Allow us to describe a very common situation. You have lived in your home for a while and occasionally mop your tile and grout floor to keep it clean and tidy. You're noticing that your normal mopping method just isn't cutting it and so you add a little more clean solution and you've once again reclaimed the clean status of your tile and grout floor. A few weeks goes by and you notice your tile and grout floor looks dirty again and you begin mopping it but your even stronger cleaning solution isn't working so you let out a heavy sigh and decide to use the heavy duty approach. There you are with a bucket of your trusty cleaning solution and brush and after an hour or so of light scrubbing you've once again reclaimed the clean status of your tile and grout floor. Finally, another couple of weeks go by and the floor is once again dirty looking and you shuffle your feet to gather your cleaning supplies. This time you really had to scrub the floor and it took twice as long, your back and your knees are sore and you just can't fathom having to do that again.
How We Clean Tile & Grout
We use a self contained pressure washing system specifically for tile & grout, and garage floors. Our truck mounted cleaning process power washes the floor to extract soil and grease from the pores of the tile and grout or other hard surface floors. The system generates water pressure of 400 up to 1500 P.S.I. and water temperature of approximately 210-230 degrees to loosen and extract years of soil and contaminants. Our tile & grout floor tool connects to a powerful vacuum hose, which adheres the cleaning disk to the floor, and confines the water spray inside the 14″ disk. There is virtually no over spray to worry about. The vacuum hose draws away the water, along with the dirt, to a containment tank on our truck, and we dispose of the wastes in accordance with EPA regulations. We can restore you tile and grout to approximately 80-90% of its original luster. Some stains, (red wines, koolaid, dyes ect) will not entirely come out as they have dyed the grout lines. But the combination of heat, water pressure, and detergent will remove most staining.
We have a selection of a variety of sealers for your tile and grout floors. Each sealer we carry has its own purpose and use depending on the type of tile and grout or stone you have. Some repel water, and others repel water and oils. And some are specifically designed for floors with a high porosity such a brick, slate, limestone and concrete.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are often asked questions about tile and grout cleaning & sealing.
Q: Can’t I do it myself? Why should I pay you?
A: We have the education, training and tools to properly clean tile and grout, and apply the sealers we carry. There are many store bought sealers that leave sticky residues that may get on the tile face and they are difficult if not impossible to remove. When we apply our sealers we ensure the entire floor is protected, and the product is distributed evenly for maximum protection and efficiency.
Q: What do sealers actually protect against?
A: A penetrating sealer repels water-based and oil-based liquids, prevents stains caused by most beverages and food; and protects the surface from dirt and impurities.
Q: Should I apply wax to my tile and grout?
A: We highly recommend you DO NOT do this. Wax will break down and eventually go away. While it breaks down it can flake, and discolor your tile and grout or stone, and can/will also impact the oils and soils that develop over time. Removing the wax from the floor is an expensive process, and usually a multiple day process depending on how big of an area.
Q: After my tile and grout is sealed does it need to be cleaned again?
A: Yes, absolutely! We will provide you with tips on how to keep your floor looking beautiful in between professional cleanings. We will also help and advise your to determine your frequency of having your tile and grout professionally cleaned.