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Tile & Grout Cleaning

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Over time, tile and grout can become stained and discolored from accumulated grime and trapped dirt and grease. Periodic, professional cleaning and maintenance can restore the beauty of your tile surfaces and simplify ongoing upkeep.

Do I Need My Tile & Grout Cleaned?

If your tile and grout are heavily stained and cannot be restored with household tools and products, a professional cleaning may be in order. Technicians are trained and equipped to use specialized cleaners and tools to remove set-in dirt from the porous surfaces of tile and grout without causing damage.

What Are the Benefits of Cleaning Tile & Grout?

A thorough cleaning can bring back the original color and appearance of discolored surfaces, making dingy grout look new again and restoring the appearance of tired-looking tile. Professional cleaners are able to safely use strong cleaners and special equipment that are much more effective at removing stains and contaminants than household cleansers and consumer tools, and they can provide restoration and protective services that can reduce future buildup and simplify cleaning.

What Types of Tile & Grout Cleaning Options Exist?

Most professional tile, stone, and grout cleaning services use a combination of chemical cleaners, powerful steamers, and vacuum systems to clean and sanitize surfaces. Providers can apply sealants as well, which protect tile and grout by preventing new stains and the accumulation of dirt.

How Long Does a Tile & Grout Cleaning Take?

The time needed to clean tile and grout depends mostly on the size of the area to be serviced and the severity of staining. Cleaning a floor in most rooms can be completed within an hour, though an additional 2-3 hours may be needed to apply sealer and allow for drying. Very large rooms or those with an unusual layout or a variety of surfaces may take more time to complete, as will cleaning and sealing exceptionally dirty surfaces.

What Materials Are Needed to Clean Tile & Grout?

Depending on the process used by your contractor, a technician may spray on pre-treatments or solutions before cleaning with a high-pressure steam tool and extracting liquid and dirt with a vacuum device. Grout sealants may be sprayed on after cleaning or applied with an applicator tool or a brush.

Do Tile & Grout Cleanings Have Any Hidden Charges?

Since the process for tile and grout cleaning is relatively standard, most jobs come with few surprises or unexpected costs. When planning for your cleaning however, bear in mind that the condition of your tile and grout and the size of tiles and number of grout lines may affect the time needed for the project, and thus may affect the overall expense.

How Much Does Tile & Grout Cleaning Cost?

Tile and grout cleaning rates are usually affected by the size and characteristics of the area to be serviced, and typically fall between $89 and $214. The influence of rooms types and project size on pricing are addressed in our Tile and Grout Cleaning Price Guide, but your provider can explain how the specific features of your job will influence the cost of your cleaning.

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