Sometimes if the cleaning job is small enough it can be taken care of without calling in a professional, so EcoCare has some helpful tips to cleaning certain types of tile in your workplace to keep you content until you can call us to come take care of the mess.
Cleaning rusty tile is usually tricky to get up but a sprinkle of a little salt on the rust and a squeeze of a lime might help.
Squeeze the lime over the salt until it is thoroughly soaked. Leave the mixture on for 2 – 3 hours. Use leftover rind to scrub residue.
Cleaning ceramic tile may also require a little bit of elbow grease and extensive cleaning but here are some helpful tips to get you started
- For the more stubborn stains, apply a paste of scouring powder and water and let sit for about five minutes then scrub with a nylon scrub pad, rinse, and wipe dry.
- To keep the grout joints on tile counter tops clean longer, Mix one part hydrogen peroxide (3%) with two parts water in a spray bottle and spray on areas with mold then let it dry and rinse thoroughly, next top it with three coats of lemon oil. Let it dry one hour in between coats.
- To remove build up or mildew use white vinegar and lemon juice which can be applied with a sponge or scrub pad.
Cleaning plastic tile is any easy fix
- You can wash the tiles with a solution of vinegar and water and to finish of the job you can polish with a towel.
Cleaning porcelain sinks or toilets this solution can be used
- Mix 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 cup vinegar, pour into basin and let it set for a few minutes then you can scrub with brush and rinse the area. A mixture of borax (2 parts) and lemon juice (one part) will also work. This will remove most dark, stubborn stains from porcelain sinks and toilets.
Here are some effective non-toxic tips to clean up your tile. If you want to skip all the steps of cleaning your tile and have the experts come and do it, contact EcoCare at
(512) 339-9111 or if you have any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org