We were called out to a house to do a carpet steam clean, once we arrived at the property on the north side of Brisbane in the suburb of Aspley the customer showed us the carpeted areas to be cleaned and also mention that she would like the tiles and grout lines cleaned in the garage.
Now the tiles in the garage are Terracotta and this type of tile has a porous surface, this means they allow dirt and contaminants to penetrate into the surface of the tile making the tiles look very dirty and also the grout lines.
This customer had just purchased this house and previous to her it was rented out. The tenants didn’t take very good care of the tiled areas especially the ones in the garage, there was oil spilt over the tiles and also the grout lines, oils will absorb into the surface of the tile.
The only way to try and remove the oil from the tiles and grout is to hire the services of a professional Brisbane tile and grout cleaning company.
Before any cleaning of the tiles can commence the area being cleaned need to be cleared of any furnishings then a full pre-vacuum of the area, once this has been completed a tile cleaning solution is applied to the tiles, this solution is generally mopped on quite liberally.
Once the solution has been applied to the tiled surface and left to sit for around 20 minutes it is then time to steam clean the tiles removing the solution and the dirt and grime and all the bacteria from the tile surface and grout lines in one process.
Once the cleaning process has been completed a floor neutraliser is mopped over the surface, this insures that there is no residual tile cleaning solution left on the tiled surface.
What Cleaning Solution To Use
The cleaning solution to use will depend on the type of tile being cleaned and how dirty the tiles and especially the grout lines are, for really dirty tiles an acid based product can be used but this can only be used if it is removed properly with a steam cleaning machine you do not want any of the tile cleaning solution left on the tiles as this can be walked through the rest of the house onto carpets, which can damage the carpet fibres.
So choosing the tile cleaning solution comes down to the cleaning technician once they arrive at the job and have determine the type of tile they are cleaning and how severely stained they may or may not be.
If you use a professional tile and grout cleaning company they will use a powerful truck mounted or portable tile cleaning machine, in addition to using these machines the tile cleaning solution is a very important part in the cleaning process.
If you would like to try and do a DIY tile and grout clean this can be done using a tile cleaning solution but you would be mopping the solution on and then mopping it off this can be an effective way to clean your tiles and grout if they are not too dirty, but it will not bring them up anywhere near as good as using a professional tile and grout cleaning Brisbane business.
Is It Worth DIY Tile & Grout Cleaning
Many of our customers have tried to clean the tiles and grout on their own but have given up after just a few minutes because they don’t get the results that they want and it takes them 10 times longer than it does a professional tile cleaning company.
So unless you have a lot of time on your hands and you don’t mind getting down on your hands and knees and scrubbing the grout lines it’s best to use a professional cleaning company to bring your tiles and grout back to new again.
The lady at Aspley that we did the carpet and tile cleaning for was very impressed with the results of her carpet cleaning and that’s why she got us back the next day to do her tile cleaning.
She didn’t think we would be able to get the tiles cleaned in the garage but to her surprise they came up like new. She now wants us to come back and clean the tiles on her driveway which are the same as the ones in the garage.
How To Choose a Good Tile and Grout Cleaning Company
Most people when they choose a tile cleaning company go onto Google and do a search and just look for the cheapest quote possible this is the worst thing you can do, most cheap tile and grout cleaning companies do not have the proper cleaning equipment.
The cheaper companies think mopping over the tiles with a solution is all you need to do, but this you can do yourself.
By going with the cheapest company you are just wasting your money and time. To do a proper clean of your tiles you have to firstly move all of your furniture from the rooms that are being cleaned, this is a big job on its own, you don’t want to have to move all this furniture twice just because you went with the cheapest company that doesn’t know what they’re doing and didn’t get your tiles clean.
The best advice on choosing a reputable tile cleaning company is to go with one that has good reviews on a Google and that backs up their work with 100% satisfaction guarantee.