Cleaning tile and grout is one very important aspect of end of lease cleaning service. Tiles, particularly the ones that are of high quality add an altogether new look and feel to the surfaces, but only when they are in good shape and health. Just the opposite happens when they are not. The entire tiled surface takes an uncouth, filthy look and feel, turning out as an eyesore. And if we are discussing a rented or leased out property, that’s surely going to cost a tenant a substantial amount of bond money. That is why, when it comes to conducting end of lease cleaning, tile and grout cleaning turns out to be an important chapter thereof. No bond cleaning is complete without a formidable tile and grout cleaning service. Let us discuss the steps maintained by the end of lease cleaning professionals, while conducting end of lease cleaning.
What is needed for tile and grout cleaning?
The professionals need an array of tools and materials for tile and grout cleaning. They include:
- Microfibre Cloths (wet and dry)
- Mixing Bowl
- Baking Soda
- Grout Brush or an old toothbrush
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Grout Sealer
- Warm Water
- White Vinegar
Wiping the tiles with the wet microfibre cloth
This is arguably the first and foremost step of tile and grout cleaning. The professionals conducting grout cleaning in Melbourne would drench the microfibre cloth in lukewarm water and wipe the tiles from top to bottom for removing the superficial dust and dirt.
Preparing the cleaning solution
Once the primary sweeping of the tiles is done with, the professionals will prepare three different kinds of solutions using various natural ingredients. To remove grime and dirt, they will mix baking soda with water in a 2:1 ratio. For treating discoloured grouts and stains, they prepare baking soda and vinegar in a 2:1 ratio. For treating fragile tiles, they will use a solution of baking soda and Hydrogen peroxide in a 2:1 ratio. In all three cases, the professionals will prepare a paste with the ingredients.
Applying the pastes
Now that the pastes are ready, the professionals offering grout cleaning service in Melbourne will use a grout brush or an old toothbrush to apply the appropriate paste along the grout line. In case the baking soda & vinegar solution is used, they will at first apply a small amount of it to see if the acidic solution is leaving any stain on the tiles or not. The paste is allowed to stay on the grout for about 20 minutes or so, before the next step is taken. This will help mould and mildew and even the most stubborn stain to disappear.
Scrubbing is the next step. The professionals conducting tiles and grout cleaning in Melbourne will then scrub the groutline using the brush with all their might, till the grout is as fresh and clean as new. Then they will rinse the grout with water.
Rinsing and drying
Finally, when they are done with, they will rinse and dry the tiles and the grout with a fresh, clean cloth, to complete their tiles and grout cleaning service in Melbourne
So, this is not a very complicated process, but needs a lot of grit – something that our pros at End of Lease Clean can show. So call us and fix an appointment now, for end of lease cleaning, including tile and grout cleaning.