Bathroom Tile Cleaning & Resealing Service
Does your shower area, bathroom, wet room or steam room need an overhaul? Is your grout contaminated with limescale and mould? Has your silicone gone black and started to perish? Tile & Stone Medic offer a very unique service in that we can clean down tiles, stone and grout in these environments to remove mould, limescale and scum.
Common issues with bathroom grout
Bathrooms are the part of the home that tends to become dirty the most quickly. Daily use, especially by several different people, is unfortunately always going to leave some sort of impression. Particularly if they haven’t been properly ventilated, bathrooms can suffer badly from black mould. This mould thrives in warm, damp conditions, so is often brought on by regular showering. Grout provides a particularly attractive surface upon which the bacteria can multiply. You’ve no doubt seen dark markings around grouting before, it’s an extremely common problem.
Another frequent issue is discolouration on bathroom tiles from repeated soap spray. When washing, warm soapy water gets splashed onto bathroom tiles, over time this gradually builds up. This soap can be surprisingly stubborn to remove, especially without the right gear. Whilst it can be harder to spot on dark tiling, it will show especially quickly on lighter tiles. If the tiles are natural stone and haven’t been properly sealed it could leave lasting marks on the stone, so it’s worth treating sooner rather than later to keep your bathroom looking great.
How we clean your bathroom tiles
Having been in the business for many years, we have a huge range of cleaning products at our disposal. No matter how long it has been since the last time the bathroom was cleaned, we’ll be able to find the best product to cut through the stains and get your tiles looking as good as possible. Our specialist cleaning chemicals can cut through soap stained tiles far more quickly than regular off-the-shelf products. What might take you several hours to get through we can typically sort out in a fraction of the time. We can also apply high-tech, water resistant sealer to your bathroom tiles to offer as much resistance as possible to future staining. We recommend a quick hose down after showering to prevent discolouration for as long as possible.
If you’re suffering from mould on your bathroom grouting or silicone we can usually eliminate the problem entirely. If the damage is only superficial we will scrub off and sanitise the grout, then restore it back to its best. When the damage goes a bit deeper we normally replace some, or all, of the grouting or silicone. In order to keep the mould at bay in future we apply a specialist, resistant sealant. Day to day maintenance should then be as simple as keeping the area well ventilated and a doing a quick surface wipe after the shower is used.
Whatever bathroom cleaning and restoration work we perform, once finished we will always re-seal your tile, stone and grout for maximum protection.
Whilst we may use abrasive chemicals to cut through stubborn staining and mould, you can rest assured that any products we use in your home will not put you at risk. We work to top-flight health and safety standards. What’s more, our bathroom tile cleaning service does not rely on heavy or noisy machinery, so creates little to no disruption in your home or workplace.
If the prospect of cleaning up your bathroom is a little daunting then why not let Tile & Stone Medic do the hard work for you? We work quickly and efficiently to deliver the best value for your cleaning investment.
Advice on cost effective maintenance programmes and products to enhance and maximise the lifespan of your bathroom tiles, is available on request.
The process we carry out will depend on your specific floor and the use that it gets. There will be variations for different materials and the finish that you wish to achieve. The process will also be impacted by the full scale of work that we carry out, for example which types of cleaning and restoration are being performed. It is not unusual to apply several layers of sealant if this is necessary and appropriate.
Firstly, a floor should always be sealed when it is first laid. Get in touch with us straight away if this hasn’t been carried out already. It will also need periodic sealing in order to protect the floor on an ongoing basis. How often sealing is required depends on a number of factors such as the specific material used for your flooring and the kind of use it has to survive. For example, a bathroom with natural tiles that is frequently exposed to water may require sealing more often than porcelain tiles in a kitchen. Frequent maintenance, such as sweeping and hoovering up the dust and grit that erodes floors when trodden on can help. Once the sealant is worn away, not only will scratches be more likely, the risk of staining or permanent damage from liquids is drastically increased as there is no protective layer to prevent absorption. If in doubt get in touch with our team of friendly technicians who can discuss your needs.
We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.
We apply a sealer to a floor in order to protect it. Different types of floor, both manmade and natural stone, are vulnerable to different sorts of damage. They can all be harmed by chemicals to a certain degree, even by the acid in food and drink spillages, as they will be very slightly porous. As well as this, they can be worn away by physical damage. Even foot traffic can have a big impact if dust or grit has built up on the floor, since it increases abrasions. A sealant will reduce the chance of a spill becoming a stain by reducing the floor’s ability to absorb liquids. It can also help protect the appearance of the floor by forming a protective barrier. A sealant won’t prevent all damage and it will still wear away over time, but it will help your floors last longer, helping protect your investment. Sealants will even help protect your floor from UV radiation which can lead to fading over the lifespan of a high value stone or tiled floor. We can consult with you to find the best sealant for your floor and the type of use it gets to make sure it receives the best form of protection.
This depends on how serious the stain is and the type of stone used for the floor tiles as well as whether or not is was originally sealed. Cleaning stone is what we do, so we are in the best position to get you the best results.
Whilst we’re carrying out your bathroom cleaning it’s important to avoid steam, water and dirt in order to get the best results. That said, we’ll always try to work around you where possible so don’t be afraid to ask our staff if you need access to the room during the clean.
In the vast majority of cases this is due to a buildup of soap and other cleaning liquids, usually a result of splashes when showering. In most cases it can be fixed and we are able to help you get the best results possible for your bathroom.
Black mould is not uncommon in areas with a lot of moisture. It doesn’t pose a catastrophic risk, but care should certainly be taken to keep children and animals away from it. It’s nothing to panic about, but we’d recommend getting a professional to take a look as soon as possible. In most cases we are able to neutralise and completely remove black mould, as well as offering practical advice on how to stop it coming back.
Whilst we may use specialist chemicals in the course of our work, we can assure you that by the time we leave all residues will be gone and your tile or stone flooring will be perfectly safe for everyone to use. We work to extremely high standards of health and safety, conducting proper risk assessments where appropriate and never putting you or anyone else in danger.
Will Tile & Stone Medic’s cleaning services cause noise, disruption, dirt or debris in my home/business?
We always work in the most considerate way possible. Work will be tailored to your needs and will fit around your schedule where possible. We avoid bringing loud or bulky machinery into your home and when a job is complete we thoroughly clean up after ourselves to leave your space looking as tidy as it did when we arrived.
All jobs are different so there are no standard costs, it is all on individual merits for each job. However, once we have spoken to you and asked a few questions, we will be able to give you an estimated cost.
Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors or wetrooms to a high level.
Yes we do, we appreciate that it’s not a nice job for our customers to do, but as we do this kind of work all the time, it is very straight forward!