Clean and tidy tiled surfaces play a critical role in keeping your office space healthy and safe. In particular, bathrooms and kitchens have tiled surfaces that can become the ideal breeding spots for mold, fungus, and other tile-related concerns. In turn, these germs can cause various contagious infections like flu, common cold, and enteritis.
Below are some of the most common problems when it comes to office or commercial tile and grout together with a few tips on how to address them.
Loose or hollow tiles usually occur if the tile adhesive doesn’t bond the tiles well to the floor or wall. It is often an installation-related concern if there are some gaps below the tiles with missing adhesive.
Sooner or later, these hollow tiles will crack, break, or even lift from the surface. To resolve it, a tile repair expert will inject adhesive below the tiles. However, most of the time, a re-tile is the only way to fix this issue.
Cloudy or Milky Tile Surface
A cloudy or milky tile surface often indicates that the type of tile was cleaned using the wrong cleaning product. Make sure you get in touch with a tile and grout cleaning professional right away for such cases.
An expert cleaner will always use the right process and product when cleaning tiles and at the same time, give you insightful advice on what products you should use for the specific tiles you have.
The bathroom is the perfect environment where mold can thrive and grow, which makes it one of the most common tile concerns. It is because bathrooms are highly humid and wet areas with poor ventilation that can make them an ideal breeding ground for mold. In addition, body oils and soap residue can even serve as a source of food that can further encourage mold growth.
When mold growth occurs in the porous grout joints, you won’t be able to get rid of it no matter how much you scrub. Using chemicals won’t eliminate mold, either, or might even end up eating away at the grout which may only worsen the damage.
A leak is the most common cause of mold in bathroom tiles. Even a tiny hole in the grout or a few cracks in the corners of the tile can quickly result in mold ingress and the buildup of water. if this happens, the best thing you can do is call a bathroom cleaning or leak detection cleaning expert to pinpoint and analyze the cause of mold before they remove it.
Dirty and Stained Tiles and Grout
Dirty or stained grout is often the result of the cleaning process used. It is because the grout joints sit lower than the tiles, pushing dirt as well as other contaminants into the grout joints when mopping or scrubbing tiles. This is why it is always recommended to hire tile and grout cleaning experts that will keep them looking clean and new all the time.
The next time you notice some issues with your tile and grout, don’t hesitate to call Courtesy Building Services Inc and get these parts cleaned right away.