Kids make messes – it’s what they do! However, if we ignore these messes, they can breed germs and bacteria, especially if the messes get into the tile and grout. If you have a baby or toddler at home, you know they love to crawl, sit on the floor, and put anything in their mouth that fell on the floor (like a pacifier). With children around, it’s essential you make sure your grout and tile are clean year-round, so your little one isn’t picking up germs.
Grout is porous, so it absorbs basically everything it encounters. Grout is a good breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. When your child spills a drink or drops food or even if you’re walking through the house with shoes on, you’re spreading germs. Salmonella, listeria, and E.coli can easily spread in the kitchen or bathroom from foot traffic or spills. A 2014 study by Aston University in England revealed that bacteria transfers on dropped food from tile surfaces.
The more (and better) you clean your tile and grout, the less bacteria there will be to spread.
if your floors haven’t been thoroughly cleaned in a while, you want to use a trusted grout and tile cleaner to remove dirt, mold, bacteria mildew and stains from the grout. Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner lifts deep stains and is a great product to use if your floors haven’t received a good cleaning in a while. You will see your grout changing back to its original color. Throughout the rest of the year, you can use Grout Shield’s Maintenance Cleaner, which cleans stains and is good to use on a regular basis.
After you clean, you want to seal your grout, as well. A grout sealer will protect future stains from your kid’s sippy cup seeping into the grout lines. You should try and seal your grout once or twice a year – over time, sealers break down due to the amount of people walking on it. If your grout and tile are sealed, the cleaning process will also be easier for you. Pick up a bottle of Grout Shield’s clear grout sealer to protect your grout and tile.
If your grout and tile are clean, you will feel a lot better about your little one crawling, playing and putting things in his/her mouth off the floor.
Grout shield also sells grout brushes and chamois cloths that help easily remove dirt and debris from the grout without wrecking it.
Grout Shield’s grout cleaners and grout sealers can help your floors (and kids) stay clean! For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout products page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.