You work hard to keep your house clean. The last thing you want is pests in your home, after all. But somehow, something always seems to get missed.
Maybe you forgot to vacuum a room. You might have missed some crumbs on the kitchen table.
And sometimes, what’s keeping your house from looking clean is stained tile.
There’s nothing more frustrating than dirty tile. Whether it’s your stove’s backsplash or your bathroom floors, stained tile is just not the look you want in your beautiful home.
The good news is that there are solutions for you. Read on to learn the best ways to clean stains on your tile.
Soap and Water
One thing you can try to get stains out is classic dish soap, water, and a little elbow grease. This is especially helpful if you’re dealing with a grease stain on your tile. Soap is a degreaser, so it makes a good tile stain remover in kitchens.
Try to use warm water when you’re doing this. This will also help loosen up any grease on your tile. Then you mix some regular dish soap into the water.
All you have to do now is take a sponge or a brush and scrub the stain. You should see it start to lighten up and even disappear completely after just a little bit of scrubbing.
But you might also notice that the tile is now covered in soapy water. If you let that sit on your tile, then you’ll just create new stains on your tile with the soap suds. This often looks even worse than the grease stain.
To prevent this, make sure you rinse and dry your tile well after you’re done scrubbing. This prevents the suds from making more of a mess.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
If you’re dealing with stains that have been there for a while, then this trick might just save your tile. Baking soda is a miracle worker for all kinds of stains.
Be careful when using vinegar to clean tile, however. It can cause permanent damage to certain materials, such as natural stone or marble. If you’re not sure, please don’t hesitate to contact us to let us help you find the best way to clean your tile.
The first thing you want to do is get some baking soda and vinegar. Mix this in equal parts with warm water. Then all you need to do is scrub with a brush or a sponge.
Again, you should be able to tell that the stain is fading and disappearing. Once you’re done with that, go ahead and rinse with regular water to avoid any residue building up on your tile.
Once you’ve rinsed and dried the tile properly, it should look good as new again. The good news is that means you can repeat this process anytime you notice a new stain on your tile. That way, you never have to worry about damaged or ugly tile as long as you live in your home.
Ammonia and Water
For normal mildew stains, this trick is going to be your best bet. Take care if you suspect mold or mildew problems, though. It’s usually best to contact an expert on these issues rather than tackle them yourself.
Having said that, you should also be careful when using ammonia. It’s a dangerous chemical that can cause harm when too much is inhaled. Keep doors and windows open and turn on any fans to circulate air.
And above all, never mix it with bleach. The combination would create a gas that can cause serious injuries quickly. So be careful not to mix your cleaners while dealing with stains.
If you choose to use this method, remember that a little goes a long way. All you need is a few drops of ammonia in warm water. Then you just need to scrub like you would if you were using any other method.
Make sure the stain is completely gone before you finish scrubbing. Then be sure to rinse and dry the tile thoroughly afterward to prevent any water damage from cleaning. This will also eliminate any risks of interactions with the ammonia should any other cleaners get spilled later.
Baking Soda and Water
While you’re dealing with a stained tile floor, you might forget to take care of any grout stains. It’s understandable, but your tile won’t look brand new again until you clean the grout too.
This refers to the gaps between your tiles. The grout that holds them together should be cleaned every few months.
To do this, you should take baking soda and enough water to make a paste. You can buy a grout brush, but usually, an old toothbrush that no one uses will work just fine. Thoroughly scrub the grout throughout your bathroom using the brush and the paste you’ve created.
Then, you will, of course, need to rinse your floors. The paste won’t go away on its own, and leaving it there will just make things look worse. Rinse with regular clean water.
After that, make sure you dry thoroughly. This will prevent any water damage caused by cleaning your tiles.
If you’ve done everything right, then your tile floors should all but sparkle. They should be clean and look new. And best of all, they shouldn’t be stained anymore, even in the grout.
Hire a Professional To Clean Your Stained Tile
Finally, the best way to guarantee a good clean on your tile is to trust your stained tile to our professionals. The experts at Towers Restoration and Cleaning are well trained in stain removal and sanitation of your home, including tile.
We’ll make sure that your home gets the best clean without causing water damaged. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your clean home.
If you’re having problems keeping your tile clean, then don’t hesitate to contact us. Give us a call today and see what we can do for your home.