Any home decorating expert can tell you that tile can make any bathroom or kitchen look a million times cozier and more welcoming.
However, in order for tiles to stay together, you need to use grout, which unfortunately, is prone to water damage and stains.
The good news? Tile and grout cleaning is easy to master. Here, we will go over why, and how often you should do it.
Why is Tile and Grout Cleaning so Important?
Most of us make sure to follow a good cleaning routine around the house.
The question is, do you usually include your tile and grout in this routine?
If not, don’t worry, it’s one of those details that are easy to forget.
However, there are many reasons why you should always keep your tile and grout spotless, and we’re sure that once you know them, you’ll have an easier time remembering to clean them:
- It kills bacteria and keeps the area safe and hygienic
- It helps keep the tile and grout in good condition, preventing you from having to replace it (in other words, it helps you save money)
- It helps you make sure your countertops, walls, and floor look flawless
How Often Should You Clean Your Tile and Grout?
Now that you know why you should clean your tile and grout, it’s time to answer the million-dollar question…how often should you do it?
Well, there are three right answers!
Quick Cleaning: Every Day
We know what you’re thinking.
“Cleaning? Every day?!”
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you get your gloves and cleaning products out every day.
On the contrary, what you should do every day is spray the grout with some water and quickly wiping it. Keep a cloth or sponge near your bathtub and you’ll always remember to do it after you take a shower.
Deep Cleaning: Every Two Weeks
The wipe-and-spray method is great, but eventually, you’ll need to deep clean your tile and grout.
Either use your usual cleaning products or make a mix of water and baking soda to scrub in the grout and remove any residue that has accumulated over the two weeks that have passed.
Professional Cleaning: Once or Twice a Year
Besides your daily and biweekly cleaning sessions, hiring a professional cleaning team once or twice a year is an excellent idea.
The truth is that, even with all your efforts, your tile and grout might not look as clean as it used to, but that’s nothing a team of experts can’t help you with.
Maintenance is Key
Making sure the tiles in your house always look good as new is all about creating and sticking to a tile and grout cleaning and maintenance routine.
As you can see that routine doesn’t require much.
Wipe and spray every day, clean deeper every two weeks, and remember to call us once or twice a year to make sure your regular maintenance is paying off. If you would like advice on how to keep other areas of your home or business clean, check out our other articles in our News and Tips section.