If you are planning a complete steam cleanse of your own home or office, you need to use all the best cleaning tools that you can find. The more high tech equipment you have, the better off you are going to be. One of the best tools that can make your cleaning a lot faster is a power washer. In this article we’ll take a closer look at what power washing your tile and grout is and how to use one of these machines.
TOOLS. A grout-cleaning brush: You will usually find these at any hardware store where tile is sold. An old toothbrush works well, too, if you just re-dedicate your attention to taking out the built-up grime on a regular basis. You can also speed up the procedure by using an electric model. A chisel tool: This will also speed up your cleaning, although not as much as a power washer.
Materials. You’ll need the following tools when you go looking for a power washer for cleaning your tile and grout: a brush, a rag, a chisel, an orbital sander, and some towels or washcloths. There are a number of models of professional tile and grout cleaners on the market, so you should have no problem finding one that suits your needs. You’ll also want to make sure that it is made for cleaning tile and grout, and that it will not leave harmful residue behind after you clean your floors. You may be able to borrow a saw from a building contractor or home improvement store to do this job, or you might have one of the many DIY kits available.
Baking Soda. Although baking soda is generally considered an acidic cleaner, it does take the edge off harsh chemical cleaners. It leaves your tiles and grout with a lovely, neutral color and helps to strip away some of the buildup that baking soda can cause. If you’re using a power washer to clean your tile and grout, you might find that a baking soda scrubber is useful for getting some of that residue away.
Diy Disinfectant Shampoo. Some DIY cleaners work better than others at removing excess grout buildup. Look for those that have organic ingredients, and include an anti-bacterial compound in the mix. This is especially important if you are using a DIY tile and grout cleaner to combat mold and mildew.
Chisel Tool and Baking Soda Mix. Using a chisel tool and a baking soda scrubber will help to loosen and eventually remove the blackhead stains and stubborn dirt on your grout. You can either use these items directly on the grout or with a baking soda scrub. The chisel tool is especially useful if you want to minimize discoloration of your tile. Many DIY enthusiasts prefer to use the baking soda scrubbing technique as it leaves a much cleaner tile surface.
Power Steamer and Chisel Tool. These DIY grout cleaners can help loosen up tough dirt particles as well as disinfect the tile surface. These two DIY grout cleaning tools are often found in home improvement stores, and while they aren’t often found at a tile store, you should still see what’s available online.
Baking Soda and Diatomaceous Earth. When switching over to stronger commercial products or even switching over to natural diatomaceous earth cleaner, you should always be aware of the fact that there are different levels of harsher abrasives. For example, baking soda can create a very deep scratch in tile. Always read the instructions and product descriptions before mixing any type of cleaner for tile.