With the number of do-it-yourselfers out there today, it seems like we can take on just about any project ourselves. However, there are certain areas of the home that should be maintained by professionals—like ceramic tile, stone, and grout.
Tile, stone, and grout flooring is durable in high traffic areas and adds beautiful style to various areas of the home. However, these surfaces are the most susceptible to spills and staining. This means that these surfaces can appear dingy over time. The good news is, tile and stone floors can be rejuvenated with help from the experts. Here are five reasons why it’s wise to have professionals take care of your tile, stone, and grout cleaning.
Only Professionals Can Remove Deep Down Dirt
Over time, dirt and spills seep into your grout—leaving it discolored. No matter how hard you scrub, this dirt can’t be completely removed from porous surfaces by hand.
Professionals have techniques and equipment strong enough to lift stains that scrubbing and mopping can’t. Experts even remove sticky residue that attracts dirt, and won’t leave any behind, either.
Experts Apply a Protective Sealant
Porous grout surfaces are particularly susceptible to liquid spills. That’s where grout sealant comes in. But sealant wears out over time and will need to be reapplied by professionals.
As part of a professional tile, stone, and grout cleaning service, experts will reseal the grout for you. This will help keep out grime and prolong the life of your surfaces.
Don’t Waste Time Scrubbing by Hand
Tile, stone, and grout are extremely difficult to clean by hand, and even the most elbow grease can’t provide professional quality results.
Cement-based grout is extremely porous—meaning it collects grime like a sponge. All the scrubbing in the world won’t remove dirt that seeps deep into your grout. Your time (and your knees and back for that matter) are worth the cost of having the experts clean your tile, stone, and grout for you.
Professional Cleaning is Cost-Effective
Professional tile, stone, and grout cleaners use powerful equipment unavailable to the general public. Letting them put this powerful equipment to use in your home saves you time and money. Experts will also provide recommendations for how to care for your surfaces so you can significantly extend their lifespan.
How Often Should I Have Professionals Clean My Tile, Stone, And Grout?
It’s recommended to have your tile, stone, and grout cleaned a minimum of once a year. It would be wise to aim for twice—especially if there are children or pets in the home. The pros at Blacktie Carpet Care can give you the results you’re looking for with your tile, stone, and grout. Schedule your appointment today!