- №1. Special means for tile
- №2. Dishwashing liquid or soap
- No. 3. Glass cleaner
- №4. Lemon acid
- №5. Soda and Vinegar
- №6. Soda
- №7. Vinegar
- №8. Ammonia
- №9. A solution based on hydrogen peroxide
- №10. Chlorine powder
- №11. Steam cleaner
- №12. Melamine sponge
- №13. Cleaning intertitic sutures
- №14. Cleaning of tiles after repair
Ceramic tiles are present in every apartment today. It is used in areas where there is often high humidity, there are temperature changes, and there are splashes of dirt and grease. Tiles take a powerful blow, but even such a resistant material can be covered with a touch, which is not always easily removed. Specialists of TOPKLIN SERVICE company, whose main specialization is office cleaning, helped us to select the most effective ways to wash ceramic tiles. The company has real professionals who know how to clean this or that type of surface even from the most complex pollution, and do it in the shortest time, so as not to disrupt the workflow in office.
№1. Special means for tile
Industry has long developed a lot of special compounds that help to wash off the tile plaque, grease stains, all kinds of pollution and even traces of mold. Under the trademarks "Silit "Santik "Domestos "Comet "Sif "Mr. Muscle" and others are issued funds, which in a few minutes allow you to return the tile the original look.
Before buying it is important to carefully read the rules of use and the type of tile that can be cleaned by such means. Bettertake cream or gel formulations- means with abrasive particles can leave on the tile a lot of small scratches, in which in the future dirt will perfectly accumulate. Also it is necessary to take into account the chemical resistance class of tiles: class A and AA tiles are the most resistant to various types aggressive means and easily survive almost any impact, which can not be said about the tile with the indicator stability C.
It is advisable to take an agent that does not contain chalk. If the seams between the tiles are treated with epoxy grout, then acid-containing products fall under the prohibition. When a whitish coating appears on the tile, it is better to take a product containing chlorine. The method of processing will be detailed on the package - it must be carefully followed.
№2. Dishwashing liquid or soap
Mild soiling can be cleaned with an ordinary dishwashing detergent. It is enough to dissolve a small amount of it in warm water before the formation of foam. The resulting solution is applied with a sponge on the contaminated tile, left for 10-20 minutes, and then thoroughly rinsed with plain water.
Instead of a detergent, you can take a normal soap (economic use is not recommended). For the dissolution process to go faster, you can rub the bar soap into warm water. Further, the washing process is the same as when using a dishwashing detergent.
No. 3. Glass cleaner
If a special tool for washing tiles is not always at hand, then the composition for washing glasses and mirrors is, for sure, in the arsenal of each landlady. Virtually every such toolcontains ammonia, which will help to remove small dirt from the tiles and restore the former shine. The method of cleaning is no different from washing windows: it is necessary to spray the composition, and then carefully treat the surface with a soft rag.
№4. Lemon acid
Modern detergents act, of course, effectively, but they have some disadvantages. Household chemicals, firstly, can cause allergies. Secondly, it requires a very careful relationship with it, since at times the concentration of corrosive chemicals in them can damage the skin of the hands and even the airways. Thirdly, it is impossible to completely wash off some of the funds even with a lot of water. Therefore, it is not surprising that today many people refuse from store funds and move on to using people's means.
The most popular and simple way to clean ceramic tiles from fat, lime and plaque aggregates is to uselemon juice. Problems should be carefully rubbed with lemon and left for a few minutes. Lemon juice can be squeezed out, slightly diluted with water and spray the resulting concentrate with an atomizer. After a few minutes, the juice is washed off with water. Bonus of this method - the room will be filled with a pleasant and, above all, natural flavor.
As an alternative,citric acid powder. The packet is dissolved in a glass of warm water and the resulting treatment liquid is used.
№5. Soda and Vinegar
The reaction of soda and vinegar allowssoften the deposits of dirt and plaque. To wash the ceramic tile, it is necessary to apply to the problem areas mush from soda, slightly moistened with water. Then spray the solution of table vinegar, it is most convenient to do this with a spray gun. Let the components react for 3-5 minutes, then the gruel should be washed off.
Soda itself is also capable of good effect on fatty contamination. In general, this substance is considered a universal cleaner, it can also be used to remove, for example, entrained coffee and tea stains. The simplest method of washing: wet the sponge, soak it into soda powder and begin to gently treat the surface of the tile, as necessary, again and again, dip the sponge into soda powder. Clean the plaque and dirt should be carefully, but unnecessarily it is not necessary to press so as not to scratch the tile.The method is effective even at serious pollution.
Acetic acid, like lemon, is capable ofto destroy fatty deposits, plaque and other pollution.Use a better conventional table vinegar with an acetic acid concentration of not more than 6%. If only acetic essence of 80% is available, then it is better to dilute it with water in the ratio: 1.
Apply the vinegar solution to the tile better with a spray gun. If there are serious dirt on the surface, it is better to leave the remedy for 20-30 minutes, so that it splits the plaque. The surface with the vinegar applied on it can be further cleaned with a soft brush of neutral color. After the carried out manipulations it remains only to rinse the surface with warm water and wipe it with a soft cloth made of microfiber.
