As a professional cleaning company, we have come across various misconceptions and myths about grout cleaning, especially when it comes to steam cleaning. Grout cleaning is essential to maintain the cleanliness and longevity of your tiled surfaces, but it is crucial to understand the facts and risks involved in steam cleaning. In this blog, we will separate facts from fiction and provide you with practical tips on how to care for your grout after professional steam cleaning.
Grout is a porous material that absorbs dirt, dust, and debris over time. If left uncleaned, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew, leading to unpleasant odors and health risks. Additionally, dirty grout can make your tiles look dingy and unattractive, reducing the aesthetic appeal of your home or business.
Regular grout cleaning is necessary to remove dirt, grime, and stains, and prevent the buildup of mold and bacteria. It also helps to maintain the appearance and functionality of your tiles, extending their lifespan and saving you from costly repairs or replacements.
There are many misconceptions about grout cleaning, such as using bleach or vinegar to clean grout or scrubbing it with a toothbrush. While these methods may seem effective, they can damage your grout and tiles, leading to costly repairs or replacements.
Bleach and vinegar are highly acidic and can erode the grout and tiles’ surface, leading to discoloration and cracks. Scrubbing with a toothbrush can also damage the grout, causing it to crumble and break.
The Grout Medic’s steam cleaning involves using low-pressure steam to remove dirt and grime from surfaces and pushing contaminants from within porous grout. Low-pressure steam grout cleaning is the only safe way to steam clean grout.
One of the risks of steam cleaning on grout is that the high-pressure steam can erode grout, causing it to weaken and crumble over time. Another risk is that high-pressure steam cleaning can cause the grout to become dislodged from the tiles, leading to gaps and spaces between the tiles. This can cause your tiles to shift, become uneven, or completely fall off, leading to costly repairs or replacements. Or worse, water damage behind your tiled surface.
The Grout Medic will safely and effectively steam clean your grout, and seal it with a deep-penetrating grout sealer. Afterwards, it is essential to maintain clean grout to prevent future dirt and grime buildup.
Grout cleaning is essential to maintain the cleanliness and longevity of your tiles. While steam cleaning is an effective method, hiring the wrong company or doing it yourself with the wrong tools can pose risks to your grout’s integrity and cause damage. By understanding the facts and risks involved and the tips provided, you can maintain your grout effectively and avoid costly repairs or replacements.