Seven Things You Should Know About Tile Steam Cleaning


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Have you ever walked into your kitchen or bathroom and thought, “Holy wow. This tile needs some serious scrubbing.” We’ve all been there. Your kitchen, bathroom, foyer, and dining room can all be improved with professional Tile Steam Cleaning. In this article, we’re going to walk you through common tile cleaning knowledge. We’ll also answer some popular questions about Tile Steam Cleaning along the way. Let’s get started!

1. Grout Steam Cleaning is Regularly Paired With Tile Steam Cleaning

Do you know the difference between tile and grout? Tiles are ceramic or plastic panels that pad your floors and walls. Grouting fills the space between these tiles. It comes in a powder form and keeps each tile in place. Ungrouted tile exists in some homes, but the occurrence is rare. For the most part, Tile Steam Cleaning and Grout Cleaning take place at the same time – as it’s nearly impossible to clean one without touching the other.

2. Tile and Grout Are Notoriously Difficult to Clean

Both tile and grout are well-known for their frustrating qualities. Many homeowners already have experience with failed attempts to clean tile floors and walls. Regular mopping and home tile cleaners are never enough to get the job done properly. Over time, the problem becomes increasingly disturbing. Have you ever noticed stains in the grout between your tiles? This is the worst side effect that comes from leaving your tile and grout untreated. Orange, green, or yellow grout is not aesthetically pleasing and can actually keep visitors from using your bathroom or kitchen.

3. Tile Steam Cleaning Includes Showers, Countertops, and Floors

When you have your home professionally steam cleaned, tile and grout cleaning will cover whatever tile touches – including countertops, floors, showers, and appliances. No amount of tile or grout will be left untouched. We get behind furniture, underneath built-ins, and between cracks. As we say in our Tile and Grout Cleaning Page, “We can boldly go where bottled cleaners and household mops have never gone before!”

Tile requires a deep clean that will eliminate dirt and contaminants that have built up over time. These contaminants can make your tile look dull and uninviting. It can even make your tile looked stained and perpetually messy. Our system will safely clean tile by removing contaminants with heat, a special (and eco-friendly) cleaning solution, and vacuum power. Using a high-pressure rinse, we get the job done right. When properly maintained, a Tile Steam Cleaning could last for six to twelve months without losing its fresh look.

4. Professionals Use Protective Seals

After On Time Steam Cleaning Professionals have completely cleaned your tile and grout, we apply a penetrating sealer to protect your grout from mildew and staining. This stain can last for twenty-four months. We also have special grout color sealing that can keep your colored grout from losing its stylish shade. We also recommend you consider plaster – a permeable material that ingests residue and spills – to serve as grout. A connected sealant can provide an even stronger defensive boundary, making it easy to clean spills before they damage your tile.

5. Tile Steam Cleaning Should Take Place Once Every Six to Twelve Months

As we’ve mentioned earlier in this article, Tile Steam Cleaning should take place annually or biannually. To decide how often your home should experience tile and grout cleaning, take photos of your bathroom, kitchen, and foyer areas after they’ve been professionally cleaned. Once these rooms no longer resemble the photos, the time has come for a touch-up. Fortunately, stains in tile or grout are easy to spot. As long as you pay attention, you’ll know when to make the call. (Our number is (888)-512-2055, by the way. We look forward to hearing from you!)

6. Sealant Can Protect Your Grout Lines From Stains

We want to emphasize the importance of sealing your grout lines. This can save you costly replacement fees in the future – and will keep your home feeling fresh. After sealant has been applied, you’ll need to wait roughly half an hour before coming into contact with the surface in question. After twenty-four hours, the sealant will be completely dry. That’s it. Once the process is over, you can enjoy your home more comfortably, knowing not all damage (even fruit punch and rust damage) is permanent.

Definition: Clear Seal is an imperceptible layer of assurance that enters into the pores of your grout. It gives you an opportunity to clean before stains set. Although popular in many homes, this sealant isn’t waterproof.

7. Tile Steam Cleaning Makes Your Home Immaculate

At the end of the day, Tile Steam Cleaning can be the difference between a perfect home and a mediocre home. You want your countertops, shower, appliances, floors, and backsplashes to shine for all guests to see. Rather than taking a chance, invest in professional cleaning. In the meantime, focus on maintenance by purchasing eco-friendly cleaners, treating stains as soon as they occur, and keeping an eye on the state of your tile.

At On Time Steam Cleaning, we offer a variety of unique residential and commercial steam cleaning services. Contact our team to schedule an appointment today!