally scratch or harm its smooth surface.
Properly Ventilate Area. When you are cleaning tile and grout in a closed off space using chemical solutions, always run fans or open windows when possible to avoid inhaling unhealthy amounts of strong chemicals.


Use Ammonia or Bleach. These chemicals can destroy grouting between tiles and in the long-term cause tiles to break down and come apart.
Use Steel Wool. This material will tarnish surfaces and upset the finishes on your tile flooring. Stay away from any abrasive cleaning supplies.
Use Colored Cleaners. Tile has very tiny pores that can easily absorb color from cleaning solutions. Over time, this can discolor your tile and grout – always opt for clear solutions.
Use Excessive Water. Flooding the tile flooring can cause water to seep into the porous surface and cause mold and mildew growth below the surface.
Stress Over a Mess. If your tile flooring needs some major TLC, don’t worry – professional tile and grout cleaners are readily available to you to assist with all of your cleaning needs!

Cleaning your tile and grout by hand can leave you sore and exhausted, which is why it’s best to hire a professional to do the cleaning for you! Kent Clean is a cleaning systems company proudly serving several counties throughout Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Our experienced cleaning staff is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and the expertise to handle your worst tile and grout nightmares for you! Contact us today to schedule a cleaning or for questions regarding our services.

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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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