Cleaning Your Kitchen Tile

Here are some tips on cleaning your Kitchen Tile. However if your kitchen tile needs professional cleaning, give us a call at One Call Carpet Cleaning. We use an attachement shown in the picture above. We hook this tool up to our Truckmount Cleaning System and it will steam clean your kitchen tile and pick up the water all in the same pass.
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The kitchen is the busiest part of the house. This is often the area with the heaviest traffic and where various activities are held – be it cooking, eating, playing, doing schoolwork, or just hanging out. For such a multifunctional space, tile is always a wise choice of material for floors, countertops, and even walls. Tile is durable. It is built for heavy-duty use and not easily damaged by moisture, heat, and sharp or heavy objects.

Yet, however sturdy kitchen tile may be, a regular maintenance routine is still required to preserve the material and keep its finish looking presentable. Daily cleaning is advised, since kitchen surroundings are exposed everyday to food, oil and liquid spills. Dirt and grime are easily visible, especially when many kitchens sport white or light-colored tiles.

Kitchens are often the most humid part of the house and moisture is the chief cause of mold growth on grout. Mold and mildew are favorite breeding grounds for bacteria and no homeowner would want that in an area where food preparation and eating takes place. Moreover, dirty tile is not only unhygienic; it may also be a safety risk. Grease splattered during cooking and left on tile for a long time gives off bad odors, and can also lead to fire.

Luckily cleaning tile floors can be uncomplicated as long as property owners make it a consistent routine. Everyday sweeping plus a thorough weekly mopping with warm water will clean off grime and residue and keep tile surfaces bright.

For tile countertops and walls, industry experts recommend working with cleaning agents such as simple household cleaners or a neutral PH tile cleaner. To circumvent an excess of detergent residue, a combination of equal parts water and white vinegar, along with a little bit of ammonia will also work best on many varieties of tile (except for those created from natural stone). Just pour or spray cleaner directly on the affected area and then leave it on for several minutes. Rinse off with water. In case of stains, scrub initially by using a brush or scrubbing pad then rinse off.

Pay specific attention to cleaning grout since its permeable material attracts and traps considerably more dirt and grime. A toothbrush may possibly be the best tool for this task, as it can target hard-to-reach and small places. Flood grout with cleaner (an oxidized bleach mixture is very effective against stains and mildew), leave for as long as you possibly can, and then brush away.

During and after cleaning sessions it’s best to open kitchen doors and windows to allow air to circulate and dry off newly-rinsed tile and grout. With regular care and cleaning the kitchen will be spotless, sparkling, and suitable for yet another day of busy activity.

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