TILE & GROUT CLEANING
– Do it yourself vs. hiring a tile cleaning service
Cleaning tile floors by yourself with a mop, bucket, and scrub-brush can be very hard work. Even with the best store-bought grout cleaners, it takes lots of time and elbow grease to loosen the dirt deeply embedded in your porous tile and grout. You might use regular mopping 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? You’re now 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 is a much better and easier cleaning method.
At ALL CLEAN!, LLC, our powerful tile floor cleaning system can achieve far better results in a fraction of the time. We use a 100% safe cleaning agent along with very hot water, high pressure and strong suction power. Our system lifts deeply embedded dirt up and out of 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 fantastic results…
Since tile and grout are both very durable, we can turn our water pressure way up to 1,000 psi to remove all the dirt from way down deep within all those little nooks and crannies. And with a temperature of over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, we guarantee a sanitized floor when we’re done with the cleaning. Just so you know… there are three steps to our tile and grout cleaning process. (Steps 2 and 3 are optional.) Step 1 is to use an environmentally friendly alkaline pre-spray. The alkaline process removes the dirt from both the tile and the grout lines all at once. Step 2 is an application of a safe acid grout whitener on just the grout lines. This removes any staining that may have occurred over the years. Step 3 is to seal the grout lines. The sealing helps to protect the grout lines from staining in the future. In most cases, we can make your tile and grout look like new again with just the first 2 steps. We get fantastic results when we clean tile and grout in kitchens, hallways, bathrooms, sun-rooms, and more. Call us today to see how wonderful your tile floors can look after a tile and grout cleaning by ALL CLEAN!, LLC.
STEP 1 – REMOVE ALL THE DIRT FROM YOUR TILE AND GROUT
The first step in our tile and grout cleaning process is to remove all the dirt from the grout lines and tile surfaces. We do this by first spraying an alkaline cleaning solution (Procyon) onto your tile and grout. Procyon is 100% non-toxic and 100% safe for the environment. The cleaning agent penetrates deep down inside your tile and grout (which is a porous material) loosening up all the dirt and grime that may have been there for many years. After a few minutes of dwell time, we then flush out the dirt from your tile and grout. Clean water heated to about 220 degrees F. comes into your home through a high-pressure line hose at about 1,000 psi. (The water is hot enough to kill the bacteria in your floor.) This high-pressure water sprays into your tile and grout forcing the dirt out of your porous floor. Our vacuum blower sucks all that dirty water right back out into our van, leaving you with fresh tile and grout every time. It’s much like a pressure washing system. But in this case, all the water stays inside the blue tile and grout cleaning tool you see in the picture above. The process is so thorough it will even pass the white glove test! 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 cleaned 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 so it soaks into the grout. It dwells for a few minutes and then we extract the dirt and acid back into our cleaning van. We typically see the floor looking like new after these two steps. If you schedule a tile and grout cleaning with ALL CLEAN!, LLC there will be no obligation to do this second phase. If you’d like; we can do a little experiment on a few grout lines to see if the acid cleaning is worth the additional cost. There is one exception, and that is with bathrooms for which we have a fixed rate. We always perform an acid cleaning when cleaning bathrooms because the staining of bathroom floors is inevitable and with an acid cleaning we always see 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 is still 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 prior to grout sealing in order to achieve the best results possible. Grout sealing not only prevents dirt from getting in, but any pre-existing dirt or stains will be sealed in as well if both steps 1 & 2 are not performed. We always want to make your grout look their very best before doing a sealing of your grout lines.
Note: We do not recommend or offer color grout or color sealing as we’ve seen flaking and chipping time after time in so many of our customer’s homes. It may look good at first, but in our opinion it is not a good long-term solution.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!
After looking at an tile cleaning company’s reviews, we believe the next best way to decide who to hire for cleaning your tile is to look at their before and after pictures. The pictures shown here are of some of the dirties we’ve cleaned and we think show a really nice contrast between the dirt level vs. the light-colored fabric underneath. Of course your contrast will vary depending on how dirty your tile is, but at least you know from these worst-case scenarios that if we can get these cleaned, we can certainly get your tile and grout cleaned just as well!
100% BABY SAFE TILE CLEANING
ALL CLEAN!, LLC guarantees 100% baby safe tile cleaning with no exceptions. Babies, children, the elderly, family members with allergies and asthma, pets. All of our customers are guaranteed to have no health issues with our cleaning agent. We use a pre-spray called Procyon which is entirely soap-free to loosen the dirt from your porous tile and grout. Then, with clean water heated to over 200 degrees, we extract the dirt and the Procyon back into our truck mounted system. Your tile will be clean with no dirt attracting soap left behind. Your entire family will enjoy a clean and healthy home. We guarantee it!!!
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.
If you have any issue, any question, or any concern… please give us a call. We’re here to serve you!
Tile and Grout Cleaning Reviews
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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!
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!
- No extra vacuuming charge
- No extra pre-spray charge
- You’ll get a deep-down cleaning every time!
How it Works
- Schedule your appointment.
- We clean your upholstery.
- You tell your friends how great your furniture looks!
What's to Expect
- High-end truck-mounted system
- Plus + pro uph cleaning equipment
- Equals = A very thorough upholstery cleaning every time!
No sales pressure.
No hidden fees.