A house’s floors are one of the first places people look when it comes to residential real estate, and if you are getting ready to sell or buy a house with tile floors, be ready to check the grout. Tile is one of the most common flooring choices for kitchens, entryways, and bathrooms, which are also typically the most traffic-heavy and mess-prone places in the house.
How Grout and Tile Cleaning Can Increase Sale Value
The kitchen is often a room where many family members congregate or pass through when getting ready to leave the house or when coming in. Shoes are on, and tracking of dirt and debris is in evidence. Shoes can bring in mud, clay, and even animal droppings in from the outside. And internal mishaps such as spilled cooking grease, dropped food, and mishandled drinks only add to the damage.
Stains are bound to happen in the bathroom as well; despite regular cleaning and neat conduct, the floor around the sink, toilet and tub or shower can easily become dirty and stained. Mold, mildew, vomit, and urine can leave permanent stains in your grout, and even harsh or abrasive cleaners cannot always wipe away the traces from bathroom mishaps.
Both your actual tile and the individual grout lines are susceptible to stains. Ceramics and cement are both porous, and after the sealant wears away, your floors are in increased danger of gaining stains. If the damage is already done, what can you do? Ripping all of your flooring away can be expensive, and very time-consuming.
Another option is available, fortunately. Your wallet and your tile and grout flooring can be saved with a good cleaning. Even what appears to be unsalvageable tile can be made to look nearly as good as new with the proper cleaning process, and all it takes to get started is a quick call to “The Dry Guys”.
Your tile floors can be thoroughly cleaned with a process that pulls stains out of the porous surfaces, and grout can be refurbished to look like new. Sealant can then be applied to prevent future staining, and your kitchen, bath, entryways and other tiled areas of your home will be sparkling.
Whether you are buying, selling, or just looking to spruce up your home, a few small investments can save you immensely and have your home looking good as new. Carpet cleaning services are available as well, so if you’re looking for a complete spring clean or a rejuvenation in preparation for an open house, you can’t go wrong with “the dry guys”.