Floor Care Cleaning and Maintenance Services
At Afterglow Floor Care we specialize in providing our customers with professional, quality floor cleaning and maintenance along with its related services.
Licensed & Insured
Afterglow Floor Care is licensed / bonded / insured and serves the Orange County area.
Kevin Mullin, owner of Afterglow Floor Care, provides his personal guarantee that you will be satisfied with the results of any floor cleaning service he provides for you.Read more
Afterglow is owned and operated by Kevin Mullin who has 15+ years experience in floor restoration.
Afterglow Floor Care Services is a family owned business that provides professional floor cleaning and floor restoration service to the residents of Orange County Area.Read more
Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat - Sun: 10am - 6pm
Appointments needed outside of above time frames can be made by special request.
Afterglow Floor Care
We are fully licensed and insured, and serve the area of Orange County, as well as the residents of the greater Los Angeles County. To learn more about Afterglow Floor Care, including the floor cleaning and and floor care services we offer, please visit the About Us section of our website
Marble, Limestone, Slate, and Travertine Polishing
With our ten years of experience maintaining and revitalizing all types of residential and commercial stone products, Afterglow Floor Care Services has a unique appreciation and understanding of the very specific methods required to bring your various stone surfaces back to life. Whether you’re dealing with chips, crack, etching, or just in need of a good polish, we have the tools and experience necessary to get the job done correctly.
If you’re interested in reading a more thorough description of our stone polishing services,
please visit the Marble, Slate, Travertine, and Limestone Polishing section of our website.
Even though marble is a very sturdy, hard stone, there are still a variety of issues that it can have. Marble counter tops are often used in the kitchen, and because of their heavy amount of use they can chip and etch. Cooking products like oils are often left on its surface too long without being cleaned up, and can seep into the pores causing discoloration and dulling. Marble cleaning agents sold in store often times ends up harming your surfaces with prolonged use leading to edging. Marble walls in showers absorb shampoos and soap, and we often find them cleaned with traditional cleaning products which cause the surfaces to lose their luster. Regardless of the the location or the issue, Afterglow Floor Care is able to restore and revitalize your surfaces, making them look as bright and healthy as the day they were installed. Marble can be diamond sanded, pasted polished, or crystalized, depending on customers budget and needs.
Limestone is used in many of the same areas of the home as marble, but unlike marble this sedimentary rock is found in a very wide range of densities, textures, and levels of rigidity. Because of its varying composition, it is important to have it professional cleaned and polished at least to every 1 to 2 years and sealed.
In addition to limestone, slate comes in a varying degree of compositions and looks. Brazilian Slate, Vermont Slate, Chinese Slate, and Indian Slate, are some of the most common types found in homes, and we are prepared and experienced in dealing with all of these slate compositions. In addition to the origin of the stone, slate comes in two distinct settings, gauged or ungauged. Gauged slate has been cut into exact specifications, while ungauged slate is more organic and less honed. We offer slate polishing and restoration services, and have experience with all varieties of origin and both gauged and ungauged varieties. I can then seal your floor with either an acrylic or penetrating sealer.
Travertine is a common surface used in many areas of the home. Travertine comes in varying grades with the highest grade having the most polished look to it. Cheaper
travertine will often have a lot of filler material in the stone, and over time can chip loose leaving holes in your floor. These holes can be filled by me using an epoxy filler
and I can even color match the epoxy so its less noticeable. I can provide you with a high gloss or low gloss (honed) look to the travertine depending on which the customer prefers.
After that I will seal your floor with a penetrating sealer that either comes clear or with color enhancing properties to it. Penetrating sealers are designed to go inside the stone and
not let to dry on the surface. If left to dry on the surface, it will fog the stone and dull the stone, not allowing it to breathe. Travertine like all natural stones needs to breathe through the pores otherwise the stone will eventually crack. That is why you should never wax your natural stone floor because it will block the stones ability to breathe. If your travertine is heavily scratched or is worn, it will probably need to be diamond sanded. If your travertine has been fairly well maintained you can save a lot of money by just steam cleaning and paste polishing the stone floor. This is second process will save you a lot of money. Diamond sanding is over sold in the field because the customer doesn't know the limitation of paste polishing.
Vinyl Floor Waxing
My vinyl floor waxing process is equally effective for floors in homes, office buildings, commercial businesses, and industrial buildings. I begin with a process known as stripping, where I remove the outer layers of wax covering your floor. These layers create a barrier between the floor and those walking on it, and because of that receives the most abuse as a result of the dust, dirt, and other organic material that is dragged and scraped along its surface as a result of heavy traffic.
Once these outer layers have been removed, and cleaned and disposed of according to EPA standards your floor is ready to be rewaxed. I will then apply 3 to 4 new coats of wax which will also seal the floor, leaving it ready to be buffed. I will then utilize a propane buffer that spins at 2000 rpm and will make your floor look like its wet even though it is dry. You can then walk on it immediately. I also offer maintenance packages depending on customers desires. Stripping probably only needs to be done once a year if maintained. Maintenance services which are far cheaper than stripping and can be either weekly, monthly or quarterly depending on your budget. Visit Vinyl Floor Waxing for more details.
