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Dirty Grout's meticulous floor scrubbers strive to restore tile and grout to a pristine, just-out-of-the-oven state using eco-friendly products and practices. After a preliminary inspection of the targeted area, a team of tile tidy-uppers apply a gentle emulsification solution to loosen accumulated soil and grease and evict stubborn grout squatters, then treat the floor surface to a powerful scouring with a segmented bristle brush. Each grout line receives a scrubbing by hand before Dirty Grout's diligent staffers repeat the entire process to make sure they leave tiles and their fusing frames gleaming. A hot-water rinse precedes the entrance of a high-velocity dryer, which speedily removes moisture and straightens out cowlicks. Dirty Grout will also throw in a 30 per cent discount toward sealing services, designed to close pore openings in grout to keep out dirt, oils, and travelling germ rodeos.