Tile and Grout Cleaning

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Summer is now gone and it is now time to get your Galveston home back into shape for the holiday seasons. With the cooler weather outside, it will feel great indoors to finish up those projects to make your home feel warm and cozy. Doing small renovations such as tile and grout cleaning will help make your home more welcoming to others when they walk in. Flooring is a great feature to be kept looking flawless to help make your home feel warm to others. However, with tile and grout, it seems that you can never get it clean enough to make it feel welcoming to others. Here are a few tips to help you with your tile and grout floors.

Stained and Dirty Tile

Dirty and stained tile can really bring down the comfort and warmth of your entire Galveston home. One of the best ways to get that dirt out of the grout is to have a professional come in and clean them for you. Here is a quick DIY to help keep your tile and grout cleaned for the holiday season.

At Made New Again we understand that people tend to put off cleaning stained tile and grout because it is just too difficult to clean. Grout is known for its little pores that grime and dirt can get stuck into. Thus making it hard to clean out. When you start the cleaning process on your tile floors, you first want to sweep or vacuum away any loose materials. This will help keep dirt from getting ground down any farther into the floors as you begin to mop the floors. Be sure you never use harsh chemicals when cleaning your grout and tile such as bleach. Only use chemicals that have been approved for the job should be allowed.

Why is using a professional beneficial?

Tile and grout can act just like carpet. The small dirt particles that are brought into your home can get trapped inside the pores. Thus, keeping the smell and the dirt locked into your pores. Tile can lock in odors from feet, shoes, drinks, and even food. In a recent study done by the University of Arizona, they discovered there were nine different types of bacteria found in tile and grout floors. Many types of these bacteria could lead to infection to your lungs, stomach, and eyes.

Having a professional come clean your tile and grout floors can be expensive, but we all know this is by far the cheaper route to go instead of having new floors put in. Using a professional clean your floors will also save you a headache and frustration from doing the job on your own. When you notice your grout starting to smell, this could be a good sign to let you know that your tile is due for a professional cleaning.

Here are a few tips from Made New Again to keep your Galveston tile floors looking and smelling fresh after having your cleaning done.

-Don’t smoke inside your home

-Wipe spill up right away on the floor

-Keep trash off of your tile and grout

-Keep your shoes by the front door to reduce dirt from getting ground in

-Clean around toilets with a Hospital Disinfectant like our Snipe Product.

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Why Should I Invest in Tile Flooring?

When it comes to the type of flooring you can put into your home there are many options. There are so many different options with all their pros and cons that it can be an overwhelming decision for someone building a home or remodeling. Here are a few of the reasons why tile flooring is a great option.

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Tile flooring is one of the most versatile types of flooring out there. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are typically the best choice when looking for maximum versatility. The tiles won’t just stay in good condition if you forget about them though. Take care to clean them often and keep them in good shape and then you can count on your tiles lasting you a long time.

 Tile requires less maintenance

It is a nightmare when items with staining potential are spilled on carpet flooring. It’s a constant threat. For tiles floors, however, stains are much easier to clean and create less of a headache. An important aspect of keeping your tiles stain free is making sure they have been glazed. Once they’ve been glazed they will require little maintenance and withstand just about anything that gets spilled on them.

 Tile is healthier than other types of flooring

Believe it or not the type of flooring you have can actually impact your health. Tile is fired in high temperature kilns; thus it carries with it little to no volatile organic compounds like other types of flooring may have. These volatile organic compounds or VOC’s can lead to a wide array of health problems.

 Tile comes with a wide array of options

There are numerous types of tile you have to choose from and ways to design the type you choose. Some of the different kinds of tile are ceramic, porcelain, non-porcelain, and natural stones such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine, and slate. You can choose to put whatever type of tile you choose almost anywhere throughout your home with a wide array of colors, designs, and shapes available.

Ease of repair

Although tiles flooring is a fairly reliable type of flooring it still breaks and cracks on occasion. Fortunately, the steps to repair it are very simple. It’s as straightforward as this: Remove the broken pieces, clean the area, reinstall a new piece or pieces of tile, and regrout the affected area. This is a much quicker process than it is to fix damaged wood or even composite flooring.

