As with carpet, many factors need to be considered when determining the frequency of tile and grout cleaning. Foot traffic, children, pets, and routine floor maintenance will affect how often you need to have your tile, stone & grout cleaned.
Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaning
We Clean for Your Health
One of the nicest touches to the basic architectural components of a home is ceramic or stone tile in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and even outdoors. It’s hard to go wrong with tile. It’s durable, long-wearing, and looks great. A stone tile floor in the entryway immediately adds an air of class in a home, and there’s nothing quite like a stone patio in the backyard to host a barbecue for family and friends.
Unfortunately, tile and stone are not immune to the unhealthy elements that are in and around your home. Over time, dirt and grime build up in the porous surfaces of your stone, tile and grout flooring, turning them into a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria. Especially in areas like the bathroom and kitchen, where germs can run rampant, it’s important to do everything you can to cut down on the spread of bacteria. While regular sweeping and mopping are helpful at keeping excessive build-up at bay, those don’t deliver the deep cleaning that your floors really need.
Some people try to take matters into their own hands and scrub between the tiles with a toothbrush to get at that gunky build-up that mops and brooms can’t reach. Unfortunately, that’s a lot easier said than done. It is a back-breaking chore that, after all the work, yields mixed results at best. After potentially hours of scrubbing, you often have nothing substantial to show for it but several aching joints and a filthy toothbrush. So what’s going to save your back and deliver a deep, safe, healthy cleaning?
The answer: professional stone, tile and grout cleaning from your local Chem-Dry operator.
Best known for our carpet cleaning service, Chem-Dry professionals are much more than carpet cleaners and offer more services today than ever before. Just like our oriental rug cleaning, carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services, Chem-Dry’s professional tile and stone cleaning reduces the dirt and bacteria that can spread germs, so your surfaces and your home will sparkle and be safer for your family and pets. Safeguard the health of your family and the beauty of your home with stone, tile and grout cleaning services from Chem-Dry.
Tested and Proven Superior Results
An independent laboratory recently conducted a study to determine the healthfulness and efficacy of our Tile, Stone & Grout Cleaning process. Based on several tests on tile surfaces in multiple homes, this study found that our Tile, Stone and Grout cleaning process, in conjunction with a sanitizer, removes an average of 98.6% of bacteria from these surfaces.
Improve the Overall Health of Your Home
Professional tile cleaning is important, not only because it protects and preserves your investment in the premium building materials in your home; it also helps maintain the healthfulness of your home. Contrary to popular opinion, the environment inside your home can be two to 100 times more polluted than the air outside. Homes are supposed to be a safe haven that protect us from exposure to unhealthy elements like allergens, germs and pollutants. However, a build-up of bacteria, dust and pet dander on flooring surfaces can contribute to all kinds of chronic illnesses including allergies and asthma.
One worry that many homeowners have when having their homes cleaned is whether the products and process that the cleaner uses is even unhealthier than what they are removing. That is not a worry with Chem-Dry. All of the ingredients in our primary cleaner are safe and approved for your home and family, so you can know that your family is being well taken care of.
Chem-Dry’s stone, tile and grout cleaning and sealing services penetrate deep inside the porous surfaces to remove the bacteria that can spread germs, eliminate grime and seal out dirt. And the result? You’re able restore the appearance of your floors, while also extending the life of your stone and tile surfaces. Our technicians use specialized cleaning solutions as well as powerful deep-cleaning extraction equipment to blast away and remove the dirt and build-up, making your home cleaner and healthier for your family and pets.
Clean, Protect and Seal Surfaces
Cleaning out the dirt and grime that has collected on your floors over time can restore a healthy shine to your tile and make it look like it did when it was first installed. But the grout used to install it is a highly porous material that can absorb soil and spills, just like carpet, making them more difficult to clean and making cleaning efforts less effective. After we clean your tile and stone floors, we apply a sealant to keep out dirt and germs, giving you the opportunity to clean up any spills quickly before they can soak into the grout and stain or linger.
