Grout is necessary for any tile areas in your home. It is a mixture of cement, sand and water. Combined together, this mixture can hold together tiles. Grout is an interesting material. One that can be hard to keep clean. It is supposed to be white in most cases to match the tile in your home. Dirt and other foreign mess stick to it and can be hard to get out. What do you do when you grout gets too dirty? In severe cases, if the grout won’t come up at all, you may need to seek the professional help from Perfect Pear to do the job. First try this home remedies that may be able to keep your tile clean.
First you need to simply do your normal cleaning routine. Whether it’s sweeping, mopping or swiffering your floors, this will get the top layer of dirt off. Next you need to create a cleaning solution. Mix together water, baking soda, ammonia, and vinegar. If you have an empty spray bottle, this can make the cleaning process much quicker. If not, that is okay, it just might take a bit longer to clean.
Spray the cleaning solution over a small area. Spray enough that the grout becomes damp. Leave the cleaning solution on the grout for about five minutes. This will let it sink in. After you have waited, you need to scrub the area. This can be done with a bristle brush, toothbrush or magic eraser. Check the grout as you are scrubbing. If it appears that the dirt is loosening then you are doing it right. If the grout still appears just as dirty as before, you may need to scrub a bit harder. Once you have effectively scrubbed the dirt off the grout, wipe it down with a rag and water. You should finish the cleaning process with a final mop down to ensure all dirt has been captured.
The process for cleaning grout is the same but you can use different cleaning solutions. You can use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. You can also use oxygen bleach. All work just as effectively.
The best option is to simply avoid dirty grout in the first place. It is fairly easy to avoid. Don’t wear shoes on your tile floor. You will track in dirt if you do. If anything gets spilled on the tile, clean it up immediately. This will ensure that the mess is not settling into the grout. Even if you do keep up your grout, small stains are still likely to occur. These can be treated with white toothpaste. Simply apply a dab of toothpaste to the dirty area and scrub. For really small stains, a pencil eraser can take away the dirt.
If you are having a hard time maintain clean grout in your home, Orlando carpet cleaning professionals
can help you. It can be hard keeping up a clean home. Everyone lives busy lives and can’t consistently be cleaning up after themselves. Contact Perfect Pear at 407.688.2121 for all your carpet cleaning needs.
You will likely have to deal with pesky stains on your carpet. Whether it is from you dog, a wild party you threw, or your kids playing and making a mess. There are a few easy tips to getting up stains from your carpet. If you are in between professional carpet cleaning, these tips can help you maintain a spotless carpet with simple home remedies.
Blot the spot. Do not scrub the stain. This will only cause the mess to spread further and damage more of your carpet. Blotting the stain ensures that you are only lifting up the mess and not moving it around. If you do scrub the stain you run the risk of it going through the carpet pad.
There are also a variety of different solutions you can use that are always available in your home. Water mixed with a dash of detergent can get out many stains such as cola, berries, washable ink, jelly and food dyes.
For tougher stains like blood, wine or coffee you need to mix water with a tablespoon of ammonia. This will help lift the mess from your carpet. If you use bleach on your carpet, you run the risk of leaving bleach stains on it. For a guarantee clean up and nothing left behind, use ammonia.
For fat or wax that sticks in the carpet fiber, you are going to need a warm paper towel. To do this, simply place the paper towel over the mess than iron on warm on top of the paper towel. This should cause the fat to remove from the carpet then stick to the paper towel.
Cigarette burns get a little bit trickier. Burns are different from stains because it isn’t just a mess, the carpet has been burned off. First, you need to remove the cigarette ash by vacuuming the area. Next you need to cut out the burned part of the carpet. Then you need to gather some strand of carpet fibers. You can get these if you have extra in you storage or cut in from another part of your carpet that isn’t as easily seen. Finally you need to use a dab of hot glue and cover the burn up.
To clean up urine stains, you first need to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Use multiple paper towels if you need to. Vinegar and water mixed together works wonders for the remaining stain left in your carpet. This will eliminate the stain as well as the smell.
Luckily, if your carpet gets too bad with stains for you to maintain, there are professionals that can help. Perfect Pear Orlando carpet cleaning
offers a variety of different cleaning methods to ensure that your carpet looks brand new again. They have been serving Orlando residents for over six years. In addition to carpet cleaning, Perfect Pear also offers wood cleaning and upholstery. For more information about services and pricing, contact 407.688.2121.
If you’ve never equated a freshly cleaned carpet with a night of romance, well, maybe you’re not thinking creatively enough. We have four perfectly romantic reasons to get your carpet cleaned before Cupid makes his appearance this year. After all, what’s more cozy and economical than an evening at home on a freshly cleaned carpet?
Picnic: Who needs a park or even some sunshine? Grab a blanket and a basket and a few candles for a romantic picnic at home. We suggest cheese and wine, although you may want to go with white, or you might be calling us again very shortly.
Camp-In: Forget about packing the car or braving the wild outdoors. Pitch a tent on your living room carpet for a fun and spontaneous “camp-in.” Quirky but fun, this date can make you feel like a teenager again, and if you get too uncomfortable, your bed is still just a staircase away.
Twister: Cuddling’s nice, but full body contact is better – especially mixed with plenty of laughter. Spread your Twister grid on top of your carpet and start some friendly – and flirty – competition. Want to up the stakes? Winner gets a backrub!
Massage “Parlor:” Who needs to spend big bucks on a professional massage when you get a deluxe – and more romantic – rub-down on your own carpet? Grab a pillow and let your significant other get cozy on the carpet. Then give them a stress-relieving (aromatherapy?) massage complete with candles and soft music.
Movie Night: There’s a reason it’s become a cliché. Movie nights (with extra cuddling) are low-key and romantic. Skip the couch this time and throw some cushions and blankets on the floor for one (or five) romantic comedies. Don’t forget the popcorn and the Swedish Fish!
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The weather outside might be delightful, but during the holiday season, dirty carpets are just frightful! If you’re entertaining this holiday season, your floors can take a beating with foot traffic. Start out the season right by getting a thorough cleaning from Orlando Carpet Cleaning, then keep it looking good through the New Year by following our guidelines below.
Go shoe-less: If you’re hosting a casual evening at home with friends, requesting a “shoes-off” policy can not only protect your freshly cleaned carpets, but also help the evening feel a little more cozy and intimate. For a clever twist, request that your guests wear Christmas socks to show off!
Serve whites: Holiday merriness is all good fun until that glass of Bordeaux ends up on your light-colored carpet. Mitigate your risk by serving light-colored drinks like white wine, champagne, sparkling apple cider, and clear liquor.
“Welcome” your friends: When holiday guests mix with winter rain, your carpet can take a beating. Invest in two good welcome mats – one outside and one just inside – to make sure your guests wipe the outdoors off their feet before the outdoors end up on your clean carpet.
Give Fido a cut: Worrying about pet hair all over your carpet (and your guests’ clothing) is an unnecessary nuisance during this busy time of year. Take your pet in for a holiday grooming to minimize their shedding.
Designate a crafting space: Kids love to be creative at Christmas time, but sometimes that creativity ends up all over your clean floors. Make sure your carpet doesn’t suffer and designate a non-carpeted space for kids to get creative. Tile, linoleum, and wood will all take those spills better than your carpet will!
Get your fireplace cleaned: The last thing you want on your clean carpet is fireplace ash. Get your fireplace thoroughly cleaned before you build a crackling fire and enjoy the yuletide cheer without worrying about your carpet.
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