Before you put your home on the market, try to look at it as objectively as you can. You might be used to seeing dirty grout and tile and not even notice it any longer, but potential buyers might notice and get a bad impression of your house. Just like you might clean the carpets so your home is clean and fresh smelling for home tours, consider having your tile and grout cleaned too. Here's how cleaning your floors can make a difference.
Stains Are Lifted From Kitchen Tiles
The kitchen gets a lot of foot traffic and occasional food spills. Your grout and tiles might have ground-in dirt or even discolorations from stains. When you have your tile floors cleaned, the equipment cleans the grout as well as the tiles. This is important since the grout is more porous and usually gets dirtier than the tiles.
When your tile kitchen floor is cleaned by a professional, the floor looks brighter and cleaner. That gives your kitchen a more appealing look that reassures potential buyers that you've taken good care of your home.
Shine Is Restored To Bathroom Tiles
When dirt and hard water scale are removed from your tiles, the glossiness of the tiles can shine through. Nothing says 'clean' better than shiny tiles. It can be difficult to get bathroom tiles and grout clean and shiny using household cleaners, especially if your floor tiles are old.
A tile and grout cleaning service has the equipment needed to remove scale and buildup from the tiles, along with dirt from the grout, so your floors have a new, fresh look. The cleaning service may use different floor equipment, such as a scrubbing brush that cleans dirt from the tile and grout lines followed by a bonnet cleaner that washes the floor and vacuums the wastewater to truck-mounted equipment outside.
In addition to having the best equipment to do the job, a grout and tile cleaning service uses the most effective cleaning solutions that break up dirt but that don't harm the floor with harsh acids. Since most of the hard work is done with machines, the results are often better than you can do yourself, plus you can spare yourself the labor of cleaning grout by hand.
Cleaning your tile floors is an important step in getting your home ready for the market, but ideally, you'll clean your tile floor regularly, just like you do the carpet in your home. Periodic cleaning prevents dirt buildup and stains and keeps your floors looking great for your family and guests all seasons of the year.