If You Think a Mop Is All You Need for Thorough Tile Cleaning, Youre Wrong
Posted: Aug 29, 2013
Author: Proclean Properties Inc.
These days, most bathrooms and kitchens have tiled walls and floors because tile is attractive and durable. Tile also cuts down on dust collection, which means there are fewer dust mites in homes. However, over time, grime, grease and dirt can create big problems with tile and grout. Professional tile cleaning is something many people overlook; thinking that because surfaces look clean, they are.
If you think tile cleaning with a mop does a thorough job, you couldn’t be more wrong! Sure, routine cleaning with a mop does remove surface dirt, and it also makes a visible improvement. But, if you look really closely, you will see that the grout is still a different color than it used to be.
Step into a far corner of your bathroom or kitchen – somewhere where the grout is not subjected to heavy foot traffic. Notice the clean color and compare it to other areas where the tiles are walked on every day. See the difference?
Grout is mortar that should have a protective sealant on it in order to prevent water leaks under a tiled floor that could produce mildew and mold. Most problems with grout result from the sealant not being applied correctly at the time of installation. If it’s not this, then the sealant has worn down due to abrasive use and heavy foot traffic.
Within a year or two after installation, bacteria, stains, dirt – and even mopping – take their toll on tiles and grout. This is unavoidable even if the tiles are good quality. The only solution is professional tile cleaning.
If you are in need of professional tile cleaning in Oviedo FL or would simply like more information, contact us at Proclean Properties, Inc. Our eco-friendly cleaning experts would be happy to help your home or business sparkle again!