TILE AND GROUT CLEANING
by ALL CLEAN!, LLC
TILE & GROUT CLEANING
– Do it yourself vs. hiring a tile cleaning service
Cleaning your 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 all the details of how we achieve fantastic results…
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.
“We are so pleased with the results! Our kitchen floor [tile] looks amazing and the carpets are fluffy again.”
Mary Beth O. – Bucks County, PA
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.
“Kitchen tile looks super! Thank you!”
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.
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.
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We are so pleased with the results! Our kitchen floor [tile] looks amazing and the carpets are fluffy again.
I will ask you here again to clean rugs and more! I am thoroughly pleased with the grout cleaning you did.
Kitchen tile looks super! Thank you!
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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.