When it comes to the care and cleaning of your tile and grout, there is much involved in the effort to keep it in pristine condition far past the life expectancy. With routine maintenance of the owner and professional cleanings, there are still many questions property owners have and we at Green Co Carpet Cleaning would like to take the most common of the frequently asked questions and answer them concerning the professional maintenance of your tile and grout.
Tile & Grout Cleaning FAQ
Q: Why is professional tile and grout cleaning important?
Tile easily accumulates dirt and debris once the sealant has dissolved, particularly if the tile is scratched and scuffed, additionally, grout is very porous naturally and retains a lot of dirt, debris and moisture, which can lead to mildew and mold. Just as carpets accrue soil, so does the tile and grout and just like carpets, even with daily maintenance, over time the penetrated debris needs to be removed with professional quality equipment and products. With the professional cleaning, tile dingy and dull tile and grout are revitalized and left shiny and vibrant; not only improving the aesthetics, but preserving the condition as well.
Q: Why is tile and grout sealing a good idea?
As mentioned previously, absorbing the soil and moisture due to the high porosity of grout, your grout needs a barrier in order to avoid excessive dirt. Sealants are designed to give you a fair advantage in cleaning spills and performing daily dirt extraction before the majority of it has an opportunity to penetrate deeply below surface.
Q: How soon after professional cleaning and/or sealing can I walk on the tile?
Waiting at least 3 hours before walking on it is recommended, but it takes 24 hours for the sealant to cure; as a result, we suggest waiting over 24 hours before allowing any liquids to make contact.
Q: What should I use to clean my tile and grout in between services?
Avoiding harsh abrasive and acid cleaners, especially such chemicals as bleach, is encouraged to extend the sealant. To avoid breaking down the sealant, stick with a small quantity of liquid dish detergent and water.
Q: How is professional grout and tile cleaning done?
Professionals come equipped with quality cleaning agents are applied to the tile and grout as well as state-of-the-art equipment that is designed the remove the mineral deposits, soap scum, debris, and dirt, as well as the microbes that include mildew and mold. With the ability to loosen the deep rooted filth, professionals can effectively clean the tile and grout.
Q: How often should professional tile and grout cleaning be scheduled?
Getting your tile and grout professionally cleaned frequency is dictated by a few contributing factors. The factors include; the diligence of owners regular maintenance, number of children, pets, and other occupants, as well as the sealants durability. Heavy foot traffic areas should be cleaned every 6 months, less used tile and grout should be cleaned at least once a year.
Q: How long does a professional tile and grout cleaning and sealing take?
It takes between 45-90 minutes on an average size room, up to 250 square feet, to complete the service. Depending on the additional circumstances such as number of grout lines, size of the tile, room configuration, buildup, as well as if a sealant application is performed, the service can take up to 3 hours to complete.