Bringing Back This Bathroom in Easton, CT to Its Former Glory Thanks to a Stone Cleaning Service
March 09, 2018Nowadays, most people spend their entire day at work, then head to the gym or do chores. Everyone is always busy, there's never any time for a break to truly relax. For most, their only escape is usually a warm bath or a hot shower. The bathroom is now the place to relax for the modern working man and woman—the go-to spot to withdraw from everyday hassle. So, it's only logical to maintain it in tip-top shape.
A client of ours had these exact thoughts when he decided he wanted to transform his master bathroom to its former glory with a stone cleaning service in Easton, CT. For years, his bathroom had been his own personal "oasis", where he could escape his troubles with a long hot shower.
Not long ago he began to worry when he noticed that his bathroom wasn't as clean as it used to be. Its usual shine had faded and everything simply looked dull. That's when he decided to take a couple of minutes to find a solution and bring back his bathroom to its former glory.
He went online and searched for ways to renovate bathrooms with stone services, and that's when he found Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County. After browsing through our site, he was convinced we were the smart choice for the job and proceeded to contact us for a free, in-home evaluation.
As scheduled, our crew arrived at the homeowner's house and quickly headed to the master bathroom. They found themselves a dirty stone shower. It looked dull and faded from bleach, with noticeable soap and calcium deposits.
The stone countertop in the bathroom was also an issue. It looked dull and dirty, plus it had etch marks likely caused by contact with cleaners or other highly acidic substances.
To fix these issues, our specialists proposed a deep cleaning procedure on the shower's stone surface, as well as applying a sealer. The sealer would not only revitalize the stone's color, but it would also make it easier to clean and protect it from future damage.
Finally, to make the whole bathroom shine again, they suggested cleaning, honing and polishing the counter top to leave it looking brand-new again.
Happy with our experts' assessment, the homeowner booked the next available date for the service to take place. He couldn't wait to reclaim his little "oasis" as soon as possible.
The day finally arrived, and the homeowner was very pleased when our experts walked through his door on time to solve his problem. They entered the bathroom, quickly cleared the area, and protected all adjacent surfaces to begin cleaning the shower. Using stone-safe cleaners and a high-speed scrubber, they began to remove the dirt, and soap and calcium deposits. They also used a vapor steam cleaner for those extra tough spots.
When the shower was completely clean and dry, they proceeded to apply multiple light coats of our special penetrating sealer to enhance the stone, giving it its color back, as well as adding protection.
Once our experts finished with the shower, they focused their attention on the counter top. They used the same procedure as previously explained, to get rid of all the dirt. After carefully drying it, they began the honing process by using multiple grit pads to gradually remove the multiple etch marks. Later, they polished the surface to a beautiful sheen with the help of a low-speed buffer and special polishing powders.
After having worked hard the bathroom, it looked great again. The homeowner was completely amazed when he saw the outcome. He said it reminded him of the first time he laid foot there, back when the house was just built. All the stone surfaces were squeaky clean and shiny—it was definitely worthy of being called an "oasis" once again and the man had regained his place of relaxation.
Before leaving, our experts sat down and carefully explained to him a few simple recommendations he could follow in order to keep his shower and stone countertop in the best possible conditions:
- Do not use acid and avoid alkaline-based cleaners on stone surfaces unless it's strictly necessary, as they can cause stains and etch marks. Try using stone-safe, pH-neutral cleaners instead.
- Immediately wash and dry any acidic substance that might come in contact your stone surface.
- Don't let water sit on your stone surfaces. Dry it as soon as possible in order to prevent water stains.
- Check the sealant at least every three months by simply seeing if the stone absorbs liquids or not. If the sealant is working properly, water on the surface should bead. If not, it might need to be resealed.
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You, too, deserve a bathroom you can call an "oasis", a place to completely relax and forget all your worries, if even for a little while. So, if you're having similar problems and are interested in seeking professional help, Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County is the right choice for you. Just give us a call at (203) 702-4896 or simply fill out the "Request a Quote" form found on this page to schedule a free evaluation. We will be more than happy to help. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to follow our work and be the first to hear about our latest promotions.
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