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Tile cleaning tips and tricks

Has your tile changed color over time? Do you have trouble cleaning the tiles and grout? Whether you’re cleaning the tile in your kitchen or your shower, you have to go to great lengths to get satisfactory results. That’s why Nettoyeur de la Cité would like to share some helpful hints to make your tile sparkle.

 

Cleaning your tile with a homemade solution

To clean your tile, opt for a microfiber sponge mop or broom, rather than a conventional mop. To avoid wasting money on expensive cleaning products, there’s nothing easier than making your own mixture. For routine cleaning, fill a bucket with warm water and add a little vinegar. Wash your tile and let it air-dry. For deeper cleaning, you have a number of options.

 

Cleaning your tile with black soap

Black soap is made from several different vegetable oils. Available in a paste or liquid, it’s a powerful degreaser that will sanitize the floor without chemicals, making it a great choice for families with small children. Preparing a homemade solution isn’t complicated at all. Just mix two tablespoons of liquid black soap with five liters of hot water. Let the soap melt in the water and then clean your tile without rinsing afterwards. Nothing could be simpler!

 

Cleaning your tile with soda crystals

Soda crystals, also called washing soda, soda ash or sodium carbonate, are a powerful cleaner, degreaser and disinfectant. If your tiles or grout need a deep cleaning, soda crystals will be your greatest ally. Just add a small handful of crystals to a bucket of hot water and you’re ready to go. These crystals also come in handy for cleaning burnt pots and pans and for washing dishes, clothes and even your stovetop.

 

Cleaning your tile with cleaning clay

You’ve never heard of cleaning clay? It’s a versatile household product that can clean not only tiles and grout but also appliances, plumbing fixtures, pots and pans, wood furniture and more. To use cleaning clay, which usually comes in a hard paste, scoop out a little with a wet sponge, work up a good lather and wash the tile. If there are stubborn stains, let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing it off. To make the tile sparkle, dry with a microfiber cloth as needed.

 

Cleaning your tile with care

No matter which method you use to clean your tile, don’t skimp on protection. Wear gloves and clothing that covers your arms, and work in a well-ventilated area. For major housecleaning, contact Nettoyeur de la Cité, where you’ll have the assurance of knowing that you’ll receive full-service professional cleaning. Call us today!

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