Healthy Tiles make a Healthy Home

The flooring and tiles you choose in your space really creates the atmosphere. It complements and unifies many design and decor elements – much like a frame on a gorgeous piece of art of photography.

Often, we’re less inclined to notice that the picture frame is looking a little tired and dull, but once polished, the artwork pops and the solution seemed so simple.

There are many benefits to having a professional tile and grout cleaning service come into your home or office. From improving the aesthetics, increasing the resale value, general maintenance and restoration, right through to health benefits.

Hygiene

One of the most important things in any family home is providing good health. Kitchen and bathrooms are areas that attract a higher presence of germs and viruses. These harmful microorganisms can absorb into the porous properties of grout and the tiles themselves. Having a professional tile and grout cleaner work their magic and provide a deep clean eliminates harmful bacteria and gets into those hard to reach places.

Allergies

Every home or office has hidden spaces that remain uncleaned. These place can harbour harmful germs and bacteria, which can trigger your family, employees or guests’ allergies. A deep clean with professional solutions and materials is a sure way manage the elements for allergy sufferers.

Mould

The humidity and climate of bathrooms provide the perfect breeding ground for mould and bacteria in the grout. As grout expands to fill the area between the tiles it becomes porous, especially when it’s exposed to water. This can produce mould, and once mould sets in, it can produce thousands of spores that can be harmful to your health. If these spores become airborne they can trigger allergic reactions, such as runny or blocked noses, skin and eye irritation, asthma. In extreme cases, mould exposure can result in nosebleeds, sore throats and be affect your immune system.

While bleach is a common household chemical used to remove grime, mould and mildew, it’s not effective and proper care needs to be taken place when working with any chemical (including taking care of the long-term effects of our respiratory health).

Maintenance

Whether it’s a professional clean or a strip and seal, which removes the dirt build up and seals the tiles and grout like new, your day-to-day cleaning will be more manageable. Our experts have over 30 years’ experience cleaning floors, repairing tiles and protecting your floors. The professional equipment allows them to remove stains and germs quick and effectively, meaning maintaining the shine and a healthy home will be easy.

  1. Tile Cleaning Experts not only have the experience necessary to tackle the dirtiest of floors, but they have degrees in nanochemistry, organic chemistry and industrial chemistry. This means they know what chemicals or solutions will react with your existing floor or tiles, as well as the safe application and removal of any existing grout or sealant. Check out the before and after photos of our grout and and sealing work.

Preparing for a Professional Floor Cleaner

Remove Furniture

Remove any obstructive furniture in the area we’re coming to clean. It’s your responsibility to prepare for any professional tile cleaning service prior to arrival. This includes any bulky items such as fridges and kitchen tables if you want to have the kitchen floors cleaned.  The more you can clear the area we’re about to clean the better the results will be.

Quick tidy and clean

Remove any items, including those that can be knocked or bumped. We always treat your home as if it were our own but we don’t want to risk accidentally bumping your favourite Georg Jensen vase!

It’s also a good idea to give the area a quick vacuum to remove the loose dirt, dust and hair.

Protecting surrounding surfaces

As some of the equipment used may require extension cords or hoses to clean your tile and grout, we recommend protecting surrounding walls and skirting boards. This will avoid any unintentional friction from cords. You can purchase painter’s tape from your local hardware store or Bunnings

Our qualified experts take the utmost care when completing any job. If your job requires solvent

Children and Pets

We’re definitely animal lovers here at Tile Cleaning Experts. However, your pet may not be such a fan. The necessary equipment used to make your floors look brand new can be quite loud for pets. We ask they are kept in a safe area where they can’t escape, as often we’ll repeatedly need to open and close doors while we’re working or to go outside to get more materials or equipment.

We also ask that children don’t play with the professional equipment or materials we may be using for your floors or tiles.

We’re a family run business, with over 30 years’ combined experience. We pride ourself on respect, honesty and we treat all homes as if they were our own – taking care, achieving the best results possible and a friendly service. Testimonials on a website can be chosen at the company’s liking, so we invite you to check out our Facebook reviews, which can’t be altered or deleted.

