Do it Yourself vs. Hiring a Tile Cleaning Service
Cleaning tile floors by yourself with a mop, bucket, and scrub-brush can be fairly challenging to say the least! Even with the best store-bought grout cleaners, it takes lots of time and elbow grease to loosen the dirt that is deeply embedded in your porous tile and grout.
You might use a mop and bucket to try to pick up all that dirt but as soon as you put your mop back in the bucket the water becomes dirty, and guess what? Now you’re cleaning with dirty water! The dirty water then gets splashed around and goes right back into those porous grout lines that you’ve just cleaned. So, if you feel like you’re getting nowhere fast, you’re probably right! The good news is, there’s a much better cleaning method.
Much Cleaner… Much Easier!!!
Our powerful tile floor deep cleaning system can achieve far better results in a fraction of the time. We use very hot water, high water pressure, and very strong suction power to lift and extract deeply embedded dirt up and out from your tile and grout. All the dirt goes back into our cleaning van, never to be seen again! Here are the details as to how we achieve such fantastic results…
STEP 1 – REMOVE ALL THE DIRT
The first step in our tile and grout cleaning process is to remove all the dirt from your tile surface and grout lines. We do this by first spraying an environmentally friendly alkaline pre-spray (Procyon) over your entire floor. This cleaning agent penetrates way down deep inside your dirty tile and grout, loosening up all the dirt and grime that may have been left there for many years.
After a few minutes of dwell time, we then flush out the dirt (and all the other nasties) with very hot water at high-pressure, forcing the dirt up and out and back into our cleaning van. It’s much like a pressure washing system, but in this case, all the water stays inside the blue tile and grout cleaning equipment that you see in the pictures below.
The process is so thorough it will even pass the white glove test! And with a temperature of over 200 degrees Fahrenheit (hot enough to kill the bacteria in your floor) we guarantee a sanitized floor when we’re done with the cleaning. With this first step alone; we often see immense improvement, as the video below demonstrates.
STEP 2 – WHITEN AND BRIGHTEN YOUR GROUT LINES
Once we’ve removed all the dirt, we can then tell if your grout lines have been stained. If so, you may want us to do an acid cleaning. Cleaning with acid will remove stains typically found around sinks, stoves, dishwashers, and eating areas. Acid cleaning makes black grout lines blacker and white grout lines whiter and brighter.
We apply the acid directly, letting it soak into the stained grout. It dwells for a few minutes and then we extract the acid back into our cleaning van. We typically see the floor looking like new after this second step.
If you schedule a tile and grout cleaning with ALL CLEAN!, LLC there will be no obligation to do this second step. If you’d like; we can do a little experiment on a few grout lines just to see if the acid cleaning is worth the additional cost.
There is one exception though, and that is with bathrooms for which we have a fixed rate. We always apply acid when cleaning bathrooms because the staining of bathroom floors is inevitable. An acid cleaning on a bathroom floor usually yields tremendous results!
STEP 3 – APPLY A GROUT SEALANT TO MAKE CLEANING EASIER FOR YOU
If you find your tile and grout looking pristine after the first two stages (like it did when it was brand new) you may want to consider sealing your grout lines. Grout sealing is exactly as the name implies. Your porous grout lines are sealed, making them less penetrable to dirt and stains.
Professional tile cleaning will still be advised on an annual basis, but sealing will make it easier for you to clean in the interim. Please keep in mind that if you decide to seal your grout lines, steps 1 and 2 are required in order to achieve the best results possible. If either of the first 2 steps are omitted, then any pre-existing dirt or stains will be sealed in as well. We always want to make your tile and grout look their very best before sealing in your grout lines!
We get fantastic results when we clean tile and grout in kitchens, hallways, sun-rooms, mud-rooms, bathrooms, basements, and more. Call us today to see how wonderful your tile floors will look after they are cleaned by ALL CLEAN!, LLC.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!
One of the best ways to choose a tile cleaner is to look at their before and after pictures. The pictures shown here are of some of the dirtiest we’ve cleaned.
We think they demonstrate nicely the contrast between clean and dirty. Of course your contrasts will vary depending on the dirt level of your tile.
But just knowing that if we can get these cleaned, we can certainly clean your flooring just as well!
If you have any issue, any question, or any concern… please give us a call. We’re here to serve you!
Do you recommend color sealing grout lines?
We do not recommend or offer color grouting or color sealing as we’ve seen flaking and chipping (from when other companies have used this process). It may look good at first, but in our opinion, it’s not a good long-term solution.
Clean or repair my grout lines, which comes first?
We’ve gone into many home where the customer has matched their new grout repair to what they thought was the color of their grout, but had actually matched it to dirty grout lines! We recommend cleaning first so that this never happens!
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Excellent job! Will call again!
Quote for work to be performed was clear. They were on time, polite, and the work was excellent. The carpets look great and my tile floor and grout looks like new. Thank you!
ALL CLEAN!, LLC has done my carpets for five years and I always feel delighted with the results. I have wool Berber carpeting throughout my nearly 6,000 square foot home so there’s a lot to be done. Joe and his son are very meticulous and as kind as they are caring. I never worry when they do our carpets! They have also done an excellent job cleaning our bathrooms’ tile—they look new when they’re finished. And they have also cleaned sofas and chairs—the upholstery looks great. Joe and his son are a rare business in today’s society—they truly care about giving excellent service and work diligently to make things perfect. I could not be happier! Oh, yes, you might like to know that we have two BIG hairy dogs—a Newfoundland and a Bernese Mountain Dog— so you can imagine how much we appreciate what Joe and his son do cleaning for us!
Joe did a wonderful job on our tile floor in the kitchen, and made our 5 year old carpet look like new again! We’ll never use anyone else!
We are so pleased with the results! Our kitchen floor [tile] looks amazing and the carpets are fluffy again.
We clean the following hard surface floor types: Ceramic, Porcelain, Slate, Travertine, Saltillo, Terra Cotta, Vinyl, Quarry, Brick, and Concrete.
We do NOT clean the following floor types: Wood, Laminate, Linoleum, Marble, Resilient, Bamboo, and Cork.
ALL CLEAN!, LLC is an independently owned and operated tile and grout cleaning company. We provide a very high quality professional tile and grout cleaning service to our clients in Doylestown, Chalfont, Lansdale, Blue Bell, Collegeville, Harleysville, North Wales, Quakertown, and surrounding areas.
- Alkaline – Removes the Dirt
- Acid – Removes the Stains
- Sealant – Protects from Spills
How it Works
- Schedule your appointment.
- We clean your tile and grout.
- You tell your friends how great your tile and grout looks!
What's to Expect
- High-end truck-mounted system
- Plus + pro tile cleaning equipment
- Equals = A very thorough tile cleaning every time!