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How to Clean Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tile floors are known to be very popular and durable. like all surfaces, ceramic tile floors need to be cleaned on a weekly basis. Here we will list a few ways that you can effectively clean your ceramic tile floors in a way that will keep them shining and squeaky clean.

Sweep and Mop

Before you mop your floors it is important to sweep or dry mop any crumbs, dirt, or dust first. After all dirt and crumbs are removed you can begin to mop. Mop your floors with a mild detergent and warm water. Buffing your floors with a chamois mop can help to bring back shine to your tile, you can also use a microfiber mop. Microfiber mops are known to cause less damage, be more absorbent, soft, and have fewer risk.

Removing Stains and Mildew

To remove stains and mildew for ceramic tiles first, try to use a liquid detergent and warm water. If this method doesn't work it may be best to use baking soda and water in which works great for heavy greasy stains. Hydrogen peroxide can be used for bodily fluids such as blood, and for inks and dyes as well. When you see mildew forming it is important to act as soon as possible. Carefully use a scrub brush or a damp cloth to get in-between the grout. Using an oxygenated bleach to clean ceramic tile grout is safe for the health of humans and an environmentally friendly cleaning alternative. it is important to note however, that whenever you use cleaning products, make sure that the area is well ventilated and that you are always wearing gloves.

Be Careful

It is important to avoid using heavy bleach and ammonia products when cleaning ceramic tiles, these products if not diluted with the proper measurements of water can stain your ceramic surface. Scrubbing to hard on your tile can also ruin and scratch the surface. Because ceramic tiles are usually made with a glaze coating it is important to not use abrasive tools and harsh chemicals. Make sure that you are very careful when walking on wet ceramic tiles because they can be extremely slippery, always walk with caution or when floors are completely dry.

We hope that your found this information to be helpful. If you are unsure about taking the time out to clean your ceramic tiles, you can relax and leave the cleaning part up to Better Value Home and Office Cleaning Co. we will take the proper care of your surfaces and leave you with clean and damage free floors. If you would like to know more about our services you can call us today or schedule an appointment online!

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