Tile & Grout Cleaning
RESTORING THAT NEW-TILE SHINE, IN A WAY THAT KEEPS ON LASTING
For many people, tiles are the symbol of cleanliness. And when they are new their shine and sparkle looks welcoming and hygienic. Often tiles are in areas that get wet, like bathrooms. Or in locations that get moisture and humidity such as kitchens. Over time, they build up layers of grime, even when cleaned regularly and it is easy to forget how bright and clean they were originally.
At Master’s Touch Steam Cleaning, we take great pleasure in restoring tiled areas to their original beauty. We are able to achieve this with the power of true steam and the use of a specially formulated cleaning solution. Our trained and certified technicians then apply their skill to get the results we’re so proud of. But even more than this, we do a job that lasts. Especially if you request to have sealant applied, you’ll be able to enjoy your new tile look for long after we’ve finished.
OUR 13 STEP TILE & GROUT CLEANING PROCESS
STEP 1: PRE-INSPECTION
While walking through your space with you, our technician will let you know what to expect. In a friendly way, he’ll be honest about what can be done. And he will let you know what improvements to your tiles and grout you can expect.
STEP 2: COMMERCIAL VACUUMING
Any buildup of dust and dirt particles that may have accumulated in the grout is sucked out with a powerful vacuum. This makes it easier for our brushes to clean the grout.
STEP 3: Pre-Spray SOULTION
A specially formulated solution is applied evenly over all the tile and grout. We carefully avoid over spray around furniture and appliances. Our solution safely but effectively breaks down oils, grime, and organic compounds. After this treatment they will be removed even more effectively by our truck-mounted steam cleaning machine.
STEP 4: PRE-SPOT
Once the pre-spray solution has started to work, our experienced technician will recognize problem areas that might require more attention. He will then apply an appropriate solution to treat those tough and stubborn areas.
STEP 5: SOLUTION DWELL TIME
By letting the solution go to work for 20–30 minutes, our technicians give it time to be very effective. This solution breaks down the buildup and prepares for steam cleaning. The time is worth it because it makes the difference between a good job and a great job.
STEP 6: GROUT AGITATION SCRUB
Because grout is very porous, it gets dirty and likes to hang on tight to it. The only way to be sure of a perfect clean is to use the right tools. By physically scrubbing the grout, it is broken-up and released. That way our technicians are able to remove grime that could not be lifted any other way.
STEP 7: HOT STEAM CLEANING
Our tile spinner is designed to push maximum steam with minimum mess. The combination of heat and pressure breaks the bond that grime has with the tiled surface and does a much better job than conventional methods. The technician will use his specially designed spinner tool to steam clean the tile and grout.
STEP 8: TILE RINSE
The freshly cleaned tiles are rinsed down. This removes the cleaning agent that we had applied, safely and effectively.
STEP 9: Hot Steam Extraction
Our truck-mounted equipment provides powerful extraction. This sucks up all of the moisture from the work that has been done. By removing the rinse water and all excess moisture while applying hot steam, the tiles dry much faster.
STEP 10: POST SPOT
Our technicians are never happy until they are sure everything has been done to give you the best result possible. So once the tile and grout are cleaned, they’ll be able to see if anything tried to resist. Any stained areas found at this stage are given their full attention and removed as much as possible.
STEP 11: SPEED DRY
It is not enough for us to do a great job. We have to do a great job that lasts. By placing an industrial fan designed to blast air downwards, we’re able to rapidly dry the tiles and grout after cleaning. Getting the grout dry is critical when applying sealant. By drying thoroughly, we know that the sealant will adhere properly and last as it is designed to.
STEP 12: APPLY SEALANT
The sealant locks in the clean and is a barrier that makes it hard for new dirt or buildup to get attached. Once our technician is satisfied that the job has been perfectly prepared, he skillfully applies the sealant. His experience with this product ensures that it goes on evenly using the right amount. Customers who love the look of bright tiles and grout and want to keep it that way and always ask for this optional extra.
STEP 13: POST-INSPECTION
The difference a professional tile and grout clean can make is wonderful. Once the job is complete, our technician will proudly show you what has been done. He will also be happy to answer any questions about tile care.