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How Much Does Grout Cleaning Cost?

 
low costBasic Grout Cleaning: $8-$32average costProfessional Grout Cleaning: $100-$900+high costPressure Washer: $75-$1,200
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Cleaning tile grout protects tiles from being broken down by mildew, grime or moisture. Experts recommend cleaning tile grout regularly because grout -- especially in showers and on floors -- collects grime on a daily basis. Cleaning grout prevents discoloration and lengthens the grout's life.

Typical costs:

  • Professional cleaning services frequently offer specialized tile and grout cleaning. Most costs are calculated based on square footage. Typically, grout and tile cleaning costs $1-$3 per square foot, with many companies requiring a $100-$200 minimum. Cleaning a typical bathroom of 9'x11' could cost $100-$300. Master bathrooms, which are typically 10'x15', would cost $150-$450. For an average kitchen of 300 square feet, cleaning a tile floor and grout costs $300-$900. Stanley Steemer[1] charges $0.75-$1 per square foot depending on geographic location of the customer. Chem-Dry[2] , a division of The Home Depot with franchises across the country, charges $1-$3 per square foot for tile and grout cleaning.
  • Basic grout cleaning can be done by hand with a brush and cleaning solution. Cleaning solutions typically cost $7-$12 per bottle and brushes cost $1-$20 apiece, depending on size. Ace Hardware sells a variety of grout cleaners[3] for different surfaces.
  • A deeper grout cleaning can be done with a pressure washer. Pressure washer machines typically cost $900-$1,200 for electric- or gas-powered models. Janilink, an Atlanta-based janitorial supplies company, has a variety of high-powered pressure washers[4] . Smaller hand-held pressure washers typically cost $75-$200 and can be found in hardware stores. For details, see How Much Does Pressure Washing Cost.
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What should be included:
  • Professional grout cleaning services should include application of a cleaning solution on the grout, a high pressure rinse to remove built-up dirt and grime, and application of a sealant to keep the grout cleaner longer.
  • When purchasing a pressure washer, the machine should come with instructions and a variety of hose attachments. The Power Washer Advisor blog provides information consumers should consider[5] when buying a power washer.
Discounts:
  • Coit, a national floor company, offers coupons[6] based on geographical area.
  • The Grout Doctor, which has locations nationwide, offers a coupon for $20 off a grout service.
  • Sears is offering a special[7] on tile and grout cleaning for $89 per area. Sears defines an area as 250 square feet or less.
  • The DIY Network provides step-by-step instructions[8] for cleaning kitchen floor grout.
Shopping for grout cleaning:
  • The International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association business directory can help customers find a certified, professional cleaning service.
  • The Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, which certifies cleaning businesses, offers tips for selecting the right cleaning professional and an international directory of certified professional cleaning businesses.
  • Mrs. Clean, a Seattle, WA, based professional cleaning service, offers tips and tricks[9] for grout cleaning.
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External Resources:
  1.  /www.stanleysteemer.com/residential/tile-and-grout
  2.  www.chemdry.com/services/tile-grout-cleaning-service
  3.  www.acehardware.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=grout%20cleaner&origkw=grout%20cleaner...
  4.  www.janilink.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=pressure+washer
  5.  www.the-power-washer-advisor.com/compare-pressure-washers.html
  6.  www.coit.com/carpet-cleaning-coupons
  7.  services.sears.com/tile-and-grout/cleaning
  8.  www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-clean-kitchen-floor-grout/index.html
  9.  www.housecleaningcentral.com/en/cleaning-tips/floors/grout-cleaning.html
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