Grouting is the glue that holds tiles together and fills the gaps between tiles. The downside of having tiles is that grout cleaning and maintenance is essential. Dirty tiles and grout are bound to create many problems for homeowners and their families:
Here are some of the hazards and disadvantages of dirty tile and grout:
While some homes may choose to have tiles installed as their main flooring option, it’s still quite a rare sight. However, almost all homes have tiles installed for the kitchen, bathroom, powder room, laundry room, etc.
Since it’s the best flooring option that can withstand moisture, it’s often strategically used in these areas. Over time, moisture affects everything it comes in contact with, your tiles and grout included.
Moisture is bound to lurk in the grout of the tiles along with dirt and grime. These build up over years and months and begin to change color. Though you may not think tile grouting affects the way your bathroom looks, but if you compare pictures of a spotless bathroom and one with dirty grouting, you’d see how visually unappealing it really is. Grouting dirt can ruin the color of your tiles as well.
Grout can get contaminated easily
Since grout is a porous material, it holds onto moisture and allows mold, mildew, and bacteria to build up within it. It’s one of the most easily contaminated parts of your home that requires maintenance on a regular basis.
The bacterial buildup can cause your family members to get ill. Respiratory problems, skin infections, irritates eyes, lower immunity, and viruses are very common in homes that have a significant buildup of germs due to dirty grout.
Every time anyone walks on the grout, takes a shower in a bathroom with dirty grout this is a unsanitary condition.
How to identify dirty grout?
Identifying dirty and contaminated grout is a bit of a challenge. Have a close look at the grouting installed in your home and look for any visible discoloration. This usually signals dirt buildup and, in some cases, fungal growth too.
Over time, grout can also chip away and leave spaces that allow water and dirt to get trapped between the tile and the foundation of the home. Make sure all gaps are tended to immediately. It hardly takes any time to fix this issue.
Excellence Janitorial Services & Carpet Cleaning offers excellent tile and grout cleaning services in Bakersfield, CA. Our technicians will be at your home at the appointed time. Make sure you schedule regular grout cleaning appointments to maintain your kitchens and bathrooms.
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