Tile & Grout Cleaning
As explained on the Services page, tile & grout cleaning and restoration, includes alkaline emulsification extraction cleaning, with agitation as needed. Well, what in tarnation does that mean? Let us explain.
When we clean a surface, let's say a floor, for example, there are a number of steps we take in doing so. There may be debris on the floor which we vacuum first. There's no point in putting our solutions down on top of debris covering what we want to clean, is there?
After vacuuming, we lay down a solution, which is alkaline in nature, high on the pH scale. This acts chemically like a strong soap, and bonds with the soils in the tile and grout in the same way hand soap bonds with the dirt on your hands when washing them. After some dwelling time, but before this solution dries on the floor, we forcibly remove the bonded soil and solution mixture. How? We thought you'd never ask.
We have a patented process, but we are free to fill you in on the details. Our machine is called an extraction machine, and it connects to a tool via high pressure line and vacuum hose. All the magic happens under the tool head, where hot water under pressure blasts those nasty soils loose from the tile and grout and the rim of the tool head vacuums the slurry to the waste tank of the machine. No spraying all over the place, no ruining of floor boards, and no resettling of soils back into the grout lines (as in what happens when you mop the floor!). Pretty nifty, eh?
Of course, this is only a brief overview of the process. We don't want to bore you with the minutia. But know we work hard to ensure that every bit of soil embedded in your grout is removed without actually removing the grout. That means agitation with brushes. It also means getting those corners where dirt can build up. It means stripping existing sealer to get to the bare surface when necessary. It means taking safeguards to ensure the adjacent floor doesn't get wet or dirty due to our presence or actions. Everything we do is with you in mind. What would YOU want?