Tile Cleaning | 4 Steps For Cleaning Mould Stains From Kitchen Ceramic Tiles

12 February 2016
 Categories: , Blog


Your kitchen is perhaps the most heated room in your home thanks to constant cooking and baking. But this excessive heat and moisture can give rise to the growth of mould and mildew on your kitchen ceramic tiles. No matter how often you undertake tile cleaning, mould is inevitable thanks to the growth of bacteria in hot and humid rooms. Follow these tile cleaning steps for removing mould stains from your kitchen ceramic tiles.

Ventilate The Kitchen

The first thing to do is to ventilate the room properly because this will prevent moisture from staying in the room. Open up your windows and put on your kitchen exhaust. This will remove any residual moisture in the room. Ventilating the kitchen will also expedite the ceramic tile drying process once you're done removing the mould.

Mop The Area To Remove Surface Mould

The next thing you should do when tile cleaning is to mop the tiled area filled with mould. This will remove the surface level dirt from the mould. Dip your mop in a bucket solution filled with warm water and detergent liquid. This solution should be foamy, allowing the soap and warm water to cut through the dirt present on the surface. If possible, mop with very hot water because the hot steam will loosen the mould from the surface of your tiles.

Mix Vinegar And Water In A Spray Bottle

When you have mould that doesn't wipe away easily on your ceramic tiles, mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which acts as a natural cleaning agent for removing all kinds of stains, dirt, mould and mildew. Spray the mould area on your ceramic tiles with this solution, and let it sit for a few minutes without disturbing it. You'll soon notice the mould starting to loosen from the surface thanks to its interaction with this solution. Keep spraying with the vinegar and water solution until you have tackled all the mould.

Rinse With Warm Water

Now that you've loosened the mould from the surface, rinse it with warm water and mop the tiled area once again. At this point, the mould would have disappeared completely. You can use a dry lint-free cloth to speed up the process of drying by wiping the wet surface. Leave the kitchen ventilated until your ceramic tiles have dried.

For more information, contact a cleaning service in your area.