Our professional grout and tile cleaning service will breathe new life into your home or business. Whilst regular mopping of your tiles keeps them looking clean to the naked eye, nothing compares to a professional tile and grout cleaning service.
We have the expertise to tackle everything from splashbacks and bathrooms to patios and outdoor tiled areas. We service both commercial and residential properties. Whether you’re getting ready to sell your house, or you’re just sick of looking at discoloured tiles and grout, we can help.
PROTECTING YOUR ENVIRONMENT IS OUR BUSINESS
WHY IS REGULAR TILE AND GROUT CLEANING NECESSARY?
Tiles endure heavy use and are often neglected in terms of maintenance despite being located in high-traffic areas of homes and businesses.
Ordinary mopping tackles surface dirt, leaving behind deeply embedded grime. This accumulation of dirt on tiles and grout leads to a lacklustre appearance. Professional tile and grout cleaning not only elevates the visual appeal of the tiled space within your home or business but also upholds hygiene.
Big Red uses safe-for-family cleaning agents and specialised industrial equipment. Employing high-pressure truck-mounted cleaning our technicians apply meticulously formulated cleaning liquids to tiles, effectively extracting dirt from grout and leaving tiles sparkling and rejuvenated.
WHAT FLOOR AND WALL MATERIALS DO WE WORK WITH?
Our tile and grout cleaning service covers a large range of tile types:
- Glass Mosaic
We also work with stone. The natural stone tiles we work with include:
- Dark Granite
TILE AND GROUT CLEANING PROCESS
Based on the type of soiling specific to your tiles we initially apply a foundation of either a neutral, alkaline or a formulation of organic salts solution (that is as effective as phosphoric acid, yet without any of the unpleasant fumes).
Our products are safer than hydrochloric, phosphoric and sulfuric acids that many of our competitors use, yet provides powerful removal of hard water deposits, soap scum and efflorescence and heavy soiling from neglected tiles and grout.
We then mechanically scrub the tiles and if required individually scrub the grout lines to aid in the removal of grime, dirt, and other soiling.
The slurry is then removed by way of extraction under high pressure and hot water. This leaves the tiles no wetter than putting a mop over them.
This process does not discolour the tiles or grout whatsoever.
WHAT IS TILE AND GROUT SEALING AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Tile and grout sealing creates a protective layer that repels stains, liquids, and dirt, facilitating easier cleaning and preventing long-term damage.
It prolongs the life of surfaces by guarding against wear from foot traffic and cleaning agents, minimizing the need for costly repairs. Additionally, sealing prevents mould growth by blocking moisture absorption in grout, leading to improved hygiene. It also enhances the visual appeal of spaces by maintaining colour and gloss, while fostering a healthier indoor environment by reducing allergen buildup.
TILE AND GROUT SEALING PROCESS
Big Red use a premium water-based penetrating sealer professionally formulated to provide unparalleled protection of concrete, grout, marble, limestone, travertine, granite and bluestone. Its advanced fluorochemical polymer technology chemically interacts with the minerals in these surfaces fine stones to create a powerfully repellent surface.
The sealer is applied using to the grout line using a grout applicator and to face tile using a paint roller until the surface is shiny wet. After 5 minutes the excess sealer is removed from the surface. If required a second coat will be applied 20 minutes after the first application using the same method as the first coat.
The sealer will be touch dry and will take up to 48hour to fully cure. Big Red does however recommend waiting 12 hours after tile or stone face sealing before allowing foot traffic to the area. This process does not discolour the tiles or grout whatsoever.
SILICONE CALKING REPLACEMENT
Over time silicone caulking in can become damaged and worn. Replacing damaged or worn silicone in showers is crucial for maintaining the waterproofing, hygiene, structural integrity, and overall aesthetics of the bathroom.
Regular maintenance and timely replacement of silicone seals help prevent water damage, mould growth, and other issues that can arise in a wet environment like a shower.
During the replacement process the old caulk will be removed then the area will be clean and left to dry before a new layer of silicone caulk will be applied, smoothed out and left it dry.
Contact Big Red Services to discuss your cleaning requirements for a solution that guarantees your complete satisfaction.