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Why is My Grout So Dirty

If you have tile in your kitchen, bathroom, or any other part of your home, then you have probably wondered why your grout gets dirty so easily. You have also probably wondered how to remove this dirt in order to make your grout and tile look new again. It is important to understand what grout is before finding a cleaning remedy.

 

Understanding Grout

Grout is a material that is applied between tiles in order to fill the spaces and hold the tiles together. It is a rough and porous material, which allows dirt and grime to adhere to it very easily. Furthermore, liquid substances can penetrate deep within the grout causing it to look discolored. This is evident with tile flooring. 

One of the most common causes for discolored grout is dirty mop water. Rather than cleaning the tile, mop water spreads the dirt from the tile into the grout. Since the grout is the lowest part of the floor, the dirt and grime from the mop water settles into the grout. This can be very frustrating because your floors will look dirty, despite your many efforts to keep them clean. In addition, dirty grout is a source of bacteria, mold, and mildew.

Making Your Grout Look Like New Again

Once the grout is stained, it is very hard to remove the stains and restore the grout to its original color. It is important to use the proper cleaning methods when trying to clean your grout. Tile and grout cleaning services are an excellent way to ensure that your grout will be cleaned and restored to its original look. Professional grout cleaning is oftentimes necessary in order to effectively extract all of the dirt and stains from your grout. They can also apply a color seal to your grout to help reduce the amount of dirt that penetrates into the grout. This will help to retain the original look and color of the grout. They may also provide appropriate cleaning products that can be applied to your grout without harming or destroying it.

Tile floors withstand an enormous amount of traffic within a home. Every time someone walks on a tile floor with shoes on, they are transferring dirt and germs to the tile and grout. Therefore, it can be quite a daunting task to keep your floors looking clean. Nonetheless, your floor is one of the first things a visitor will notice when they enter your home. With the help of a professional, you can achieve the look of sparkling clean floors and feel confident that your home will be healthy and radiant. 

Chem-Dry professionals use specialized cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment to blast the dirt from your tile and grout, delivering a sparkling clean and extending its life. Once we have your surfaces looking pristine, your Chem-Dry technician will then apply a durable sealant that helps protect against dirt and other particles that can tarnish the look.

Find a local Chem-Dry in your area to get more information or schedule a time to get your tile and grout looking like new again.

 
*Based on studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction), P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment), Granite Countertop Renewal, and Tile, Stone & Grout cleaning processes. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Pet urine bacteria results based on Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning process and a sanitizer, combined with P.U.R.T. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple tests.