4 Questions When Hiring a Professional Floor Cleaning Service

Sometimes you need to call in professionals – no amount of elbow grease is going to restore the look, feel and cleanliness of your tired flooring or grout. Here are the top five questions you should ask the tile cleaning service before you put them to work.

  • What experience do you have?

When hiring any contractor, you should be comfortable with the amount experience, skills and ability to answer your questions or concerns confidently, honestly and respectfully. A lot of ‘professionals’ go out into the field after only a six week course and while the company may have 25 years’ experience, their contractors don’t. If the wrong product or machines are used they can damage your floor beyond repair. You can view our experience [link to home page], check out our reviews or call us for a free quote.

  • How will you clean the area of concern?

You’ve spent money on ensuring you have a beautifully kept home, from the finishings to the flooring. A doctor will always tell you about a procedure, a restaurant will always describe their process, a good hairdresser should tell you how they’re going to style your hair before they begin. Feel free to ask what method and steps the floor cleaning expert will be undertaking to revive your tired floors or tiles.

This also includes how they will protect any surrounding carpets, furniture or household fixtures.

You can see a quick overview of some of our most popular service online.

  • Do you guarantee your workmanship?

Unfortunately, not all professionals will hold themselves accountable for their work. A good technician should be able to stand by their work with complete confidence. If any issues arise after the leave the site, you should be satisfied that they’ll come back and resolve it.

  • What do I need to do before you come?

We ensure that you’re made aware of processes and requirement before we come to complete the job. Make sure the areas is cleared from any furniture and vacuumed to the best of your ability to remove dust, hair and loose dirt. It’s our job to leave it even cleaner than when we arrived. You can read more about preparing your floor for a professional clean here.

Hundreds of people across Melbourne and Sydney have trusted Tile Cleaning Experts to come into their homes and businesses to clean and restore their tiles. With more than 30 years’ experience specialise in floor and tile: stripping, sealing, cleaning, polishing, resurfacing, repair work, regrouting, anti-slip treatment or even carpet repair – our experts know floors. See before and after photos of our most popular services.

Basic Do’s and Don’ts for Natural Stone Floor Care

Natural stone flooring is an elegant, easy to maintain option that will stand the test of time if cared for correctly. Natural stone is versatile enough to achieve the aesthetic, performance, and cost goals on both the exterior and interior of your home over the long term. Here are some basic care and cleaning do’s and don’ts to help you maintain your natural stone flooring:

Do
Use non-slip mats or rugs in high traffic areas and entry ways
Regularly dust, vacuum and mop to clean and slow the wear caused by dirt build up
Clean spills immediately so they don’t become stains, which can be absorbed into the porous material
Hire a professional tile and grout cleaner, in addition to your day-to-day cleaning to ensure that the floor is properly cleaned and sealed to prevent deterioration, stains, make regular cleaning easier and provide healthy surfaces for the home or workplace
Regularly strip and seal your floor instead of coating older sealer with a fresh coat. We recommend using a professional to ensure floors aren’t damaged, you achieve a higher and more even shine and the desired finish is achieved.

Don’t
Hire any professional. A lot of ‘experts’ have a six week course behind them and no further training. You don’t want to risk damaging and replacing your floors!
Use strong chemicals on soft natural stone. This can no only damage your stone but deteriorate the protecting sealant
Use a damaged vacuum or mop bucket. If it’s missing wheels or the head is worn you will scratch the floor surface which will then require you to strip, buff and seal
Drag furniture. This includes chairs, tables and heavier items. You can get covers for their legs to protect your flooring
All floors have their own unique properties and it’s important that you clean, maintain and follow proper care to ensure their beauty and longevity. Whether your natural stone is inside or outside you will occasionally need an expert to help bring them back to life. Tile Cleaning Experts have over 30 years’ experience and backgrounds in nano chemistry. Meaning, we know how cleaning agents react with your floor – whether it be the existing sealer or natural floor properties. We beat any written quote by 10%. Request a free quote today and fall in love with the restored life and aesthetics of one of the most important features of your home.