If your home or business is like the vast majority in the country, you likely have at least one area of tile—perhaps in a kitchen, bathroom, entryway, or even throughout your home. There’s a good reason too; tile is exceptionally durable, adds beauty to your home or business, and can be relatively simple to spot clean. However, over time, tile floors can be tricky to keep looking fresh—especially within grout lines.
Why Is Tile So Difficult to Clean Properly?
While it’s easy to wipe up the occasional spill, tile and grout are more susceptible than you might think to tough, long-lasting stains that are difficult to remove. Textured tile can accumulate surface dirt and grime, causing them to appear dull and potentially discoloring the tile’s whole surface. This layer of dirt is often challenging to remove with household mops, even with the most effective tile floor cleaning products from your big box store.
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Also, most tiles are made of natural stone or ceramic, while grout usually consists of cement and sand. Both the tiles themselves and the grout between them are highly porous. They can absorb spills, causing lingering stains that can affect the appearance of your flooring—dirty mop water, and even the very chemicals you use to clean your tile can lead to further discoloration of both tile and grout. Worse yet, porous tile and grout can harbor bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew if not cleaned properly.
Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Can Help
Using a top-quality tile cleaner or a mop and bucket is effective short-term, but in the long run, you could be damaging your tile. If you’re using harsh chemicals, abrasive scrub brushes, or mop water to clean your tile floor, consider these benefits of a professional tile and grout cleaning service:
- Professional Equipment. A professional cleaning service has the tools and professional cleaners necessary to cut through surface grime and remove stains. You can address stubborn stains and remove years of discoloration in one fell swoop.
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- Deep Cleaning. Unlike traditional mop and bucket cleaning, professional cleaning services can use commercial-grade solvents to ensure deep stains and contaminants like bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew don’t linger within pores or grout lines. You’ll ensure the overall beauty of your tile while addressing the health and safety of you, your family, or your employees.
- Damage-Free. Years of grime can cause surface etching as people walk on your tile; meanwhile, the chemicals you use to clean them could be causing additional damage as well. A deep, professional clean removes surface grime safely, without damaging your tile.
If you’re in search of professional tile and grout cleaning in Toledo or the surrounding areas, consider the experts at Professional Surface Restoration. We’ll provide professional, deep cleaning of all your tiled areas using professional grade cleaners, tools, and procedures—you’ll prevent damaging buildup and restore your tile to its former beauty while keeping your home or business safe.
Contact us today for more information.