The Secret to a Stunning Home: Tile and Grout Cleaning Revealed

Tile cleaning and grout line scrubbing are often tasks that get pushed to the bottom of the list.

At Shoup’s Cleaning, with over 50 years of experience in maintaining cleanliness, we understand and are ready to help eliminate this off your list!

We know you have better ways to spend your free time than dealing with grout and tile cleaning. Our professional concrete, tile and grout cleaning services offer numerous benefits for your home, like potentially higher resale value, a fresher everyday experience – and free time to do literally anything else!

Let’s dig into why grout and tile cleaning are important, how often your tile and grout should be cleaned, and some of the benefits that clean grout lines bring to your family.

Why Is It Important to Deep Clean Tile and Grout?

Ceramic and porcelain tiles have nonporous surfaces, meaning they can repel dirt and grime. But grout is porous, so it soaks up any grease, dust, dirt – allowing bacteria to find its way into your home.

There are two main reasons this is a problem:

  1. Appearance Concerns – This buildup can cause your grout lines to change color or even start to break apart over time – which means the luxurious tile look you worked so hard and paid so much to achieve diminishes after a while.
  2. Health Risks – As water seeps into your grout lines, it creates the ideal conditions for mold and bacteria – and that can lead to higher risks for health problems like asthma, allergies and breathing issues.

Similar to how professional carpet cleaning benefits your home, sparkling clean tile and grout help make your entire house feel refreshed.

How Often Should I Clean My Grout?

A good general rule is to include tile and grout cleaning services at least once a year, which is about as often as carpet cleaning for most homeowners. However, you might consider more frequent grout and tile cleaning if your household includes:

  • Pets and young children who tend to track dirt around your home
  • More than two people contributing to high-volume foot traffic
  • A dry, dusty climate that causes faster buildup on grout and tile floors
  • A lot of home-cooked meals that splatter grease and food on floors and surrounding areas

What Are the Benefits of Cleaning Grout Lines?

Just as completing your spring cleaning checklist feels like a fresh start, grout and tile cleaning brings many benefits to your home. Hiring reputable tile and grout cleaning companies like Shoup’s Cleaning ends up saving you time and money because our services can:

Extend Your Tile’s Life Span

Porcelain and ceramic tiles are an investment. Ideally, they’ll remain looking great for years. But buildup in the grout lines can cause damage to your beautiful tiles by breaking apart and leaving tile edges exposed to excess wear and tear. Routine grout cleaning supports more durable grout – which helps extend the lovely life of your carefully chosen tiles.

Achieve Lasting Allure

Whether they’re on your kitchen, master bath, rec room or foyer floor, ceramic and porcelain tiles bring durability and timeless style to your home. But stained grout lines detract from that stylish look. When your everyday tile cleaning isn’t enough to restore its original allure, it’s likely time to bring in professional tile and grout cleaning services.

Eliminate Microscopic Menaces

Grout is porous, so it absorbs dirt and germs like a sponge. That means dirty grout isn’t just annoying to look at – it can potentially be unhealthy due to viruses and bacteria that build up in grout lines.

Prevent Costly Repairs

Think sealing your grout lines means never having to clean them? Think again! Dirt and buildup can make the sealant wear out more quickly, which means you’ll need to reapply it more often or risk costly damage to the tiles. Plus, water trapped in grout lines allows mold and mildew to grow, which can eat away at the grout and possibly lead to water damage under the tile floor. No one wants that expensive headache!

How Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Services Make Your Life Easier

DIY methods for grout and tile cleaning involve either harsh chemicals or heavy, complicated machinery – plus they cut into your relaxation time! One of the many benefits of Shoup’s Cleaning solutions is the freedom to enjoy your evenings and weekends in a sparkling clean house.

As one of Ohio’s most trusted tile and grout cleaning companies, we have developed a reliable system for cleaning both tile and grout. We typically use a combination of an alkaline chemical and steam for grout and tile cleaning. But if the floor is very soiled, we can break out an acid chemical to remove a microscopic surface layer of grout and reveal the clean grout underneath.

Here’s a breakdown of our tile and grout cleaning process:

  1. Pre-clean the floor by vacuuming, sweeping or dust mopping
  2. Apply the cleaning product with a mop
  3. If needed, agitate with a counter-rotating brush machine and grout brushes
  4. Rinse the surface clean with 200°F water
  5. Damp mop with clean water and dry mop to finish
  6. Apply a sealer to the tile and grout if requested

Reach out today and let the Shoup’s Cleaning pros bring back the clean beauty of your home’s tile and grout!

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