Tile & Grout Cleaning
Our Tile & Grout Cleaning Process
At Steam Boss we use a professional tile and grout cleaning system that utilizes a self contained tile and grout cleaning tool. That gives us the benefits of a pressure washer without the mess. Our tile and grout cleaning tool power washes the floor to extract soil and grease from the pores of the tile and grout or other hard floor surfaces. Our powerful system generates high water temperature to loosen and extract years of soil and contaminants. Our tile & grout floor tool connects to a powerful vacuum hose, which adheres the tile and grout cleaning tool to the floor, and confines the water spray inside the cleaning disk. There is virtually no over spray to worry about - like we said no mess. If your tile and grout was sealed during installation there is a much greater chance that these issues may not have effected the tile and grout floor. The combination of heat, water pressure, and detergent will remove most staining. Call us today for tile cleaning in Palm Harbor.
A professional grout cleaning is essentially a “deep cleaning” for your floors. The surfaces of your tile and grout are porous and even with regular routine mopping etc. all the dirt is never completely removed. However, with regular professional cleanings are able to get into those cracks and pores and remove the deeply embedded dirt and bacteria. This will also keep your floors looking newer, and lasting longer.
It is a wise choice to have your tile and grout sealed after it has been cleaned. If you have ceramic tile we will only be sealing the grout lines. The penetrating sealer is absorbed by the grout line and creates a barrier that helps liquids, oils, and other soils to stay on the surface to be easily cleaned away. If you have a natural stone such as slate, limestone, we seal the actual tile face itself as well as any grout lines. Natural stones are extremely absorbent and absolutely need a layer of protection to keep them looking as beautiful as the day they were installed.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are often asked questions about tile and grout cleaning & sealing.
Q: Can’t I do it myself? Why should I pay you?
A: We have the education, training, and proper chemistry to efficiently clean tile and grout. There are many store bought sealers that leave sticky residues that may get on the tile face and they are difficult if not impossible to remove. When we apply our sealers we ensure the entire floor is protected, and the product is distributed evenly for maximum protection and efficiency.
Q: What do sealers actually protect against?
A: A penetrating sealer repels water-based and oil-based liquids, prevents stains caused by most beverages and food; and protects the surface from dirt and impurities.
Q: Should I apply wax to my tile and grout?
A: We highly recommend you DO NOT do this. Wax will break down and eventually go away. While it breaks down it can flake, and discolor your tile and grout or stone, and can/will also impact the oils and soils that develop over time. Removing the wax from the floor is an expensive process, and could be a multiple day process depending on how big of an area.
Q: After my tile and grout is sealed does it need to be cleaned again?
A: Yes, absolutely! We will provide you with tips on how to keep your floor looking beautiful in between professional cleanings. We will also help and advise your to determine your frequency of having your tile and grout professionally cleaned.