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Buyer Beware When the House Has Tile Floors

After scrimping and saving for five long years, my husband and I finally had enough money to make a down payment on the house of our dreams. We were absolutely thrilled. The house had all new appliances, and fresh paint with colors I could actually live with. There were tiles throughout the house, which meant no worries about carpet cleaning. The former owners had loads of area rugs throughout all of the rooms. Considering the owner had tons of knickknacks all over the place, I just thought she was a little on the eccentric side. I was very wrong. Right after the closing, we went to the house to clean it. I wanted it pristine for moving all of our new furniture in. My jaw dropped. Little did we know that those area rugs placed everywhere in the house were covering horrible stains! I was in a state of shock. There’s no way that we could afford to replace all of the tile. Our budget was tight as could be with the new mortgage.

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Since I had filled my car with a boatload of cleaning supplies, I had hoped that something I had would fix the problem. I started mopping the floors, but nothing at all came up. I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed the floor until my arm felt like it was going to fall off. Still, nothing happened. Next, I went to the home improvement store to find something stronger than Mr. Clean. There was a fellow in the tile department who led me over to a few products. After explaining that there were deep brown stains and deep red stains throughout the house, he suggested I use a product that many house flippers use. Finally, I had something that should remove the stains. After reading the bottle and donning my rubber gloves and breathing mask, I got to work. I was surprised that some of the lighter stains were coming up however; the deep ones stayed the same. My husband and I took turns scrubbing at the stains, but they were still very, very noticeable. I thought that I would have to go out and buy a bunch of area rugs and live as the former owners did. Having our friends and family over for a housewarming was going to be embarrassing. Since we couldn’t handle the stains ourselves, we called a professional tile cleaning company. Absolute Best Carpet Cleaners showed up at my door and quickly assessed the level of the stains. They knew what to do immediately and got right to work. By the time they left, the tiles looked like they were brand new. I was grateful that they were able to fix the problem and were affordable too!