A Tile Cleaning Service in Spring, TX, Was All This Floor Needed to Be Renewed
July 25, 2017When important family occasions come up, everyone wants their homes in top shape. Our client had a family gathering coming soon and wanted to enhance the appearance of her home, specifically her tile floors. Despite her usual maintenance routine, their color had become cloudy and the grout lines were stained. Unable to fix the problem by herself, the homeowner decided to do an Internet search looking for a company that offered tile cleaning in Spring, TX. She found our website and after reading some information about our services and our proved reliability, she made up her mind to request a free in-home consultation to determine the extent of the work that her tiles needed.
The next day, we were ready to visit this homeowner, who welcomed us and explained what was wrong with her tiles and the outcome she wanted. We observed that the cloudiness in the tile color and the stain in the grout were consequences of her cleaning method—mopping with soapy detergent and not changing the water regularly. However, it was relieving for the owner to hear that we could fix her problem and teach her how to avoid it in the future. Our experts have experience in this type of problem, besides, tile floors are generally very easy to maintain, which means the cleaning process is not long or complicated.
We took care of the tiles first with a deep cleaning, which is an essential process for most hard surfaces. Our specialized cleaning with a high-speed scrubber and a neutral cleaner removes even the most deep-seated grime. We prefer neutral cleaners because they are gentler on hard surfaces; even after our professional services, it is advised to continue the use of neutral cleaners to maintain the condition of the floor. Next, it was time to take care of the grout. The owner had chosen cementitious grout, which is not resistant to everyday wear and tear, as it is porous enough to absorb grime over time and eventually become chipped, discolored, or stained, like in this homeowner's case. The function of grout is mostly decorative, so the last thing anyone wants is dirty and unsightly grout. To transform the grout with a clean color, we proceeded with the application of ColorSeal, our proprietary sealant. This product has several outstanding advantages, such as resistance to water, stains, mold, and mildew; and exceptional durability. Last but not least, its color is customizable to match the tiles, allowing our clients to match combinations that complement their décor as desired. ColorSeal protects the grout and facilitates daily cleaning, which is why it's a wise choice to get this service for the areas of your home with the heaviest foot traffic.
The results of our tile cleaning exceeded our client's expectations. Her once dingy tiles recovered their original color and the previously stained grout looked perfectly clean and re-colored after our services. To maintain the condition of the floors, we always make sure to give our clients valuable recommendations. In this case, to keep her grout and tiles looking great, our client had to change her mopping method. Mopping is obviously the most common way to maintain floors, but as straightforward as it may seem, it is often done incorrectly and ends up doing more damage than good. Before even touching the mop to the floor, sweeping or vacuuming is absolutely necessary. This removes dust particles and other debris that might scratch the floor. For maximum effectiveness, have two buckets and fill them with warm water. Mix one of them with the cleaning solution, and use the other one just for rinsing. Rinsing the mop in the same bucket repeatedly means that you'll be accumulating dirt and spreading it everywhere, helping the grimy water penetrate the grout lines and stain them. The material of the mop is another factor to keep in mind; string or rag mops work well with tile floors. The concentration of the cleaning solution is also relevant. Stick to the recommended concentration of cleaners, because the excess will leave a residue on the floor, making it sticky and prone to attracting dirt. For the grout, we recommended our client to clean spills promptly, and use a toothbrush with a neutral cleaner solution to remove any accumulation of dirt that might form on it. These ideas are easy to apply and quite effective to maintain the state of tile floors.
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