Tile & Grout Cleaning Services Raleigh, NC
- Are You About to Take A Jack Hammer to Your Tile Floors?
- Sick Of Looking At Those Filthy Dirty Grout Lines?
- Are you tired of getting on your hands and knees in an attempt to clean the grout, yet have little success?
- Tired of cleaning your floor with a mop, bucket and toothbrush?
- Wish you could find someone that could really get your grout clean?
The Old Days Of Mops And Tooth Brushes Are Gone Forever!
TigerDry Latest Technology Cleans Tile and Grout Like Never Before!
We Serve in Raleigh, Durham and other regions of NC
How Does TigerDry Clean Your Tile?
A Brief Explanation Of Our Process
Step 1 – Visual inspection.
We will join you in the inspection to be sure that there are no damaged tile or grout areas. If the grout has not been properly installed there may be some problems. Some common installation mistakes include to much mix water, not enough cure time, improper trowel procedure or leaving small air pockets under the surface of the grout. Some preexisting conditions may worsen during the cleaning process. We can not be responsible for these damages.
We will inspect for:
- Chipped, broken, scratched, cracked or missing tiles
- Missing, loose or crumbled grout
- Colored or uneven grout color
- Type of grout: Sanded, Un-sanded, Epoxy
- Excessive soiling
- Pre-existing baseboard damage
- Type of Tile or Stone and if it is acid sensitive.
Step 2 – Pre-treat
The tile and grout with a mild alkaline solution and allow dwell time. This pre-treatment loosens accumulated soil, grease, and contaminants, and prepares the surface for our cleaning process. The alkaline solution does not produce any harmful fumes, and ordinary ventilation removes the mild scent within minutes of completion of the job. If necessary we will use a safe gentle acid to attempt to remove any staining that did not come out with the alkaline cleaning agent.
Step 3 – Agitate
The pre-spray in the grout with a grout brush–if necessary
Step 4 – Rinse
The pre-spray with high pressured, hot water through our truck mounted machine. We use a pressure washing system designed specifically for tile & grout, acrylic, and epoxy surfaces. 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 800 to 1,200 P.S.I. and water temperature of approximately 200 degrees to soften and extract years of soil and contaminants. The floor tool connects to a powerful vacuum hose, which sucks the cleaning disk to the floor, and confines the water spray inside the 16-inch disk. There is virtually no splash over to worry about. The vacuum hose draws away the water, along with the dirt, to a containment tank on our truck. You will find that our process restores the tile & grout to 85 to 90 percent of its original appearance. Some stains, (red wine, mustard, dyes, etc.) will not come out because they dye the grout, but the combination of heat, water pressure, and suction removes most stains.
Step 5 – After cleaning we can seal your grout to help prevent re-soiling and increase the longevity of the grout.
Grout’s high degree of porosity allows fluids and dirt to be absorbed, resulting in stained or dingy looking grout. Applying a sealer will help fill the pore structure and help keep the grout from absorbing stains and foreign materials. The sealer does not change the appearance of the floors by adding a shine or luster. Instead, it preserves the natural beauty of the surface.