February 18, 2015
When aggregate floors look good, they look really good! You can already hear what’s coming next, can’t you? When they look bad, they look really bad! Like tile floors, the dirt kind of creeps up on one and you don’t realize how bad it is until it’s so far gone that it’s beyond your ability to cope.
Lucky for you, Aaron’s Quality Cleaners knows a thing or two about the process of cleaning aggregate flooring. We’ve heard from quite a few customer about how other professionals can’t seem to get their aggregate floors to look really clean. And we must admit, it has been a technique learned mainly through experience. Sometimes only trial and error will truly prove the value of a cleaning chemical or cleaning process.
Most of the battle seems to be in regards to the amount of water it takes to properly clean these floors. Aggregate is so very porous. That means that water gets down past those pebbles and sits beneath the floor causing all kinds of trouble. Trouble that usually manifests itself in the form of a terrible, mildew-y, type of odor. So the rub is that you have to use a lot of water to get aggregate truly clean, but using a lot of water causes a horrible odor.
Aaron’s Quality Cleaners walks the fine line between these two factors and comes out smelling like roses. J Well, you get the point. Because we are a truck-mounted system, we have strong enough power source to heat our water up to 240 degrees. That’s hot enough to kill those evil germs lurking beneath the stones of your aggregate floor. The cleaning chemical is fairly caustic, but it does a great job! When we’re done scrubbing, the floor is thoroughly rinsed and the water extracted.
Now comes the tricky part. The top of the aggregate will dry quickly. It’s the underneath that causes problems. Because the stones are so porous, it can take a few days for the floor to truly dry. Days of trapped water just sitting around looking to get into trouble. We have found a great blend of chemicals to spray on the floor before we leave to help with this drying process. Not only that, but we will leave you a spray bottle of product to use over the next few days to ensure your floors dry properly.
You have to admit, this is service at its best! We care about doing a great job because we want to turn you into a customer for life. The best way to do that is to give you a fabulous clean each and every time. So give us a call when you’re ready to get a good, deep, professional clean on those aggregate floors. You’ll be glad you did!
Julie Rosenfeld serves as an Administrative Assistant for Aaron’s Quality Cleaners, a carpet-cleaning company that services the Fresno and Clovis (CA) areas. She is the author of “Julie’s Corner” and provides information and perspective on topics related to the carpet-cleaning industry.
Aaron’s Quality Cleaners performs carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, aggregate cleaning and upholstery cleaning in Fresno, Clovis, Madera and Sanger.