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How Do Professionals Clean Tile and Grout?

Knowing what it takes to clean tile and grout and understanding the potential health risks of dirty tiles can help you make the best choices for your home. At Hippo Carpet Cleaning of Severn, we provide professional tile and grout cleaning services so you can enjoy a fresh, clean home and a healthier lifestyle.

Benefits of Clean Tile and Grout

Freshly cleaned tile and grout can make your tiled floors and walls look brand new. Keeping your tiles clean extends the life of your tiles and helps you avoid problems like mildew, mold, and bacteria. When your tiles are kept clean, you don't have to worry about built-up grime that can be tough to remove.

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Effects of Dirty Tile and Grout on Your Health

Tiles are the perfect solution for some of the messiest parts of our homes, like shower stalls and kitchen backsplashes. But all that exposure to dirt, oils, and moisture can have a negative effect on your grout, and problems like mold and mildew can result.

Dirty tile and grout can lead to a variety of health problems. Here are some common ways that dirty grout and tile adversely affect your health:

  • Respiratory problems- triggers asthma and other breathing problems
  • Bacterial infections- acts as a breeding ground for bacteria like E. coli, staphylococcus, and Salmonella
  • Skin irritations- rashes and eczema can be caused by molds and allergens
  • Poor air quality- poor indoor air quality can lead to issues like headaches, dizziness, and difficulty breathing

Step-By-Step Process for Tile and Grout Cleaning

Keeping your tiles and grout in good condition with regularly scheduled professional cleaning helps them last longer and lowers the risk of health problems. Here's how professionals clean your tiles.

Step 1: Inspection

We start with a careful inspection of the tile and grout, looking for signs of mold, mildew, or dirt buildup to ensure that we're using the right tools, equipment, and cleaners for your tile.

Step 2: Vacuuming

After inspecting your tile and grout, we use an industrial-grade vacuum cleaner to remove any surface dirt or debris. The strong suction of the vacuum will pick up any loose allergens and pet dander to get them out of the way.

Step 3: Mopping

Next, we apply an eco-friendly cleaning solution to your tiles and mop your floor to remove stains, changing the water as often as needed to avoid streaking.

Step 4: Grout Cleaning

Next, we clean your grout using an environmentally friendly cleaning solution that breaks the bonds that keep the grime in your grout. A special tile and grout brush helps loosen the built-up grime. The gentle scrubbing is followed up with our low-pressure, hot steam cleaners, which remove hard-to-get dirt particles and germs in your grout. Our equipment safely cleans your grout so you don't have to worry about it getting damaged.

Step 5: Rinsing

Then, we give your tiles a final rinse with water to remove excess grime and dirty water so your tiles will shine. Any excess water is wiped up with clean, high-quality microfiber towels.

Step 6: Drying

Once the tiles are clean, we use industrial air movers so they dry quickly. After your floors are dry, you can use them or have our technicians reseal and protect your freshly cleaned grout.

Equipment Used by Professionals for Tile and Grout Cleaning

Regular DIY cleaning doesn't replace professional cleaning services. Even after mopping and scrubbing, your tile can still look dirty, and if you want a sparkling clean bathroom or kitchen, you need to have your tile professionally cleaned at least once a year.

At Hippo Carpet Cleaning of Severn, we make your tile and grout look brand new again with our low-pressure steam cleaning system. Our equipment uses hot water to rinse the dirt and vacuum it up simultaneously to bring your floor back to its original luster. Our steam machines make the cleaning solutions we use more effective, so we don't have to use as much, which is better for the environment.

Tile and Grout Cleaning Time

Our skilled technicians use professional steam cleaning equipment, and it usually takes about 30 minutes to one hour to clean your tile. That can vary, though, because the time it takes to clean the tile and grout in your home depends on a few factors, like how big of an area you have and the condition of your tiles.

At Hippo Carpet Cleaning of Severn, we also recommend annual grout resealing after a cleaning service, which protects your tile and grout from staining and excessive moisture.

Why You Should Leave Tile and Grout Cleaning to a Professional

There are several advantages of hiring a professional tile and grout cleaning contractor rather than trying to do it yourself.

  • Professionals have the proper cleaning tools to clean stains and lift dirt you can't get to.
  • Hiring someone saves you from spending endless hours on your hands and knees scrubbing your grout.
  • Trained technicians use proper cleaning methods and are less likely to damage your tile and grout.

The Tile and Grout Cleaning Company That Works For You

When you want to experience the long-term benefits of professionally cleaned and sealed tile floors and walls, look for the best tile and grout cleaning company in Severn, MD. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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