10 Oct Tile and Grout Cleaning – Skip the DIY and Hire the Professionals
It seems that there is a DIY hack for just about every household chore but beware – some of these chores are better left to the professionals. Tile and grout cleaning is one of those chores. While we understand that you want your tiled surface to always be clean and look beautiful if the wrong products or cleaning methods are used, you could end up damaging those surfaces. A professional tile and grout cleaning service is the best way to keep your tiled surfaces sparkling and avoid any unnecessary damage.
Common Tile and Grout Cleaning Mistakes
While regular mopping and scrubbing of the tiled surfaces in your home is part of keeping your home clean, it’s important to do it properly.
Make sure to change the water often. Mopping or scrubbing with water that has accumulated too much dirt is wasted effort. Be sure to change the water often and use a clean mop, sponge or rag. These should be washed after each use. This will help keep the redepositing dirt on your tile and grout to a minimum.
Towel dry as you clean. No matter how often you change the water, there will still be some dirt in it. If left to air dry, that dirty water will puddle in the low lying grout areas and stain the grout. Mop or scrub a small area at a time and then dry it with a clean towel be it has a chance to dry.
Rinse thoroughly. Many common household cleaners contain detergents that leave behind a soapy film or residue. Make sure to rinse tiled surfaces thoroughly to prevent them from becoming dull. Also, the residue left behind can be sticky and collect dirt and dust, dulling your tiled surfaces even more.
Use a pH-neutral cleaner. While it can be effective to clean other areas of your home, don’t use vinegar to clean your tiled surfaces. Vinegar is too acidic and can cause the tile to become pitted or lose its sheen. As long as you use it sparingly and rinse thoroughly, pH-neutral dish soap is your best bet. Vinegar, as well as the bleach, can also be damaging to your grout.
Avoid abrasive cleaners. Don’t use abrasive cleaning products or heavy-duty scrub brushes on your tiled surfaces. While they may strip away built-up dirt and grime, over time they will also wear away the sheen on your tile and degrade the grout.
Benefits of Professional Tile and Grout Services
No matter how conscientious you are when it comes to cleaning your tile and grout, you should have it professionally cleaned periodically to restore its beauty and maintain its integrity. There are many benefits to hiring professionals to clean your tile and grout.
Remove stubborn dirt and stains. If you have stains on your grout that you haven’t been able to get rid of, stop trying. Professionals have products and equipment to eliminate tough stains without all the harsh cleaning products and scrubbing that could damage your gout. The professional cleaning process won’t leave behind any sticky film or residue. You will simply be left with sparkling clean tile and grout.
Protect against future stains. Once your tile and grout have been thoroughly cleaned, a professional will seal the grout. This helps prevent future staining and extends the lifespan of your grout. It will also prevent harmful bacteria from building up in your grout and will keep your home environment healthier.
Save yourself time and a lot of elbow grease. Trying to get your tile and grout as clean as the professionals will end up being a time-consuming task with less-than-stellar results. The tile surfaces in your home are a big investment and it’s important to properly maintain them. Skipping the DIY route and hiring a professional tile and grout cleaning company will save you a lot of time and effort while providing your tile surfaces with a deep cleaning you couldn’t accomplish on your own.
Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Services
With over 20 years of experience, Always Immaculate Carpets takes pride in delivering a courteous and professional experience, from our customer service team to the cleaning professionals who visit your home or business. We provide cleaning services that can make your tile and grout look fresh and new.
Our skilled technicians use a variety of solutions to break down soil particles in the grout and suspend it so that our state-of-the-art, truck-mounted system can easily flush and extract out all dirt. Once the grout has been cleaned and dried, we recommend having our technicians seal it with DuPont sealer. This will protect it and minimize the buildup of dirt and bacteria, making clean up easier and extending the life of your grout. Contact us for a free on-site consultation.