A big plus of the method is the harmful effect of vinegar on mold, but when working with acid it will be necessary to protect hands and respiratory organs well. The method is not suitable for those who have an increased sensitivity to odors. Frequent washing of the tiles with vinegar can lead to the destruction of the intertwine seams, so this method is better alternated with others.
Ammonia alcohol fights well with plaque, dirt and mold. For 4 liters of water, add 125 ml of alcohol. Next, the method of cleaning is the same as with vinegar. Ammonia alcohol very well cleans from various types of contaminants, but it is not recommended to use it regularly - it is necessary to alternate this treatment with a more gentle one.
№9. A solution based on hydrogen peroxide
This tool is called universal and very effective. It will helpcope with pollution of any kind, and all components are found in almost any home. Pasta is prepared from ½ cup soda, ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 tsp. liquid soap. All components are thoroughly mixed. If the dirt is small, the paste can be applied to the sponge and wipe the desired area, then rinse the surface with water. If the contamination is strong, then the paste can be left for 10 minutes: the dirt, under the influence of the components of the mixture, will dissolve and it will eventually be much easier to wash off.
№10. Chlorine powder
Chlorine is capablecope with the most serious pollutionIt is an effective disinfector that allows parallelto solve the problem of mold and fungus, so this method is oftenapply in damp areas.Chlorine powder is diluted in water, the solution is poured into an atomizer and sprayed onto a contaminated surface for 10-15 minutes, then wipe the tile with a sponge to remove dirt, and then - a well-damp rag.
Work with such an aggressive agent is necessary in gloves, even better - use a mask to protect the respiratory system. Often it is not recommended to use chlorine, otherwise you can not only dissolve the plaque, but also damage the surface of the tile and discolor the grout. Some housewives use a finished liquid instead of a chlorine powder"Whiteness".
№11. Steam cleaner
If the apartment has a steam cleaner, then it can also be used to tidy ceramic tiles. Hot steam, coming out under high pressure, is capable of heating and dissolving contaminants. Similarly, you can remove fat spots, plaque, cope with mold, neutralize spores and germs. After treatment, the surface of the tiles must be cleaned with a damp sponge, and then wipe dry with a soft rag.
№12. Melamine sponge
Melamine sponge allowsdo without special cleaners, more precisely, it is a detergent. Similar sponges are made from melamine foam, which is able to penetrate any hard surfaces and remove all kinds of pollution, stains and raids. To perform cleaning, you only need to wet the sponge with simple water, you need to apply minimum effort. Melamine sponge can be used for cleaning a wide range of surfaces, including tiles.
№13. Cleaning intertitic sutures
Often the most problematic place is exactly the interlacing seams. The most effective among all the above means of cleaning them will bespecial gels, sold in the stores of household appliances. Of the popular means best actvinegar, a solution of ammonia or ethyl alcohol, as well as a steam cleaner.
If the stitches are so polluted that not one of the ways can not be cleared, then you will have to take radical measures -completely change the grout:
- the old grout is removed with a paint knife (they are made with several cuts, and a layer of old grout begins fall out), electrostatic (expensive tool) or a screwdriver with a brush head (small turns);
- fungus and mold are carefully cleaned;
- treatment with a special impregnation that will kill the remaining mold spores and prevent further development of the fungus;
- When the antiseptic is completely dry, you can proceed to apply a new layer of grout.
It is worth noting that if the tile is more than 15 years old, it is necessary to remove the old grout very carefully, since it can be the last binder that allows the tile to be held on the wall surface or sex.
№14. Cleaning of tiles after repair
During the repair work on the tile can get specific compositions, and not always be able to cope by the universal means described above, so cleaning the tiles after repair is worth highlighting as a separate paragraph.
- Cleaning from glutinous solution. The best option is to wash it when it has not dried up. To do this, you need a damp cloth and a rubber spatula. If the glue has already dried, then it will be difficult to do with one water - it is necessary to makea weak solution of ammonia or vinegar, and thoroughly moisten them with traces of glue. Polymer glue is cleanedacetone solution, but here the main thing is not to overdo it so as not to damage the tile. When the glue is softened, it is peeled off with a stiff sponge, sandpaper or spatula, being extremely cautious. The easiest way to remove the glue residues is to usespecial solvents, but it is necessary to thoroughly analyze their composition for the presence of dangerous substances for the tile.
- Cleaning from the primer.Traces of the primer are also best to try to wash off as soon as possible. If the solution solidifies, you will have to resort to a special solvent-based remover for help, or use acetone.
- Cleaning from grouting. Control the process of getting grout on the tile is much easier, so you can immediately remove the residue with a damp rag. Remove from the tile a drop of epoxy grout after drying it will be more difficult - you can not do without a special solvent.
- Cleaning of silicone sealant. A thick layer of the sealant residue can be removed mechanically by simply cutting off the unnecessary part with a knife. If it is a question of surfaces sensitive to mechanical influences (for example, an acrylic bath), then it is better to use a chemical method of cleaning. Suitable, for example, car wash.
Tile will long retain its original appearance, if every week to treat its surface with a detergent for glass and mirrors. The glossy surface will be much easier to clean, so pay more attention to care for the relief and porous tiles.