Here’s Why it Got So Dirty…
Mopping is the primary problem. Yes, mopping and cleaning should be done regularly. But the cleaning has to be done properly. The biggest mistake is using TOO MUCH floor cleaner with no rinse. Believe it or not, too much floor detergent causes a build up that actually makes your floors look dirtier.
Rinse your floor! Every second or third cleaning, you should clean your floors with pure water. Avoid vinegar because vinegar can break down any sealants that may be applied to grout or floor.
What about your dirty grout?
Those little lines between your tile can be difficult, if not near impossible, to mop thoroughly. The grout lines dip down below the tile, which causes your mop to never come in contact with the grout. Using a brush to clean in the grout lines may be required for severe soil build up. However, brushing each grout line can be VERY time consuming. One alternative is using a floor machine that’s designed to brush the tile and extract the dirty water. This can be more beneficial than mopping.
How to Keep Your Tile and Grout Sparkling Clean
The best preventative measure to help your grout clean up easily is to have a professional grout sealer applied. This is something that “should” be done immediately after installation, however, most tile installers don’t do it for you. The lack of grout sealer and improper grout sealer is a BIG reason why grout gets so dirty.
The important thing is to have your tile and grout deep cleaned BEFORE the sealer is applied so the dirt is NOT trapped under the sealer. When we clean your tile, we use a high-pressure hot water system that completely rinses and extracts the soils into a holding tank in our van. This leaves your grout sparkling clean.
And last, we use a professional solvent-based sealer that penetrates into the grout to prevent soiling. Ideally, this sealer should be reapplied every TWO or THREE YEARS for maximum performance.
You’ll get sparkling clean tile and grout and vinyl floors when we deep clean with our high-pressured extraction system. Call 330-725-5702 today FREE estimate.
How do you know if your house is flooded? Is it covered through your insurance? For any home owner water damage and flooding can be a scary situation, especially if you are uninsured or do not understand what to do after your house is flooded. Do you need to have flood insurance? Depending on where you live you may be obligated to have flood insurance. Congress has ordered all federal insured lenders to have flood insurance that falls within flood prone areas, but sometimes mortgage lenders require flood insurance upon signing. Always look for the following signs of preexisting water damage when purchasing a home so you can make sure that you are insured for any future possibility.
(Home inspectors commonly overlook and fail to detect previous water damage signs during inspections.) Always look for the following when making your own inspections.
It is important to note that mold can be hidden in your HVAC system (AIR DUCTS) and can circulate in the air throughout your home. This can make you very sick and unfortunately most people don’t even find out until they are already ill! The Center for Disease Control states that mold can cause illness. For example, having shortness of breath such as chronic wheezing or coughing violently can indicate the possibility of mold within your HVAC system. Mold allergies can even turn into asthma if not treated quickly; in particular children are more susceptible to mold due to the fact that they have a vulnerable immune system. People with chronic lung diseases, sensitive immune systems, or mold allergies can develop serious lung infections. Every person reacts differently to mold, however, if the symptoms are less severe while you are away from home than mold will most likely be the cause.
If you have water damage in your home, a mop and bucket will not save your investment. Having a professional company to restore your water damage as quickly as possible is your best option. At Mark’s Cleaning Service, we have IICRC certified water damage technicians that have restored hundreds of homes. We provide reliable and fast water damage services to restore your home to its natural state from water damage.