Expert Tile and Grout Cleaning
CleanWorks is an EXPERT in residential and commerical tile and grout cleaning. We ‘get the gunk gone from tile, stone, and grout‘!
If you chose to install beautiful tile or natural stone, you likely did so because of the material’s remarkable longevity. Floors, showers, walls, countertops, tabletops, patios and other indoor and outdoor applications of tile and stone last longer and look better once they are cleaned by CleanWorks.
CleanWorks uses professional-grade cleaning products and top quality cleaning equipment for a safe and effective clean. Many off-the-shelf and commercial grade cleaning products can’t clean to expectations or even change the appearance of the stone. Discolored tile, stone or grout is an eyesore that brings down the value of your home.
Our technicians are trained to clean and restore the beauty of your tile grout that is hidden under layers of grimy buildup, mildew and stains from continuous use. We guarantee you will be satisfied or we will re-clean for free!
- Free written estimate
- No hidden charges
- Technicians in uniform
- Expertise in cleaning difficult fabrics
- A nose for odor removal
- We handle any size cleaning job
- Certified & insured for your protection
- Complete satisfaction guarantee
Cool Tile Deserves to be Clean!
Our Tile and Grout Cleaning Process
First Step – Pre-treatment and agitation with alkaline detergent to emulsify greasy soils
Second Step – High pressure hot water rinse extraction process
Third Step – Secondary pre-treatment and agitation with acidic detergent for complete grout restoration
Fourth Step – High pressure hot water rinse extraction process
Fifth Step – Grout sealer application, as applicable (we do not seal shower stalls)
So, why seal the grout? After its been cleaned, it will make daily maintenance more effective because the soil is less likely to soak into the porous, cement grout. The appearance of your grout lines will eventually deteriorate, but much slower than grout lines with no protection.
Tile is divided into 2 broad categories – natural and synthetic.
Natural stone tile is dug out of the ground, cut to a (mostly) uniform thickness and sold. The most common examples of natural stone include travertine (a limestone product), slate, granite, and marble. Natural stone tile has VERY different maintenance requirements when compared to synthetic tile. For this reason, many companies that clean carpet, ceramic tile and porcelain tile will not clean natural stone tile.
It is vital that you choose a company that understands the subtle nuances of natural stone. For example, highly acidic detergents are frequently used on synthetic tile. They absolutely can NOT be used on natural stone tiles or the color can be permanently changed.
At CleanWorks, we know how to treat your natural stone floors. We know which detergents to use and not to use. We know the appropriate abrasives to use on your stone floors. We know what type of sealers to apply to the floor afterward.
Synthetic tile is by far the most common tile on the floor today. Ceramic tile and porcelain tile are both synthetic tile. It is man-made in a factory, uniform in size and thickness, and baked in an oven for durability. Most bathtub surrounds are porcelain tile. In terms of maintenance, they are fairly ‘bullet proof’.
Both types of tile use grout. At CleanWorks, we have the specialized tools, cleaning agents, and training to get your grout lines clean. When our technicians are done your cleaned grout will look the same color as the grout lines next to the wall and behind the door where nobody walks!
Tile and Grout Cleaning FAQ's
A: Yes. We use a combination of detergents, aggressive agitation, and high pressure hot water extraction. In fact, our water temperature of 200 degrees is a great sanitizer.
A: For residential projects, expect the average kitchen to take an hour and bathrooms even less.
A: Yes, except for shower stalls. The cleaning products used in showers make the sealer ineffective.
A: Grout sealer will not keep grout from getting dirty but it slows down the soiling process and makes it easier to clean the grout in the future.
A: We use an acidic detergent and an alkaline detergent, both of which are rinsed out with clean hot water.
A: Ceramic and Porcelain tile can be damaged by the wrong type of agitation. Natural stone such as slate, granite, marble, and travertine are very prone to permanent discoloration due to improper cleaning agents.
A: Simply remove any furniture from the tiles areas, if possible, and contain keep pets and children away from the area.
A: The cleaning products used during the cleaning process require respiratory protection during application. However, all residue is rinsed clean during the cleaning process. Please remove pets and children from the cleaning areas during the cleaning process.