How Professionals Contractors Steam Clean Tile And Grout

Tile and Grout Steam Cleaning

By Troy Cantini

There are many advantages to hiring a professional tile and grout cleaning contractor.  Trying to scrub down large areas of tile and grout can take forever and be extremely tiresome. Hiring a professional to steam clean your tile and grout get your tile and grout cleaned and sanitized better than you could ever do by hand.

concrete steam cleaning tool

Most people have no idea how a tile and grout cleaning professional steam cleans their tile and grout.  Professional tile cleaning contractors use a high pressure multi jet rotating steam cleaning tool that is hooked up to a truckmounted steam cleaning machine. These types of steam cleaning machines can effectively steam clean large areas of tile and grout in a relatively short period of time.

The high pressure steam is contained under a cleaning disk so there is no splash or overspray to worry about.  A powerful vacuum hose extracts away the dirt, grease and grime along with the excess cleaning agents used. The entire process is safe and effective and with this type of cleaning system there is no cleaning products left on your tile and grout to attract dirt and grime later.

turbo force steam cleaning tool

Another big advantage of truckmounted tile cleaning machines is the powerful vacuum system that extracts away the dirt grease and grime.  While the high pressure steam is lifting up the dirt the powerful vacuum system extracts away all the dirt and cleaning agents that were used to emulsify the dirt, grease and grim in your tile and grout.

dirty tile and grout being steam cleaned

Another advantage to hiring a professional to steam clean your tile and grout is the ability to sanitize your tiles and porous grout lines.  The pores of grout are especially susceptible to mold, bacteria and harmful pathogens. The high pressure steam can get deep into the porous grout lines to kill the mold, bacteria and other harmful pathogens.

  • Make sure they are fully licensed, insured and bonded to the licensing standards required for your particular state.

  • It is best to hire a contractor that specializes in cleaning tile, grout and stone.  Many carpet cleaners try to use their carpet cleaning machines to steam clean tile and grout. Carpet cleaning machines are often not powerful enough to provide the high pressure steam required for cleaning tile and grout. Also carpet cleaners often lack the skills, experience and knowledge required for cleaning, sealing and restoring tile and grout.

  • Make sure that any potential tile cleaning contractors do an estimate first before coming out to clean your tile and grout.  Every tile installation is unique and requires specific cleaning products, sealers and techniques to get the job done right.   It is only after a thorough inspection that a price can be set for cleaning and sealing your particular tile and grout.

  • Always make sure that the contractors do a tile cleaning sample while they are doing an estimate.  Most quality tile cleaning contractors will do a small test cleaning sample to get a feel for how clean they will be able to get your tile and grout. This also helps to determine if a colorsealer will be beneficial for sealing your grout. Also they can correctly set your expectations for how your tile and grout will look after it has been professionally cleaned and sealed.

  • Check out any potential contractors in the BBB, Angies List, Yelp etc. to view their ratings and reviews.  Asking neighbors and co-workers can also provide information about any good tile and grout cleaning contractors they might have hired. Often times contractors will provide hand picked references that are never bad and could be from their relatives, friends or other people they have not actually done work for.

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