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Put a Smile on Your Tile

Tile & Grout Maintenance – 5 Best Tips

Tiles are one of the most favoured floorings by homeowners. They are durable, low maintenance and water resistant, while looking modern and sleek. Although they are low maintenance, tiles and grout accumulate dirt and grime over time giving them a soiled look. Tile and Grout Cleaning can get tedious as the grout between tiles can become discoloured and even mouldy.

Put a Smile on your Tile with these 5 tips. 

Here are 5 tips to maintain your tile and grout:

1) Vacuum Regularly:

Vacuuming is one of the best ways to remove loose dirt and dust from your tile floors. It is easier to clean after you have removed pet fur, hair strands and food crumbs from your tiles.

2) Area Rugs:

Using area rugs in the areas that have the highest amount of foot traffic, will help prevent and reduce wear and tear of your tiles.

3) DIY Tile and Grout Cleaner:

Sprinkle baking soda onto grout until it is covered, spray with hydrogen peroxide until it is wet, wait 10 minutes, scrub, and wipe clean.

4) Alkaline Cleansers:

The Tile Council of America recommends alkaline cleaners for removing stains from grout. Alkaline cleaners include  Super Washing Soda, and Mr Clean, among many others. These cleaners are particularly good for cleaning dirty, greasy grout joints in the kitchen.

Rinse the solution well and remove it with a rag, mop, or shop vac to get the white cleaner out of the grout.

5) Call a professional tile and grout cleaner:

Our experienced and certified technicians at Who Who Carpet Cleaning and Pest Management identify the type of tile and grout and create a custom solution to remove the built-up dirt, grime and mould.

We utilize a Turbo-Hybrid tool with our Truck Mounted Hot Water Extraction machine. This gets deep into your grout and removes all grime, dirt and stains.

 

Who Who Carpet Cleaning and Pest Management offer a wide range of services such as carpet cleaning, leather and upholstery cleaning, mattress cleaning, flood water extraction, tile and grout cleaning and pest management in areas all across Brisbane, Brisbane East, Brisbane West, Brisbane North, Brisbane South,Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and Sydney.

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Mould: Effects on your home, health and immune system. How to Prevent it? 

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What is Mould?

Fungi that grow in the form of multicellular thread-like structures called hyphae is usually referred to as mould. Some mould and yeasts cause diseases or food spoilage whereas other play a major role in the biodegradation of food, enzymes and beverages.

What does Mould look like?

Mould is not always easy to recognise. It often appears to be a stain, smudge or discolouration and at times looks like fuzz. The most common moulds are black, green or white. However, mould can be many other colours, ranging from grey to orange to brown.

Where does Mould Grow?

Mould is generally caused by excess moisture, it could be using excess water to clean your carpets and upholstery or a hidden water leak and excess humidity. Mould can be found on your walls, floors, appliances, carpets, furniture and tiles. Bathrooms, Kitchens, Laundry Rooms are highly susceptible to mould growth due to high humidity levels.

Effects of Mould on your Health?

Exposure to damp and mouldy environments may cause a variety of health effects or none at all. Some people are sensitive to moulds. Mould associated with damp buildings can trigger nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, wheeze, respiratory infections and worsen asthma and allergic conditions.
Some of the other serious health effects include those with:
-Weakened immune systems
-Allergies
-Severe asthma
-Chronic, obstructive, or allergic lung diseases.
Some extreme effects of Mould illness such as autoimmune dysfunctions, paralysis and lung disease.

Tips to prevent mould growth at home:

  • Keep humidity levels as low as you can.
  • Use an air conditioner during warm months to reduce humidity levels within your home.
  • Ensure your home has proper and sufficient ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Detect and fix any leaks in your roof’s walls and plumbing.
  • Call flood water extraction professionals to clean and dry your home thoroughly and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after flooding.
  • Add mould inhibitors to paints before painting your walls.
  • Clean bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens with mould-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly.
  • Call  carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning regularly to restore and keep your carpets and upholstery free of mould.
  • Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.

Who Who Carpet Cleaning are Brisbane’s Best Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning professionals. Call us on 1300 946 946 or visit our website for more information on our services such as carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, flood water extraction, tile and grout cleaning, mattress cleaning and leather cleaning to name a few. We offer 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee and are extremely price competitive.