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While using a vacuum may be the quickest and easiest way to remove dirt and dust from tile flooring, it can also cause permanent damage. Your vacuum`s wheels and any metal parts may leave marks on your tile, and can easily crack or weaken the grout.
Get out your vacuum and put it on the bare-floor setting to lift its beater bar, which can dull and scratch the tile. Vacuum up the piles, and then run the appliance over the entirety of the floor like you would carpet. Use attachments on stubborn debris in grout lines.
If you prefer cleaning grout with a DIY mixture, make a paste of 3/4-cup baking soda, 1/4-cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon of mild dish soap. Apply the paste to the grout with a grout brush and scrub the grout.
Vacuum grout dust from floors with a shop vacuum. Begin in an area where no grout dust exists to avoid stepping on the dust and scraping it against the floor where it causes scratches. Continue to vacuum the floor until you pick up all of the grout dust.
One way to clean grout without scrubbing is by mixing hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide and mix into a paste. Follow with a teaspoon of dish soap. Apply the mixture to your floor grout and let it sit for 5–10 minutes.
The easiest, quickest, and most effective step you can take is to regularly sweep, vacuum, and damp mop your bathroom, entryway, or kitchen tile floors. A quick sweeping or vacuuming removes dirt and debris before it can become embedded in the tile or grout.
Cleaning Grout with Vinegar

Distilled white vinegar is a safe, natural cleaner and disinfectant you can use all around the house. Pour or spray undiluted vinegar onto your grout and let it sit for 10 minutes before using a toothbrush, scrubbing in a circular motion. Next, rinse away the dirt and mildew.

How do you clean grout naturally? Mix a thin paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, apply it to the grout, wait 10 minutes then scrub with a toothbrush, wiped clean with a damp cloth. Baking soda is mildly abrasive so it helps remove the dirt that is stuck in the porous grout surfaces without causing any damage.
Highly caustic or acidic cleaners, like bleach or vinegar, will corrode and slowly destroy grout and tile finishes.
Do not use vinegar or baking soda to clean tile grout. Alkaline cleaners are a better choice than vinegar or baking soda because grout contains cementitious mortar that can be dissolved by acidic cleaners, including vinegar. Vinegar and other acids are also a bad idea for stone tile because the acid can etch the stone.
You can also use white vinegar for chemical-free grout cleaning. Simply pour vinegar from the bottle into the cap and pour it over the dirty grout lines. Allow the lemon juice or vinegar to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, scrub with a small brush or old toothbrush.
Did you know that toothpaste makes an effective tile grout cleaner? To remove dirt and grime from tile grout: Dab some white, non-gel toothpaste onto the grout. Scrub with a toothbrush.
The easiest, quickest, and most effective step you can take is to regularly sweep, vacuum, and damp mop your bathroom, entryway, or kitchen tile floors. A quick sweeping or vacuuming removes dirt and debris before it can become embedded in the tile or grout.

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I used my Hoover FloorMate, SpinScrub Hard Floor Cleaner for the first time today. My intent was to clean the grout in my kitchen/family room floor. Since the water was dirty I know it cleaned the grout but I was only so-so pleased with the results. Any hints? What about the grout solution? Do you mean I can only use the Hoover product?
ANSWER : The Hoover model 800 has seperate brush assembly to do grout. The 500 model (yours) has only the one hight brushes so other means must be taken to do grout. I have a 500 and all tile floors and I’m bumbed too.
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.Kirk Thompson
.San Juan,PR

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I have a new Euro-Pro shark model S3101. Used it one time and while I was doing my tile floor in my kitchen I reached under a cabnet to clean and hit the floor kick kind of hard and broke the head off of the shark. I have only the T shaped end on the shark now with the cleaning head broken off and looks unrepairable. I did kind of hit the floor kick hard but the plastic broke like glass. Can I put a new head on the remaining piece or is it repairable?
thanks
Angie
ANSWER : Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it maynot be getting steam to the head…

Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem

Here also is a link to get any of the Shark Manuals that you need.

