Pets are incredible additions to the family. They are loyal companions that get the attention and love they deserve. When it comes to our beloved pets, however, we don’t limit the concern for pet accidents to the carpets and rugs. Homeowners need to be more vigilant when it comes to pet accidents on tile and grout. In addition to the accidents, pets can also cause damage with their claws and the hair often is an eye-sore. With that in mind, we at Carpet Care 2000 would like to discuss tile and grout and the impact pets have on it.
Clean Up Puppy & Kitten Accidents Right Away
Pet accidents should always be immediately cleaned up, but there are circumstances that don’t always allow it to happen. Whether you have gone to bed for the night or have left them home for several hours, those stains can easily stain and damage the grout. Fresh urine has a pH of around 6, but as the urine dries, the pH rises and can easily reach 10 or 12 on the scale. Not only does the pH escalate when it dries, but the color of the surface of the infected surface can alter due to the effect of oxidation and reaction with the surface. The stain becomes permanent if not addressed immediately and left to dry for extended periods of time, and the damage becomes irreversible. The DIY grout and tile deep cleaning methods are not effective when removing the pet stains and a professional is needed. As mentioned before, with professional maintenance, your grout and tile can be better protected from pet accidents as well as the daily grit, grim, and moisture buildup.
Urine Stains Etch Tile Surfaces
Not only can pet accidents with acidic content, including urine, defecating, and vomiting cause stains, but it can also contribute to etching on tile and grout surfaces. The cracks are unsightly and eventually lead to crumbling if not properly rectified. If the etching becomes too serious due to the pet accidents, the floor might even have to be re-grouted.
Tile & Grout Cleaners Remove Bacteria & More
To properly care for your tile and grout, routine cleaning is a must in conjunction with professional cleaning. Pet accidents often offer the perfect breeding grounds for bacteria and with routine cleaning the surface may be cleaned optimally, but the pet accidents breeding the bacteria can thrive in the grout. Pet owners should commit to regular cleanings to combat this danger of spreading bacteria. Not only will the grout and tile be visibly enhanced but the proper disinfectant and sanitation can be conducted with the professional cleaning.
Tile & Grout Cleaning & Sealing in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
With regular professional grout and tile cleaning and sealing, your tile and grout can be better protected from the abuse taken by the pets. Grout is porous and is susceptible to absorbing pet stains and the tile can be easily etched with their claws. If your tile and grout needs professional cleaning, call in the experts of Carpet Care 2000 and let our experts bring back the vibrancy of your tile and grout as well as the maximum level of cleaning.