Archive for September, 2013
Tiles are common flooring options, thanks to their wonderful finish and affordability. Tile flooring is especially common for areas with high spillage chances such as washroom or kitchen. However, some of the homeowners plan tile flooring for their entire home. In fact if you are planning a beautiful that won’t harm your budget- tiles would be perfect for your flooring. However, tiles also call for proper maintenance. The post below offers some essential tips that will help you to protect and preserve your tile flooring for years.
First of all, your tile flooring calls for regular cleaning. You have to sweep the floor everyday and vacuum at least once a week. The vacuum cleaning is necessary to suck out dust and dirt particles from the farthest corners of the floor. You must know that dirt, dust and sand really harmful for the stone tiles. Regular mopping is needed as well to ensure a complete cleaning for the floor. You can use soapy water to mop on the tile flooring. It’s better to use chamois mop or rag rather than sponge mop since the sponge option pushes off dirty water remain into the grout like, making it difficult to clean effectively. Besides, don’t forget to change water frequently as you mop. If you are cleaning the floor with soapy water, make sure to clean the residue post mopping. You can use mild acid (lemon juice) or an all-purpose nonabrasive floor cleaner to rinse of the soapy remains from the floor.
Grout cleaning is vital to maintain an elegant tile surface. It’s better if you can avoid commercial cleaners here and rather take to home-made cleaning solutions. One of the best home-made floor cleaning solution is a blend of water and baking soda which can create wonders while applied on floor stains.
Water damage in your house can take place due to various reasons like burst pipes, leakage or many other reasons but the main thing is how you tackle it and how you proceed with the repair. Instead of going for the expensive repairs there are very simple things that you can do in order to repair the damage. Following are some of the tips that might help you:
• First of all whenever you see water damage it is important for you to act fast. You need to inform the cleaning services as soon as possible. Some of those services even provide emergency service round the clock. Since you are calling the experts it would be easier to cope with the damage. However depending on the cause and the extent of damage there may be other departments also who can be called.
• Secondly you should be really cautious about the damages that might occur in your house. Take for example if you see that there is a small leak in one of the pipes you should take immediate action to repair it. If you don’t then it can be a big problem for you later. In fact it can also contaminate the water inside which you would certainly not want.
• When you first notice that there is water damage in your house you should look to make that place dry. The main reason for that being growth of moles. If the area becomes damp for a long time then there are chances that there will be a mole growth which is really annoying. Apart from mole growth it would be easier for you and the cleaning services to clean that place also. And later when the place is dry it would help to prepare for a perfect repair.