Pros & Cons of Tile
Many of today’s modern kitchens, bathrooms, patios, and dining areas make use of grouted tile in their design. Tile looks amazing as part of many different home decor styles, which is why you frequently find it in a wide range of homes. However, anyone who has lived with tile understands the difficulty of keeping it bright and clean.
Not only does it look grimy, but grout that hasn’t been cleaned in a while is a breeding ground for bacteria and harmful microbes. Industry experts agree that mildew, mold, rust, and other residue can leave a tiled room looking stained and dingy, as well as posing a potential health risk.
When it comes to keeping their grout and tile clean, homeowners have some decisions to make. Let’s look at the pros and cons of cleaning tile yourself compared to hiring a professional.
DIY Tile & Grout Cleaning
Obviously, the main benefit of cleaning the grout and tile yourself, is cost. The only types of supplies needed: chemicals and cleaning tools. Over the counter cleaning solutions aren’t very expensive, and you can at least do some basic cleaning with a scrub brush and a bottle of spray cleaner.
Of course, scrubbing your grout and tile this way is backbreaking work, especially if you have a tiled that requires kneeling down, stretching and staying in awkward positions a long period of time. Buying a steam cleaner or a power scrubber can help save save your knees and back, along with time on the project. The problem here is that you’ve now increased your costs quite a bit— and you’re still doing the work yourself! That’s why it’s worth considering hiring a professional grout and tile cleaning specialist. Still convinced doing it yourself is the best course of action? Check out these helpful tips for getting the job done.
Professional Grout & Tile Cleaning
A tile and grout cleaning professional will utilize the best equipment and processes in the industry to get your tiled surfaces back to looking brand new. Grout that has been greying over time will be transformed to gleaming white or color matched and sealed, and you’ll know for sure that there is no lingering bacteria.
Tile and grout professionals also use the safest, most effective cleaning solutions, and have the specialized training needed to handle them. If you choose a company that works with the best, you won’t be stuck with whatever was available when you went to the store, which may only work on the surface-level and won’t get out those ground in stains. Also, you won’t have to handle those chemicals without the training needed to effectively manage and clean up any mess that comes with the job.
Let’s talk cost? YES, hiring professionals is going to cost more than doing the job yourself. But the project is going to be done better— and faster — than if you tackled it on your own. Of course, you should only work with a company that has a history of great work, satisfied customers and fair prices.
In the Spokane Valley, Groutsmith Northwest is the best company for this job. We have courteous, experienced, and highly trained cleaning techs who will treat you and your home with respect. Ask us about a free in-home demonstration, and a no-obligation quote, that way you will know exactly what to expect when you hire us.
Contact us today so that we can help with all your grout and tile cleaning needs.