We Are First & Foremost A Grout Restoration Company
We use equipment specifically designed to decontaminate and prepare grout to accept the highest rated sealer or dye. This is accomplished by 100 psi of pressure (mostly water vapor) with a temperature of more than 300 degrees. This is a much different process than carpet cleaners and other grout cleaning companies that use self-contained pressure washers.
What’s the difference after cleaning? Although, there may not be a noticeable difference in the cleaning results, there is a huge difference in what happens next. Because of the cleaning process we use to clean and prepare the grout, when we add sealer or dye it will truly penetrate into the sand of the grout.
As a result, you will be able to walk on the affected area immediately following the application of the product. There’s only a 10 minute dry time!
You can actually see the product absorbing into the grout.
With competitors’ self-contained cleaning equipment the sealer or dye can not penetrate the surface, leaving it to be a topical sealer which takes hours to dry. And, with their process, the top sealer coat does not last and will need to be repeated every 6-12 months. Our customers average 4 to 8 years of use before they need to repeat the sealing process.
We make ugly, nasty, moldy looking showers and tub areas beautiful again. First, we will remove the old caulking and old grout, treat the area for mold, re-grout with a fortified grout that has a mold inhibitor, and buff upon completion. Then, we finish the project with caulking that contains microban to help prevent mold. We do this at a fraction of the cost of tile replacement. And, if experience matters we have completed over 10,000 showers and tubs.
Tile & Grout Cleaning And Sealing
Consider this when it comes time to decide on a professional to do the simple task of cleaning and sealing tile and grout: we are first and foremost a grout restoration company that uses equipment specifically designed to decontaminate and prepare grout to accept the highest rated sealer or dye.
This is accomplished by 100 psi of pressure mostly water vapor with a temperature of more than 300 degrees. A much different process than carpet cleaners and some grout cleaning company that use self-contained pressure washers.
What is the difference after cleaning? There may not be a noticeable difference in the cleaning results. However, there is a huge difference in what happens next. Because of the equipment we use to clean and prepare the grout when we add sealer or dye it will truly penetrate into the sand of the grout. You will be able to walk on the affected area immediately following the application of the product – 10 minute dry time.
You can actually see the product absorbing into the grout. With competitors’ self-contained cleaning equipment the sealer or dye can not penetrate the surface leaving it to be a topical sealer taking hours to dry and with their process a top coat sealer, it will not last. It will need to be repeated every 6 months to a year. Our customers average 4 to 8 years of use before they need to repeat the process. Just because other companies come up with a way to do something faster doesn’t make it right!
Grout staining is the process of transforming dirty, worn, faded grout into beautiful new looking grout. We start by using professional vapor equipment designed to deep clean and decontaminate existing grout without the use of hazardous supplies.
Next, we apply a water-based dye that will actually penetrate as far as 1/8 of an inch into the sanded grout. The area is dry in 10 minutes and has a brand new look.
The dye is specially formulated with a silicone based sealer for easy care. There are many colors to chose from! If needed, special custom colors can be created.
Unlike most other companies our dye is water-based not epoxy-based. What is the difference? Epoxy can not penetrate into the sanded grout and, therefore, it creates a coating on top of the grout that will wear quickly, look painted or artificial and will need to be stripped in order to correct; costing additional money to correct in the future. Yes, we can fix other companies’ incorrect procedures. When we finish you will have natural looking grout without a painted look.
The process of removing old caulking: apply mold treatment to same area and clean off excess caulking from edges. Neatly re-caulk with micro-ban caulking (mold inhibitor) replacing old caulking as soon as cracks or missing caulk is noticed will reduce the chances of mold forming. Be proactive is the best policy. Waiting to replace bad caulking can cause water damage to the area.
Water Damage Rebuild
Water damage occurs when the broken, cracked or missing grout or caulking in a water area is not repaired over time. Water seeps into the area causing mold to form and tiles to loosen, saturating the wall or flooring softening the sub-structure and possibly causing leakage from the effected area.
We will remove the old tile and in most cases, clean off and re-use the original tile. The area when completed will not look repaired. We will then, if needed, remove existing wall or flooring, perform a mold treatment process and install new concrete composite material that has superior water resistant qualities. This repair is much more durable than many original sub-surfaces. The tiles are then re-attached to the area with a special mortar that has a great adhesion qualities and dries in less than 1 hour. We then apply a grout with a mold inhibitor, wipe off the grout haze and re-caulk as needed.
In some cases the original tiles may not be able to be re-used. In this situation we have many solutions including, but not limited to, installing a new pattern or mosaic art. We have completed over 1,000 water damage repairs.