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Grout Cleaning Service – How Long Does Grout Sealer Last?

I get asked this question a lot after providing a Grout Cleaning Service. How Long Does Grout Sealer Last? The honest answer is that it truly varies by how you maintain your floors, how often you cook, and how much foot traffic your floors will receive. Typically Grout Sealer will last anywhere from 1 – 3 Years in ideal conditions.

Here’s How To Make Your Sealant Last Longer

Using Proper Cleaning Techniques

Using a mop and bucket just doesn’t cut it, it actually will make your tile and grout dirtier over time and affect the sealers ability to block out the dirt. Utilizing a Flat Head mop with a container to spray the product and clean the floor will keep your sealer in tact longer. Just be sure to wash your Flat Head Mops pad after every use. Another good piece of equipment to utilize is a Steam Mop. The main thing with using a steam mop is using distilled water and washing the microfiber pads after each use.

The Right Cleaning Product

Using proper chemistry is important to maintaining your Tile and Grout over the long term. I highly recommend using a Neutral Floor Cleaner such as Zep Neutral Floor Cleaner or Stone Pro’s Crystal Clean when cleaning your floors. These types of products won’t leave a residue and will make your investment in a Grout Cleaning Service be a little more worthwhile. 

Consistent Maintenance

Consistently Maintaining your floors is crucial for making your sealant last longer. I recommend vacuuming, sweeping, and flat head mopping / steam mopping your floors at least once per week. By keeping the dirt off the floor you will have a much lower chance of creating a stain in your grout and destroying the Grout Sealer.

Why Choose UpFront Home Services For Your Grout Cleaning Service?

When you have UpFront Home Services clean your Tile and Grout we always include sealing of the Grout FREE! No other company does this! In fact most companies charge more to seal your grout after a Grout Cleaning Service. Not only do we include sealing of your grout, we also include both Alkaline and Acid rinses to properly clean your floors. Using both an alkaline and an acid guarantee that your floors are their absolute cleanest before we seal the grout. 

At UpFront Home Services we are Houston and Katy’s most inclusive Tile Cleaning Company! Check out our Tile and Grout Cleaning Service Here.

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Why do we love Katy? It’s the people. Katy, TX is full of phenomenal people. Everyone here is friendly and inviting and the food is fantastic. With it being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

Shower Tile and Grout Cleaning Service : What You Need To Know To Get Professional Job

Have you thought about having a Shower Tile and Grout Cleaning Service come out to get your shower looking it’s best again? Some cleaning services have started to offer Shower Cleaning but once most are done your shower still looks almost like it did when they started. What gives? Well, the reason why is most cleaning services are not a full restoration service for your shower. 

Here’s What You Need To Know To Have Your Shower Tile and Grout Cleaned and Restored

Make Sure They Include Steam Cleaning and Caulking

Lots of handymen offer Caulking as a service but that’s simply not enough. Having the shower professionally steam cleaned before having the shower caulked will help prevent mildewing from reoccurring. Always make sure that steam cleaning is included with any caulking services.

Latex, Silicone, Sanded, What Caulk is Best?

For Shower Caulking I always recommend using pure Silicone as it is the most mildew resistant. Latex caulk however has no place in a shower and will fail quickly. If Aesthetics is your main concern Sanded Caulk can be really nice. Sanded caulk also has a built in antimicrobial which will help keep your showers caulk clean long term. Really when it comes to deciding what caulk to put in your shower, the main focus is what will look the very best. 

Utilizing Proper Chemistry

Shower Tile and Grout Cleaning can be really tricky. Some showers have man made tiles and others have natural stone tiles. Man made tiles like ceramic or porcelain can handle more aggressive treatments like acid to relieve soap scum, where as natural stone can not have acid used. Making sure to utilize proper chemistry will keep the shower from becoming damaged during the cleaning. Always make sure that the shower tile and grout cleaning service professional knows how to identify the type of tile you have and that they have the knowledge and experience to properly clean and caulk your shower. 

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Why do we love Katy? It’s all of the entertainment and great restaurants. The Katy / Fort Bend Foodies group on Facebook is awesome for finding new places to eat. Katy is also easy to drive places and you have Katy Mills Mall to enjoy a little shopping and get great prices. With it being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

Tile and Grout Cleaning Service – The Difference Between Hiring a Franchise and a Grout Cleaning Specialist

Tile and Grout Cleaning Service Katy TX
Tile and Grout Cleaning Service Katy TX

The Difference Between Hiring a Franchise and a Grout Cleaning Specialist

So you opened your mail box and got a flyer or valpak in the mail that advertises Tile and Grout Cleaning service. Almost always its a local franchise advertising a price for Tile and Grout Cleaning Service at “special price”. What they aren’t saying in their ad is what they are and aren’t including in their pricing.

