Why You Should Professionally Clean Tile and Grout

Why You Should Professionally Clean Tile and Grout

We all have a weekly chore list and usually sweeping and mopping the floor is on it. The ultimate goal is to have a gleaming floor. Somehow, week after week, we fall short and end up with a floor that looks dull and lifeless. Tile floors will never get a deep enough clean with the standard soapy water and mop or even a toothbrush and straight up bleach. Hiring a professional with the right tools and equipment is the best way to handle cleaning the tile and grout in your home.

What is grout?

Grout is a thick mixture of sand, cement, and water used to fill in the spaces between building materials like floor tiles. Because of the sand, grout is porous. Therefore, splashing liquids on it discolors it as it absorbs the liquid.

How does grout get dirty and gray?

Bringing in the dirt, and other organic materials on your shoes is a common cause of dirty floors. Additionally, dirty is mop water is a culprit. As you mop the tiles, the dirty water moves into the grout, where it is absorbed and causes your floors to look gray and dirty. Since kitchens and bathrooms are high-traffic areas, these are the rooms in which the grout looks the worst. Trying to clean tile and grout in these rooms is definitely a job for a pro.

Reasons for using a professional

  1. Your floors will last longer. If not properly cleaned and maintained, the dust, dirt and other organic materials will weaken the integrity of your floors. They will continue to discolor and will eventually fade, crack and wear down much quicker than if they had been properly maintained.
  2. Your floors will continue to look new. Cleaning your tile floors professionally on a regular basis will keep them looking bright and new, which makes the entire home feel nicer. After the investment you’ve made in your home, don’t neglect a simple task that will keep it looking in tip-top shape for years to come.
  3. Clean is better for your family. Hard surface flooring is best for those with allergies or asthma. However, as we explained above, grout is extremely porous. Meaning it tends to absorb and collect bacteria and germs that can make your floors unsanitary. If you have little ones that are crawling on the floor or anyone suffering from allergies or asthma, it is imperative that you keep your grout free of germs.
  4. Professional cleaning is safe. Since the professionals have access to the most effective cleaning tools and techniques, you can rest assured the cleaning will be done without damage. Whereas, attempting to clean yourself, can result in the continuous efforts to get those sparkling floors that never come, regardless of how harsh the chemicals are. Using those harsh chemicals will only damage the floors and never result in that sparkle for which you yearn.

Don’t spend hours on your hands and knees scrubbing away at your tile floors. Instead, sit back relax and let the professionals do it. Save yourself the time and aggravation, but still enjoy the sparkling floors you’ve been searching for all along.

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