Tile & Grout Cleaning FAQ

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Frequently Asked Tile & Grout Cleaning Questions

Why is it necessary to professionally clean grout and tile?

Sweeping and mopping only remove surface-level dirt. Tile and grout, often porous materials, collect dirt that consumer-grade cleaning products and equipment sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing with household cleaners cannot remove. Professional cleaning removes most of this built-up dirt in a matter of minutes. Professional cleaning is the best way to maintain your home or commercial facility’s flooring, making it last longer and look better.

How frequently should I have my tile and grout cleaned professionally?

To keep your floors clean and avoid build-up that won’t be able to be removed, we recommend having your tile cleaned at least once per year.

How does K&M Steam Cleaning perform tile and grout cleaning to make the tiled surfaces look like new?

K&M’s tile cleaning and restoration teams have over 100 years of collective experience making all kinds of tile surfaces look like new. Our tile cleaning solutions, cleaning bonnets, and buffers are tailored to each type of flooring we clean. From restoring travertine tile to removing efflorescence from Saltillo tile, K&M brings the right equipment and techniques to every tile cleaning and restoration job.

Is professional tile and grout cleaning expensive?

K&M Steam Cleaning, and the other reputable local tile and grout cleaning specialists, are usually not the cheapest in town. That said, you get what you pay for. K&M’s prices are fair, especially for the quality of work and attention to detail that goes into every job. Cleaning, restoring, and polishing flooring is far less expensive than replacing flooring materials.

Can K&M Steam Cleaning get rid of mold and mildew on my tile and grout?

We remove mold and mildew on a regular basis. From water-damaged laundry rooms to showers with moldy grout, K&M routinely makes mold or mildew-covered tile and grout look like new.

Can K&M perform commercial tile and grout cleaning in the evening, after there are no staff and customers in our business?

Yes. We can schedule commercial cleanings outside normal business hours to minimize the cleaning project’s disruption to your business operations.

Is it important to seal the grout in my tile floors, showers, walls, and counters?

Grout is very porous. It easily absorbs dirt, grime, and spills. Grout sealant creates a barrier that protects grout by blocking the absorption of materials that could stain it. Grout sealant can also be ordered in colors to mask grout that is soiled beyond repair and/or to give a tile floor an updated look.

How long does grout sealant take to dry?

We recommend waiting at least an hour before walking on a freshly sealed floor. It takes about 24 hours for grout sealant to cure and dry completely.

If my grout is too dirty or stained to be cleaned, is there any alternative to replacing it?

If your grout won’t come clean, K&M can save you the expensive and difficult project of replacing the tile and/or grout with specialized grout recoloring services. Also known as grout color sealing, grout repainting, grout sealing, or painting grout, the process essentially applies a permanent coating to your grout in any color you choose.

Does K&M hire employees or do they use contractors to perform tile & grout cleaning?

Every person representing K&M Steam Cleaning at your home is an employee of K&M. Our employees arrive in company vehicles, wearing a K&M Steam Cleaning uniform. K&M does not hire independent contractors.

Are your tile and grout cleaning products safe for children and pets?

Yes, we take great pride in making sure all of the products we use are pet and baby-safe. Over the decades that we have been in business, there has been constant change in the best cleaning products available. We have changed our standard cleaning solutions as better products were invented and became available. The one constant amidst all that change: We always choose to continue to use a non-abrasive, water-based product in your home.

Is K&M Steam Cleaning insured and bonded?

Yes, we are insured and bonded. If you have any questions regarding our insurance, please call our office.

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Cleaning Travis, Williamson, Burnet, Bastrop, and Hays Counties

K&M serves homes and businesses in Austin, Barton Creek, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Briarcliff, Buda, Cedar Creek, Cedar Park, Del Valle, Downtown, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, East Austin, Elgin, Georgetown, Hutto, Jarrell, Jollyville, Jonestown, Kyle, Lakeway, Lago Vista, Leander, Liberty Hill, Manor, Manchaca, North Austin, Oak Hill, Onion Creek, Pflugerville, Point Venture, Rollingwood, Round Rock, San Leanna, Spicewood, Steiner Ranch, South Austin, Sun City, Sunset Valley, Taylor, Volente, and West Lake Hills.

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K&M cleans all of Austin, Texas plus Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Burnet, and Hays county suburbs including Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Kyle, Lakeway, Leander, Round Rock, and Taylor.

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