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Getting Stains Out Of Tile and Grout In Ventura County

Hard-surface flooring is a popular choice and is replacing wall-to-wall carpet as the leading seller in new flooring, in the United States. It is a really good choice when combined with soft textures such as wall-to wall carpet, area or Oriental rugs and sofas, which all need professional cleaning annually. But does tile and natural stone tile such as travertine or marble need professional cleaning? If so, how often? Who should you select to do the job, and what credentials should they carry?

tile and grout cleaning thousand oaks

The grout needs professional care after several years of normal use. Of you have pets maybe sooner. If the grout lines are much darker where you walk than they are near walls and/or under furniture or area rugs, then you need professional service.

The best system used cleaning tile and grout or natural stone- (which is different from honing and polishing)-

  • Your tile and grout is pre-treated with a special cleaning agent to break down oils and to brighten your grout. Then we use either a hand- brush or rotary brush machine to work it in or to pre-clean soiled tile surfaces.
  • Your tile is rinsed with very hot water which is pressurized to 100 PSI through a special rotary tool. This will extract all of the water into a recovery tank in our truck-mounted machine. Nothing sprays outside of the machine- there is no mess in your home.
  • This professional tile cleaning system removes ALL soil, greasy oils, and normal residues that have built up or soaked into the grout. If you have a grout stain or tile soil problem, this cleaning system will give amazing results. However, after cleaning there may be some permanent stains in the grout or the tile, or imperfections in the grout from when the grout was installed. We do highly recommend that you have the grout sealed as part of the job, after cleaning. Our grout sealer is superior to ones found in stores because it protects for years against that porous material soaking up soiled water during mopping, and oils from animals’ fur and feet.

NOTE: DO NOT EVER APPLY GROUT SEALER YOURSELF WITHOUT THOROUGHLY CLEANING THE GROUT.

NATURAL STONE

Travertine, marble and other natural stones can be professionally cleaned with this same system. Also- our polishing process goes way beyond a cleaning to actually remove scratches and bring back the original shine with diamond pads and powders.

 

Finally, make sure that the company you hire is reputable, local, and a certified firm with the IICRC because you should not trust their training of their technicians if they are not an IICRC Certified Firm.

 

 

At Four Seasons Rug and Upholstery Care Camarillo, we have well- trained and industry- certified professionals in ceramic tile and grout cleaning AND Natural Stone polishing for Ventura County, including Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Barbara and Malibu. Call 805-985-6031 for a quick estimate

Can an Old Area Rug Be Cleaned and Repaired?

A very nice lady from Thousand Oaks, CA came into our shop with a very dirty, frayed area rug. She said, “last time I sent it cleaning somewhere, it looked really dirty when I brought it, but it came out great.”  Well-the problem is, that was ten years ago. Since then she has not had it professionally cleaned and it obviously takes a lot of traffic.

area rug cleaning for cleint in thousand oaks, ca

This Area Rug Went Too Many Years Without Professional Cleaning

She said the rug was fifteen years old, and that it was wool, made by Karastan. She left the rug with us, for cleaning and repair, and my wife Sylvie told her we would be calling her with a quote on repairing all four edges.

Now I have done two attempts and test- cleaning one two-foot by two- foot corner. The dirt has been ground in for so many years that the cleaning results are just not spectacular, as they usually are in our company.

So, we will be calling this customer and referring her to someone who can sell her a new rug.

Much of the reason for my conclusion has to do with the actual value and origin of this carpet.

  • it is a machine-made wool with a synthetic ( latex and polypropylene) backing
  • the value (and quality) when it was new is inferior to a hand- woven “Oriental” rug
  • the soil had simply been left to accumulate for too many years and became a permanent stain-traffic area
  • the rug, since it contains latex, cannot be immersion- washed in our fresh water bath system
  • the frayed edges are a tell-tale sign that this machine- made carpet rug is ready for retirement (dumpster!)

We do specialize and the most thorough, squeaky-clean with no chemicals cleaning for any area rug. And, we often perform near- mriacles on some really dirty carpets. Our company is certified by Woolsafe USA as such. However, this one was just too far gone, given it’s original quality. Actually Karastan makes some very nice rugs, but this i one of their “moderately priced”  rugs.

Hope this is helpful- and if you ever have a question about area rugs or Oriental natural hand-made rugs such as Persian rugs in Ventura County please give us a call! Below you see an image our our wash process for hand-made rugs.

carpet being cleaned from thousand oaks, ca

 

 

 

Getting Tile and Grout Cleaned and Sealed in Ventura County

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CALL NOW! 805-642-4784

Hard-surface flooring is a popular choice and is replacing wall-to-wall carpet as the leading seller in new flooring, in the United States. It is a really good choice when combined with soft textures such as wall-to wall carpet, area or Oriental rugs and sofas, which all need professional cleaning annually. But does tile and natural stone tile such as travertine or marble need professional cleaning? If so, how often? Who should you select to do the job, and what credentials should they carry?

The grout needs professional care after several years of normal use. Of you have pets maybe sooner. If the grout lines are much darker where you walk than they are near walls and/or under furniture or area rugs, then you need professional service.

The best system used cleaning tile and grout or natural stone- (which is different from honing and polishing)

1) Your tile and grout is inspected to determine matterials and make-up (very important- never trust a cleaner who doesn’t know how to do this)

2)    Your tile and grout is pre-treated with a special cleaning agent to break down oils and to brighten your grout. Then we use either a hand- brush or rotary brush machine to work it in or to pre-clean soiled tile surfaces.

3)    Your tile is rinsed with very hot water which is pressurized to 100 PSI through a special rotary tool. This will extract all of the water into a recovery tank in our truck-mounted machine. Nothing sprays outside of the machine- there is no mess in your home.

4)      This professional tile cleaning system removes ALL soil, greasy oils, and normal residues that have built up or soaked into the grout. If you have a grout stain or tile soil problem, this cleaning system will give amazing results. However, after cleaning there may be some permanent stains in the grout or the tile, or imperfections in the grout from when the grout was installed. We do highly recommend that you have the grout sealed by Four Seasons as part of the job,  after cleaning. Our grout sealer is superior to ones found in stores because it protects for years against the staining of that  porous grout material, caused by it soaking up soiled water during mopping, and oils from animals’ fur and feet.

CALL NOW! 805-642-4784

Tile and Grout Cleaning in Thousand Oaks

Today we cleaned porcelain tile and grout for Mrs Casey M, of Newbury Park. As you can see, the film that coated every tile was hiding the wonderful travertine-like appearance.  As the SX-12 cleaning tool moved across the kitchen floor here, not only the tile but also the grout turned out crystal-clean!

Tile and Grout Cleaning in Thousand Oaks

This service should be done every two to five years, folowed by our grout sealing service. We are also experts in cleaning natural stone!