Tiling is a great material to use in your home, its stylish and durable, and so has become commonplace in many Vista residents’ kitchens, bathrooms and patios. Being in areas which are often susceptible to getting wet or can pick up a lot of dirt, it is important to keep them clean and maintained. Whilst the tiles themselves are generally cleaned wait relative ease, the grouting is less so. Due to the nature of the grouting, and the often damp surrounding conditions, mold can commonly become established within. This can be unsightly as well as potentially unhealthy and so expert methods should be endorsed to fix and insure against it.
Tiling is made to be an aesthetic and durable material; therefore, it comes in number of varieties and finishes. Stone, clay, marble and quartz are all commonly found in the homes of Californians. With each given material type, exists a specialist cleaning agent most applicable to it. Whilst tiling incurs no difficult cleaning process, using the wrong product could potentially cause irreversible damage to your tiling. At Vista Carpet Cleaning, we have a full arsenal of cleaning products, for any type of tiling. Therefore, we encourage you to only ever employ professional servicing, to achieve the best quality and safest outcome.
Grout is a more difficult to clean material. It has a porous nature, where dirt and impurities can deeply embed themselves. Coming in different colors, grouting may not always appear as dirty as it truly is. White grouting can very quickly show signs of stains, in an unsightly appearance, and so it is easy to judge when cleaning is needed. However darker colored grouting takes time before eventually showing that it needs a clean. In this additional time, mold is given ample opportunity to establish itself and spread. To ensure this doesn’t happen, it is recommended to seek expert cleaning services to maintain the integrity of your grouting.
Mold Buildup in Grout
Bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor spaces. Each one of these is the common home of tiles and grouting and is also a space that becomes wet and damp. With the added humidity and poor air circulation in spaces such as the kitchen and bathroom, mold finds its most appropriate living conditions. Within the porous grouting, mold can safely establish itself, often unnoticed. And whilst the limited air flow seriously benefits the mold, it can cause a serious health hazard to us. Mold spores will silently be released into the surrounding airspace, where it will remain until breathed in; emphasized by the poor circulation. Without regular service and care, this can be a constant threat from within your home. By employing our professional care and making use of specific cleaning agents, we can ensure that the health of your grouting, and the quality of the surrounding air, is always to the best standard.
In the appropriate given conditions, mold has absolutely no issue in thriving and spreading. However, some variants of mold will only establish themselves in a very particular environment and some of these can be notably more harmful than others. The climate of the room can go a long way to influencing the classification of mold. Pink mold, for example, thrives in spaces with very little air flow and may start to build up inside cupboards or underneath seldom cleaned, tight areas. A more common, outdoor variant is orange mold, often found in patio grouting. And, most common in damp conditions, is black mold; a classification most harmful to humans. This is a fast spreading variant and has been connected to a number of health issues with people in their homes. To ensure that none of these molds can establish themselves, employ professionals such as ourselves, equipped with the necessary equipment to kill off mold growth and impede its return. We also offer upholstery cleaning service.