How Often Should Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning Be Done?

Are you preparing for your first professional tile and grout cleaning service, but don’t know how long it will take. If so, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’ll discuss how long the average professional tile and grout cleaning service takes, the factors that influence this, how you can increase the longevity of your tiles and when to call in our experts at Sun Dry.

On Average, How Long Do Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning Services Take?


Unfortunately, it is difficult to provide you with an average time of how long a professional tile and grout cleaning service will take. Generally speaking, it can take our professionals anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day to effectively clean your space.

The uncertainty exists because how long a space takes to clean is dependent on several differing factors, which change from property to property.

What Factors Influence How Long Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning Takes? 

In this section, we’ll discuss the considerations you have to make, when estimating how long it will take us to complete your service.

Accessibility & Location 

Accessibility and location play a huge factor in determining how long a job will take.

It is ideal when our team members have access to the area uninterrupted while we complete our work, as having people walking in and out all the time is counter-productive, not to mention costly as we have to re-clean sections of the area.

We also have to think of where the space is located on your property. For instance, if we have to cart equipment up and downstairs without elevators, it’s likely to take longer than, say, a ground level apartment with straightforward entries or exits.


When determining how long a job will take at your home or business, size matters. A smaller space will likely mean we’re on-site for a few hours, but it could be up to a day for larger rooms/areas.

Condition & Age 

Just as the condition and age affects the cost of your service, and how often it needs to be completed, it will also affect how long it takes to get done. If your tiles and grout haven’t been professionally cleaned in 20 years, it’s likely to take us longer than an area that has been well-maintained.

Type of Service 

As professional tile and grout cleaners, we pride ourselves on offering a range of services for our clients to choose from. Therefore the type of service you require and the equipment required for such things will influence how long it takes us.

You can discuss the type of service you need when our cleaners visit your home or business for their initial inspection. It is at this point in time that we may be able to provide you with an estimated duration.

Type of Tile 

The type of tile and grout you have will also help us determine how long our cleaning team will be in your home or business. This is because more porous tiles may be trickier to clean, which will influence how long it takes.

How Long Does Protective Sealant Take To Dry? 

As part of our professional tile and grout cleaning service, we often apply a protective sealant. This takes up to 24 hours to adhere completely. We recommend that you wait at least 30 minutes before walking on it, though this could change in different circumstances.

When to Contact Sun Dry for Assistance 

At Sun Dry, we’re experts at providing you with professional tile and grout cleaning services you can rely on. Regardless of the condition of your tiles, we will do our very best to get them looking brand-new again, each and every time you arrange for us to visit.

To book your professional tile and grout cleaning service – or find out more about what’s involved – contact us today.