Mold and mildew are present everywhere –in every room, between the tiles and in other hiding places. Both are tricky and they can be black at times and white other times. Thanks to the hard and impervious surface of ceramic tiles, they are not able to penetrate and cause contamination within it.
When mold and mildew are present between tile and grout, combating them becomes difficult but with external help, one will be able to achieve tile and grout cleaning objective.
Below are tips of how to remove mold and mildew from tile.
Identify the source
Every substance has an origin, so do mold and mildew. There are several things that can act as sources for both mold and mildew and some of them are soap scum, skin and body oil and removal of soil. Both do live off these substances and such conditions are present in the bathroom showers, floors, locker room, kitchens and other areas where moisture and organic matter is present.
In the bathroom, the high levels of humidity and heat provide perfect breeding conditions to both.
To identify mildew, check for dark or black discoloration of the soil around corners, edges and surface of grout. In poorly ventilated rooms, try to notice the presence of sweet musty odor.
Apply different prevention methods
To ensure proper tile and grout cleaning, prevention is the best cure. What you need to know is that removal and restoration is difficult, time consuming and costly. It will require the use of harsh chemicals. Below are different prevention methods you need to know about.
Tile Cleaning Birmingham AL – The Cleaning Process
You need to inspect the area in order to know the extent of the contamination. You need to know how many tools, supplies and chemicals will be required. How long will it take and the best day and time to do the job.
Removal of mold and mildew is sensitive even with the use of water and chemicals, it may lead to slippery surfaces. You don’t have to expose yourself to danger and to protect yourself you nee safety equipment.
You need to follow instructions carefully especially when it comes to mixing chemicals.
Test before proceeding
To know if certain chemicals work, you need to test beforehand. Select the smallest area, mix chemicals in small quantities as instructed and proceed to apply around the affected area. Check after few minutes to see if it works. If not, try other methods.
Restorative cleaning process
If mold and mildew buildup is heavy, use one of the following processes:
a. Heavy duty scrub or strip where a chemical finish stripper is used to remove and clean the grout as well.
b. Pressure washing by spraying an alkaline cleaner, brushing the area and using pressure washer to clean the surface.
c. Rotary jet extraction where hot water under high pressure and vacuum removal is applied.
d. Dry vapor steam cleaning involves the use of dry vapor pressure to clean.No chemical is used in this procedure.
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