Tile is a very popular flooring option here in Utah. It’s beautiful and incredibly durable, but as with any investment made in your home, it does require that it be cared for and maintained.
Tile and grout, especially in areas where there is a lot of moisture, such as the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, can present a few challenges if neglected or cleaned improperly. Mildew, permanent discoloration, damaged grout, soap residue, and hard water stains, are a few of the issues that can be present particularly if your flooring is tile.
Ceramic, porcelain, marble, , or stone, whatever your choice may be, it is essential to remember that your tile and grout must be maintained often and adequately to prevent premature staining, damage, and early replacement. Off-the-shelf tile cleaners are not generally a one-cleaner-fits-all. Depending on the kind of tile you have, individualized care and specific cleaners may be required.
Over time your tile will start to look faded and continue to look dirty, even after cleaning. You may also begin to notice the grout becoming discolored, and the dirt and spills don’t come off as easy. It’s at this point that we recommend you hire a specialist like TruRinse for your tile and grout cleaning needs. We can help restore and maintain the life of your tile and grout while safely removing the dirt and germ build-up.
Extend the Life of Your Tiled
Most of us know that our carpets need to be professionally cleaned at least once a year, but did you know the same should be done for the tile and grout in your home or commercial space?
When dirt and grime are left without being cleaned, they will cause discoloration or staining to the tile and grout. When taking care of your tile, it is important to know which cleaning solutions and techniques work best. What may work well to clean porcelain may not work to clean stone. Using abrasive cleaning products and tools like a scrub brush or steel wool for cleaning can scratch the tile and damage the grout’s durability.
Just the same as with your carpets, it is important to clean up spills as they happen. The sooner, the better. Be careful, though, when cleaning the spill and use only what is safe for your specific kind of tile. We recommend your tile and grout be professionally cleaned at least once a year. As a tile and grout cleaning specialist here in Utah, TruRinse has the knowledge and expertise to properly care for and extend the life of your tile and grout.
Keeping your Home Germ Free
Keeping a clean house creates a healthier environment for you to live. The tile and grout in your home, just like your carpets, attracts more than just dirt. Bacteria and germs can build-up, especially in areas that carry a lot of moisture, such as your bathroom.
In areas where your tile grout has been damaged, and cracks or holes appear, bacteria can become embedded in the grout and lead to mildew and fungal growth. This affects your home’s air quality, increasing allergens and the possibility of respiratory issues. In your kitchen area, tile left uncleaned and not professionally treated can create an environment for the presence of harmful bacteria such as E. Coli and Salmonella.
When having your tile and grout professionally cleaned, a specialist will not only clean and disinfect the surface of dirt and bacteria, but they will also cover the tile with an additional sealant to help debris and bacteria from becoming embedded in your grout lines.
Not all generic or brand name cleaning solutions or chemicals are going to be right for the tile in your home. While stating they are safe for all types of tile, some cleaning solutions can still cause damage and discoloration to your tile and grout. When hiring a professional tile and grout cleaner, you don’t have to worry about potentially damaging your tile with a cleaning solution you picked up from the store or a DIY recipe you found online. These at-home cleaning solutions often don’t offer the deep clean your tile and grout need to remove tough stains and bacteria.
A professional cleaner will have the proper equipment and cleaning solutions that are just right for cleaning your tile without damaging it or the grout. TruRinse offers the best in high-quality cleaning services for your tile and grout. We have a team of experienced professionals who thoroughly follow industry standards. As always, we guarantee you will be amazed!
Let us help you get the most out of your tile and keep your house feeling clean and fresh. You can read more about how we use the TruRInse approach with tile and grout as well as book an appointment with us today! If you have any questions, we’re here to answer them. Just give us a call at (801) 226-6827.