Category : Tile & Grout Cleaning

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The Dirt on Tile & Grout Cleaning

Tile and Grout CleaningHere’s the dirt on tile and grout cleaning. Dirty grout lines can change the overall appearance of your floors. Did you know that dirt, bacteria, and mold can penetrate through grout and lie within the pores? Like carpet, tile and grout should be professionally steam cleaned to sanitize and preserve appearance.

Benefits Are:

  • Prevent Grout Stains
  • Sanitization
  • Prolong Life
  • Maintain Original Appearance

Hiring a Pro

It is important to hire a professional company that can confidently explain their products and equipment. Never forget to protect your family and household by asking for proof of insurance, a list of references, and most importantly how long the company has been cleaning tile and grout. Online reviews like google or the BBB are a great resource to turn to.

How Often Should I Steam Clean?

Clean tile and grout once a year and seal every three years to protect the grout and natural stone.

Helpful Tips

1. Avoid painting grout lines, this will work short-term for appearances only and will result in costly solutions to remove the paint. It will eventually flake and bubble up sporadically. Ultimately, if the floor can’t be cleaned and sealed for protection, it may be time to start over with fresh grout or proceed with a nice remodel.
2. Never use bleach to mop grout, this will result with yellowing of your grout lines and permanent staining. Acid etching is a better solution.
3. Steam clean prior to grout repair. This ensures the grout color matches accurately to your true grout line colors.

Surfaces We Steam Clean:

Terra Cotta

Truck Mount Steam Cleaning

The Paneless cleaning process begins with applying an alkaline grout treatment that emulsifies dirt to lift it to the top for extraction. Our certified technician uses a counter rotating brush machine to scrub the floors or showers. The truck mount works at a high pressure of 900psi, heats to 230˚ steam, and suctions simultaneously.

Stained Grout Lines

Occasionally, specified areas, usually around commodes, kitchens, or heavy foot traffic will have stained grout lines. Paneless can acid treat to etch out the staining. The success rate is highly dependent on what the stain is, how long it has been there, and if it has been painted over.

Sealer Is Important

After investing in a professional clean, we recommend sealing the grout. The sealer is breathable, but waterproof, which allows moisture that comes up through the foundation to evaporate. This formula creates a long-lasting and durable layer of protection that makes maintaining your floors or showers “Paneless”.

RO technology is reverse osmosis water that is filtered through a five-stage process. This process removes all total dissolved solids and chlorine that cause water to spot or dry hard because of minerals. Since the water is pure, it acts as a cleaning agent itself. Water loves minerals so when we remove those minerals, it wants them back. We refer to it as thirsty water. So ask yourself, what is in soil? Minerals. Now you have water that wants minerals. So we use this RO water to adsorb the soil on a window or floor surfaces. This RO water is incorporated into the majority of the services we provide.