Steam Clean Kitchen Tile And Grout In Four Easy Steps
The grout on the kitchen tile is easily susceptible to grease build up which can be a tedious cleaning project when using harsh chemicals. The chemicals are terrible for the environment as well as bad for the grout. Over time the toxins in the chemicals can cause the grout to begin cracking and holding more grease, grime and germs. The easiest way to clean kitchen grout is with a hand held steam cleaner. The steam cleaner will remove built up dirt, grease, mold and odors without scrubbing.
Soft terry cloth towels
Hand held steam cleaner
Using a detail nozzle on the vacuum cleaner, vacuum loose food or other particles from the counter tile.
Add water (tap or distilled) according to the steam cleaner recommendations. Do not overfill the container.
Point the nozzle toward the grout while pulling the trigger for the release of steam. If you are steaming wall as well as counter tile and grout, start with the wall sections first.
Wipe each area with a terry cloth towel or sponge after steaming to remove any water. Wiping the area while steaming will help to remove all of the dirt and grime that has been loosened by the steam.
Continue with steps 3 and 4 until entire tile area is clean. If your steamer has a soft bristle brush as one of the attachments, this will help to remove the grease and dirt without having to repeat steps in certain spots. Using a steam cleaner once each month will prevent the kitchen tile from getting a buildup of grease, germs and dirt as well as will help to keep the kitchen disinfected without using chemicals.