If you have tiled areas in your home you may have noticed that your grout has begun to change color becoming discolored even after a good cleaning. Your grout is extremely porous and acts like a sponge absorbing water, grease, and dirt. According to our knowledgeable experts at Silver State Floor Restoration, household cleaners used to clean tile can contribute to the discoloration of your grout. Showers are one of the most common areas within your home that are most affected by discolored grout. Water and the resulting dampness literally turn your bathroom into a petri dish growing mold and mildew. You may have noticed that your grout discolors more quickly in your shower and around your tub than in other areas of your home.
Professional Grout Cleaning Services
The simplest solution to taking care of your discolored grout is professional grout cleaning services. The professionals at Silver State Floor Restoration use specialized equipment to remove dirt, mold, mildew and debris that has become trapped within the pores of your grout. Once your grout is cleaned, you may elect to change the color of the grout with Silver State Floor Restoration’s professional grout sealing services which will also protect your new grout from any future buildup of dirt or staining.
How to Prevent Grout from Discoloration
Clean between tiles: Use a grout brush to make sure that you are cleaning between the tiles properly. Grout brushes are designed to effectively remove stains without damaging the surface of the grout. This may seem like a task but it will help protect your grout between professional cleanings.
Avoid use of bleach and harsh cleansers: If you have mold and mildew in your bathroom, the first product most homeowners reach for is bleach or bleach based cleansers. Mold can weaken the grout and using bleach can add to the damage already caused by mold and mildew. The same can be said for vinegar and other acid based cleaners.
Reseal your grout: get your grout professionally cleaned at least once a year and apply a grout sealer to preserve your grout and protect it against dirt and oil.
Ventilation: To keep mold and mildew at bay, keep your surfaces dry by providing proper air ventilation with an extractor fan to remove steam and a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. Your air conditioning system will also lower the humidity levels in summer while your furnace uses dry heat to remove moisture in the winter months.
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