Our Tile and Grout Cleaning Process
Granite, Marble, Travertine, and Slate
The use of stone is on the rise all over the world and Advanced Steam Extraction has a customized maintenance system designed for your floor. This system covers preventative maintenance, daily maintenance, and restoration.
Some homeowners purchase beautiful stone flooring thinking that it will not need any type of maintenance. Stone flooring will need conditioning, cleaning protection and restoration.
Walk off mats are critical in removing wet and dry soil form shoes before touching your stone flooring. Choosing a proper mat that is made of nylon or other absorbent material will remove moisture while having a mat long enough (6’) to make at least 3 foot falls will remove dry soil. Stopping dirt, sand and oil form entering the building will greatly reduce the need for cleaning.
Vacuuming your stone flooring to remove grit is highly recommended; however sweeping with a good non- abrasive broom is acceptable. Wet mopping to remove sticky material off the floor with a good neutral cleaner is recommended for most stone floors. Always read and follow any and all manufacture cleaning recommendations.
Honing and polishing are techniques used by professional technicians to restore your stone to like new condition. An abrasive powder is worked into the stone using a low speed floor machine, a synthetic pad and water. This process creates a wet slurry that will remove light scratches leaving your floor with a high degree of shine. This is a time consuming process and must be done by a professional.
We treat your tile and grout with an alkaline-based degreasing solution, and then allow the cleaner to dwell. This causes the soil, grease, and other residues to loosen.
We scrub your surfaces with special surrogated brushes that agitate the grout lines and tile surface. We then work to clean the edges and baseboards.
We turbo rinse the tile and grout by rinsing in pressure heated water. This captures and extracts the water, cleaning solutions, and contaminants in one simple process. The entire process is controlled, so there is no change of applying too much water or getting other surfaces or areas wet.
Repeat as needed with a ph-restorative cleaner that works on staining, discoloration, grout haze, and soap scum.
We use high-powered air movers to dry the tile and grout lines, and then we inspect all surfaces for other stained areas. If we find other stains, we then spot clean that particular area.
Applies grout sealer that creates a waterproof barrier to prevent future stains. This also helps for providing easier routine maintenance.
Tile & Grout Cleaning
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