Duraclean has been specializing in tile and grout cleaning for over 90 years. We are IICRC certified in tile and grout cleaning and are considered one of the most educated and experienced floor care companies in the Chicagoland area. After a complete inspection, our certified technicians will determine the proper cleaning procedure for your specific needs. We can also apply grout and stone sealers after cleaning to give you peace of mind that your tile and grout will last for years to come.
From lightly soiled to the most heavily soiled tile, our 8-step cleaning process is designed to restore your tile and grout as close to its original condition as possible. We clean all types of tile, including natural stone products.
Technicians will make a note of all challenging areas and set your expectations as well as come up with a solution for each area.
2. Area Preparation
We will prepare the areas surrounding the tile, making sure to protect any carpeted or hardwood floors. All movable furniture will be moved prior to cleaning, and fronts of appliances covered and protected.
3. Dry soil removal
To maximize results and prevent any scratching, the area will be thoroughly vacuumed removing all dust and dry particulates. As in any cleaning process, dry soil removal is the most important.
4. Soil Suspension
Using top of the line products, the cleaning agent will be applied to the whole surface allowing the proper dwell time for it to start lifting the dirt to the surface.
Heavily soiled areas are scrubbed by using specifically designed brushes for grout and can be done by hand or mechanically with a power scrubber if needed.
6. Soil Extraction and Neutral Rinse
The tile and grout is then extracted with a self-contained pressure washer that is designed to wash and extract the soil, cleaning agents and water all at once leaving behind virtually no moisture when complete.
7. Flat mopping/Drying
Once the cleaning is done, a clean water mop rinse is performed to pick up any streaks or drops of water and in some cases air movers are installed to assist in drying the grout lines quicker for sealer to be applied.
Our technician will review the cleaning results with you to ensure that your expectations have been met or exceeded.