Over time, the tile and grout on your tile floors or tile countertops get dirty. Dirt and other contaminants can alter the color of both the tile and the grout. Having it professionally cleaned can restore the natural color to both and leave your floors clean and sanitary. However, while most people are familiar with professional carpet cleaning, not as many people are familiar with professional tile and grout cleaning. Here are a few of the questions you may have about this cleaning service and the answers.


How is Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Done?

The exact method used to clean your tile and grout varies based on the type of tile and the condition of both the tile and grout. Typically a combination of a high pressure water stream in conjunction with a vacuum process is used. A high-pressure water stream helps to remove caked on dirt and contaminants, while the vacuum process helps to suck away excess water and dirt that is trapped deep within the grout and tiles. If your grout and tile are not in the best condition, a steaming process may be used to lift dirt and debris. Once the tile and grout are cleaned, the tile is sealed to keep out future dirt and residue.


I Routinely Mop My Floors or Clean My Counters? Do They Still Need Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning?

When you mop tile floors or clean tile countertops you are only cleaning the surface of the tile and grout. Unfortunately, both of these items are porous, meaning they absorb dirt, water, liquids and other residues. Professional tile and grout cleaning is the best way to reach in those pores and remove everything that is contained within them. This is why you can never get your tile and grout as clean yourself as you can when you have them professionally cleaned.


How Often Should Tile and Grout Be Professionally Cleaned?

It is recommended that you have your tile and grout professionally cleaned once a year. If you live in a home with pets, children or have high traffic tile floors, you may wish to have yours cleaned more frequently, such as every six months, to keep them looking great. As a general rule of thumb, if the grout is looking darker and your tile is losing some of its shine, cleaning is needed.


If you are looking for a company to complete your tile and grout cleaning in the greater Faribault, Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley or Prior Lake areas of MN, contact CCS Cleaning & Restoration. We are professional cleaners who can help with residential, commercial, government and industrial cleaning projects. Let us help you with carpet cleaning, pet odor cleaning, rug cleaning, leather cleaning, upholstery cleaning, fire damage cleaning, mold remediation, water clean up and tile cleaning. Call us today to get a free estimate or to schedule us for cleaning services.