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Before You Rip Up Your Floor, Contact Us First!

We'll Do The Floor-Whispering, ... You'll Save On The Cost Of Replacing Your Floor.

 

076 030 8191 - Gauteng & Surrounds - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

We Clean, Strip, Seal, Restore & Enhance Hard Floors: Tiles, Stone, Brick Paving, Cement, Etc. Our Services Include:

• Tile RestorationFloor & Tile Cleaning • Disinfecting  Sealer Stripping Sealing Re-sealing • Grout Repair Grout Cleaning • Mould Removal Rust Removal • Sandstone, Slate, Cement, Porcelain, Terrazzo, Marble Polishing, Travertine Filling, Polishing & Crystallising • Manual Detailing  Steam Cleaning & Several Other Skilled Services

 

Carpet Cleaning in Benoni, Boksburg, Bedfordview and Edenvale Only.

 

 

For All Quotes It's Best to Email Us (See Bottom Of Page For What To Include In Your Email) 

 

 

Please Note: We Do Many Things, But (i) We Do Not Sell Steam Cleaning Machines, Nor (ii) Do We Rent Ours Out.

Tile Cleaning

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Tiles are resilient and cope well in high traffic areas.They are also pretty easy to keep clean when they're new. However, after a while they become dull and discoloured with visible dirt trapped in and on the surface. After a little more time, they become absolutely impossible to clean. When your tiles reach this stage and end up driving you mad with frustration, simply contact us. We will be able to help you nine out of ten times. 

Orange CrossTiles Become Dirty, Dull And Discoloured

sealantontileTiles will obviously get dirty and will require regular cleaning by a homeowner. However, there are two broad issues that exacerbate the dirt on a tile which could lead to it becoming virtually impossible to clean tiles with a normal weekly household regimen:

The tiles are not sealed (or were sealed but the sealant has now come to its lifespan) and/or the cleaning process itself.

 

The first issue is that the sealant is either failing, or that the tiles were never sealed to begin with.

Sealant provides protection on many levels. If you don't seal your tiles, or haven't, or the sealant has failed (either through a bad application, use of harsh cleaning chemicals or simply because the sealant has come to the end of its lifespan), you will probably run into a myriad of cleaning problems with your tiles. Check whether the sealant is good by taking a little water and pouring it onto your tiles: if the water splodges out sideways instead of beads proudly on top of the tile, chances are your floor wasn't sealed, or the sealant has failed.

 

The second issue could be that that you are not cleaning your tiles in the right manner, using the right kind of product.

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What kills a tile can be the cleaning process itself. You probably wash your tiles at least twice a week; every time you do that, you leave a thin layer of water and detergent on the surface (especially if you use a mop and don't change the water in the bucket frequently enough). The water dries leaving a layer of limescale The detergent hardens into a crust and this builds up over time.

At first it is invisible, but do this twice a week for a year or two and the build-up becomes quite significant and visible. Eventually the tile actually changes colour and becomes even more grubby and lifeless. The worst areas are those along the edges, close to the wall and in the corners. It's dificult to clean there, so the dirt layer accumulates even faster until the entire floor is dirty, unhygienic and impossible to clean.    

And finally there is the grout. Grout is porous, so it will actually absorb fine particles of dirt. It also absorbs sugars and fats, just what bacteria need to thrive on, and so, grout rapidly turns black.

This layer of build-up is extremely hard and it’s impossible to remove. Until now the only real solution has been to replace the entire floor when tiles are impossible to clean. However, this is not a real solution as it is very expensive and messy, disrupts productivity and routine and can cause a significant amount of stress. In a commercial environment, the loss of revenue is not to be underestimated.

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We are a team of professionals who will treat each problem on its own merit. All floors are different to begin with, but not only are they different, they have also been treated differently, so each solution needs to be custom-made for the specific problem. Whether we need to manually strip, clean and re-seal your tiles, or use a range of products and manual detailing or decide use steam will be determined by the state of your floor. Whichever process we use, we will endeavour to restore your tiles to the best they can be. And if it cannot be done and it is indeed better to replace, we will tell you. However, ask us first to tell you what we think should happen.

Orand Tick 27x27The Power Of Manual Detailing

There are certain problems when cleaning tiles, such as old and/or failing sealant, excess grout left by lazy tilers, cement residue, paint spills and marks left by uncaring builders, mould, rust, efflorescence and car oil spills, among many other things, that steam cleaning will simply not fix. In cases such as these we will assess the problem, decide what needs to be done and which products to use. Then we will send in a well-trained team to pay inch-by-inch attention to your floor. If you like, we will then also protect your floor so that you don't get to the same, dirty point in the future.

