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Why Your Tile and Grout is Filthy

Having tile floors is all fun and games… until they’re musty and rusty. Tile can serve many purposes, including heating or waterproofing a floor (e.g., wood floors cannot be placed in a bathroom or by a pool because they don’t hold water well). However, they get dirty quickly and can be an absolute eyesore (especially because their appearance in a dirty state tends to seem bacteria-ridden).

If you’ve recently had your tile and grout cleaned or just want to keep your home beautiful, check out this article for a few tips on what may be causing the filth.

Agitator No. 1: Sitting Liquids

A big agitator for mold, mildew, and discoloration on grout and tiles is sitting liquids. Whether it’s water or anything else, it will quickly form a moldy appearance, especially on grout. Avoid this issue by keeping your tile dry at all times.

One big help can be a simple mat by the shower to allow people to dry off!

Agitator No. 2: High Foot Traffic

Another major culprit for dirty tile and grout, similar to dirty carpets, is high foot traffic. While this may be blatantly obvious, walking through a tiled area with shoes on may track outside filth and dirt. As a result, your tile and grout may end up dirty!

We highly recommend keeping your shoes off in tiled areas and always keeping a welcome mat for shoes at the entryway of your home.

Agitator No. 3: Spills

We all know that spills cause stains that can be difficult to battle. Depending on what’s spilled, you may be able to prevent staining or buildup of the spilled substance on your tile and grout. You should both clean spills quickly and avoid bringing potentially hazardous substances over your tiled floors.

While these preventative measures all work amazingly, we do understand that accidents will happen. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your yearly* tile and grout cleaning, contact us today at +1 (703) 349-4791 or head to for easy online booking (link on home page).

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