Residential Stone & Marble Cleaning San Antonio
Best Natural Stone Cleaners In San Antonio
It is an unfortunate fact, but the beautiful natural stone surfaces, whether it be your stone floor, shower or countertop, will begin to show signs of wear and deterioration with time. Normal use and traffic, in addition to incorrect or harmful cleaning procedures, will leave those shiny surfaces looking dull, worn, and dirty. Improper care only expedites the process. That's why we offer the most quality work for the best natural stone cleaners in San Antonio.
Scratches: Scratches and abrasions can occur often without us knowing. Simple things such as dirt from your shoes can act like a sander when you walk on your stone. Deep scratches can occur from items being dragged across the floor.
Acid: There are many acidic products that come in contact with ones stone floor. Anywhere from cleaning products to food items are acidic by nature and instant damage can occur with contact. These acidic liquids will tend to etch the surface of the stone creating an appearance of dull “water spots” that won’t be wiped away.
When your beautiful stone surfaces are damaged from every day usage and improper care, you will need an expert to bring the life back to those surfaces. We use a number of professional processes and techniques to return your stone to its true beauty. It takes true marble cleaners and sealers to do this tough job correctly.
Stains: Stone is like a porous sponge. Many contaminates over your stones life will be absorbed into the surface. Some examples but not all include oil, dirt, food, rust, and ink.
TRUSTEAM RESIDENTIAL STONE & MARBLE CLEANING SAN ANTONIO
Marble Cleaners and Sealers San Antonio
Marble is softer and more porous than most natural stone; it not only scratches easily, but also etches easily. Marble is sensitive to acids in many different food items (including citrus products, sodas, etc.) and the cleaning agents in household cleaners. For regular maintenance of marble cleaners and sealers, do not let the soap residue build up on the stone over a period of time as this will reduce the luster of the marble. Always clean up spills on any marble surface immediately and do not use any acid based household chemicals to clean a marble surface — this can cause immediate damage.
To achieve excellence for our customer, TruSteam Cleaning only employs highly trained and experienced personnel for marble cleaners and sealers San Antonio. This will allow us to ensure that every client will receive superior results. TruSteam is the best natural stone cleaner hands down. Whether it is a restoration or cleaning of your old beloved stone or an installation of new, TruSteam can deliver the best service when it comes to protection, durability, beauty, and satisfaction every time.
When We Use This Method, We Will:
During this pre-inspection, our staff of highly trained technicians will perform several stone identification examinations in order to identify not only what kind of stone and stone finish you have, but this identification examination can determine a customized care plan to meet your specific needs for your specific stone.
2: Area Preperation
After a TruSteam Cleaning stone specialist has identified the natural stone type, and existing finish, the team will thoroughly prep the work space to insure your home stays in the condition it was in before we got there. Our services are designed to enhance the look of your home, not cause issues in other areas. Our technicians lay drop cloths, apply special plastic wraps, tape and prep all work space before starting the natural stone cleaning process.
Cleaning Processes vary from floor to floor, many variables include make-up, maintenance, soiling conditions, traffic, use, etc…While deep scratches and marks won’t be removed in this process, no harsh abrasive polishing compounds, grits, or diamonds are used. However, ground-in dirt and other unsightly stains usually come out. The way this is accomplished is by using a process that involves machine cleaning using a high-quality neutral cleanser and stone conditioner. Finally we will rinse the stone with a rinsing tool, connected to a truck-mounted hot water extraction system is used, achieving maximum soil removal and best overall cleaning results.
4: Diamond Grinding
This method is a very aggressive approach to refinishing stone. It uses a metal-bonded and diamond grit heavy weighted floor buffer to remove deep scratches and lippage. The goal of this method is to flatten the floor; a bonus is that it is performed with the use of water to contain dust so it's typically dust free. Stone that is etched, scuffed, and scratched can be restored only by the use of mechanical abrasives underneath a rotary machine. The surfacing procedures that follow will determine the desired surface sheen.
Completed after the grinding phase, this method is a much less aggressive approach than grinding. Although similar, the materials and grits used are not as coarse as they are during the grinding process. This step is also able to remove minor to moderate scratches and etch marks, just in a softer manner. This method shares the same goal as grinding, ending with a flat floor.
This is the next step in refinishing your stone. Coming after the honing phase, a higher grit and sometimes combinations of higher grit compounds are used to bring out a shine in your stone during this process.
The final stage in refinishing your stone is sealing. In this step, a high quality protective sealant is applied to the surface of the stone to ensure protection from contaminates. This stage must be completed immediately after the stone has been ground, honed, or polished to ensure proper protection. We apply a clear impregnator to help protect the stone and make it easier to maintain. Depending on the stone type, an enhancer or high gloss protection can be applied.
8: Post Inspection
We will do a walk through inspection of the areas before we leave the home and give you some tips on how to maintain your stones.