Woolite to Clean Tile & Grout?
As a professional cleaner I am often asked if 'something' works. Recently I was asked if Woolite could be used to clean tile and grout. Woolite has been used for years to safely wash delicate fabrics. If you have kept up with my cleaning blogs over the years you will recall that we attempt to investigate many so called 'money-saving-ideas' and report back to you our findings. It should be noted that no where on their website or on their bottle does Woolite recommend their laundry detergent for cleaning tile and grout.
Woolite is a cleaning solution that consists primarily of Water (80%), Sodium Hydroxide (2.5%), Alcohols (2.5%), Alkyl Ethers (2.5%), and Coconut Acids (2.5%). There are also several preservatives found in Woolite in very minute quantities. The overall pH level of Woolite is between 7.5-8.5 depending on the batch that was mixed that day. This makes it an alkaline cleaning solution. Mr. Clean and Spic & Span also have a pH level of somewhere between 7.5-8.5.
When cleaning tile and grout the number one thing people are discouraged about is how impacted the grout lines are. The grout lines are often very dark, even black, and they have tried everything to get the gunk out with little or no success. I can not tell you the amount of times someone has called me to let me know that they have been scrubbing their tile and grout for hours and have very little to show for it. Once your grout lines have become impacted with gunk conventional cleaning methods usually will NOT work. That is the reason why Liberty Floor Solutions exist. The pH level of our cleaning products is somewhere between 12.0 to 14.0. You must also include a degreaser to break down the oils that have built up in the pours. Secondly you will need to use VERY HOT WATER. Our typical cleaning requires use to use water temperatures above 210 degrees. Thirdly you will need to somehow scrub and wash the floor at the same time. Finally you will need to extract the dirty water and the gunk off the floor. Doesn't sound so easy now does it?
Here at Liberty Floor Solutions we use some very high tech equipment that allows us to clean any hard surface and grout lines in a timely manner. We can often return your floor back to its original lustre in usually one day. With our special sealers and top coats we can help you keep your floors looking clean and beautiful for years to come.
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