- On October 2, 2015
Do you have a tiled kitchen floor or countertop?
Do you have porcelain or ceramic tile in your bathroom?
Has the grout’s color changed from its original hue to be grimy and dark?
There is more to the gradual discoloration than meets the eye. In fact, there are three good reasons to schedule your professional tile and grout cleaning today.
- Grout is porous. Made up of sand, water, cement and a coloring agent, grout is notorious for collecting dirt and grime. In the bathroom, soap scum creates a problem. In the kitchen, the problem is grease. As you mop or wipe the areas, grime further embeds into the material. The result is a discolored product that no amount of standard at-home cleaning will restore.
- Bacterial growth creates odor problems. The porosity of the grout makes it a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. Within a brief time, the grout emits odors that withstand typical cleaning regimens. Although you could mask the smells temporarily, only a complete deep cleaning of the surfaces removes the actual odor-causing agents.
- At-home remedies can be dangerous. There are cleaning products that promise to return your grout to a like-new condition. These can be dangerous to use for the average consumer. They usually rely on acids that can destroy your tiles and may harm your skin. In addition, the fumes these cleaners release can be harmful for you as well as any pets that live in your home.
When you work with ServiceMaster Quality Services professionals, experts first evaluate the condition of your tile and grout. Next, they use odorless cleaning products that are environmentally friendly to high-pressure clean and extract the grime from the grout and tiles. After a complete treatment, opt for a grout seal that maintains the cleanliness of the surface for a much longer period of time. Contact us today to schedule your tile and grout cleaning appointment. You will be glad you did!