Many contemporary kitchens, bathrooms, patios, and living areas include grouted tile. Tile can look fabulous with many different home decor styles, which is why you find it frequently in a wide range of homes. However, everyone who has lived with tile and grout knows the reality of keeping it clean and bright.
In addition to looking grimy, grout that hasn’t been cleaned in a while is the perfect environment for microbes and bacteria to thrive. Home Advisor explains that mold, mildew, rust, and other residue can leave a tiled room looking stained and unkempt even as it poses a health risk.
Homeowners have some decisions to make when it comes to keeping their grout and tile clean. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of cleaning tile yourself vs. hiring professional cleaners.
DIY Grout & Tile Cleaning
The main benefit of cleaning your own grout and tile, of course, is cost. There are only two types of supplies needed: chemicals and cleaning tools. Store-bought cleaning solutions aren’t very expensive, and you can at least do some cursory cleaning with a spray bottle and scrub brush.
Trying to scrub grout and tile with a scrub brush can be pretty backbreaking, especially if you have tile that requires bending and stretching and staying in awkward positions for long periods of time. If you want to save your knees and back the aches and pains of scrubbing, and save at least some time on this project, you could buy a steam cleaner or a scrubber to attach to your power drill.
The problem with this is that you’ve now spent more money— and you still have to do the work yourself! That’s why we think it’s worth it to think about hiring a professional tile and grout cleaning company.
Professional Grout & Tile Cleaning
A professional grout and tile cleaning company will be able to bring the best equipment in the industry to get your grout and tile back to looking brand new. Grout that has been greying over time will transform to gleaming white, and you’ll know for sure that there are no lingering bacteria or microbes.
A professional company also has access to the safest, most effective cleaning chemicals, as well as the experience needed to handle them. If you choose a company that works with the best, you won’t be stuck using whatever is available in the store, which might only do a surface-level clean of your tile and grout. And you won’t be handling chemicals without the training needed to effectively manage and clean up any mess that comes with the job.
What about the cost? It’s true, hiring professionals is going to cost more than doing the job yourself. But the job is also going to be done better— and in less time— than if you tackled it on your own. You should, of course, only work with a company that has a strong history of good work and competitive prices.
Groutsmith of Tulsa is the best company for this job. We have courteous, qualified cleaning techs who will treat you and your home with respect. We are happy to give you a free in-home demonstration of our work, and a no-obligation quote, so that you can know exactly what you get when you hire us.
Contact us today so that we can help you determine your grout and tile cleaning needs.