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Orand Tick 27x27The Power Of High-Heat, High Pressure Steam

Only certain specific problems require hot steam at very high pressure. Steam is not a cure-all for all ills. Sometimes the truck is simply "overkill" and jobs need to be handled without steam. But, we assure you, when we think a job calls for steam, we will despatch the truck.

Click here for a quick clip on the power of hot, wet steam under great pressure.

 

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Now when we are talking steam, we are not talking about these small home steamers that you may be considering buying right now, nor are we talking about the so-called steamers our competitors will bring into your home.

The trick with steam cleaning is that there must be enough steam and it must be hot. The small steam cleaners that our competitors use simply cannot produce enough high heat, high pressure steam. This is because they get their electricity from a plug socket in your home. Remember that a wall socket can only produce about 2-3kW of power or thereabouts. That's nothing compared to the 38kW of power that we can generate in the truck.

      

 


So these small systems can never produce enough pressure or heat to be called a proper steam clean, certainly not when compared to what we can do; trust us, they like to think they can, but they can't. It therefore logically follows that they simply cannot clean like we can when there is a truly difficult job at hand: they simply don't have the same amount of power we do.

Our system is the only one of its kind in the country. It is truck-mounted, so it stays in a large van while we run two hoses to the site. The first hose brings the steam in, and the second hose takes the dirt out to a waste tank which is also in the truck. Our system generates its own power (about 38kW of it) and steam comes out of the diesel burners at a consistent temperature of 260˚ Celsius. That’s hot!  Then we pump it all to the cleaning head at 200 bars of pressure. If you stop to think about it, that’s almost 100x the pressure of what’s in your car tyres! Our rotary cleaning head is specifically designed to clean floor tiles and all other hard surfaces. No competitor can come close.

Orand Tick 27x27Great Results No Matter Which Approach We Use

Whether your floor requires manual detailing or steam, we are very effective. We aim to restore the natural shine and original colour. In us, you will have a solution to what seemed like an impossible problem and will be left with a fresh, clean, sparkling tiled floor at a fraction of the cost of replacing it.

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Orand Tick 27x27A Long-term Solution

How long does it last? Well, there's no smoke and mirrors here. We provide a solution to an impossible problem: we will not only have just cleaned your tiles, restoring them to the best condition they can be in, we will also have protected them so they are easier to handle. The rest is really up to you! With the right cleaning regimen (no mops, no harsh chemicals, and oft-replaced clean water in your cleaning bucket plus a second bucket to squeeze dirty water into), it will take a very long time for the tiles to get so dirty that they are impossible to clean.

 

                          

 

The Best Way To Get A Quote from Us

 

All surfaces are different and we can therefore not give you an "average per sqm price" over the phone. We prefer to get all the information about a problem so that we can forward an accurate quotation. In order to do this, we need:

1. The area size in sqm (please, we don't quote "per room" ... just do the best you can with area size).

2. A detailed description of the problem. So please "tell us the full story" of your floor and its problem and try and be as thorough as possible. The more we know, the better we can quote. For example, telling us that your floor is "very dirty" doesn't help us; rather tell us whether there is old sealant on the floor, oil, what stains, wax, polish, soil ... whatever it may be, just tell us about it.

3. The physical address of the work site. If not the full address, then at least the suburb please.

4. Pictures of the problem. If emailing pics is a problem, send the pics via Whatsapp or Signal on 076 030 8191 (... remember to send the other info via email as it helps us keep track of our customers' specs and needs). Also, please, the pictures need to include a wide shot or two so we can get a sense of the area, then close-ups of tiles and its problems: pretend we are there, sitting on our haunches, having a look at the floor.

 

So, a good variety of pics is always good.

 

And in absolutely no time, we will send a tailor-made quote, just for you. If the job is too complicated or you don't feel like sending pics and measuring up, we will come out.


 
                  

 

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Please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a full brief to obtain an accurate, obligation-free quote.

 

Advanced Floor Cleaning Systems

84 Concorde Road East

Bedfordview

2007

South Africa

 

076 030 8191

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.afcs.co.za

 

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Our approach to floors. achieves astonishing results!

 

Our 'Before & After' pics constitute only a small portion of our work. Where required, when we quote, we will send you specifically relevant "befores and afters" of even more jobs we have done over the years.

 

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