Why Tile & Grout Cleaning Is Important

Why Tile & Grout Cleaning Is Important

Tile flooring is a beautiful part of the home and keeping the tiles and grout clean is an important part of home maintenance. It may seem easy to clean tile floors, but tile and grout cleaning is actually a delicate matter that you may need help from professionals with. 

In this article, we will go through all the reasons why you may need to have your tile and grout professionally cleaned. Topics include longer floor life, safety, looks, and cleanliness. We will offer some tips you can use between professional cleanings to make sure your tile floor looks amazing at all times. After reading you will know a lot about your tile floor and you will be able to make the best decisions for your floor.

Extend the Life of the Floor

Keeping your tile floor clean will help it last longer. When dirt and grime build up on the tiles it can hurt the seal and start working its way through the tiles. Tile floors are very expensive and you should do anything you can to extend a tile floor’s lifespan. 

Not only is a tile floor expensive, but the work can take a long time because the materials need to be removed, thrown away, the subfloor may need to be repaired, the new tiles need to be reinstalled and then the grout needs time to cure. This can be a very lengthy process and the room will be out of commission for the duration.

Having professional cleaning can make tile floors last longer so that you will not have to go to all the trouble to install a new one. 

Safety

If you allow dirt, grease, and organic particles to build upon the tile and grout floor, they can become slippery and someone could fall and hurt themselves. When you keep a tile floor clean, it will have enough traction that it is not dangerous. 

It is really important to use tile and grout cleaners regularly so that you can keep yourself and anyone who walks on your floor safe. It is just not worth it to get behind on cleaning and possibly allow an accident to happen. A slippery tile floor can be really bad, so you need to keep maintaining your floor.

Appearance

Your tile floors should be something that you can show off to guests, but when they get dirty they will not make such a good impression on people. To keep your tile floors looking they are most impressive, you should hire a tile and grout cleaning service to help you maintain the beauty of your floors.

Cleaning a floor with a mop will help to clean the tiles, but it can actually make the grout dirty because the dirty mop water will seep into the grout. Professional cleaners are able to make the grout look the way it should and they can do it easier than you can. 

Sanitation

Tile floors are typically located in the bathroom and kitchen. In these wet environments, it is extremely easy for bacteria and fungi to thrive and cause you problems. Bacteria and fungi can make you sick and cause bad odors. 

If you want your home to be free of harmful bacteria and fungi, make sure to do a regular cleaning of your tile floors. Once bacteria and fungi start to colonize a floor, it can be tricky to totally eradicate them and you could be looking at a major problem. They can so easily hide in little corners and crevices that total eradication is hard, and then they just come back soon after you clean.

Cleaning Tile

The process of cleaning tile is pretty straightforward and you can use a standard tile cleaner to get the job done. The problem with cleaning tiles is that when you mop the tiles, the dirty water from the mop bucket can actually stain the grout in between the tiles and make them look bad or damage them.

A professional tile and grout cleaning service will know exactly the right techniques to get the tile floor clean and beautiful. Trying to clean a tile floor yourself can lead to bigger problems and it is good to have help with the task. You don’t want to waste all of your efforts if you don’t know what you are doing.

Cleaning Grout

The most delicate part of cleaning a tile floor is cleaning the grout. The first thing to do when cleaning grout is to understand how grout works. Grout is the glue that holds tiles together and fills gaps between the tiles. It is made of a mixture of water, cement, and sand. 

When you try to clean grout, you likely want to scrub it hard to try and get the stain off of it, unfortunately, this hard scrubbing can loosen the sand out of the grout and weaken it. A household grout cleaner will make grout look clean, but it can also weaken the grout.

It is important to be careful when cleaning grout because you really don’t want to damage it. It is literally the only thing keeping your subfloor safe from water damage. If water is able to get under the tiles, it can have no way to escape and can sit there and make everything worse.

If grout is damaged enough from repeatedly being cleaned improperly, tiles can break apart, and then you will have an expensive repair job on your hands, it could even mean redoing the entire floor. 

Why you should hire professional tile and grout cleaners

With everything that we have discussed in this article, you should see that tile floor cleaning is more delicate than it looks. You can get away with cleaning your floors on your own for a while, but eventually, you won’t be able to get it as clean as you want it without damaging the grout. 

A professional tile and grout cleaning service will have all of the right tools and products to get your tile floor looking almost new without damaging the grout. If you are not hiring professionals to clean your tile floors, you may not notice a problem that could be slowly getting worse and even could cause a total failure of the tile floor.

You can avail of our free estimate service to get an approximate house cleaning cost that matches your needs and budget. Call our office today or check us on Instagram!

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Omer Faruk Cevikol is the owner of Next Day Cleaning. He aims to deliver the best cleaning services along with his dedicated team and the author of Next Day Cleaning blog. You can find Omer on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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