Not all homeowners are aware of how often they should clean their tile and grout. It’s a question we receive a lot at SunCoast. Your frequency will depend upon how much time and resources you have to devote to it, but also the type of flooring material.
So, here are some factors to bear in mind when you decide how often you should do tile and grout cleaning.
Why Tile and Grout Cleaning Matters
Grout is a very porous surface that’s roughly 10 times more difficult to clean than tile. It absorbs lots of dirt and every manner of spill. Plus, it doesn’t respond well to acidic cleaners. If you leave it dirty, you run the risk of getting sick from the accumulation of mold, algae, and other harmful substances.
How Often Should You Clean It?
Cleaning it involves more than simply wiping down the obvious mess. Although that’s important, when we say clean it, we mean doing so through a professional like SunCoast Flooring. Here are some factors that will determine your cleaning schedule:
- How many people live in your house?
The greater volume of foot traffic will indicate a more frequent need for cleaning. This is especially true if you have small children, enter your home with dirty work boots, or things of that nature.
- Do you have a lot of pets?
Pets make it harder to clean too. We all love long-haired dogs, but when they shed, their fur gets everywhere, and even tiny particles get stuck in tile and grout.
- Do you cook a lot?
Crumbs fall onto the floor, but grease is also a problem. If you’ve ever cooked with turmeric, you know how it can congeal into your stove or cooking equipment easily. The same holds true for your floors with respect to lots of cooking oils and other ingredients.
- Take stock of your dust level.
This might be less of a problem in Florida unless you use a dehumidifier and over-dry your home. At any rate, dust is a real problem for your grout flooring as well.
SunCoast Flooring – Tile and Grout Cleaning in Sarasota
Don’t forget that in this gorgeous area of Sarasota, we contend with a lot of humidity that carries some extra difficulties you won’t experience elsewhere. Therefore, it’s best to utilize a professional tile and grout cleaning service like ours to make sure it gets done correctly.
SunCoast Flooring Solutions uses special cleaners, like our ColorShield sealer, to address difficult flooring materials. While it’s certainly possible to do some of the cleaning aspects on your own, you’ll notice a remarkable difference when you consult the pros to do a much deeper effort with stronger equipment. Contact us today today to learn more by dialing 941-201-1149.