If you are looking tiles and notice a lot of areas with dirty grout, this is probably a high traffic area. High traffic grout line areas will receive the quickly collect dirt and soil, especially if never sealed. Sealing the grout will help prevent water accumulating on the grout lines that trap dirt. Thanks to new equipment on the market, KnuWhizz has acquired the new handy Gecko Tile and Grout Tool.
This specialized tool concentrates the high-pressure water through one spray nozzle jet. This jet sprays high-pressure water along the dirty grout lines, turning it dirty to clean. The video below illustrates the detailing KnuWhizz can achieve with this new equipment.
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What is the best way to clean grout? What are the best chemicals to use on my tiles? Refer to the techniques below.
Light Regular Cleaning (once a week)
Use either water (yes water is a very weak acid) to mop the floor or a floor cleaner
solution. A commercial Neutral PH floor solution is probably the best. Wipe the floor top to bottom left to right using a figure eight pattern with the mop. This pattern ensures you clean over each tile twice applying the water or solution. If you used solution, then you will need to follow up with a clean water mop of the entire floor to ensure no residue is left. Soap scum can cause trapped dirt and discoloration of tiles.
Deeper Tile Cleaning
Wear rubber gloves. Nitrile (chemical resistant) gloves are best. Open the windows for ventilation. Mix one part vinegar to one gallon of warm water. If your floor is marble, do not use vinegar or any acidic solutions. Mop the entire floor then rinse with water.
Mildew Tile Cleaning
Make sure you are wearing rubber gloves. Mix 50% water 50% ammonia solution. Scrub the mildewy area with a deck or soft brush. Rinse the floor with water and check that all the mildew has gone.
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