It is very common in Jacksonville Beach for homes to have tile floors. Living so close to the ocean has its perks, but also its perils. Dirt, sand, moisture, and mold from ocean air and humidity — all make tile floors dingy, at best, and caked with potentially hazardous mold and substances that can become dangerously slippery when wet.
If your tile and grout needs a deep clean, call (904) 383-7721 or fill out the form today and First Coast Home Pros can help. If you think tile and grout cleaning is a do-it-yourself job, read on and learn why it’s best to call in the pros.
Tile and Grout Cleaning Is Not a DIY Job
If you have newly installed and properly sealed tile, congratulations! It’s unlikely that you need professional tile and grout cleaning services. However, if your home is a few years old (or much older) your tile has almost certainly grown dingy, dirty, greasy, and is growing mildew and mold in cracks and crevices you can’t even see.
You can, and should, clean your tile and grout regularly. However, even the most powerful grout cleaner available to consumers and hours spent scrubbing tiny grout lines with an old toothbrush are no match for professional equipment and professional-strength cleaning solutions.
In fact, the cleaning products you’ve used over the years are likely being absorbed into your grout and tile. They can even cause discoloration and deterioration. If your tiles are loose or damaged already, putting additional water and cleaning solution on top of them means getting moisture under them — further loosening and damaging the tiles.
Mold and mildew happen when moisture consistently pools up in warm, humid spaces such as entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms. Breathing in mold spores can cause everything from red eyes and stuffy noses to allergies and respiratory issues. It’s never something you want to mess around with.
One of the most obvious reasons to have tile and grout professionally cleaned is if you are buying a new home or selling your home. If you are selling a home, sparkling stone and tile floors with shining grout that looks brand new is the way to attract buyers and get them to pay top dollar. Not dull, grimy tile and grout crawling with mildew.
Preparing your home for sale is often a time-consuming experience and most people don’t have endless amounts of free time to spend on their hands and knees scrubbing grout lines and tile. Not only will it save you time, hassle, and sanity, your tile and grout will likely look better when cleaned by a professional.
And when you move into a new home, you never know the last time the previous owner had the tile and grout cleaned. If the tile and grout haven’t been cleaned, your shower is still their shower. Yuck.
Tile and Grout Cleaning Is a Job for the Pros
It takes a particular combination of cleaning substances, extremely hot water, and the right amount of pressure to properly clean grease from kitchen tile. And it takes a different combination of those elements to properly and safely clean mildew from bathroom tile. This is why it takes years of training, experience, and the right, professional equipment to best know how to effectively and carefully clean tile, stone, and grout.
After your tile and grout are professionally cleaned, it is also wise to have grout sealant applied to create a barrier between your newly immaculate grout and any water, grease, dirt, and other pollutants that come in contact with it.
During a professional tile and grout cleaning, First Coast Home Pros technicians will scour your floors with specialized professional equipment and will rinse and sanitize using high-powered washing and extraction equipment and techniques.
Depending on how many rooms in your home have tile and need cleaning, the professional process can typically be completed within a few hours to one day. After cleaning and sealing, you can use your floors as you usually would within 24 hours.
Schedule Your Free Estimate Today
First Coast Home Pros has the knowledge, the experience, and the state-of-the-art equipment to make the tile, stone, and grout in your Jacksonville Beach home gleaming and clean. Whether you’re selling your home and want it to shine for prospective buyers, moving to a new home and want to ensure it’s sparkling clean, or remaining in your home and want to get rid of shabby, dull, and discolored tile and grout without getting new flooring — we’re here to provide top-notch professional tile and grout cleaning.
Call (904) 383-7721 or fill out the form today and First Coast Home Pros can provide a free estimate or help you schedule a service time.