There are a lot of different ways that you can go about cleaning your tiles. Unless you are a nut about cleaning, you probably view tile cleaning as more of a chore than as a recreational activity. That is okay. The purpose of this article isn’t to make tile cleaning super fun, but it is to help you to be able to clean your tiles more effectively so that you can do a better job and spend less time when you clean them.
If you have never heard about tile cleaning with a steam cleaner, you are definitely missing out. I recommend that you use a steam cleaner for indoor tile and grout, and a pressure washer for removing dirt and germs from exterior grout and tile. Using a steam cleaner for interior cleaning will make your job a lot easier to do.
The great news about a steam cleaner is that it has very good penetration. It uses superheated water and low pressure to penetrate deeply into the grout and remove grout stains. The end result is that it will leave your tiles cleaner and more germ-free that you have probably ever had them in the past. Not only that, a steam cleaner works great as a mold and mildew remover also. If you have mold or mildew in your tile grout, or on your drywall, you can kill it just by running a steam cleaner over it and then wiping it up. Since the steam cleaner can heat water up to temperatures close to 300°F, it is no wonder that a steam cleaner can quickly kill unwanted mold and mildew.
After you clean your tiles with a steam cleaner, they are probably going to be clean enough for you to apply a grout sealer. It is recommended that you seal your grout every 6 to 8 months for optimal results. Sealing grout will also keep you from having to clean your tiles as often, and it will also keep your tiles and grout from becoming stained.