Of all the areas in your home or business that can harbor unhealthy matter, tile and grout surfaces are probably the worst! The porous nature of the grout surrounding the tiles is due to its ingredients, namely sand, cement and water. Grout will literally soak up substances like bacteria, mold, chemicals, scaly lime, etc., and it will also absorb stains from various dirty splatters. Look around your home or business – and see all the areas where there is tile and grout. You could have quite the chore on your hands maintaining the cleanliness of these surfaces!! Worse yet, dirty or stained grout in your tile surfaces is readily noticeable to visitors entering into your home or place of business. They, like you, would probably notice something like this in someone else’s home or business before their own – as they live with their own daily, and it is easy to ignore subtle changes in your tile and grouting, such as progressive discoloration or dirt. A maintenance job for the professionals, like ServiceMaster Clean Care? You bet!
Worse yet for the routine cleaning needs of your tile and grout is the fact that many of the more harmful substances that can not only linger, but also multiply in your tile and grout, cannot be seen! Bacteria and some forms of mold are such problems – and some may be masked by darker grouting colors. Don’t be fooled – the organisms are there if you do not clean properly – and they can be harmful to your health. Bacteria and mold grow in warm, moist environments, and the most common place for tile and grout is in bathrooms and kitchens. If you are living in a residence that has significant bacterial or mold/mildew growth and your health is not good to begin with, it can suffer even further with these exposures. In addition, if you clean your tile and grout with the wrong solutions, you could have a double potentially toxic exposure – and still have the problem with mold or bacterial growth! Not good! Allergy conditions can suffer, as well as several other diseases one might have, such as the multitude of respiratory diseases.
You also want the best products for your individual tile and grout combination – the ones that will leave the tile shining like new, yet still satisfactorily clean the tile and grout and remove any pathogenic substances. The substances detected to be trapped in your tile and grout will determine what products are used. You would not typically use a cleaning solution for mold that would work for greasy spills, for example. You may even need different products for different stages of the cleaning process, such as a finishing cleaning step that would thoroughly remove pathogenic substances. Truly a job for a professional service, which does a wide variety of cleaning for all types of surfaces, and can help you realize the beauty and health that a “like new” tile and grout surface can bring to your home or business – year in and year out!
If you’re looking for a Grand Rapids grout and tile cleaning contractor, choose ServiceMaster Clean Care. Give us a call today 1-866-431-0492 to schedule an appointment and experience 100% satisfaction.
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We have been extremely pleased with the service provided by Aaron and his Servicemaster crew. The men that removed the carpeting and other water damaged materials were very careful to remove only what was necessary. They were careful not to damage other items or furniture as damaged materials were moved out of the house to a dumpster and undamaged items were shuffled to other areas. Next, the ladies that came in to do to the cleaning were very thorough and careful. They also “heppa” vacuumed , then hand cleaned every item that was not discarded into the dumpster. They also scrubbed and cleaned/disinfected virtually every inch of the basement. They were outstanding. Our insurance provider required that we provide several quotes for the water damage in our basement. One of the individuals was very “hard sell” with his inspection, the other individual did not even come equipped with a moisture meter.
Aaron came to our home equipped with the knowledge and equipment to determine the extent of the damage. He was very assuring as he explained the proper steps necessary to remedy the problem. If it were up to me, on a scale of 1-10, I would give Aaron and Servicemaster a “12”.B and D Spurrier
“Wow” is the word I use to express my appreciation for Aaron and his staff. Their proactive and rapid response to my water damage needs was truly amazing. Their professional knowledge and over and above customer service attitude is to applauded. I definitely will be referring their services to my family and friends.P. Mourning
Every member of the staff was very kind and efficient. In a time when I was feeling overwhelmed with the damage done in our home, they came in and handled the cleanup and came along side when I talked with the electrician, the claim adjuster and the contractor. Wow. Way above and beyond. And the contact with me was daily! I never had to guess where we were in the whole process! I am so appreciative for this company! Certainly made things run smoothly for me in a very stressful situation. Thank you.J. Eddy
Just wanted you to know that the staff at ServiceMaster were very professional and accommodating around everyone’s schedules the last few days. It was a pleasure to work with the Team Leader, Billie and the techs, Rishard, Dorrell and Clay. The preschool director also wants you to know what a great job they did and that ServiceMaster employees did everything in their power to get rid of the stains.Presbyterian Church
I would highly recommend your service. Aaron was very informative on explaining the process that would take place start to finish. John, who seemed to be maybe a lead or foreman, was extremely friendly and professional each time he had to come and take readings on the progress of the dry out. They left my area as clean as possible and had all the required paperwork submitted to my insurance company the very next day.
All in all, they made a very messy situation simple to understand and as painless as possible.J. TenBrink
The entire team was extremely helpful, friendly and courteous. They arrived to help within a very short time of the original call and immediately went to work to clean up the mess and kept us informed as thing progressed. They connected with our insurance company as well as recommended a repair company. The entire team did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend them.L. Roush
They Wayland office people were amazing. They were quick to get our mess cleaned up, fast to return calls and to respond to our concerns. Billie and her crew worked quickly to get everything packed out of the house so the repairs could be made after pipes burst and flooded the house. Everything was done quickly and professionally. Thank you for helping us get back to “normal”.R. Skinner
We were pleased with the service received from ServiceMaster, especially Aaron, the general manager. Their service was immediate upon our call to the insurance company. Aaron and his workers were very respectful of us and our home. He kept us apprised of what the team was doing, the purpose of the procedures they were taking, an estimate of how long it would take to complete their service and did a thorough job throughout the days they were in home. We would highly recommend ServiceMaster.S. Jessurun
Aaron and his team were prompt, professional and got the water removed and the drying started. We had a lot of items and furniture to move and they took care of everything. I would recommend them to any of my neighbors.W. Barker
Your company was fantastic during a situation that had me in tears. They were prompt, professional and very knowledgeable. Aaron was very helpful with the process and provided us with very useful information about the process including ordering replacement flooring. And the supervisor on the job, Jonathon, was one of the most outstanding, professional and competent individuals we have ever dealt with. We only hope that your company recognizes and rewards such outstanding service. We have also communicated our level of satisfactory with our insurance company, USAA. Thank you.D and D Nelson