If you have the time and the elbow grease to deep clean your kitchen or bathroom floor and tile, then you might sweep or mop those areas often. For others, though, deep cleaning floors and tile are just not on the to-do list. If you would prefer to hire a professional to get this job done, call our HS Restoration team. They have the right equipment and expertise to get out the pesky stains and hard water build-up. They can even get your grout looking like new again. Give them a call today. If you are wondering when you should call in a pro, read the tips below.
Removing Tough Stains With Floor and Tile Cleaning Methods
Dealing with set-in water stains can be pretty frustrating, especially when you don’t know how to get rid of them. It will be cheaper to have this tile professionally cleaned than to replace it entirely. Next time you clean your tile after experiencing a stain, use the methods below.
Ink or Permanent Marker Stains
To clean ink or permanent marker stains:
- Use a dry erase pad with soapy water to remove a stain from your kitchen or bathroom tile.
- Try a peroxide and oxygen cleaning solution by spraying the affected area and letting it sit for five minutes.
- Rinse the area with water and scrub with a soft brush if there is any residue left. You can also mix ¾ cup of bleach with one gallon of water.
- Saturate a clean cloth with the mixture and place it on the stain. You can let it sit for fifteen minutes or until the stain is gone.
- Follow up with a rinse with hot water.
You can wash the area with club soda and hot water. The carbonation from the soda will help to cut through the grease. Clean with a rag and clean water.
Cleaning Up Hard Water Stains
If you live in an area with high levels of magnesium and calcium, these can leave mineral deposits on your tile and grout and make it challenging to keep your bathroom clean and shiny. The stains can appear just by turning on the sink or the shower. If you need to remove these hard water stains, follow the steps below.
- Get several paper towels, double them up, and place them in vinegar to soak.
- Place the saturated paper towels on the affected tiles. Let them stay there for the next eight hours or overnight.
- In the morning or when the eight hours are up, remove the paper towels. You should be able to see a significant difference. You can repeat the process until all water stains are removed. It’s best to repeat the process once every couple of months or when you think it necessary.
Call In A Pro
Call in one of our experts to take care of the rest. We have the right equipment to quickly and effectively remove stains from your bathroom, kitchen floors, and tile. Give us a call at HS Restoration today.