The Service Visit: Time to Square Up
Like everything we do at Stanley Steemer, our tile cleaning process is quick and convenient—with no hassle for the homeowner. Regular professional tile cleanings are the best way to extend the life of your tile floors and keep them looking exceptional. With that in mind, we’d like you to know up front exactly what to expect when our trained technicians arrive in one of our yellow Stanley Steemer vans.
First, they will inspect your tile and grout, noting any heavily-soiled or high-traffic areas. They will explain in detail how our hot-water extraction cleaning process works, and of course, they will answer any questions you might have. Once our specialists have your approval to move ahead, they’ll use our proprietary, state-of-the-art, truck-mounted cleaning equipment, cleaning agents and tools to remove the dirt and discoloration that has accumulated on your floors.
Our high-pressure tile cleaning process suctions the dirt from your floor, reaching areas that your mop simply can’t access, including the dirt and grime that hides deep within the pores of your grout lines. After cleaning, we will add a layer of protection with our clear sealant or our color grout sealer for unified color and waterproofing.
It typically takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to clean the tile and grout in an average-size room of up to 300 square feet. This may vary based on several factors, such as the size of the tile, the amount of soil in the grout lines, and the way the room is configured. Plan on another two to three hours if you choose to add sealant.
Once the sealant has been applied, you need to wait 30 minutes before walking on the floor. This allows for adequate time for the sealant to dry. Another 24 hours is required for the sealant to cure, so it’s critical that no liquid come in contact with the sealant during that time.
Square up your tile floors with the yellow van cleaning service at your doorstep. It’s just one more way Stanley Steemer simplifies your life.