Cleaning tile and grout has a big impact on your home. It can mean the difference between having a healthy or unhealthy family. However, not only is it important for your family’s health, it can mean the difference between selling your house at your asking price or settling for something less. Plus, it can mean the difference between a home you can be proud of and a home you don’t want to show visitors.
Since grout (the substance between each tile on a tile floor) is porous, it is very easy for dirt and bacteria to get stuck. If you have kids crawling around or pets that walk around your house, they are constantly putting their hands or paws on that bacteria and dirt … increasing the chances or sickness. There are also risks of mold and mildew growth causing problems for those with allergies; even just breathing the air around the mold and mildew may be hazardous. The reaction of these allergies can be as mild as a few sneezes or as serious as trouble breathing or worse. Keeping clean tile and grout is extremely important to your family’s health.
When looking for a new home potential buyers consider the most important rooms to look at are the kitchen and bathrooms. These are also the rooms that are most likely to have tile and grout. Dirty grout lines give a bad impression. The perception is that if someone does not take care of the appearance of the tile, they must neglect other parts of the home as well. They will question, “If the grout is dirty and you see that every day, what about the maintenance issues that are not as apparent?” Grout cleaning can mean the difference between selling your home or not. Consider this, if you looked at two homes, one that was clean with white grout lines, and one that was dirty and obviously not taken care of, but the floors plans were identical, which one would you want to buy? You would select the clean one, which would sell faster and likely for a higher price.
Finally, cleaning tile and grout cleaning means that you will not be intimidated to show people your home. It just looks nicer for the grout to be its intended color. This is not only because it shows you do grout cleaning often, but also you care for the appearance of your home.
If you’re looking for help with cleaning tile and grout in your home in Santa Rosa, CA or the North Bay area, call North Bay Carpet Care at (707) 540-0175 or (877) 893-9374.