In essence, tile flooring is a fantastic option for any home. It will last, it won’t require tons of maintenance, it’s healthier than other flooring types, there is a wide variety of options it offers, and it is easy to repair. At Made New Again located in Pearland, Texas, we are a cleaning and restoration company devoted to helping you keep your tile flooring in tip top shape. So once you get your beautiful new tile flooring installed make sure to call so we can help you keep it looking like it did when it was brand new.

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Tile and Tub Cleaning

tile-2The showers, bathtubs, and tile in our bathrooms are one of the trickiest things to keep clean. Within days of a vigorous cleaning of the bathroom, the grime, and stains, and filth are already accumulating. After all, our bathrooms are one of the most heavily used parts of our homes (at least hopefully)!
The problem with keeping bathrooms clean is that even for a self-proclaimed “clean freak” who is constantly cleaning and scrubbing the bathroom each day, it just isn’t enough for the kind of traffic that a normal bathroom experiences. Made New Again professionals come equipped with the training, experience, and equipment to make your bathroom sparkle

Investing from time to time in professional services will help your bathroom maintain the look it had when you saw it brand new for the first time.  Below are two main issues regarding bathrooms that Made New Again is here to help you with!

Tile and Grout Filth

Over time stains and grime will build up on tile flooring, especially in the cracks. Grout is difficult to keep clean and almost everyone knows the feeling on scrubbing for hours on the hands and knees.
A lot of this is the natural course of things and can’t be prevented. Think about it, our bathrooms are directly where we head when we are our most dirty. However, there is one trick that will help minimize the filth that accumulates on the tiles. When your tiles are originally laid and grouted, a residue of grout will be left on your tiles. The trick is to buff off this leftover grout. This leftover film is almost invisible so a lot of people miss it, but it will save you a lot of hours of cleaning to buff this leftover film off.

To remove some of the more potent stains on your tile floor, stronger, heavy-duty professional cleaners are required. The chemicals in these cleaners can cause burns and noxious fumes if not handled properly. If opting to clean it personally be sure to take care to use wise safety procedures including wearing gloves and ensuring the area is well ventilated.

Shower and Tub Grime

Soap scum, bath oil, hair products, and body soil all work together to turn your shower and tub into a mess in need of almost constant attention. Tub rims, fixtures, and faucets provide perfect hiding places for mildew and mold.
Another recurring problem in showers and tubs is hard water stains. There are no health risks when it comes to hard water stains, but the minerals the water contains stick to everything and leave an undesirable residue all throughout the affected area. Over time, hard water stains can actually damage your home and cost you money. This will all quickly accumulate over time. If not cleaned right away the grime and filth harden and spreads turning a short cleaning job into a rigorous one.

Keeping a bathroom clean is hard work. It requires constant, tireless upkeep and persistence. Even with that upkeep and persistence, it is oftentimes still not enough. To prevent the exhaustions and frustration that comes from this chore, look no further than Made New Again as we are devoted to exactly what our name states. Leave the mess to us and we are here to help you make your bathroom look brand new again!

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Are Your Tile & Grout Floors Getting Dirty?



Now with the nice warm weather, it is time to get your home cleaned up and back into shape. Small renovations and updates can help make your home more welcoming to others when they come in. You can even really freshen things up with some professional tile cleaning.

Flooring is definitely a key feature that is most overlooked to make your home warmer and welcoming to others. However, when dealing with tile and grout, it seems that you can never get it clean enough. Here are a few tips to help you with your tile and grout floors in your home.

Dirty and Stained Tile

Nothing can bring down the warmth and the comfort in your home more than having dirty and stained tile. The best way to get tile and grout cleaned is to have a professional come in and handle it.

If hiring a professional is just not in your budget here are some quick DIY tips to clean up your tile and grout floors. Many of us tend to put off treating and cleaning stained tile and grout because it so difficult to clean. Grout has small pores that grime and dirt can get stuck into. This makes it hard to clean your grout back to looking new. When you start the tile & grout cleaning process on your floors, you first want to sweep or vacuum away any loose debris. This will help prevent dirt from getting ground down further into the grout as you begin to mop the floors. You should never use bleach, vinegar, baking soda or any other internet concoction, nor any other harsh chemical when cleaning your grout and tile. Only chemicals that have been approved by the National Tile Institute or Marble Institute of America for the job should be used.

