Cleaning Bathroom Tile Through the Humidity

Tile is one of the best materials for areas such as the kitchen and bathrooms for multiple reasons. First, it makes for easy-to-clean messes and it can withstand high temperatures and humidity. However, depending on the amount of space between your tiles, you might need to pay a little extra attention to these areas. The grout between your tiles is far more porous than the tile and is unfortunately susceptible to stains from spills and other messes.


Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Start off with the most simple, basic, least acidic cleaning solution and work your way up, if you need to. You can try mixtures of vinegar and water, or a paste of baking soda. This is the hard part: use a stiff cleaning brush to scrub the grout, putting in your best effort! Don’t forget to rinse the grout with water, and thoroughly dry the area to prevent mold growth.


Always Look for Mold

Small areas with such high humidity make the perfect environments for mold growth. Whenever you’re cleaning your bathrooms, make sure to look in those hard-to-reach places for signs of mold (areas such as behind the toilet, under the sink, and around the bathtub or shower).


Steam Cleaning Tile & Grout

Steam cleaning is an extremely effective and efficient way to clean tile and grout. Using only pressurized water and intensely hot steam, a steam cleaner easily extracts grime from the pores of grout- and you don’t have to put in nearly as much effort! Consider either renting a steam cleaning machine, or hiring the professionals to come out and restore your bathroom to its original, pristine condition.


Our professionals are highly trained and use the latest equipment to tackle tile and grout cleaning. If you’ve encountered mold or think you may see the beginnings of mold growth, give us a call and we’ll come out to take a look and begin treatment if need be.


5 Basic Benefits of Steam Cleaning

So you’ve decided to start steam cleaning, eh? Well, it’s about time! There are many benefits to steam cleaning over other methods of cleaning. Today we’re here to cover just five of them! But we do hope you’ll look further into steam cleaning because it’s just the way to go, in our opinion!


Provides a Chemical-Free Clean


Because steam cleaning only uses hot water and high water pressure, there aren’t any chemicals involved! If you’re renting a machine, you’ll save money on cleaning supplies! If you’re hiring the professionals, you’ll be amazed at the chemical-free clean and the lack of leftover residue!


Is Perfectly Safe For Children and Pets


And of course, since there aren’t any chemicals involved in the cleaning process, steam cleaning is perfectly safe for the environment- this includes your children and pets!


Removes Allergens


If you’re living in the Austin area, you know good and well the kind of allergens you’re fighting. But steam cleaning greatly helps with that battle! A professional-grade steam cleaner can remove allergens from your carpeting, allowing you to breathe easier!


Removes Stains and Discoloration


If you have any carpet stains or discoloration, steam cleaning is great for removing them! It reaches deep within the fibers of your carpet and extracts dirt, grime, and stains from your carpeting! It’look brand new when we’re finished with it!


Can Be Done by the Professionals


The best part, and probably the greatest benefit to steam cleaning, is that it can be done by someone else. And not just anyone else, but the experts! You don’t have to lift a finger!


No matter what stage of spring cleaning you’re in, or what you need for us to do in your home, The Steam Team is here for you! From carpet cleaning, to tile and grout, to countertops and window blinds, we can cover it all! And all you have to do is make a phone call!

The Easiest to Clean Tile and Grout

Ceramic tile and grout certainly makes for an attractive flooring solution that many people prefer to keep in their homes or place of business. But it may also be the most neglected and overlooked floor when it comes to proper cleaning. Let’s discuss the best way to clean tile and grout.


Put Down The Brush


Far too many people choose the wrong method for tile and grout cleaning, and make the job much harder on themselves than it needs to be. You might be one of them, scrubbing vigorously over the tile and in between every grout line with a small brush. You may be using harsh, unsafe chemicals that can cause you irritation. We at The Steam Team are here to tell you that you don’t have to deal with this irritating process anymore.


The Steam Team offers a professional tile and grout cleaning service that will use the latest technology to restore your ceramic flooring to it’s very best state. The embedded bacteria and germs in your floor don’t stand a chance.


The Process


The cleaning process will begin with an inspection to find the dirty areas of the flooring and develop the proper solution for each area. Then the areas will be prepared by removing all furniture and setting up the area as to not disturb any carpeted or hardwood flooring nearby.


When the floor is ready, all dry soil will be removed by thoroughly sweeping and vacuuming. Then a high quality advanced tile cleaner will be sprayed over the entire surface of the tile, before it is thoroughly cleaned with hand brushes, mechanical rotating brushes and a self-contained pressure cleaning system. A rinse solution will be pumped through this machine, cleaning and sanitizing the entire floor.


After the floor as been completely cleaned and rinsed, the proper sealing/finishing needed for the tile will be applied. Then, our technicians will do a final walkthrough inspection and go over the results of your newly cleaned ceramic tile and grout.


For more information on the many services that we have to offer, please visit The Steam Team website.


The Easiest Way to Clean Tile & Grout Bonita Springs

If you have tile and grout in your home, you’re going to want to clean it quite frequently. Odds are you’ve already tried more than one method to see what works the best and takes up the least amount of your time. Or you’ve chosen to stick with the first cleaning method you learned. In either case, we’re sure that if you follow this advice you’ll never want to go back to cleaning tile and grout the way that you did before.

 

Ditch The Toothbrush

 

The most common DIY methods for cleaning tile grout involve using a toothbrush or some other type of brush to vigorously scrub between the tiles, crawling around on your hands and knees, until the floor is spotless. Using certain cleaning solutions can certainly speed up the process, but it can still be very time consuming and very tiring. If you want a better way, go ahead and get rid of that brush.

 

Steam Cleaners

 

If you can afford the investment, the most simple and least time-consuming way to clean your tile and grout floors is by using a steam cleaner. Steam cleaners can effectively clean and sanitize any type of tile or grout as there are no chemicals involved in the process. When you buy or rent a steam cleaner from your local home improvement store, just make sure it has the steam hose and a small brush attachment. Once you have assembled the steam cleaner and filled it with water, turn it on and allow it to heat up. Then, move the cleaning brush back and forth over all of the grout. This will get rid of all the dirt and grime, as well as kill the mildew in the grout. After cleaning, use a towel or mop to wipe up excess moisture. You’ll notice right away that your floor gets much cleaner, much faster with the use of a steam cleaner.

 

Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning


Even with the help of a steam cleaner, you might still not have the free time for the mundane task of tile and grout cleaning. If this is the case, call in TST Total Restoration  professionals- we’re always happy to help!