Usually, the prime concerns homeowners have for pet accidents are carpets and upholstery, but the pet accidents need just as much concern when they are on hard surface floors like tile. We need to have patience as they learn the ropes, most understand that when it comes to our furry friends, though most understand that when it comes to our furry friends. However, even the isolated incident has been an issue for your tile and grout flooring, and with chronic accidents occurring, all the more so. Treating pet stains on tile and grout is what we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to discuss today.
Can Dog Urine Soak into Tile & Grout?
If the grout or tile is affected by even the smallest amount of damage, the grout especially is susceptible to absorbing pet stains and all the more due to the rather porous nature of grout, and even tile to a certain extent. The tile can be potentially stained, damage, and develop odors if the pet accidents are not immediately addressed. Urine has pH levels of about 6, however, as it dries, the pH rises, and can reach levels up to 10 – 12. As the pH rises with the effect of the oxidation reaction to the surface, the color of the grout can be altered. If pet accidents are not immediately cleaned, the pet stains can become permanent if left to dry for extended periods of time, and the damage that develops irreversible.
DIY VS Hiring Professional Tile Cleaners
A professional is necessary if the DIY grout and tile deep cleaning methods are not effective when removing pet stains. The grout and tile can be better protected and cleaned from pet accidents as well as the daily grit, grim, and moisture buildup with professional cleaning and sealants. Contributing to etching on tile and grout surfaces are pet accidents such as urine, feces, and vomit of acidic content as well. When etching start the problematic cracks will eventually crumble, crumbling if not properly rectified are inevitable. The floor might even have to be re-grouted, should the etching become too severe due to the pet accidents.
Can Breathing Dog & Cat Urine Be Harmful?
Worse that the potential staining, odors, and damage that can occur from pet accidents is the negative health effects. Pet accidents will contain a number of germs and bacteria that with thrive and spread on your grout. In order to eliminate the bacteria and sparing exposure to you, your family, and your pets, the tile and grout need to be efficiently disinfected.
When you treat the pet accidents, ensure your cleaner is able to sanitize, deodorize, as well as remove any potential staining.
Tile & Grout Sealer Help Protect Your Floors from Pet Accidents
Experts will recommend the use of sealants for the most tile and grout. The sealants act as a barrier to help the porosity resist absorption, whether the stone of the tile is manmade or natural. The sealants do dissipate and need fresh coats applied over time, cleaning, and normal wear. They need to be applied over deep cleaned floors. For your tile and grout, 6-12 months be sure to schedule a deep cleaning and sealant service.