You know that it’s important to have your carpets professionally cleaned. But did you know that it is just as important to have your tile and grout regularly cleaned by the professionals? Dust, stains, dirt, grease, pet dander, odors and allergens, can all settle in the grout of your tile floor, just like it they do in carpet fibers. If you haven’t had your tile and grout cleaned recently – or ever – it’s time to schedule a professional tile cleaning,
The porous substance between each tile on a tile floor, or on the tiled walls or shower in a bathroom or kitchen is called grout. Although it does come in other colors, white or variations on white are the most popular choices. Since grout is porous, it is very easy for dirt and bacteria to be stuck and appear dirty and become potentially dangerous. Over time, the grout between your tiles can start to build up with mold, mildew, bacteria, dirt and debris. This build up at minimum can make your tile and grout look dingy. But more concerning are the unhealthy irritants that build to create an unhygienic surface. Places like poorly ventilated bathrooms, showers, back splashes in your kitchen, and hard to reach areas of your kitchen can create favorable conditions for mold and mildew grow as well as in the high traffic areas of your home. A yearly professional cleaning will remove this buildup and bring back a healthy look to your tile and grout.
If you entertain guests often, you like to make sure your home is clean and hospitable. Poorly cleaned or never professionally cleaned tile and grout can appear prematurely aged, noticeably stained, or just plain dirty and unappealing. Clean grout looks nicer, not only because it shows you do grout cleaning often, but also because the color and texture of the grout were chosen purposefully to go with the tile.
Tile and grout cleaning every week, if not more, is crucial for many reasons. The allergens that can breed in dirty grout being regularly removed can make the difference between a healthy family and a frequently sick family. Small children and pets crawl and walk around your home. They have their hands and paws on all surfaces, including the floors. Children constantly put fingers in their mouths and pets regularly groom themselves, running the risk of getting infections and disease from the bacteria that may be hiding in the grout. Mold and mildew allergies can create problems even if you just breathe the air around the mold and mildew. The reaction of these allergies can be as mild as a few sneezes or as serious as trouble breathing… or even death. It is vital to your family’s health and well-being that you keep your tile and grout clean.
Statistics say that when people are shopping for a new home, they say that the most important rooms to look at are the kitchen and bathroom. These of course are the rooms most likely to have tile and grout. The last thing you want is for your dirty grout to make a bad impression on a potential buyer. It could suggest that if you don’t take care of something that is so obvious, you must neglect other parts of your house as well. Grout cleaning can mean the difference between selling your home or not.
If you see that your tile starting to appear stained, old or aged it’s time to call in a professional. When not properly maintained, your tile and grout become breeding grounds for mold and mildew. Grout should be cleaned and resealed regularly to prevent dirt, water and grime from becoming trapped in your grout’s porous surface. Keep in mind that even if you have previously had your tile and grout professionally cleaned, the sealant can wear off over time.
Routine maintenance will help to retain the beauty of your tile and grout and minimize the risk of having to have your tile replaced prematurely. Here are some of the added benefits of having your tile professionally cleaned:
Removing the dirt and contaminants from your tile floor means they will not continue to break down the grout. Sealing will also minimize the opportunities of dirt and grime from absorbing into your grout lines.
A properly cleaned tile floor can look brand new again, especially if the professionals are able to get up the stains that you can’t remove yourself.
Floors That Look Great – Once your tile floors have been professionally cleaned, you can keep them looking beautiful. Regular mopping in order to continue picking up any dust residue helps to keep grime from settling in the grout. However, regular professional cleanings are important to remove things like mildew and bacteria that may not be visible to you.
At Magic Touch Carpet Cleaning, our experienced team of tile cleaners has specific training to treat and clean tile. The ceramic and porcelain tile can be damaged by harsh cleaners and incorrect handling. Our experts use our specialized cleaning solution designed for deep cleaning tile and grout to get the job done right. Give us a call or fill out the contact form to schedule your tile cleaning appointment today!