heatman101

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How to clean floor tile grout
ANSWER : Oxygen bleach is nontoxic, doesn’t produce harsh fumes, and is color- and fabric-safe. It removes all food and grease stains with no or minimal scrubbing. The oxygen ions attack the stain molecules, breaking them into pieces that rinse away with little effort.
To clean floor tiles, mix any high-quality oxygen bleach with warm water and stir it until it dissolves. Then pour the solution onto the floor tile so the grout lines are flooded with the solution. It’s best to apply the oxygen-bleach solution to dry grout so it soaks deeply. Let the solution sit on the grout for at least 15 minutes. If it completely soaks into the grout, add more solution, making sure there is always plenty of the cleaning liquid on the grout.
The longer you let the solution sit on the grout, the less work you have to do cleaning tile flooring. The oxygen ions work for up to six hours. To get maximum cleaning results, it helps to scrub the grout lightly after 30 minutes. Always pour new solution onto the grout as you scrub.
An oxygen bleach solution will remove red wine stains in minutes. Beet juice is not a problem. I’ve not discovered one stain it can’t remove. Friends have tried the tile cleaning machines, but they say the oxygen bleach does a much better job. You have to always scrub a little, but that’s how anything gets clean.
Once you have clean floor tiles, you can keep the grout looking like new by adding oxygen bleach powder to your mop water. Apply a liberal amount of mop water to the floor, scrubbing the tile surface with the mop. But leave the mop water in the grout joints without rinsing the floor. The oxygen ions clean the light dirt in the grout without scrubbing. Come back 30 minutes later and rinse the floor with clean water. If you do this each time, you’ll never be on your hands and knees again with a scrub brush…….hope this helps you….

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Roomba keeps saying clean brushes yet are clean!
ANSWER : Make sure you take off the little cap at the end (the one that spins — just grab it and pull it straight off) and clean under it too. The rest of the brush may look perfectly clean but what happens is that hair gets stuck under spinning cap and, like a slowly growing washer, it pushes the whole brush toward the gear box. When it gets pushed over enough, the large yellow ring starts to rub against the side of the brush deck making it harder for the motor to turn the brush and you get that “remove and clean brushes” message.

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Streaks on porcelein tile from shark steam mop
ANSWER : I have the same problem!!! its driving me nuts, i think its the microfibe pads that do it. I used the kenwood steam mop and it didnt have a microfibe cleaning pad on the bottom of it and it cleaned it perfectly, no streaks! because that blew up i have the monster mop and it streaks every time, i ended up wraping a bath towl around the base and mopping with that on it, dont know what else to do?

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My roomba won’t go forward; it just rotates right ~90 degrees and then left ~90 degrees. I’ve cleaned the brushes, taken it apart and cleaned the brush gears, popped off the front wheel and cleaned the hair off that, taken off the front bumper panel and cleaned off the cliff sensors. Please help!
ANSWER : Compare your Roomba to the video on http://www.eesolutions.ca and look for the fix.

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Bissell 8920 proheat x2 brushes not turning i only noticed this after i finished cleaning.. or kinda cleaning because of the brushes ntot turning.. water comes out fine suction is fine but its not scrubbing so its not as clean as it could be. manual part works well water coming out hot. I did take it apart and cleaned off all the hairs in hopes maybe that was it.. put it together still nothing.. No idea how the belts should look onit and i cant find a picture or a video showing how belts look o
ANSWER : Hello,
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.Here’s a link to a very helpful video that shows you step by step on how to access and replace the belt on your machine. When the brushes stop spinning, but the rest of the machine works fine, this is a tell-tale sign that your belt has gone bad.
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.Video Showing how to access and change belt:
.http://www.bissell.com/VideoRating.aspx?id=1555
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.If you open up your machine and find that the belt is still engaged, or you replace it and this doesn’t fix your problem, please feel free to use the comment form here on this repair page and I’ll be happy to walk you through some more advanced diagnosing.
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.If you found this helpful, please be so kind and rate my repair helpful, or leave some feedback. This is really appreciated.
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.Chris Jones
.GoVacuum.com

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I have a Mc Culloch MC 1275 steam cleaner I bought several years ago that only has the floor BRUSH. I would like to have the floor attachment w/ pad to clean my kitchen floor . Is this available for purchase?
ANSWER : Hi. Go to Steamfast’s website. They sell accessories and pads for McCulloch steam cleaner.

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