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The Three Best Ways to Clean and Maintain Grout

The Three Best Ways to Clean and Maintain Grout
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Tile serves a unique role in any home. Whether as flooring, a creative backsplash, shower paneling, a pool deck and more, tile gives a statement of quality, cleanliness, and pizzaz for any home. Yet, over time, tile collects dirt and grime. The grouting between tiles is especially likely to wear down. Grout is a porous material, so as time goes by it traps water and debris and begins to break down and look unattractive. What can be done to revitalize your grout and make it look brand new again? While you always have the option of calling a professional grout restoration service such as Allklean in Washington and Idaho, it is helpful to have some simple tips to try on your own as well. So, without further ado, let’s talk about the best three ways to get your tile grout looking spick and span!

Grout and Tile Cleaning

You may be thinking, “Duh!” And you’d be right! The number one most important part of keeping your grout looking great and lasting for a long time to come is regular cleaning. However, not just any cleaning will do the trick. Since grout is porous, it easily absorbs debris, dirt, and water. As a result, proper cleaning products need to be used–especially in light of the fact that bacteria, mold, and mildew can form within the grout itself. So dirty grout not only looks bad, it can actually be hazardous to you and your family’s health! Not to mention the health of pets as well.

Home Tile and Grout Cleaning

So what is the best home solution for grout cleaning and maintenance? It’s actually a simple 1:1 ratio of vinegar and warm water. Just spray the mixture on your floors, let it sit for about ten minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush. This process helps eliminate bad smells, as well as disinfect and brighten the tile and grout. In the end, however, once your grout becomes stained and dingy, your best choice is to call in a professional grout cleaning service. The team at Allklean with locations in both Washington and Idaho, including Port Falls, Coeur D’Alene, Hayden, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Green Acres, and Liberty Lake, is the reputable source for beautiful tile and grout cleaning. Our experts utilize a special steam-cleaning technology to purge the dirt and bacteria out of your grout, penetrate deeper than any scrub brush, and restore tile and grout to its original splendor.

Grout Sealing

Most folks don’t realize that tile and grout should be re-sealed periodically. They often think sealing is a one-time deal, but their wrong! Re-sealing about once a year will substantially improve the condition of your tile and grout. To be honest, the very best time to re-seal is after a professional cleaning by the Allklean pros. That’s because spick and span grout and tile are what you want when you lay the sealant coat, and all that nasty grime and bacteria have been purged. Specialty grout sealant products create a barrier against future decay. Sealed grout lasts longer and is easier to clean over time. Plus, you can consider the Allklean team to seal your tile after a deep clean or even after you install new tile! Sealing and re-sealing is a huge boost to keep your tile gleaming and pristine for years and years.


While it takes some hutzpah to commit to the task, re-grouting your tile is the best way to completely revamp the look and quality of your tile. When other measures, such as cleaning and re-sealing, fall short, a re-grout job is what you need for a full restoration. A dependable company like Allklean can also help with this process. When all else fails, never doubt the abilities of the highly-rated Allklean team in Washinton and Idaho to get the job done. The professionals will use the proper tools and process to remove the old mess and replace it with brand new grout. Plus, they will add a high-quality sealant right away after installation to extend its lifespan even further. The best part about getting your tiled area re-grouted is that it will look and feel brand-new–not to mention it will help protect your health with mildew and mold-free tile!

Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning

So while it is a splendid addition to any home, tile and grout require some tender care and regular maintenance. If you are having issues with stained grout or perhaps even some health problems due to mold buildup, call Allklean right away! Our friendly team of experts is certified in Washington and Idaho grout care and replacement and qualified to restore your tile and grout. We provide efficient, top-notch services and seek 100% customer satisfaction, every time. For any questions or to set up your grout consultation, give us a call today at Idaho: 208-765-0634 and Washington: 509-385-0882. Allow us to give your tile floors the professional touch they need.

Why Choose Allklean for Your Tile and Grout Cleaning?

Have you heard about the amazing tile and grout cleaning service Allklean offers? Your tiles and grout require care and attention to look their best. Tiles will eventually lose their surface quality and can quickly become ugly and slippery. Grout, on the other hand, is prone to dirt and limescale build-up because of its porous nature. Without cleaning, this will turn them into filthy, unappealing fillings on your kitchen or bathroom floor.

Easy and Affordable Tile and Grout Care

Without the proper cleaning knowledge, tools, and techniques, keeping your stone tiles and grout squeaky clean can be a daunting task. It’s hard to do it yourself. Using a toothbrush and hot, soapy water will just give you sore knees and backache rather than a spotless floor. With our contained steam cleaning process, however, it’s an entirely different story. Our incredible cleaning system offers an exceptional clean without the unnecessary mess! Simply put, we offer genuine tile and grout cleaning like no one else.

Our Cleaning Process:


Before we start the actual tile and grout cleaning process, we take a close look at the area to ensure that the tiles and grout are still in good condition. We always make sure that our technicians and you are completely knowledgeable of any pre-existing damage.

Thorough Sweep

The surface of your tiles may require some thorough sweeping first to remove dirt and dust before we start work.

Deep Clean Solution

Sweeping may not be enough to remove tough dirt and stains, but they won’t stand a chance against our pre-spray cleaning process. We use a special tile cleaning solution that disintegrates even the most stubborn dirt and oil buildup on any tile and grouted surface.

High Power Rinse

To ensure your tiles and grout are free from dirt, stain, and oil we use an advanced tile cleaning tool and hot water to wash the floor with 900-1200 PSI of pressure, depending on the surface area. What’s more, our self-contained tile cleaning tool will also remove dirty water in an instant leaving no mess whatsoever – only a spotless and germ-free floor!

Dry It Up!

You might have a party or a special event coming at your home or maybe you just can’t wait to feel that incredible sensation of a clean and sanitized floor on your feet. Whatever it may be, we can use special fans to dry the floor without much delay so that it can be used immediately after cleaning.

Professional, Pristine Sealing

If you prefer, we can also seal grout lines and the tiles themselves to ensure a superb finish, depending on the type you use on your floor. We use a special sealant that enters deep into the grout lines and melds into a tough protective coating that prevents liquids, dirt, and grease from penetrating. It will ensure that your tiles look as clean and spotless as ever between professional cleanings.

The Best Tile and Grout Care in Washington and Idaho

Yep, Allklean Carpet Cleaning hits all the right notes for the best tile cleaning service. With locations in both Washington and Idaho, including Port Falls, Coeur D’Alene, Hayden, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Green Acres, and Liberty Lake. We’re professionals with exceptional equipment, unrivaled industry experience, and stellar customer satisfaction. We are fairly priced, offer the highest quality results, and are always friendly and professional. Allklean makes every interaction smooth, easy, and of the highest quality. All our prices are clearly laid out online and we offer free, no-obligation estimates for the specific needs of each job before we get to work. So call us today and enjoy a beautiful like-new tile and grout tomorrow!


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