Get Rid of Mesa Grout Mold!
Mold is everywhere, but you don’t actually see it until it starts growing and turns into the black and smelly mess that signals trouble. Molds are actually fungi that start as microscopic airborne organisms. They can come from mushrooms and other fungi, and they move through the air. When they attach to a moist, non-organic surface — like your shower walls or the grout in your tile floors — they start to grow. The combination of water and the non-organic surface is key.
Unfortunately, mold is not only unsightly, but it is also dangerous. Mold can quickly spread through your Mesa home, causing damage and threatening your health. You can try to remove the mold yourself with tile and grout cleaning products, but if the mold has spread significantly or if you have dangerous black mold, you should hire a Mesa tile floor cleaning company to help with the grout cleaning.
Cleaning Mold Yourself
For minor cases, you can clean mold yourself with tile and grout cleaning products or with bleach, borax, vinegar or even ammonia. You must be careful with products like bleach and ammonia in a small space. Make sure you wear a face mask and ventilate the area well. Also wear gloves to protect your skin.
Clean mold immediately after you notice it. Apply the cleaner to the area and use a soft or medium-bristled brush to scrub it out of the grout. An old toothbrush is a good tool for getting into the grout and getting out the mold. Be careful to only use harsh cleaners like bleach or ammonia when other cleaners are ineffective. Bleach and other harsh cleaners can weaken the grout and cause it to become brittle over time.
Hiring a Professional
A professional tile floor cleaning company can perform more thorough grout cleaning. Professionals have the specialty cleaners and tools to get results, and they can ensure that every last bit of the mold is removed. They will get results without damaging the tile or the grout, and they will seal the grout when they are done to provide ongoing protection against new mold growth and other damage.
Preventing Mold Growth
The best strategy for dealing with mold is preventing its growth. You can do this by keeping your floors clean and dry. Always use a towel or wet vac to dry the tile after mopping, and put down a mat to catch any water after you get out of the shower. Turn on your vent fan after you take a shower to keep moisture in your bathroom to a minimum.
If you have a serious mold problem in your bathroom or other tiled area, call Desert Tile and Grout Care for professional tile and grout cleaning that gets results. Desert Tile and Grout Care is a Mesa tile floor cleaning company that has been in business for years, and we have the experience and know-how to get your floors looking as good as new without damaging the tile or the grout. Whether you just need Mesa grout cleaning or you need your floors completely restored after years of use, we can help you.