Trained and certified Chem-Dry tile cleaning specialists take their time to complete our thorough stone, tile and grout cleaning process, providing the best possible service and ensuring a safer, healthier home for your family:
Before the cleaning process begins, Chem-Dry professionals perform pretests to determine the type of stone or tile to guarantee the safest, highest quality outcome for your home, especially when working with acid-sensitive surfaces such as marble, terrazzo, travertine and limestone.
Our certified technicians also provide additional inspection, tape off the area to protect adjacent surfaces, and perform dry soil removal, clearing away surface dust and dirt for better access to build-up and more effective deep-cleaning results.
Chem-Dry professionals perform quality checks along the way. If the results are uneven or do not meet expectations, they clean over the uneven area and check their results again, repeating this quality control process until they’ve reached the optimal result.
Immediately following your cleaning, Chem-Dry sealers are applied that create a barrier to keep germs out and allow for easy maintenance. Our stone, tile and grout cleaning and sealing services leave your floors purified, protected and ready to use after only a few hours.
Additional services such as grout recoloring, stone polishing and granite renewal restore your floor and other surfaces to their original color and luster.
See the difference a Chem-Dry Professional Tile and Stone Cleaning can make:
Variety of Surfaces Serviced:
Clean & Sanitize Tile, Grout or Stone
Seal & Protect
Grout Color Restoration
Clean & Seal Natural Stone
While tile and stone are beautiful additions to any home, keeping them clean can be a challenge. Let Chem-Dry do the hard work for you – providing a deeper, longer lasting stone, tile and grout cleaning for your many surfaces and leaving you and your family with a healthier home to live in.
Preparing your home for a Chem-Dry stone, tile and grout cleaning
Step 1: Remove clutterShoes, toys, and other small objects can be a tripping hazard and can make it difficult for the Chem-Dry technician to perform the cleaning. If you are having a countertop cleaned, make sure that food, small appliances, and dishes are put away properly, as well.
Step 2: Remove area rugs, mats and other floor coveringsSet any floor coverings aside so that the Chem-Dry technician will have clear access to the entire floor. This will allow them full maneuverability to apply the deep cleaning process to every part bit of stone and grout, providing a healthy shine. Remember, Chem-Dry also offers area and Oriental rug cleanings!
Step 3: Move furniture out of the wayIf you have kitchen tables, chairs, barstools, or patio furniture over the area being cleaned, move these out of the way to a safe location. After the cleaning, once the area is dry, you can move furniture back and arrange it as you like.
Step 4: Sweep the area
This does not need to be an in-depth cleaning — after all, that’s why you called Chem-Dry! But quick sweep to remove dust, loose dirt, dropped pieces of food, and other larger pieces of litter from the floor or countertop will simplify the process and lower the likelihood of them getting stuck to the ground once they are wet. With the furniture moved out of the way, you will have a better opportunity to clear out pieces that may have been missed in previous cleanings.
Step 5: Provide clear access
Our Chem-Dry technician will need ready access to transport his equipment to the room where he will be doing the cleaning, so please provide a clear path from the front door for easy access. If you need to move a car to allow them to park as close to the front door as possible, make sure that you do it as soon as possible to prevent any delays.
Step 6: Prepare pets for the visit
A new person visiting can make pets nervous, and if they bring in equipment that may make noises or cleaning products that have new smells, your pet could get either more upset or overly curious. While our cleaning products are safe and your pets are adorable, having a dog or cat underfoot can present a tripping hazard or other complications. Before the technician comes, it is wise to have a plan for where you will keep any pets during the cleaning.
Each Chem-Dry location is independently owned and operated and not all services are offered at every location. Please inquire about the services you require to ensure they are offered by your local Chem-Dry operator.
Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaning FAQ
Just like carpet, dirt builds up over time that dulls your tile or stone’s appearance and discolors your grout. A thorough, professional stone, tile and grout cleaning is the only way to remove the deep-down dirt, make this area of your home look nicer and ensure that all areas of your home are clean and healthy.
Grout is a porous material that absorbs soil and spills, just like carpet. Having a sealant applied will help create a protective barrier, giving you more time to clean up dirt and liquid spills before they soak into the grout. The type of sealant you choose will determine the degree of stain resistance.