Your tile and grout can often be overlooked parts of your home—especially if you prioritize cleaning your carpets or hardwood floors (no shame in that!). However, issues with tile and grout that go unaddressed can turn into much bigger problems that require extensive, and expensive, work to resolve. 

The best way to ensure your tile and grout are truly clean is to reach out to a professional. If you notice any of the following signs, it might be time to consider calling Springer for a tile and grout cleaning service.

Discolored Grout

In high-traffic areas, grout lines can become stained and discolored from dirt and grime buildup. Your kitchen is a great example of this: It’s a frequently used space and grease from cooking can wreak havoc on your tile floors. 

Especially if you notice that the grout in less-frequented areas of your home—such as underneath area rugs or in closets—is a different color, then your grout needs a deep cleaning.

Mildew or Mold Stains

One of the most common indicators that it’s time for a professional tile and grout cleaning is if you notice mold or mildew stains on your floor. This happens when dirt builds up, which makes your floors a breeding ground for mold and mildew to thrive in. Mold typically grows in damp places with little ventilation—which is why so many homeowners often find it in the grout between tiles. 

The big problem with mold and mildew stains is that without professional help, it’s incredibly difficult to remove the stains. Without proper removal, mold will continue to grow and can even be transferred to your clothes.

Missing Grout

If you see that the grout is missing between the tiles on your floors, it means water has penetrated through the grout and the tile. This can lead to cracks or significant damage to your tiles if they’re left uncovered for too long. 

Missing grout also provides a breeding ground for mold, which will cause even more costly damage. All of these issues can be prevented with professional cleaning! 

Foul Odors

Have you ever smelled your floors? We’d wager stinky floors aren’t something you thought was a possibility. But, it’s true, mold and mildew don’t just leave behind stains, they also release a musty smell as they thrive on your damp, dirty floors.

The best plan of action for foul-smelling tile and grout is to call for professional cleaning by Springer. There are some DIY cleaning methods for smelly floors, but many of these will simply mask the bad odor rather than eliminate the root of the problem.

Dull or Lackluster Appearance

If your tile floors lose their shine or your grout becomes dull over time—even after you’ve tried cleaning them yourself—it’s time to phone in the professionals. Sometimes your regular cleaning routine just isn’t enough to combat the dirt and grime that can accumulate on your bathroom or kitchen floors over time. 

If your tiles appear dull and drab, a professional cleaning can bring back their sparkle and shine.

Call Springer for Effective Tile and Grout Cleaning

At Springer, we have a comprehensive step-by-step cleaning method that ensures your tile and grout look brand new by the time we leave your home. With the help of one of our experts, you can not only maintain the quality of your flooring but also extend its lifespan. 

Is it time for your tile and grout to be professionally cleaned? Give us a call!