Why You Need a Pro to Clean Your Tile, Stone, & Grout Nowadays, there are online tutorials for doing just about anything yourself. There are a lot of great DIY projects you can tackle yourself, but there are also certain areas of the home that should be maintained by professionals—including your ceramic tile, stone, and grout. These areas of your home see a lot of use and can gather dirt, bacteria, and even mold. It’s important to keep these surfaces clean and to clean them in the proper way.

Only Professionals Can Remove Deep Down Dirt

Over time, dirt and spills seep into your grout, which leaves it discolored. No matter how hard you scrub, this dirt can’t be completely removed from porous surfaces by hand. Plus, because tile and grout are porous surfaces and often in the wettest rooms of your house, they tend to grow mold as well. 

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. This means that they can get your tile much cleaner than you ever could on your own. 

Experts Apply A Protective Sealant To Block Dirt And Bacteria

Porous grout surfaces are particularly susceptible to liquid spills, which when left untreated leads to harmful mold in your home. The best way to keep this from happening is to apply a protective coat of tile sealant. Your tile and grout might have been already sealed, however, 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 germs and prolong the life of your surfaces.

Don’t Waste Time Scrubbing By Hand

Many online sources will tell you to pull out a toothbrush and start scrubbing your tile. However, 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 dirt, bacteria, and allergens like a sponge. All the scrubbing in the world won’t remove germs that seep deep into your grout and put your family and pets at risk. 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 to get your tile cleaner and healthier. Letting them put this powerful equipment to use in your home saves you time and money. TIle and grout cleaning experts will also provide recommendations for how to care for your surfaces so you can significantly extend their lifespan. There are also coupons available for your tile, stone, and grout service, making it fit well within your budget.

Tile, Grout, and Stone Cleaning Makes Your Home Healthier

Our homes are meant to be safe places, but they’re often 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. As bacteria, allergens, and pet dander stick to our surfaces and penetrate deep into the grout, chronic illnesses like allergies and asthma become much more likely. With Short Stop Chem-Dry, you won’t only get brighter tile and grout, but a healthier home, too. In fact, our solution removes 98.6% of bacteria from tile, stone, and grout. Our sealant also keeps germs out and makes maintenance easier.

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 can give you the results you’re looking for with your tile, stone, and grout. Schedule your appointment today!

For professional tile, stone, and grout cleaning in the Detroit, Michigan area, call Short Stop Chem-Dry!