Using a Professional

Tile and grout can act just like carpet. Small dirt and particles brought into your home can get trapped in the grout pores. This, keeps the smell and dirt locked into your floor. Tile & Grout can lock in odors from feet, shoes, drinks, or even food. In a recent study done by the University of Arizona, they discovered there were nine different types of bacteria in tile and grout floors. Many of theses bacteria that were found could lead to infection to your stomach, eyes, or even lungs.

Having a professional come to clean your tile and grout is a wise investment. Regularly scheduled cleaning tends to prolong the life of your expensive flooring. Having a professional come clean your tile and grout floors will also save you the frustration and headache from doing the job yourself. When you notice your floors starting to smell or becoming discolored this should be a good sign that your floors are due for a professional cleaning.

Here are a few tips to keep your floors smelling and looking fresh after having your tile and grout cleaning done.

-Wipe spill up right away

-Don’t smoke inside your home

-Keep trash off of your tile and grout

-Keep your shoes by the front door to reduce dirt from getting ground in

-Clean around toilets with our hospital disinfectant – Sniper Disinfectant.

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Be Honest – How Clean is Your Shower?

DSC04858We are pretty sure there is no such thing as enjoying cleaning the shower or bathtub. However, neglecting the job can have pretty gross consequences. When these areas aren’t cleaned regularly and properly, it’s only a matter of time before they are stained, dingy, and look like they need to be replaced. If this were a world like The Jetsons, we could just push a button and voila, a new shower.  Alas, that is not the case – and full replacement can into the thousands of dollars by the time you pay for a replacement tub or shower and all the labor and materials needed to get it installed.

Now the good news – there is another option that will leave your shower or tub looking just as sparkly clean as that brand new shower liner sitting on the store shelf.  And, the cleaning and grout sealing can be done in much less time than a full remodel would require.

Your Shower’s Current State

Here in Galveston and Houston, we live in such a hot, humid climate that mold can grow quite easily where moisture is present, and showers are no exception. Do you see orange-brown spots in the grout? That is likely mildew. If you see black spots, that could be black mold. Sometimes, products off the store shelves don’t have the mold killing power that a professional cleaning company can access. It’s also worth mentioning that some of the cleaning products found readily available contain harsh chemicals that really aren’t safe for regular use and can damage your shower.

The longer the mold goes untouched, the more embedded it can become within the grout. It’s probably not surprising that grout cleaning and resealing is less expensive than full grout replacement, but both are much cheaper options than full shower replacement.

Showers and tubs not thoroughly cleaned regularly may also have mold and bacteria present and be generally unsanitary. If you take a shower, then step out onto the bathroom floor, that bacteria is being spread.

Unleashing Your Shower Potential

Okay, so that sounds a little cheesy – but really, what feels better at the end of a hot Texas summer day than hopping into a nice, refreshing, and clean shower?!

As if the thought of clean isn’t enough, here are some other reasons to invest in professional shower restoration by Made New Again:

  • It reduces future mold and mildew growth
  • Cut future cleaning times and required effort significantly
  • Repel and help prevent stains in the tile, stone, and grout
  • Lengthen the life of your shower, grout and tile by having it properly maintained

Made New Again, has 12+ years of experience doing shower restoration and use effective and reliable cleaning products to get the job done. These products, combined with our professional tile and grout cleaning equipment, can reach deep into the pores of the grout, and release set-in debris. Save yourself money in the long run by having your shower routinely cared for by Made New Again.

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3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Grout and Tile Cleaner

afterWhy has tile become one of the leading installations in residential spaces? It’s simple: great tile work is durable, beautiful, and practical. When installed and maintained correctly, tile complements nearly any design scheme. It can withstand decades of use and is sure to add a flair of style and sophistication to any home.

But, tile also has its downsides. The porous openings and textured grout can collect years’ worth of dirt and begin to look uncared for. Keeping your tile fresh and clean requires care—more than the average homeowner might think.

