Microscopic pores in the grout allow dirt, bacteria and other contaminants to become trapped below the surface, which not only looks unsightly, but also can adversely affect your family or building occupants’ health. Mopping only grinds the dirt into the grout lines. The steam cleaners that are sold on TV and in some stores work well to remove the surface dirt from tiling and grout, which is why they are great for maintenance between cleanings. But, they are not a substitute for a professional cleaning.
Floor manufacturers recommend that you have your tile and grout cleaned once every 12 to 18 months in order to effectively clean the stubborn dirt that lies deep in the pores of your grout lines. If you have a lot of foot traffic and/or pets, you may need to have your tile cleaned more frequently.
Champion Carpet Care Company uses a specially formulated cleaner to pre-treat your grout and tile to help lift the ground-in soil and agitates the floor to further loosen it. We then clean the floor using steam extraction, which involves the use of extremely hot water, detergents, high pressure and vacuum extraction. Our truck mounted cleaning process power washes the floor to extract soil and grease from the pores of the tile and grout or other hard surface floors. The system generates water pressure of 1,000 to 1,200 P.S.I. and water temperature of approximately 240°F to soften and extract years of soil and contaminants. The vacuum hose draws away the water and dirt, to a containment tank on our truck. We then dispose of the wastes in accordance with EPA regulations.
Immediately after we clean your tile and grout we can also apply a grout sealant to help protect your grout from dirt and stains. Remember, grout is porous, so it will absorb soil and spills, just like carpet. Having a sealant applied will help create a protective barrier, which will give you more time to clean up dry and liquid dirt before it soaks into the grout.