The inherent technical characteristics of these porcelain tiles ensures that they will be relatively easy to maintain and should provide years of enjoyment. Many general purpose cleaners that are readily available are acceptable for use on our tiles. It is important that the cleaner has a non-oil, non-animal fat, non-soap base. These components can leave behind an invisible residue with can trap dirt. It is also important that the tile receive a thorough rinsing with clean water after the cleaning process has been completed.
The general cleaning steps for porcelain tile can be summarized as follows:
Remove all loose debris from the tile by sweeping with a soft bristle broom or vacuuming.
Any spills should be wiped up as quickly as possible.
- Doesn’t bother to check the remodeling or building contractor’s license status at all, if just to verify that he/she has one and that it is in good standing. Checking the license is a necessary formality but it does not guarantee a favorable outcome. (Not all States require licensing)
- Assumes that just because a building contractor is licensed in his/her state that they will be ethical, will abide by the contractors laws in their state and perform quality work that meets industry standards. Many homeowners stop here without doing further background checks on the contractor.
What to Expect During Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel
To help ensure quality work, Cook’s Kitchen and Bath, Inc. offers the following helpful tips.
You will not have use of your kitchen for at least two weeks. Usually a total of six from start to finish of construction is necessary and depending on client selection.
Plan on eating out or BBQ, toaster/microwave.
Set up a table in another part of your home for such things as cereal, coffeepot, toaster, etc. Use paper plates, bowls, cups, plastic silverware and paper towels to get you through. Your refrigerator will still be available but not like you are used to using to using it. It may be relocated to the garage or nearby room.
Below are just a few of the preventative maintenance services that should be done on a regular basis. The homeowner can also take part in protecting their greatest investment.
- Fire Extinguisher: Check that it’s fully charged; recharge or replace if needed.
- Sink/Tub Stoppers and Drain Holes: Clean out debris.
- Garbage Disposal: Flush with hot water and baking soda.
- Water Softener: Check water softener salt drum and replinish salt if necessary.
- Forced-Air Heating System: Change filters once a month if user’s manual recommends fiberglass filters.