The tile in your home needs to be cared for just like any other surface. There are specific ways that each kind of tile should be cleaned depending on where the tile is located and what happens to it. When thinking about cleaning the tile in the bathroom and shower it can take a little more work than just a mop! You need to know exactly what dirt, grime and mildew substances might be on the shower tiles and the best way to clean them off.
Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration has some tips and ideas on how to keep your bathroom tiles cleaned.
Prevention: The very worst thing is when you are done having a shower and realize that you need to clean the tiles in the shower. The best way to be sure that you don’t feel that way is to wipe down all the walls after each use. The walls left with water on them is what will cause them to look and feel dirty. Using this preventative method can have your tiles staying clean longer.
Problems: When you are talking about the tile inside a shower unit, one of the problems that can occur is mold and or mildew. The presence of mold and mildew is usually seen as a black colored residue that is found on the grout lines of the tile. It can also be found around the edges of the tub or flooring. It comes as a result of the heat and moisture that is usually left in a shower area after your shower. This is the ideal condition for mold and mildew to grow. The next problem that can come faster than mold or mildew is soap scum. This is when the water and soap that is used everyday is not rinsed off and wiped down. It will start to buildup on the surface of the tiles and needs to be cleaned off if it has started growing.
Solutions: The best way to get rid of mold and mildew is to use a strong cleaner that has a label that says it can treat mold and mildew. The smell is usually strong and you will need to air out the room or vacate it for a period of time until the fumes have died down. Soap scum also has specialized cleaners to combat it that can be applied to break down and dissolve the soap buildup.
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If after the above steps, you are unable to get the tile and grout in your bathroom shower cleaned the way that you want, feel free to contact a professional like Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration. Even if you do wipe down your shower walls after every shower and treat mold, mildew and soup scum issues regularly, it’s still a good idea to have professional tile and grout cleaning once or twice a year for a deep down clean you just can’t achieve without the specialized knowledge and equipment Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration has!