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Tile cleaning is a deceptively simple-looking task that most homeowners dread doing. Apart from being tedious, it can also be time-consuming and stressful. Bathrooms, kitchens, walkways and laundry rooms are among the most commonly tiled areas in homes; all are high-traffic areas that get exposed to a lot of dirt. You might think that cleaning tiles using household cleaners and store-bought chemicals is sufficient, but the reality is that you can save yourself a lot of time and effort (and get a much cleaner final result) by hiring professional tile cleaners. Below are some specific benefits you can expect to reap by outsourcing this tiresome chore.
Cleaning Solutions and Equipment
Chances are good that the cleaning chemicals available at your local stores are not half as effective as those employed by the knowledgeable professionals. Professional tile cleaning agents are specially formulated to combat stubborn stains that might come upon your tiles. A professional cleaner will also have access to state-of-the-art equipment that allows them to leave your tiles sparkling clean. With professional cleaners, you don’t have to worry about what you’ll do to get those mud or grease stains off your tiles – you can just sit back, relax, and wait for them to get the job done.
Knowledge and Specialized Techniques
Tiles can be made from many different materials such as marble, ceramic and granite, and each requires specific techniques to get clean while avoiding damage or corrosion. Homeowners who rely on their own tile cleaning methods will often find themselves accidentally using cleaning solutions that are too harsh for the specific type of tile they installed in their homes. As a consequence, their tiles may become damaged or etched. Similarly, others may be hesitant to try more drastic solutions like bleach when their tiles could actually withstand this treatment just fine, forcing them to settle for a less-than-optimal clean. Professional cleaners know exactly what chemicals and techniques are suitable for each type of tile; you can trust them to get your tiles as clean as possible without the risk of damage.
Mold is a frequent problem with tile grout in kitchens and bathrooms; these places experience weak lighting and high levels of humidity that create the perfect conditions for it to thrive. Apart from making your floors look unpleasant, the mold is highly allergenic and causes frequent sneezing, coughing and breathing difficulties. This is obviously terrible for your health, but you can rest assured that professional tile cleaners will remove all traces of mold from your tiling and, with regular attention, keep it from coming back.
Extending the Life of your Tiles
Tiles are fitted with special glazing that makes them gleam and also prevents dirt from penetrating into their surfaces. As dirt lingers on top of your tiles and starts to solidify, it may harden into sharp-edged chunks that can scrape this protective coating away. The material under the glazing then becomes susceptible to scratches, stains, and spills that not only look unsightly, but also compromise the longevity of the grout. Regular professional tile cleaning protects the glazing and allows you to detect any signs of deterioration – especially in the grout, which should be repaired immediately to avoid tile displacement.
Professional tile cleaning might initially appear to be an expensive and unnecessary cost. However, when you think about the time and money you’ll save and the hassle that can be avoided, you’ll understand the value and comfort that professional tile cleaners provide. Start seeing a difference and get in touch with Courtesy Care; our experienced staff will always leave your floors and rooms looking new and fresh.