What Have A Plumber and Tile Cleaner Got In Common?
The simple answer to this question is water.
In our line of business, and as one of Brisbane's leading plumbing and drainage companies, we spend a lot of time in other peoples kitchens and bathrooms, carrying out such tasks as repairing leaky pipes and fixing dripping taps. It's in circumstances like these where tiles are looking a little worse for wear, that homeowners often ask us whether we can recommend a reliable and competent tile cleaning company in the area.
Everyone knows the saying “You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours” or in other words “If you do me a favour, I'll return it” and this type of recommendation goes a long way to keeping customers happy, growing business, and creating a loyal customer base.
This is why we're always happy to recommend reliable, proficient tradesmen that we've personally worked alongside.
So what's the connection between water and tiles? The answer – water damage.
Water damage to ceramic tiles
Ceramic tiles look very attractive in the home and they're a practical choice for kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms. They're also popular because the wide choice of tile designs enables homeowners to create a modern or traditional finish, depending on their preference.
Unfortunately, ceramic floor tiles are at risk of damage from water – or rather water that is left to puddle on the tiles for any significant period of time. Flood water from a leaking washing machine or pipe, for example, can be a real headache. It's not the tiles that are a problem since they're waterproof. The problem is more with the grout that's in between the tiles. If the grout has worn away or is leaking, then it's possible for water to seep through the grout and into the gaps between the tiles. Not only can this cause the adhesive that's holding your tiles in place to deteriorate, meaning your tiles may loosen, but it can also damage the tile itself and the floor beneath it.
If you've experienced a major leak then the first thing to do is to turn off your water supply to protect your tiled surfaces from further damage and then call Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage. Sorry for the shameless plug, but it has to be done:)
Once the leak has been repaired you'll need to move on to fixing any water damage. Remove any tiles that have been harmed by the flood so that you can get a good look at the sub-floor. Should there be any damage to a timber floor, you'll need to cut out the relevant areas and replace them before you can turn your attention to your tiles.Tile repair and tile cleaning
Here's where you could probably do with the help of a professional tile repair/restoration company. It's at this point that we'd like to recommend one of our associates – South Queensland Restorations. Not only does this reputable company carry out tile repairs at a fraction of the cost of replacement, but they're also well known for their excellent tile cleaning in Brisbane service.
Cleaning tiles yourself can be hard work and if you use the wrong cleaning products you could end up damaging them. A tile cleaning expert will be able to select the best products for your tiles and using his expertise and specialist cleaning equipment will be able to make them shine like they did when they were new. They can also colour grout to give a whole new look to tiled areas and seal tiled surfaces to give them extra protection from spills.
Why put yourself through the hassle of trying to clean tiles yourself when an expert can do it quicker and better, leaving you to get on with doing the things that you enjoy?
Meanwhile, if you're in need of a reliable plumber then call Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage on (07) 3186 0266. We offer a 24-hour emergency service so we're always here when you need us.