Expert Tips for Bathroom Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning

On cleaning or chore day, the bathroom is the one room  that we honestly don’t want to deal with, especially when it comes to battling the grime on the tile and grout! Mold tends to be an issue in the bathroom especially, which is why taking care of tile and grout is so important! And even though sometimes it isn’t an simple job, we believe we can make the process easier on you by providing a few simple tips on tile cleaning and care. Read further to find out how to best clean and care for your tile!

 

DIY with Natural Cleaners

 

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.

 

Steam Cleaning Tile & Grout

 

Steam cleaning is a much easier way of cleaning grime and debris off of 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!

 

There are many ways to handle this project, and we believe that steam cleaning is the most efficient way. For an expert steam cleaning job that you know you can rely on, contact The Steam Team! We’re you’re leading cleaning and restoration company in Austin, Texas, and we’d love to give you a hand! If you have tile cleaning needs call us today. 512-451-8326

Pet-Proofing Your Carpet and Area Rugs

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Carpet looks beautiful in our homes- most of the time. When our beloved pets “mark their territory,” in the wrong place, spill liquids onto the floor, and generally run a muck in our living rooms… our carpet shows it. It’s not as easy to keep carpet looking clean and brand new when there are pets around, but it’s not impossible, either!

 

When you live with pets, certain stains will occur more frequently than others. So gear up, and get ready to battle stains like dirt, mud, and yes… even pet urine.

 

Carpet Cleaning & Stain Removal Tips

 

Mud stains can be removed from carpet fairly easily. Simply clean up all excess clumps of dirt, and layer the stained area with either baking soda, or salt. This will absorb any remaining moisture from the stain. After a few hours, vacuum the excess salt, and use a damp, soapy cloth to blot the remainder of the stain.

 

If you’re battling a urine stain, we recommend starting by absorbing all of the excess moisture from the area. You can use a shop vacuum if you own one, or alternatively, clean paper towels or washcloths.

 

Once the area is dry, begin with a solution of white vinegar and warm water (50/50). Mix enough of this solution to reach deep into your carpet. With a scrub brush, vigorously scrub the mixture into the stain.

 

Other remedies include a mixture of dish detergent and hydrogen peroxide. Apply this solution to your carpet just as you did with the vinegar, and scrub forcefully until the stain has been removed.

 

Finally, if the stain is persistent, it may be time to call in a professional steam cleaning company. For professional results that will leave you shocked, and your carpet spotless, call The Steam Team today! The Steam Team has several years of experience in cleaning and caring for many different types of flooring, including carpet, tile, grout, hardwood, natural stone, and more!