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Tile and grout cleaning

Tile is a very popular and versatile choice for flooring. While most kitchens and bathrooms are equipped with tile flooring, more and more homeowners are choosing to use tile throughout their home. Tile floors are durable, long-lasting, reduce dust production, help keep your home free of dust mites and other irritants, and are easy to keep clean. However, even with a thorough cleaning routine, tiles can begin to dull over time. Dirt, grease, and grime can, over time, cause tiles to lose their shine, especially grout.

tile grout

Grout is the mortar that is between the individual tiles. Most of the time, grout stains because it wasn’t properly sealed with a grout sealer when the tile was first laid or because the sealer has worn off over time. Normal foot traffic will almost always wear away this sealant over time. Once the sealer is compromised, the grout is susceptible to staining.

maintenance routine

Regular cleaning of your tile floors will ensure that they last longer and look good for longer. Sweeping and mopping tile floors weekly will prevent dirt, stains, and grime from building up on the tiles and the grout between them. Regular floor cleaning will also help keep your home healthier by greatly reducing the number of irritants such as mold, mildew, and bacteria, which also allows for cleaner, fresher air quality inside the home. Using cleaning products on your floors will rid your home of these irritants. Be sure to read the labels of all the cleaning products you use in your home correctly, as certain combinations of chemicals can be dangerous to your health. For example, you can clean your floors with bleach or ammonia, but combining the two chemicals can be extremely dangerous and should never be used together.

Hire a professional

With proper routine maintenance, your tile floor will last a long time before needing professional cleaning. Most of the time, it is the grout that requires cleaning first, and many carpet cleaning companies offer tile and grout cleaning services. Whether your tile needs a new sealer due to age or the tile wasn’t sealed properly in the first place, these professional services can thoroughly clean your floor and add a new sealer to the tile and grout. Many of these professional services will remove dirt and bacteria from both your tile and grout, leaving it looking like new. A professional grade sealer is then applied to the grout to ensure maximum protection.

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