With a properly installed and sealed ceramic tile floor or shower wall, you might expect it to look polished and clean for as long as you maintain it. Though ceramic tile has a protective glaze, it’s still prone to stains and grime buildup. Even the grout, which is porous by nature, collects dirt and grime continuously over the years, leading to dark spots and an overall unsightly appearance.
What Causes Perpetually Dirty Tiles?
A little water and vinegar can help you clean and maintain your tiles once a week. However, for some people, their tiles look dirty again the next day. One such cause could be a thin, nearly invisible grout layer over the tile. Though you can wash the dirt off the tiles, it appears easily again once they have dried. Dirty tiles can also occur due to soap scum, which may form if you fail to rinse off the tiles completely after washing them with detergent.
5 Benefits of Having Your Tiles Professionally Cleaned
1. No Fear of Chipping the Grout
It takes more than soap and vinegar to remove deep, penetrating dirt. However, using harsh chemicals or abrasive tools may damage and loosen the grout, causing even more problems later on. A professional cleaner will always take great care and prevent any damage when cleaning your tiles.
2. The Right Tool for the Job
Professional cleaners also have the right tools to clean and sanitize your kitchen and bathroom tiles. With a professional doing the work, you don’t have to worry about buying or renting expensive steamers or vacuum systems. A professional can come into your home and take care of everything without any work on your part.
3. Tiles Stay Cleaner for Longer
Professionals can find out the primary cause of your dirty tiles and use the appropriate tools to remove deep-down grime or invasive mold. They can remove the invisible grout layer on the tiles and eliminate the need for continual washing and scrubbing every other day.
4. No Messy Product Applications
What works for the granite tiles in your kitchen may not work on the ceramic tiles in your bathroom. Using the wrong cleaner will stain and permanently damage your tiles and cost you more money in the end. Professional cleaners know which products to use and how to apply them for the best results.
5. Less Maintenance Time Needed
A professional cleaning makes your tiles look as good as new and also increases their longevity. You will only need to clean them once every two weeks with a mild detergent and warm water to remove surface dirt and grime.
If dirty tile and grout negatively affects your room’s appearance, contact Hydro Clean for a fast, free estimate. Our certified and professional team serves Columbia, Ellicott City, Baltimore and the surrounding areas. We will remove the most stubborn dirt, grime and mold from your tiles and apply protective sealers to keep your tiled floors or walls looking their best.