Tile and grout floors, showers, and countertops have become very popular in homes today. Although they look great when new, there is a severe lack of education on how to properly maintain these surfaces. Tile Cleaning Sacramento | SacSurfacePro, is the local expert for cleaning and maintaining the tile and grout surfaces in your home. We have spent the last several years providing professional Tile Cleaning in the Sacramento area. Our goal is to educate our clients on the proper ways to care for their tile and grout and the best methods to keep it in “like new” condition.
SacSurfacePro is NOT a carpet cleaning company that has expanded its services to include Tile Cleaning in Sacramento. We find that many of the carpet cleaners specialize in carpet and don’t know much about tile cleaning. In fact, if you look at many of their websites, all their focus is on carpet without any information about their tile and grout services. Also, many of the carpet cleaners will not clean natural stone surfaces because these are much easier to damage. Professional Tile Cleaning in Sacramento requires knowing the type of surface you are dealing with. Porcelain or ceramic tile have to be treated differently than natural stone surfaces such as marble, travertine, or limestone! The type of tool used, the right attachments, the correct cleaners, and knowledge are absolutely necessary when cleaning natural stone. These are just a few of the things you should take into consideration when hiring someone for Tile Cleaning in Sacramento.
Why does my tile and grout get so dirty?
There are many things that factor into grout becoming dirty. On floors, young children (spills), animals (hair and dirt tracked in from the outside, and parties (lots of traffic, spills, etc.) are just a few things that contribute to this frustrating issue. Other things, such as improper cleaning methods, can lead to your grout becoming dirty much sooner than it should.
In showers, moisture along with humidity, form the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. Unsealed grout will absorb the moisture and will stay wet much longer sometimes taking hours to dry out. The results are a nightmare for many homeowners.
On counters, spills or staining agents are the main culprits. The tile and grout on this surface can harbor bacteria which can be detrimental to your health if not taken care of properly.
How often should I have my tile and grout professionally cleaned?
In most cases, we recommend you have your floors cleaned every 1-3 years. Dirt on floor grout will penetrate at a rate of approximately 1 millimeter per year. So, if you wait ten years between cleanings, the dirt may be too deeply imbedded in the grout to come completely clean. This can leave unsightly stains that will be magnified because of the cleanliness of the surrounding grout. Counters, like floors, should be cleaned every 1-3 years.
SacSurfacePro recommends you clean your shower tile and grout every 1-2 years. As one of the most abused surfaces in your home, the shower area needs to be cleaned more frequently to ensure a “clean” environment. Who wants to try to get clean in a dirty environment?
How does SacSurfacePro clean tile and grout?
Tile Cleaning Sacramento | SacSurfacePro specializes in professional cleaning of tile and grout and uses our proven 6-8 step process (depending on maintenance or restoration clean). A maintenance clean is tile that is regularly cleaned every one to three years. A restoration clean requires two additional steps (more $!). Our steps for a maintenance clean are as follows:
Step 1: Pre-vacuum floor to remove any large particles
Step 2: Pre-spray with a “Green” tile cleaner to loosen dirt and soil
Step 3: Pre-scrub grout lines to suspend dirt and soil for removal
Step 4: Clean and extract dirt and soil with 200 plus degree water
Step 5: Seal grout or stone and grout with a commercial grade sealer
Step 6: Buff floor to remove any excess sealer
* A restoration clean requires two additional cleaning steps in between Step 4 & 5 *