Two Birds, One Stone! See How We Restored Both These Foyer and Bathroom Floors in Westport, CT with a Grout Cleaning Service
October 31, 2017
Most people underestimate the importance of keeping their grout as clean as possible and ignore the ghastly effects this can have. Grout deterioration often goes unnoticed for a long while, and your grout gradually loses its original color due to stains, dirt accumulation, and mold and mildew growth. But by then, it's too late. The grout is so dirty that no amount of detergent and hard scrubbing is enough to remove the crust of grime that is making your grout a few shades darker than you would like.
Our latest client was having trouble with his grout in two parts of his house. His foyer—the room that makes a first impression on guests—had stained tiles and dirty grout, and his bathroom had a mold problem. He had already tried his best to remedy the problems with the best cleaning products he could find at the hardware store, but the results he got were not good enough. So he decided that it was time to find a Westport grout cleaning
service that could help him restore his foyer and bathroom without having to hire two different hard surface restoration companies.
The internet is a great tool for finding local businesses, and grout cleaning and maintenance companies are no exception. Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County's was among the first results that popped up on his internet search, but the client wanted to weigh all of his options. It didn't take long for Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County's credentials, extensive portfolio of restoration work, and great reviews to convince him that we were the company he needed to try. That's why he called us and set up a free in-home evaluation.
Our technician showed up early at our client's Westport residence on the day of the appointment. First, the technician looked at the foyer, which had stained tiles. After talking with the homeowner, our technician figured out that the problem was caused by a thick layer of wax that had become very sticky. Next came the shower, which had mold growing in its grout—a sign that water likely had been seeping into the seams because of incorrectly sealed grout and worn-out caulk. Our technician proposed stripping the foyer's floor to rid it of the layer of wax so our grout cleaning service could restore the floor. The bathroom, on the other hand, needed a deep grout cleaning followed by regrouting and proper sealing to restore its former cleanliness.
On the day of the job, our technician arrived early to prepare for a long day of work. He started with the foyer, as it required some labor-intensive stripping. First, he applied a wax stripping solution that was appropriate for the slate tile floor. Then he carefully stripped every inch of the sticky wax. This took a fair amount of time, but once it was done, the floor was ready to be properly cleaned. To do this, our technician applied an appropriate type of cleaner on the floor and let it sit for a few minutes to break up whatever dirt residue was left on the tiles and grout. He then used a strong high-speed scrubber to wash and rinse everything. After wet vacuuming the foyer's floor again, it looked ready for the last step: ColorSeal. ColorSeal is Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County's special, in-house sealant that helps recolor your grout while making it impervious to water, stains, and fungi. To finish things off, our technician sealed the tiles to protect them from stains and restore its former beauty.
With the foyer ready, it was the moldy bathroom's turn.
The first step was to kill the mold and remove all the damaged grout and caulk from the shower. Our technician used a bleach emulsion and a steam cleaner to make quick work of the mold that was eating away at the water-damaged grout and caulk. Once the excess mold was killed, our technician removed the damaged grout and caulk and prepared the shower to be completely regrouted and recaulked. This was a slow and meticulous process and was done with the type of grout that the client specifically chose. Once the technician was done and the grout had hardened, our technician applied sealant on the grout to prevent water damage from occurring again.
With the foyer and the bathroom done, our technician showed the client the results to see what he thought. He was wowed by how his foyer looked without the stains and with clean grout, but the most dramatic change, he thought, was in the master bathroom. Seeing his shower without any trace of mold not only made him feel better about its appearance, but also he felt better about taking longer showers. He thanked our technician profusely and promised to call us if he needed any further maintenance.
Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County is the team you need when your foyer, kitchen, or bathroom floors are looking way past their prime. We have ample experience restoring natural stone floors and surfaces, ceramic tiles, and more. Just call us at (203) 702-4896
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