Dirty tiles and grout can make the most breathtaking floor or wall look distracting and unsightly. A homeowner can do everything in their power from regular cleanings, inspections and general care to try to keep their tile looking beautiful, but eventually there may be circumstances that make the tiles a lost cause to all attempts to clean them by normal means. The first reaction from frustrated owners is usually to tear it all off their walls and have it redone, which is an extreme and can be a costly endeavor–not to mention if you can’t find the same tile previously used, you may have to redecorate the entire room.
When faced with this extreme, it may be in your best interest to call a professional cleaning and re-grouting service instead of tearing it all down and starting over. Tile cleaning is a very specialized service that not every utility service can do properly, in fact, some carpet cleaning services may claim that they can also clean your grout and tile, but in honesty they could cause you more harm than good. Scratches on your tile, damage to the grout and the use of potent chemicals can all leave your previously minorly damaged tile looking even worse than when they started. Inexperienced services may clean it well, but after a couple days scratches and other damage can start to appear, forcing you to tear everything down and do exactly what you were trying to avoid. This is why it is always best to research your options with cleaning services before deciding on one to go with.
There are services that are very professional and know what they’re doing, with years of experience under their belts and a myriad of shining testimonials to assure you that you’re making the correct choice. When looking for a service, many of them will quote you a price per square foot so you know exactly what they’re going to do and what you are paying for, specifically, whether it’s a simple cleaning of one area or the re-grouting of the entire wall or floor. It is also very important to get their reassurance that your satisfaction is guaranteed since damage may not show up immediately after a job and may take a day or two to become apparent. Companies that are committed to their jobs and the quality of their work will usually very readily offer your satisfaction guaranteed instead of jerking you around and rushing through each job to get their commissions finished.
Maintaining your tile and grout can be a difficult to endeavor, and damage can be frustrating to repair yourself, especially with the hundreds of different products and cleaners and chemicals on the market that claim to help. With these tips and some simple business courtesy, you can find a professional and moral cleaning service to help you keep your tile looking amazing for years and years to come.