Friday, July 18, 2014

Professional Tile Cleaning in Los Angeles: There is a Difference

There's a difference between cleaning your tile yourself and professional tile cleaning in Los Angeles.  It boils down to a few key things: knowledge, experience, and professionalism.
Tile  Cleaning and Restoration | (310) 545-8750
Tile Cleaning and Restoration | (310) 545-8750

Tile Cleaning:  Knowing the Tile

There are so many types of tiles out there it can be bewildering, and a great many of them require vastly different care techniques.  Vinyl tile is a simple cleaning process, while  travertine cleaning  and marble polishing both have  highly specialized instructions.  The real problem that we find when a customer calls us in is if they treat tile exactly the same way.  You never want to use harsh chemicals on natural stone, for example.  We had a customer pour some bleach in water and put it on his marble tile.
Even if you have your tile sealed, chemicals like this can easily dissolve something calcium-based like marble.  Why?  Well, bleach is essentially acid, and as such, anything acidic is extremely reactive with marble and limetsone, or even travertine.  As you see, knowledge is power, particularly where tile types is involved.  This is one of the main reasons you call in a professional.  Their knowledge base.  However, on top of what they know, it is how long they've been doing it.

Experienced, Professional Tile Cleaning

While hiring a tile cleaner who is just starting out may sound like a great idea particularly if you're quoted a very low price, the fact of the matter is without experience, you could find that he has damaged your tile or even your grout.  Both problems  can be extremely expensive.  Some natural stone tile can cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars to replace.  Sometimes, it is a matter of rushing through a project too.  We once had to go in to clean up a mess that one of our competitors left behind.  A lot of times, what happens is the customer thinks they've gotten a bargain only to find out they've been ripped off.  So again, it's a combination of three things that makes for a good tle cleaning service.  
You want to make sure that whoever you're hiring knows what they're doing.  You also want to make sure that they have the experience necessary for your job, and that they're not charging you any hidden fees.  So remember: Knowledge, Experience, and Professionalism.  That way you know you've got the right tile cleaning service in Los Angeles.  

Morris Cleaning & Restoration
1007 N.Sepulveda Blvd. #1204
Manhattan Beach, CA 90267
(310) 545-8750
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