The major reasons why your ceramic tiles are looking dull, stained, and old even after thorough Tile Cleaning in Melbourne include:
- Exposure to dust, sun, water, dirt, and other spills.
- Great moisture and low ventilation that leads to mildew and mould.
- Grouts that engross spills and dirt easily.
- Soap build-up from bathing, mopping or showering.
How to maintain our tiles?
The biggest mantra to save your tiles is regular maintenance and cleaning. You have to address the issues on-time before the dirt starts to reside inside cracks or other open areas. You also need to clean your tiles regularly.
In your cleaning sessions, you have to make sure that you:
Eliminate the spills and avoid permanent stains and discolouration of the tile and grout.
Vacuum the floor on a regular basis to eliminate any dust or debris and stickiness on the tiles that happens when you walk over it. Vacuuming becomes necessary when you have kids and pets.
Mop regularly, and after doing that, get rid of detergent if any present on the floor. For that, sweep normal water-dipped mop on the floor. Or simply hire the tile and grout cleaning services in Melbourne to upkeep your tiles.
Never use harsh chemicals such as over the counter cleaners or bleach on the floor just because you saw it in a random DIY video. These elements damage the sealants of the tiles, and these become more exposed to dirt.
Rinse or wipe your bathroom tiles to get rid of any leftover soap or shampoo that leads to mould.
Some natural ways to clean your tiles
Nothing is better than choosing some natural ways to get rid of stains, dirt, dust, pet dander, etc.
Scrub some baking soda
Get rid of stains by simply scrubbing some baking soda over them. Mop your tiles prior to using this method.
Add 1/4th cup white vinegar, 1 tbsp liquid dish soap, 1/4th baking soda, and 2 gallons of warm water. For some scent, you can also add essentials oils such as lavender oil.
Scrub it and see the magic happening.
Add white vinegar, water, rubbing alcohol, and then 1/2nd tsp of liquid soap with some drops of peppermint oil. You can also add lemon drops if you don’t have peppermint oil. You can either spray the solution on the affected area or use a bucket to mop it all over the floor. Peppermint oil will also keep the ants at bay. So it’s a win-win.
Remove mould and mildew
To fight mould and mildew on the tiles of your shower or bathroom, add some lemon juice and baking powder. Now spread this mixture all over the mould or mildew and let it sit for a few hours.
After that, just rinse it and see the results.
In times of pandemic, it has become crucial to make our house germs-free. When talking about germs, mouthwash is the best ingredient to kill them. Just add a capful of the mouthwash in water (a gallon) and use it on your floor. The best part about this mixture is that it reaches even the tiniest pores of the tiles and grouts.
Now you are all set!
Try these Tile Cleaning in Melbourne methods today or hire the professionals who will do it all for you.