Why Regular Mopping is Not Enough to Keep Grout Clean

Posted by Sams Carpet | December 6, 2021 | Uncategorized
An image depicting dirty tile and clean tile, side by side

The holidays are right around the corner, and the pressure to have your house shining from top to bottom is mounting. If you find yourself mopping repeatedly and not getting the results you want on your tile floors, it might be time for a professional cleaning which will leave the tile and grout clean and properly sealed.

Why Professional Cleaning is Important for Grout

Just like carpets, tiles and grout need regular cleaning for several reasons. Professional grout and tile cleaning are more thorough than a regular mopping, as they reach into the grout and remove deep grime and bacteria. Grout is the porous substance between each tile on a tile floor. Due to its porous nature, it is very easy for dirt and bacteria to build up and not only appear dingy, but also house bacteria.

Over time, mold, mildew, bacteria, dirt, and debris can start to build up in the grout between your tiles. Although grout does come in a variety of colors, lighter grouts show dirt more easily to the naked eye. But that does not mean that mildew and bacteria are not lurking on your darker grouted tiles. Aesthetically pleasing grout is great, but it’s even more important to have clean grout. Because grout is commonly used in areas with high humidity, like a bathroom or kitchen, it is easy for mold and mildew to grow and create a potential health risk. An annual professional cleaning will assure that all mold and mildew have been removed.

Extend the Life of your Tiled Floors

Annual tile and grout cleaning will also extend the life of your floors. Just like carpeting, the debris that builds up on your floors creates a grit that can break down your tiles and grout over time. When the grout and tiles are properly cleaned and sealed, the dirt that builds up is removed making it less likely to damage the tile over time.

Once you have your floors properly cleaned, you can restore their original appearance and achieve a result you simply can’t with a mop no matter how many hours you spend trying. Over cleaning (yes, that’s a thing) or using the wrong cleaning materials can also deteriorate your tiles and grout. Leave tough stains and deep cleaning up to the professionals. Once your tile floors have been professionally cleaned, you can keep them looking beautiful with regular cleaning.

side-by-side comparison of clean and dirty tile

Grout Matters for Resale as Well

Thinking of selling your home? Tiles matter. The two most important rooms in a house when it comes to selling are your kitchen and bathrooms. If your grout is dirty or worse, showing mildew and mold, you are less likely to get the sale price you deserve. A simple call to Sams can save you the hours of scrubbing grout and get your tiles ready to show off to any and all potential buyers.

The Sams team cannot wait to help you get your house ready for the holidays. Just give us a call to set up your appointment and get your house gleaming with that “clean as new” feeling all over again.

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