How to Keep Your Office Block Super Clean

Hello! My name is Gerald and I own a large office block which is located in downtown Sydney. I am a very busy businessman so I spend a lot of time in my company offices on the telephone and having meetings. Last year, I noticed that the place was getting a bit untidy and I didn't want my staff to waste time cleaning the place up when they could be making more money for the company. I asked around and found a great cleaning company who now visit my office block twice a week to make sure it is super clean. My staff are much happier and so am I. This blog details the benefits of calling in a professional cleaner.

Why Tile and Grout Cleaning Is Best Left to a Professional


Cleaning your home's floors and shower enclosure on a regular basis can keep tile and grout looking good, but eventually those surfaces will need a deep, professional steam cleaning. You can rent a scrubber or pressure washer meant for interior floor and shower surfaces, but this can be a mistake; you may actually wind up damaging tile and grout, without even getting those materials clean! Note how this can happen, and why tile and grout cleaning is always best left to a professional.

Too much pressure and steam

If you use high amounts of pressure when cleaning grout, this can actually cause chunks of that grout to come loose entirely. You may even notice large, open areas of missing grout when you're done cleaning a tiled area.

Steam can also soften grout, allowing tiles to then shift out of place. Soft grout is also more likely to hold dirt, grime, and even mould and mildew. A commercial cleaner will know how much pressure to use to safely clean the surface of grout and tile, and will ensure the grout is in good condition after the work is done.


It's not good to clean tile or grout with cleansers like bleach or ammonia; both of these materials are usually ineffective at actually cleaning these surfaces, and they may be so harsh that they damage the coating of the tile. If tile coatings get brittle or stripped away, the tile itself can be easily scratched or chipped. Dirt and other debris may also settle into the pores and pits of tiles. There are cleansers meant for each different type of tile, and a professional cleaner will know the best ones to use, and which should be avoided, for your home's surfaces.

Caulking and sealing

Once tile is cleaned, it usually needs to be resealed. The protective covering or coating over the top of the tile can become thin over time, and more so with every cleaning, even if performed by a professional. A new layer of sealant will then protect the tile from future damage.

As grout also tends to get brittle with age, it may pull away from tile and the wall areas. This can also become worse with every cleaning. Fresh caulk in those areas can ensure that there is no risk of water leaks around the edges of the tiles. A professional cleaner will know how to inspect the seal in those areas after they've been cleaned, so your home will be protected from any potential damage.


18 August 2017