Serving North Central Florida since 1997
More Green, More Clean
At Clean Zone, we strive to find the perfect balance between cleaning agents that are both effective and environmentally friendly. Many cleaners use harsh chemicals which avoid the labor-intensive scrubbing step, but not us.
Through our years of experience, we've observed the damage to grout and stone that acid-based chemicals can cause.
Pre-treating with stone and grout-safe alkaline detergents
Agitation - scrubbing each grout line
High-pressure clean, rinse and flush
While acid-based cleaners may appear to be doing a great job at first, they're actually permanently removing the surface layers of the grout, revealing the color below. This causes grout to re-soil more rapidly, and the damage can be observed as the grout gully gets deeper and deeper.
Acid-based cleaners, even mild ones, also damage natural stone. The Tile Counsel of North America says, "Grout manufacturers do not advocate the use of acids because they attack the cement in the grout. Generally, it is best to employ an experienced professional for this type of work. Also, acid that is too strong can strip some color out of grout."
The Tile Counsel of North America goes on to say, "there are tile installers that remove very stubborn stains on grout with an acid (like straight vinegar or a stronger acid). There they have elected to dissolve the top layer of grout molecules so the stain is no longer attached to anything. While this works, it is not recommended by the grout manufacturers".
This process can sometimes lead to a need for an entire re-grout. Put your tile, stone and grout in good hands with Clean Zone. Call us today at 352-380-0102.
For years and years, Clean Zone has been proudly helping clients keep their tile, grout and stone looking beautiful. We always stay up to date on advancements within the industry in order to provide the best cleaning services possible, utilizing the latest recommended equipment, techniques and safe cleaning agents. Contact us today.
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