Tile and Grout Cleaning Service Steps and Chemistry

Typically what I see more often than not is the advertising of a 2 step process. What’s included in these 2 steps is 1) Alkaline Pre-Treatment and 2) Steam Cleaning. That’s all fine if you’re grout doesn’t need restoration. Unfortunately a majority of grout stains require extra treatment with an Acid to remove them. The local franchises simply don’t include using Acid in their Tile and Grout Cleaning Service pricing and will charge double to use Acid on your floors. Some Franchise technicians can’t even recognize what is a natural stone floor and a man made surface. Believe me when I say that being able to determine what is safe to use certain chemistry on is exceptionally important as to not ruin the floors you are having cleaned.

Property Protection

An important aspect to any Tile and Grout Cleaning service is Property Protection. A Grout Cleaning specialist will use moving blankets, corner guards, runner rugs, and other forms of protectors for your home. It’s really easy to get cleaning chemicals onto wood. Poor quality cleaners can leave a haze or scratch corners with hoses. In fact, most franchise operations don’t provide their technicians with property protectors because it slows down their technicians. Hiring a service that cares not only about your floors, but your home as well is important so that you have a good experience vs a nightmare cleaning.

Grout Sealing

The local franchises charge extra for Grout Sealing. This add on is especially important when you factor in the long term health of your Tile and Grout. If you start to factor in the cost to have your Tile and Grout Cleaning performed by a franchise vs a specialist the cost just keeps going up and up. This reminds me of when you go to get an oil change and they constantly make recommendations that cost you more and more every time you turnaround. When you see a company advertising $.45 or $.65 cents per sqft take that charge and multiply it by 3 ($1.35 – $1.95) and you will get the true cost to hire them to clean your floors.

The UpFront Difference

Our Pricing for Tile and Grout Cleaning is the most inclusive Grout Cleaning experience in Houston. We offer a 9 Step Cleaning Process vs the Franchise 2 Step approach. Our service also includes Grout Sealing at no extra charge. We use Property Protectors to ensure that your cleaning experience with us goes smoothly and we leave your home in better shape than what we found it. So don’t be fooled by low price coupon mailers, give us a call to come out and quote your cleaning based on the job not just the square foot.

At UpFront Home Services we provide more value for our Tile and Grout Cleaning Service and an amazing experience! Check out our Tile and Grout Cleaning Process Here

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Why do we love Katy? Personally I love having a date night at Peli Peli and then going to Main Event. Going shopping at Katy Mills Mall or enjoying all of the Dinning at LaCenterra is an added bonus to the Katy Area. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

Grout Cleaning Service- 3 Things To Look For When Hiring A Grout Cleaning Service

Grout Cleaning ServiceSo, it’s time to have your Tile and Grout Cleaned. You’ve probably thought about getting on your hands and knees and scrubbing with whatever cleaning product they are recommending in DYI videos or blogs. Then it hits you, it’s simply not easy to clean your floors. That’s when you know it’s time to hire a Grout Cleaning Service. But what should you be looking for when you start the process to hire a Grout Cleaning Service?

Here Are 3 Things To Look For When Hiring  A Grout Cleaning Service

What’s Included In The Price

1 – It’s easy to get caught up in the low cost per sqft price that you see advertised in a coupon mailer, but what does it really include? Always make sure that both an Alkaline Rinse and an Acid Rinse are included in your Grout Cleaning Service. The reason behind this is two fold, 1) the Acid will neutralize any alkalinity left behind after the cleaning. This is important to ensure that your Tile and Grout will be pH neutral and not allow dirts to easily stick to it. 2) Multiple Cleaning passes ensure that your Grout Cleaning is as thorough as it possibly can be so that you are Sealing in dirt. Always be sure to Seal your Tile and Grout after cleaning, be sure the service professional includes sealing of the Grout in their pricing.

Make Sure It Is Truck Mount Steam Cleaning

2 – There are a lot of Tile and Grout Cleaning companies out there and quite a few of them are not running Truck Mounted equipment. Some companies are using Floor Buffers or Portable equipment to perform a Grout Cleaning Service. Floor Buffers and Portables just don’t provide the necessary Pressure, Heat, and Extraction needed to perform a thorough cleaning. Now this is not to say that everyone with a Truck Mount has the same equipment. A serious Grout Cleaning Service invests in high quality Truck Mounted equipment with some units costing upwards of $60,000 and that doesn’t take into account all the accessories and chemicals needed to clean your tile and grout.

It’s About Who Is Performing The Cleaning

Grout Cleaning Service3 – The most important factor is the service technician actually performing the work. Does the company properly train their technicians and what is their experience level? Does the company guarantee their work? These are all important factors to consider when hiring a Grout Cleaning Service. Getting the best technician can be more important than selecting the company but also make sure the company has a rock solid guarantee to back up their service.

At UpFront Home Services we provide more value for our Grout Cleaning Service and an amazing service experience! Check out our Tile and Grout Cleaning Service Process Here

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