Natural Stone and Tile Cleaning Due To Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian was one of the most devastating storms to hit Florida in recent years. The intense flooding and winds caused widespread damage to homes and businesses, leaving many struggling to recover. In the aftermath of the storm, Tru-Clean Surface Care was called upon to help restore and save the tile and natural stone surfaces of hundreds of homeowners and businesses throughout Lee, Collier, and Charlotte County, Florida. Our tile and natural stone cleaning services were instrumental in helping to prevent further damage and ensure a safe living environment.

At Tru-Clean Surface Care of SW Florida, we understand the importance of quick and efficient tile and natural stone cleaning after a flood. Our team of experts is equipped with the knowledge, certification, disinfectant, cleaning solutions, and tools necessary to restore surfaces to their pre-flood condition.

In the picture above, a homeowner from Sanibel Island contacted us to clean the travertine stone floors in their home due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ian. Sea and mud waters entered their home and deposited silt and bacteria. The client contacted their insurance carrier, and Tru-Clean Surface Care was referred to help save their natural stone flooring.

Upon our technician’s arrival, we immediately power vacuumed and rinsed the mud and silt from their flooring to determine the best course of action to restore the natural stone appearance. Since travertine is porous, we treated the stone with the hospital-grade disinfectant Microban followed by a steam cleaning at 245 degrees.

The next step was to clean the flooring using a quality natural stone cleaning agent. We honed the stone surface, polished it, treated it again with Microban, and then sealed it using a penetrating commercial-grade sealer.

We use a similar approach for ceramic and porcelain tile surfaces but pay close attention to the grout lines. Grout is a porous material that can easily absorb water, bacteria, and dirt, making it a breeding ground for mold, dangerous bacteria, and mildew. We use specialized cleaning and disinfectant solutions, high-pressure steam, and safe rinsing at 1000 lbs to remove filth and prevent bacterial growth.

At Tru-Clean Surface Care, we understand the challenges of cleaning and restoring tile and natural stone surfaces after a flood or when clients invite us into their homes or businesses for tile cleaning and maintenance services. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient services when you need us. In addition to tile and grout cleaning, our services include cleaning and restoring travertine, granite, marble, and limestone surfaces.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner of the prestigious institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI). We are a Stone PRO Expert, a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider, and a surpHaces Certified Stone PRO.  We are A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information about Tru-Clean Surface Care and the natural stone or tile and grout cleaning services we offer, please visit us online at or give us a call any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Florida. You can also visit us on Facebook at

Contact us today to learn more about our tile and natural stone cleaning services and to schedule a FREE consultation.