Depending on the location and type of your tile, the amount and frequency of cleaning can simply prove to be overwhelming for the unprepared homeowner. Here are some reasons to consider hiring a professional tile and grout cleaning service to sanitize your tile and keep it looking like new:

  1. Avoid difficult work that could hurt your back and

Without proper training or the right equipment, tile and grout cleaning is often an uphill battle. As an alternative option to scrubbing on your hands and knees with a toothbrush, consult a professional cleaner in League City to effectively do the job. Let’s be honest, a toothbrush will get every crack and crevice in your mouth, but tile is different. Tile and grout require professional, high-grade equipment that often only experts have access to. While store-bought cleaners may claim to thoroughly clean tile and grout, the truth is, grout is a stubborn surface that usually only comes clean with strong cleaning solutions and hard-to-get materials. Since these solutions aren’t available to the average homeowner, make use of nearby professionals to assist you in cleaning and restoring your tile and grout.

  1. Extend the life of your tile by using the right materials.

Although a Do-it-Yourself approach seems like a feasible option, combining at-home cleanings might actually be damaging the surfaces you’re trying to clean. If the methods and materials used damages your tile and grout, you will be left with a hefty restoration project…but not the kind you had originally anticipated. Tile and grout cleaning services extend the life of your tile by preventing the mistreatment of your tile in addition to keeping your surfaces dirt-free—a necessity to preserving tile. Professional services also use specialized cleaning solutions designed to remove hard-to-treat stains without damaging the tile surfaces.

  1. Restore the appearance of tile to “like-new”

This point is especially important for those homeowners with older tile that may have started to look a little grungy. Older-than-dirt tile surfaces may not have to be replaced just yet, contrary to popular opinion. A thorough cleaning may reveal a pristine and beautiful tile surface. It just has to be uncovered.

In short, maintaining your tile and grout can be difficult work. Unfortunately, most effective cleaning materials are expensive and unavailable to the average homeowner. Tile and grout require professional-grade cleaning solutions and equipment, but professional services like Made New Again in League City offer high-quality services to restore your tile and grout to its best appearance. Although it may seem like a time-consuming process, a professional cleaning will extend the life of your tile and grout. It will once again add aesthetic pleasure to your home. Contact Made New Again for more information.

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Friendswood Tile and Grout Cleaning

Do the tile surfaces in your home need a facelift?

If you’ve scoured and scrubbed with conventional household cleaners, but achieved disappointing results for all your hard work — call Made New Again.

Our powerful two-step tile cleaning system will not only clean the tile and grout, but will leave your tile surfaces looking like new again.

Over time, dirt and grime buildup on tile surfaces, and soil gets embedded into the grout, making it practically impossible to clean, even with a hefty dose of elbow grease. Stop wasting your valuable time and energy trying to clean your tile and grout, call us and let Made New Again do the work for you.

Made New Again is a locally-owned and operated tile and grout cleaning and environmental service company. We are fully licensed and insured, so your home couldn’t be in better hands.  Our technicians are very well respected and are considered part of our extended family.

Tile and grout cleaning is our specialty, and we use state-of-the-art technology to give you the best results possible. Our cleaning products are non-toxic and environmentally friendly, so not only is your home safe with us, but your family and pets as well.

Made New Again has carried an A+ rating with the Houston Better Business Bureau for over 12 years, and is we are an approved contractor with the
IICRC (Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Contractors).

Made New Again proudly serves Friendswood, League City, Dickinson, Pearland, and all surrounding Houston and Bay Area communities.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote. You can reach us by phone at 832-477-6233, or use the convenient contact form on our website. You are also welcome to book online through our website our Facebook page.

Friendswood Professional Concrete Cleaning

Are the concrete surfaces around your Friendswood home or business dirty, stained, and unsightly?

Let Made New Again restore your concrete surfaces with our professional concrete cleaning service. Our state-of-the-art process will tackle those stubborn spots and stains that do-it-yourself pressure washing simply won’t touch.

Made New Again professional concrete cleaning will remove the most stubborn stains, like:

  • Chewing gum
  • Gum residue
  • Grease and oil
  • Mold and mildew
  • Graffiti

Our professional concrete cleaning service is safe for all surfaces, even food preparation areas since our process cleans and sanitizes without the use of chemicals.

When you need professional concrete cleaning, call on the best. Made New Again is a fully licensed and insured floor care and restoration company. We proudly serve the entire Friendswood and League City area and surrounding cities. Made New Again holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

To keep your Friendswood home or business looking its best, call Made New Again today. You can reach us by phone at 832-477-6233, or use our handy contact form to request a quote.  If you know what you want, you can even book your own project and schedule from either our website and our Facebook page.