Tile and Grout Steam Cleaning
Tile is an optimal surfacing for bathrooms and kitchens because it not only comes in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and styles, but it is remarkably simple to maintain. Unfortunately the grout bonding the tiles together is notoriously difficult to keep clean with its porous cracks and gritty surface. If not professionally cleaned on a regular basis, grout tends to become a magnet for unwanted substances like dirt, mold, mildew, and bacteria. In order to ensure your tile and grout is thoroughly clean, Afterglow Floor Care utilizes a mobile propane heating generator which can heat water to a staggering 750,000 B.T.U.s. Most truck mounted units only reach a 100,000 B.T.U.s Afterglow foor care will set the computer on the propane heater to 220 degrees at 2500 P.S.I. to steam clean the ceramic tile and grout. This will create maximum cleaning and is all encapsulated so there is no over spray and the dirty water will be vacuumed back to my truck in the process. The last step is apply a penetrating sealer to seal the grout. This is know as clean and capture
For a more in depth explanation of the floor cleaning process offered to our Orange customers, please check out our Tile and Grout Cleaning page.
Zero Residue Steam Carpet Cleaning
Zero residue carpet cleaning is a 2 part process. The first part involves spraying thee entire carpet with a 200 degree concentrated cleaner. The 2nd part of the process is steam rinsing at 250 degrees with soft water to remove all the dirt and chemical that is on the carpet, leaving the carpet residue free of chemicals and dirt. Zero Residue Steam Carpet Cleaning
In addition to your flooring, your upholstery receives the most use of any surface or area in your home. Family members relax and spend time with each other on your couch, and rest their heads on its pillows. Everyone has a favorite easy chair that they look forward to sitting in after a long day at work. Because of these items heavy use and the nature of the materials they are made of, they tend to gather large amounts of dust and dirt, and can accumulate bacteria and germs.
In order to keep your favorite couches, chairs, and cushions clean, Afterglow Floor Care offers professional grade upholstery cleaning services. These areas are generally made of the same materials which make up your carpeting and rugs, so our upholstery cleaning process is very similar to our carpet cleaning process.
Afterglow Floor Care uses a thorough two phase method to remove all dirt, stains, bacteria, and odors from your furniture. We begin by spraying the furniture with a concentrated degreaser then we zero residue clean the dirt and chemical in a rinsing process after that. If you wish I can apply scotch guard or other protectant to the upholstery to keep it more repellent to dirt and staining.
For a more thorough explanation of the the two-phase deep cleaning process we offer our Orange County customers, please visit the Upholstery Cleaning section of our website.
Wood Floor Waxing
Wood floors make for a beautiful addition to any home, and add a sense of class and elegance that is unmatched by any other surfacing. But with the passing of time and continual use, they begin to dull and fade, requiring professional maintenance to restore them to their original charm.
AfterGlow Floor Care can offer to our clients hardwood floor buffing and waxing services. If the customer desires you can wax a wood floor and buff it out at 2000 rpm. The only limitation is that you can't put to many coats of wax on the floor because eventually the floor has to be stripped of the wax. When stripping the wax off the floor, there is a slight possibility that you can warp the wood, because you are using water. That is why you want to keep the amount of wax on the floor to a minimum. That way I can strip 3-4 coats with minimal risk to the urethane that is already on your wood floor. This will greatly minimize any chance of warpage to the wood floor. I have never warped a wood floor.
Once AfterGlow Floor Care has re applied 3 coats of wax to the floor, then it can be buffed at 2000 rpm, leaving the floor with a wet look although it's completely dry. This is a very cost effective face lift for your wood floor and can be done at 2000 rpm with or with out wax leaving, your floor shiner then we first started. The pros and cons I will discuss with the customer and I will let them decide what fits their needs better. Your alternative is to sand the floor, restain it, then apply 4 coats Urethane as a protectant on top of the wood floor. I don't offer that particular service and it is much more expensive than the service I offer.
For more information on the floor care services offered to our valued Orange county customers, please visit the Hardwood Floor Waxing page
Your Trusted Orange County Cleaning Service
In order to make sure all of my customers needs are taken care of, Afterglow Floor Care Cleaning offers the full spectrum of residential, commercial, and industrial cleaning services. With my ten years of experience in the industry, there isn’t any issue I haven’t seen, or a problem I haven’t faced. I am here to offer my knowledge and experience to you and your family, to ensure and maintain the highest level of quality. I choose to work as an owner operator. That is why you will see me in the pictures. I will be the one performing the work, and you will get the biggest bang for your buck. When ever you choose a home professional service, make sure you are dealing with an owner operator.
If you are a resident of Orange county or one of the surrounding cities in Los Angeles County, please visit our Request Service page today in order to make your appointment for any of our cleaning services.