Tile Cleaning to Get Rid of Mildew and Mold

tile cleanigWe cannot overemphasize on how vital it is to clean mold and mildew from tile grout. Our tiles and the grout itself is the first level of defense for shower floors and walls. If they get stained by grime, fungus and mildew, it is not long before they break, and we are not only looking at cleaning bills but repair and replacement costs as well.

It is best that we take knowledge of the right tools to proactively care for our bathrooms and kitchens. When trying to decide which tool and cleaner to use, choose wisely, since many are easily available online. We should also look into industrial-strength cleaners for those long neglected tiled floors and walls.

Why Tile and Grout Cleaning Is Important

Tile cleaning can help get rid of mildew and prevent it from coming back.  Many people ask this question: What exactly is tile grout mildew? This mildew is a living organism that lives and thrives on moisture and the oils left by our bodies. It is not only unsightly but destructive. We need to do cleaning on a regular basis, say for every two weeks, so that our mildew problems do not go out of hand. This also makes our tiles last longer and keep up their beauty.

When we use tile cleaners, it is always best to use the milder products first. We can opt for the tougher products if we cannot get the stubborn stain off. Bear in mind that these strong chemicals and reagents can actually damage our tiles and leave us with a bigger problem than when we started. Try application on a smaller area and check to see if the cleaner that you chose can remove the discoloration.

There are a lot of mild grout cleaners out there. Vinegar placed in a spray bottle is safe on the tiles. We let this stay for a few minutes and then we scrub off the tile or grout area. Lemon juice also works great; it is especially good on those tough stains.

You may also want to read out article, Easy Tips To Clean Bathroom Grout

To learn more about various grout cleaning tools, check out our post, Grout Cleaning Tools and Grout Cleaning Equipment