DO You Want Your Tile and Grout Cleaned Without All The Hassles?
Are You About to Take A Jack Hammer to Your Tile Floors?
Are Sick Of Looking At Those Filthy Grout Lines?
Tired of cleaning your floor with a mop, bucket and toothbrush?
Wish you could find someone that could really get your grout clean?
The Old Days Of Mops And Tooth Brushes Are Gone Forever!
Latest Technology Cleans Tile and Grout Like Never Before!
Do you miss the white grout lines from the past?
Are you tired of getting on your hands and knees in an attempt to clean the grout, yet have little success?
Tile & Grout Floors have become quite popular over the years. Unfortunately, some people have been told that these floors are virtually maintenance free except for an occasional mopping which is not the case. The necessity of cleaning grout has frustrated many homeowners, builders and contractors. After all, the appearance of the grout directly reflects on the cleanliness of the floor as well as on the individual maintaining it.
Why is grout so hard to clean? Grout is a mixture of cement, water and differently sized aggregates Because grout is a porous substance, microscopic pores allow dirt to become trapped below the surface, where regular mopping cannot remove it. Dirt continues to build up inside these pores, leaving the grout looking discolored and dirty.
Kleenrite Carpet Care can thoroughly clean your tile and grout and make it look like it was freshly laid. Our cleaning process flushes out more dirt than a mop and bucket ever could. New tools now allow us to restore your grout to like new condition. Our system will remove oils, grease, grime, and soil from your tile and grout.
Our new technology allows us to clean your tile and grout with our truck-mounted 200 degrees + hot water extraction system utilizing highly pressurized hot water with complete control and removal for the most thorough cleaning ever seen! The hot water rinse will whisk away the dissolved dirt, grease and spots. There are no worries about the sticky dirt attracting residue that a mop leaves behind. After the cleaning process we will apply a professional application of a sealer which will leave your floors resistant to staining and soiling. They will be so much easier to keep clean.
How Do We Clean Your Tile?
A Brief Explanation Of Our Process
Step 1 – Visual inspection We will join you in the inspection to be sure that there are no damaged tile or grout areas. If the grout has not been properly installed there may be some problems. Some common installation mistakes include to much mix water, not enough cure time, improper trowel procedure or leaving small air pockets under the surface of the grout. Some pre-existing conditions may worsen during the cleaning process. We can not be responsible for these damages, but it will give you the advantage to see any areas that need repair before they get worse. You can select any reputable tile contractor to now do the repair work so it does not spread & can match the color better after we have cleaned the grout back to an original color.
We will inspect for:
- Chipped, broken, scratched, cracked or missing tiles
- Lippage / high edges
- Missing, loose or crumbled grout
- Colored or uneven grout color
- Type of grout: Sanded, Unsanded, Epoxy
- Excessive soiling
- Pre-existing baseboard damage
- Type of Tile or Stone and if it is acid sensitive.
Step 2 – Pre-treat The tile and grout with a mild alkaline solution and allow dwell time. This pre-treatment loosens accumulated soil, grease, and contaminants, and prepares the surface for our cleaning process. The alkaline solution does not produce any harmful fumes, and ordinary ventilation removes the mild scent within minutes of completion of the job. If necessary we will use a safe gentle acid to attempt to remove any staining that did not come out with the alkaline cleaning agent.
Step 3 – Agitate The pre-spray in the grout with a grout brush-if necessary.
Step 4 – Rinse The pre-spray with high pressured, hot water through our truck mounted machine. We use a pressure washing system designed specifically for tile & grout, acrylic, and epoxy surfaces. 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 800 to 1,200 P.S.I. and water temperature of approximately 200 degrees + to soften and extract years of soil and contaminants. The floor tool connects to a powerful vacuum hose, which sucks the cleaning disk to the floor, and confines the water spray inside the 16-inch dome. There is virtually no splash over to worry about keeping your home safe and clean at the same time. The vacuum hose draws away the water, along with the dirt, to a containment tank on our truck. You will find that our process restores the tile & grout to 85 to 90 percent of its original appearance. Some stains, (red wine, mustard, dyes, etc.) will not come out because they dye the grout, but the combination of heat, water pressure, and suction removes most stains. See Before & After Photos link on the top of our home page.
Step 5 – After cleaning we can seal your grout to help prevent re-soiling and increase the longevity of the grout Grout’s high degree of porosity allows fluids and dirt to be absorbed, resulting in stained or dingy looking grout. Applying a sealer will help fill the pore structure and help keep the grout from absorbing stains and foreign materials. The sealer does not change the appearance of the floors by adding a shine or luster. Instead, it preserves the natural beauty of the surface.
Care Tips to Spotless Ceramic Tile & Grout.
1. Dirt, mud, grit and sand can get ground into the tile and grout from heavy foot traffic. This abrasion will cause soiling and damage. Use a vacuum with suction to extract the dirt. A broom will push the dirt into the grout lines.
2. Be sure to protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or areas rugs. Dirt collecting carpet mats should be placed in frequently used entrances and shaken out weekly we recommend a mat both inside & outside of every door way. Be sure the underside of the mat has a non slip surface. It is recommended that they are taken up and floors cleaned under them every month.
3. We do not recommend the use of floor waxes as they can be difficult to remove from ceramic tile floors. As long as your floor is properly sealed and maintained, you should find no need for these products.
4. Do not use vacuum cleaners that are worn. The metal or plastic attachments or the wheels may scratch the surface.
5. Many tile cleaners are acid based and their use should be limited. Always read the manufacturer’s directions. All acids no matter how weak will etch marble surfaces or damage the tile’s glaze or polish. Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine, or onyx surfaces. In addition, avoid any cleaner that contains harsh abrasives. We can provide you with a neutral ph cleaner with everyday floor maintenance. This cleaner will remove lots of soils, oils & general foot traffic without removing the special sealer we have applied. Almost all of my clients use this product now and at get great cleaning results when used as directed.
6. Spot removal procedures should be expedited as soon as accidents occur.
7. After performing a wet maintenance, open windows or utilize fans to get air circulating. The faster it dries the better the results and less chance for rapid re-soiling.
8. Chairs and tables in hard surface areas could cause serious damage to floors if legs and corners are not protected. Teflon or felt can be used to prevent abrasive damage caused by the furniture.
9. When snow and ice are present, be sure to leave shoes that may have salt or liquid deicer on them at the door. Chemicals used in these products cause rapid and irreversible damage. Vacuum & mop more frequently in times of bad weather.
10. Dry sand on hard surfaces should be removed as soon as noticed. Wear patterns and scratches will dull your floor and reduce enhancement efforts.
11. Clean and rinse your hard surfaces often, at least weekly in high traffic or kitchen areas. Rinse with plain water unless using a recommended cleaner / protector product.
12. Seal the grout to increase its longevity after new installation of grout or professional cleaning. Applying a sealer will help fill the pore structure and help keep the grout from absorbing stains and foreign materials.
13. Call Kleenrite Carpet Care at 631-451-1349 to clean your tile & grout.
Are you tired of getting on your hands and knees in an attempt to clean the grout, yet have little success? Call us for help. We are tile and grout cleaning specialists.
To get your tile & grout squeaky clean,
call Kleenrite Carpet Care at 631-451-1349.