Tile & Grout Overtime, dirt and spills, oils and dust can accumulate within the tile and grout lines; especially if your tile is comprised of a porous stone. Discoloration can settle in causing regular mopping and sweeping to become ineffective. Many times, home and business owners will call us after their cleaning efforts no longer do the trick. Over-the-counter cleaning agents sold at the big-box stores may be inexpensive, but simply do not work. In order to properly clean your tile & grout, you need to follow a specific process that certified professionals use. Through a combination of experience, the proper equipment, tools and cleaning detergents, your tile and grout can be restored, but it may be wise to trust a professional to assist in your cleaning efforts. Steam Squad is a full service cleaning company who can handle all of your tile & grout needs. We cover the Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island, and can restore your tile & grout; leaving it looking refreshed and renewed. Could it be time to have your tile & grout cleaned? Give our office a call! We have a friendly staff that can help answer any questions, and schedule a time for one of our estimators to develop a cleaning plan specific to your unique situation. Three Reasons to Clean your Tile & Grout Improves aesthetics Most of our clients will reach out when they want a cleaner look in their home or business. Over time, tile and grout can accumulate dust, grime and dirt, which can create a dull and dirty look. Professional cleaning services however can quickly restore your tile and grout to its original color. This can brighten the room, create a cleaner environment and help your tile look virtually brand new. Protects your Investment Flooring can be expensive. Professionally cleaning your tile and grout every 12-18 months can help maintain your investment. Your floors will look cleaner, and they will last a longer period of time than if you did not keep them clean. Improves cleanliness of the home Mildew, bacteria and sometimes mold can settle within a porous tile or in the grout lines. Mopping, sweeping or vacuuming simply cannot address these issues once they settle into the tile. Using rotary cleaning equipment with a steam component allows the proper agitation to break apart the molecular structure of the dirt, grime, mildew or mold. Using only natural, non-soap detergents provides a deep clean for your tile and grout, without the need for exposing the occupants of your home or business to harsh chemicals. ADDITIONAL SERVICES Grout Sealing At Steam Squad, we take the tile and grout cleaning process one step further by sealing the grout after each cleaning. This helps protect your grout lines and assists in maintaining its color. Other benefits include: Prevents long-term stains The sealer serves as a barrier between your tile and spills or grime from the interior environment. Where the grout would typically absorb the particulates or spills, the barrier protects the grout from further damage. This way, mopping or sweeping can become much more effective. Prevents mold growth Where there is moisture, mold spores could form. Proper application of a grout sealant could prevent mold from forming within the grout lines. If the situation becomes truly serious, mold and mildew can spread under the tile, causing hazardous conditions to the air quality of the interior. That is why at Steam Squad, we include grout sealant as a standard in our service. Protects grout from erosion Overtime, grout can erode, causing cracks or damage to the tile. The erosion occurs from the accumulation of moisture, to which the grout sealant protects. During our experience, we at Steam Squad have seen many grout erosion cases, and once it reaches a certain point, is very tough to fix. Grout sealant however, can maintain the integrity of the grout for a longer period of time. Types of Grout Sealant Color Sealant: Clients will choose to apply a color sealant at an additional cost when their existing grout has become old or discolored. The color sealant provides a more uniform look; providing a new and refreshed quality to the tile. Clear Sealant: This type of sealant is typically used when the existing grout is still in good condition, but want an additional layer of protection. Clear sealant maintains the look and integrity of the original grout and serves a barrier between dirt and grime. Need your Tile & Grout Cleaned? Call Steam Squad Could it be time to have your tile and grout professionally cleaned? Do your floors look like they need revitalization? Are the colors looking old and dull? Servicing the Nassau and Suffolk counties, Steam Squad holds the experience and expertise to refresh and renew your tile and grout lines. Using innovative techniques and staying abreast of industry trends allows us to properly restore your tile and grout to its original condition. Our staff is standing by to answer any questions you may have about professionally cleaning your tile. We can offer you cleaning solutions you’ve been dreaming of. If you would like a free estimate, or speak with someone further about your interior carpets, please give us a call at (516) 567-8966!