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by Jason Neale
When buying or selling a house, it’s best to make it presentable. The best way to do this is to have a professional cleaning company come in and steam clean the carpets and upholstery, and also steam clean the tiles and grout. A carpet cleaning company could come in and do all this in the one day, leaving your home looking and smelling great for those all-important open homes.
Carpet and Tile & Grout Cleaning
A clean and fresh home for sale will give a better first impressions for potential buyers. If you are buying a house, carpets and tiles that are professionally steam cleaned have no bacteria or germs, making it safe for you to move into the new space.
Steam Cleaning Tiles & Grout
By steam cleaning the tiles and grout with an industrial truck mounted tile cleaning machine, all the dirt and grime that builds up over the years will be washed away using a combination of heavy duty cleaning solutions and high pressure steam that blast away the dirt and extract it to a holding tank outside in the van. Up to 3000 psi of pressure is used. This is the most effective way to clean tiles and the grout lines. In most cases when a professional tile cleaner is called out to a job, the tiles and grout haven’t been cleaned by a professional before. So the grout is discoloured from years of mopping. Mopping is something we all do, but it will never clean the tiles properly as the dirty water used is just being moved all over the surface. The grout soaks it up, resulting in discolouration.
A professional tile and grout cleaning company will ensure your tiles get the best care and treatment ever. This may also save you from needing the tiles replaced. Cleaning them is a lot cheaper than replacing, so it pays to have your local tile cleaner come out and do an assessment first. If the grout lines are too far gone, a coloured sealer can be laid over the top of the existing grout, giving the whole tiled area a new look.
When it comes to restoring tiles, it must be done by a professional who knows what cleaning solutions can and can’t be used and who knows what type of tile is being cleaned. Some tiles may need a sealer to be added to give it a water resistant coating; these are called polished porcelain and they can be very high maintenance. The most popular tile found in our homes is called a ceramic tile; they are very easy to clean and last for many years. But some homeowners do try and clean them with the wrong cleaning solutions and, over time, this can lead to the tile surface being scratched and becoming porous.
When walking into a home for the first time, the first thing that most people look at is the floors. This can be the carpets or tiles, and both should look good when trying to sell a home. Having a professional carpet cleaner do a steam clean will ensure that the stains that have accumulated over time will be removed. Having a carpet cleaner out will also help eliminate any bad smells that maybe lingering in the carpet. If a cat or dog has wet on a carpet, the smell is very hard to remove without expert help. Removing cat urine is one of the hardest of all odours to remove. Special sanitisers and enzyme eaters will have to be used in order to fully remove the odour.
Contact a quality cleaning company that can give expert advice on what is best for your home. With a cheap carpet cleaning company or a cheap tile and grout cleaning company, you have to expect a bad job. Going cheap will only cost you more money and time to fix in the long run. Always use a company that will offer a full guarantee on their work so you can be assured of a quality job.