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Check Out How The Right Stone Cleaning Products Fixed This Fairfield Resident's Home!

September 29, 2015


Sometimes, stone surfaces used in your home, such as floors, countertops, walls, and showers, can be damaged by accidental spills. However, a good percentage of this damage can also be caused by the use of improper cleaning chemicals. Acid-based cleaners such as detergents, soaps, and vinegar can damage the polish and etch most stone surfaces. When acidic cleansers are used on marble, travertine, and limestone, they can cause your stone finish to appear hazy and dull. Other types of cleaners, such as ones containing ammonia or bleach can also degrade the sealer. Even general-purpose cleaners that are not specifically designed for natural stone can discolor, dull, etch, and scratch the surface of your stone. Take a look at the glossy finished product below. If your gloss seal is not properly cleaned, you won't be able to maintain this beautiful shine!



Jay Osborne owned a home in Fairfield, Connecticut. He wanted the stone flooring in the bathroom to have the nice gloss finish it used to, so he went online hoping to find a local Fairfield stone cleaning company. He soon found Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County and decided to give them a call. The stone cleaning experts at Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County identified one of the main causes of the ruined stone surface prior to beginning the job as the overuse of bleach during routine cleaning.

We were able to accomplish the goals set by the customer by restoring the stone flooring in the bathroom to new condition and giving it a nice gloss finish. During the cleaning stage of a job, Sir Grout uses a pH-neutral cleaner to pretreat your stone. Then we perform a gentle but deep cleaning through the use of our state-of-the-art soft brush vertical scrubbing system. During the stone sealing stage, we provide a variety of sealing options catered specifically to the type of stone surfaces you have in your home. If you have slate installed in your home, we would use topical coating or wax penetrating sealers, color enhancers, and other types of sealers depending on your choice of finish, such as a matte, gloss, or low luster finish. If you have marble, granite, travertine, or limestone surfaces, then we would use our Tile Armor product to treat your stone, which is a water-based, proprietary polymer sealer.

In the case of the Jay Osborne's Fairfax home, we cleaned, honed, and polished the stone and then applied two coats of our Sir Grout Tile Armor sealer. The stone cleaning and sealing experts at Sir Grout also took the time to educate Jay on best practices in caring for their stone surfaces. Jay was ecstatic to see the quality results of Sir Grout's stone cleaning work in his bathroom and wanted to recommend the company to his friends and neighbors.

To prevent your beautiful stone surfaces from becoming damaged and to avoid costly etching and staining repairs, Sir Grout recommends only using quality, neutral, and stone safe cleaners during routine cleaning. Do not use acid-based, ammonia-based, and general-purpose cleaners or you may degrade the sealer, etch the surface of the stone, and damage the polish. Since spills are inevitable, be sure to dry and clean up any messes right away with a clean cloth.

If your stone services become dull, damaged, or discolored, our highly qualified and trained experts at Sir Grout are here to help. Sir Grout is not only concerned about offering the best stone cleaning and sealing services, but we also educate our customers on the proper stone cleaning techniques and use of appropriate cleaning products. Fill out the form below to contact Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County for a free evaluation today!

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