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Because of its porous nature, grout tends to absorb stains over time. Dark spots, mold, soap, and mildew can begin to build up in the grout if you do not set aside time for tile cleaning. To learn more about cleaning your grout, read this article. And for quality tile and grout cleaning near Tampa, call Bowden’s Carpet Cleaning today.

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Obtaining the Proper Supplies

It’s important to use the right brushes when cleaning grout. Course brushes can scratch the grout and the tile, resulting in lasting damage. And brushes that are too soft will not clean the grout effectively. Sometimes grout cleaners can leave stains, so if you plan to use a homemade solution to clean the grout, test it on a corner of the grout that is hidden from view.

Applying the Best Cleaning Solution

Before applying a cleaning solution, the tile cleaning specialist will scrub the grout in circular motions with warm water. For heavy stains, the specialist will apply an acidic solution that is safe for the tile and grout. After letting it sit for 5-15 minutes, depending on the toughness of the stain, it will be scrubbed off with a stiff brush. At Bowden’s Carpet Cleaning, we assess your tile’s stains and use the gentlest cleaner that will effectively remove all stains.

Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaners offer an eco-friendly and effective way to clean surfaces around the house such as tile and grout. To make the most out of professional steam cleaning, apply vinegar to your grout once per week and wipe it down.

Preventing Mold and Mildew Growth

Like many things that absorb and retain moisture over time, tile grout is susceptible to mold and mildew growth. This is particularly important in the kitchen and bathroom, where tile grout can absorb moisture even when it does not come into direct contact with water. Wiping the grout with alcohol can help prevent mold and mildew growth. If growth has already occurred, call us for a professional grout cleaning service.