You went with tile because you want flooring that would last forever. Over time, you found out that tile and grout needs cleaning and can even become stained. Powers Cleaning has a solution for your tile maintenance needs in the greater Sacramento area.
There are alot of DIY videos and suggestions about how to clean grout with good intentions, but we have found the grout cleaning products offered to consumers do not perform well and that leads to alot of unnecessary scrubbing and hard labor. There are also suggestions to use vinegar to clean your floor. Vinegar is acidic and it attacks the calcium carbonate in grout, which results in what’s called “etching”. So, every time you use Vinegar to clean your floor, a micro layer of grout is being removed. If this method is followed for years, eventually there will be no grout remaining. Also, because Vinegar is acidic, and dirt is also acidic, they are on both sides of the ph scale. So, the vinegar isn’t an effective cleaner for removing dirt. To remove dirt, an alkaline cleaner should be used.
We like to clean grout on the alkaline side, and we spare no expense with our cleaning products. Just like there are dozens of grout cleaning solutions for consumers, there are also dozens of grout cleaning solutions for Professional cleaning companies. We have experimented with half a dozen products, and discovered one that performs the best. It’s one of the more expensive grout cleaners on the market, but we want to give our customer the best bang for the buck.
Our cleaning system is powered by the Prochem Everest 650 HP truckmount steam hot water extractor, which produces 230 degrees cleaning solution and high flow vacuum for effective and quick extraction. Our extraction tools is a Hydroforce Gekko 4 jet wand (in the video below) that provides high pressure rinsing and extraction, or an RX20 rotary jet extractor (in the 2nd video below) with a soft brush for natural stone or a medium brush for ceramic porcelain. An industrial grade professional cleaning solution is applied to help emulsify and suspend soils such as food, oils and soap scum. We even carry a product to help eliminate pet odor that has been absorbed into the grout. After about 10 minutes of dwell time and minor pre scrubbing, the floor is ready to have a fresh water rinse and extraction. Heavy soil areas in high traffic rooms can be thoroughly lifted from your tile.
Because grout is a porous material similar to concrete, it can absorb oil based spills which could lead to grout stains. We specialize in completely restoring grout after cleaning by applying a colored sealant. Click here for more information about color seal.
When we come out to your home to provide service, a spot demonstration is provided to show you what results you can expect. If you are concerned that your grout is beyond repair, why not have us take a second look at it. You would be surprised the difference we can make. Why waste money replacing your tile or grout when you can restore it with help from the trained specialists at Powers Cleaning.
Pictured below is the results we provide using premium cleaning solutions combined with high pressure steam extraction: