Are you a small or medium-sized Paris, Tennessee business with tile and grout surfaces anywhere in your facility?  Have you noticed that it gets grimy quite easily?  It could be that you’re just not cleaning it properly.  It’s not easy to do a proper tile and ground cleaning, and there aren’t many magical solutions: the chief ingredient is still a lot of effort and some elbow grease.

Step One: Get the Surface Wet
Almost every single grout and tile cleaner in the world acts on what we call “surfactant” action, meaning it decreases the surface tension of water. By doing so, it allows the water pick up dirt and grime more easily– but if there’s not an ample amount of water present, surfactants don’t do anything.

Step Two: Scrub Your Tile and Grout
You can use a soft-bristled brush, a Green Scrubby (TM), or a cleaning sponge, but whatever you use, it should back up the surfactant by physically scraping grime and gunk off the surface.

Step Three: Rinse Your Surface
There are a lot of people out there who use “no-rinse cleaners” — but that’s essentially movingdirt around, not picking it up.  If you use a no-rinse cleaner, try going back just after it’s dry with a clean white cloth, and be amazed at the fact that the dirt is still laying atop the surface of your floors.

Step Four: Dry Your Surface
Naturally, if you don’t dry the surface, you’re essentially using a no-rinse cleanser again — if the water picks up all the gunk and then evaporates, it places the dirt and soil right where it lays. The goal is to have your towel or mop filthy after wiping. You want the grime on your towel because so you know you are absorbing and removing the dirt and soil from your floors, and not resettling back onto your tile and grout.