As we swing into the holiday season, people everywhere are making plans to entertain guests. If you are hosting holiday festivities this year, you are probably getting focused on the task of deep cleaning your home to make it presentable for your friends and family. For many people, this means carrying out chores that are not done particularly often, such as shampooing the carpets, vacuuming the drapes, and so on. Your deep cleaning efforts are also likely extending to your kitchen and bathroom areas, places where you likely have tilework. This puts grout cleaning at the forefront, as dirty grout can distract from an otherwise pristine room. As you have undoubtedly learned over the years, cleaning tile grout can be a frustratingly difficult mission. If you have tried all of the do-it-yourself (DIY) methods and exhausted the possibilities of store-bought cleaners, you may want to think about reaching out to a professional cleaning service such as ours at CBC Cleaning and Construction.
If you are like many people, cleaning your tile grout is probably a chore you dread. This is not because you are lazy, but because it can feel like everything you try to do is ineffective. You can spray a cleaning solution on your tilework and use a small sponge on the grout, but that is only going to brush away the debris that rests on the surface. You can also try using a mixture of peroxide or baking soda and scrubbing with a toothbrush, which may work a little better, but still comes up short. So, why is grout so difficult to clean in the first place? Well, there are a couple of things to consider. For one, tilework tends to be in high-traffic areas of your home (especially if it is used on your floor), so it is going to attract a high volume of dirt and grime. Certain types of grout are also porous by design, which means that debris can lodge itself deep under the surface making extraction efforts difficult. Fortunately, a professional cleaning service can help.
How Does Professional Grout Cleaning Work?
So, what can a professional do that you can’t when it comes to cleaning grout? Well, for starters, a professional will thoroughly vacuum out the area around your tile. From there, they may use a heavy-duty chemical solution on your grout, which is a bit different than what you would buy at the store. A professional cleaning service may also opt to steam clean your grout, which can work well for particularly porous grout. Steam can help bring dirt up to the surface, where it is much easier to wipe away. In short, a professional service will have highly specialized equipment and solutions that can thoroughly get the job done.
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Need a little help cleaning your tilework? Call the pros at CBC Cleaning and Construction today and arrange for a consultation. You can also reach us by email by visiting our contact page.