Ceramic tiles and grout tend to get dirty very quickly and are one of the most challenging cleaning tasks in any facility. The buildup of dirt, grease and grime in grout is very unpleasant to look at because of the drastic color change that alters the appearance of floors and walls. The way most facilities accomplish this task is with brushes and harsh cleaning chemicals. Some of these harsh chemicals, however, will discolor the grout or will erode sections of it.
EATOILS™ SUPERFRESH™, BIOBLAST™, BT200™ and SUPER FLOOR DEGREASER™ are the safe alternative to harsh chemicals for grout cleaning. These products can work wonders on grout without the consequences of using of harsh chemicals. These products can easily remove the dirt build-up and other organic materials that typically accumulates in tile grout over time. In as little as 30 minutes you can see a dramatic difference. It's easy to do - just follow these steps: 1) mix the product - usually 2-4 oz. / gallon of warm water will do the trick, 2) wet the floor - soak it with up to 1/2 inch of the solution and allow it to sit for 30 minutes or so, 3) agitate the entire area with a soft bristle brush or power scrubber - and watch the ugly discoloration disappear! 4) then rinse or squeegee the surface to bring the tiles and grout back to 'like new' finish and color!
For heavily discolored areas or high traffic locations you can follow up with a steam vapor cleaner to quickly restore the grout to its original color. The high heat, low moisture and gentle pressure from the steam forces the dirt out of the grout and brings it to the surface where it is easily wiped away or extracted. There are a number of high end and franchise restaurants that use this approach to clean up the kitchens of restaurants before transferring ownership where the objective is to have a 'brand new' kitchen for the new owner and . . . this is how they do it.
There are some exceptions where grout cleaners are not the solution. If the grout is sealed and the dirt and grime are beneath the sealer, neither EATOILS™ products nor steam will get the dirt out from under the sealing material. So, you will need to strip the seal then use our products to get the grime out, then re-seal.
Also, old, broken grout (where holes and cracks are visible) should not be cleaned with EATOILS™ products. Grout erosion is usually the result of a chemical reaction from the acidic cleaning agent that was previously used. In those cases the grout should be replaced, then cleaned with our EATOILS™ GREENER-CHOICE™ APPROVED GREEN products.
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