Is the grout between your tiles in your Ocala, Florida, home looking grimy and dingy? Sometimes, grout gets so severely dirty, that home cleaning just won’t do anymore. Here are three unmistakable signs that it’s time to call in your local grout cleaning service, for a professional clean.


Discolored or stained grout is the number one sign that you require a cleaning service to professionally clean your grout. It’s almost impossible to get your grout back to its original state after this porous substance has become discolored. You may mop or scrub incessantly and not see any major difference.

Don’t assume that you automatically need grout replacement when your grout is discolored. That big job may be avoidable with a good deep clean. A professional cleaning service can also fix any damaged tiles, re-caulk, or add color sealant to your grout.

Stains and Bacterial Growth

The grout in a bathroom is especially susceptible to stains. Due to its humid and warm environment, your bathroom can become a breeding ground for bacterial growth. When bacteria grow on your tiles or grout, it can cause wear on your sealant.

Stains in your grouting can also be due to the mineral build-up from water and the dirt from your body. This is not only unhygienic but also unsightly. When your tiles look dirty regardless of how often you clean them, it’s a clear sign to call in the professionals.

Incorrect Sealing

Sadly, not all professional tile installers come back and seal dried grout. Proper sealing is an important step to prevent your grout from absorbing discoloring substances that cause staining.

But, many homeowners are not aware that grout sealing isn’t a one-off task. It’s recommended that you have your grout sealed at least once a year, before having it sealed, always have the grout professionally cleaned.

At ServiceMaster Professional Services, our deep grout cleaning service and product will keep your tiles and grout clean for long time. Call us today at (352) 503-8013.

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