Homeowner Gets His Shower Totally Revamped by Our Stamford Grout Restoration Experts
February 14, 2022Cleaning the shower is one of the most time-consuming housekeeping tasks. As a result, the majority of people disregard it. Failing to maintain your shower properly could result in serious problems. While most tile materials can resist the wear and tear that daily showers can cause, grout is not one of them. The porous grout lines between the tiles can absorb water as well as other external agents such as grime and soap. This not only affects the appearance of the grout lines but also puts your surfaces' structural integrity in jeopardy.
A resident in Stamford, CT, didn't have enough time to clean the shower correctly. He attempted to clean the grout in the hopes of making it look more inviting. He tried a variety of do-it-yourself and over-the-counter solutions, but none of them were successful. Frustrated, the homeowner felt that enlisting professional help was the best course of action. He searched online for Stamford grout restoration experts and discovered Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County in the top results. He decided to fill out our form and get a free evaluation and quote after reading all of the fantastic feedback we constantly receive.
On the scheduled day, we arrived at the client's home to evaluate the shower. We were ready to begin the procedure after introducing ourselves to the homeowner. We discovered the problems during our initial inspection. The grout lines were obstructed, and the bases were unclean. The caulk on the joints had become contaminated with grime. These problems were caused not only by a lack of routine maintenance but also by a lack of ventilation in the shower's enclosure, which allowed mold and mildew to grow.
We talked about the dangers of leaving the shower in this condition. We told the homeowner that long-term exposure to mold spores can be hazardous to one's health. The client expressed concern about the state of the surfaces and asked if there was anything we could do to make shower maintenance easier for him.
We advised him that taking preventative measures was the best way to keep the shower in good working order. We offered a grout restoration service with our multi-step procedure. The homeowner accepted our offer since he was relieved to learn that we could resolve the issue.
We went back to the customer's house a few days later. We cleaned the shower with our tile and grout cleaner and used a high-speed scrubber to remove the grime from the tiles and grout lines. We used a steam cleaner on the joints to ensure that the mold and mildew were completely removed. We scraped away the broken caulk and refilled it with our own epoxy grout. This type of grout is designed to withstand high amounts of humidity.
We then applied our flagship sealants. The grout lines on the walls were sealed with ColorSeal. This acrylic-based sealant closes the pores of the grout, preventing it from absorbing dangerous external contaminants. After we finished sealing the wall grout lines, we used epoxy ColorSeal to seal the foundation. This epoxy-based sealer is similar to our acrylic-based sealant, but it's meant for surfaces that come into regular contact with water.
After we were done, the shower was pristine. The dingy grout lines had been removed, and the expansion joints had been cleaned of mold and mildew. We invited the owner to view the results, and when he did, he was dumbfounded. He thanked us for a job well done and mentioned he would tell his neighbors and family about Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County.
While ColorSeal and its variants are intended to last as long as the grout, proper shower maintenance is still essential for long-term results. As a result, we gave the client some counsel before he left his house. To begin, we recommend staying away from do-it-yourself cleaning methods and store-bought items. These cleaners frequently contain toxic chemicals that can hasten tile and grout deterioration. We recommended that the customer clean the shower once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to keep it looking excellent. Finally, to avoid mold formation, we recommend cleaning away excess water with a dry cloth after showering.
Does your shower need a thorough grout restoration? If you're in Stamford or nearby areas, Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County can do it for you. Call us at (203) 702-4896 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free consultation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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