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Dirty Grout and Your Health

Dirty Grout and Your Health

Discolored grout is not just an eyesore. The dirt, bacteria, and mold that could be lurking between your tile lines could impact your health if left untreated. Here is how.

Your dirty grout is likely harboring nasty germs and bacteria. Regular sweeping and mopping do well to minimize these things but having a professional tile and grout cleaning can prove invaluable. That is because things like Staph, E Coli, and Salmonella can stubbornly rest in tiny pockets and grooves of standard grout. The powerful specialty equipment that professional cleaners have access to can effectively neutralize and remove these dangerous elements.

Another factor standing in the way of clean grout is mold. Some mold is harmless, but others can pose a serious threat to your health. Bathroom tile and grout can be the perfect breeding ground for mold. Moisture and warmth are two things that mold thrives in. Two things that bathrooms are known for. Keeping bathroom tile and grout cleaned regularly will be sure to keep mold from taking off and getting dangerously out of control.

Certainly, inadvertently exposing your family to damaging allergens, germs, and mold is something you want to avoid. Having your tile and grout professionally cleaned from time to time will assist in combating these issues. As we mentioned, professional cleaners have powerful specialty tools that give you a superior cleaning. Another way you can reduce dirt and mold buildup is by switching to epoxy grout. Cement based grouts are porous materials. This leaves pockets and grooves for microscopic bacteria and spores to settle into and develop. Epoxy grout, on the other hand, is a smooth material. It is easily wiped down for effortless cleaning.

The Grout Medic welcomes the opportunity to be a part of your home maintenance team. Our expertly trained technicians can clean your tiled surfaces to like new conditions. And if you long for a lower maintenance grout, we can help you achieve that by installing epoxy grout wherever you need it. Give us a call today and let us help you keep your family healthy!

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