Thanks to Our Caulking Services in Norwalk, CT, This Shower Said Goodbye to Mold
July 19, 2018
Daily routines allow us to go on and perform what is necessary to lead a functional life. Even though they help us keep track of ourselves, due to their often-hectic nature, we can fail to notice certain things. For this hard-working man in Norwalk, showers were a common part of his routine. Even though he had seen that the fixtures around the soap dish in his shower looked darker than usual, he initially did not give it too much thought. However, as time passed, the situation got worse. Not only had mold accumulated on the caulk surrounding the soap dish, but it had also extended to the bathtub's caulk and some of the wall's grout, giving it an unsightly appearance, which was accompanied by an awful smell.
He decided to try and clean it to see if he could eliminate the odor, but he was not successful. As days passed, he tried several cleaning products he found in a store, but despite his attempts, the smell only got stronger. This started to cause a major concern, so he went online to look for his problem and found out that it was mold that had started to grow in his bathroom. At this point the man realized it was best to try and contact a professional to get rid of it. He hopped on the web once again in search for caulking services in Norwalk, CT
, to restore his bathroom. After browsing the results for a while, he came across Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County website and after seeing several testimonials, he decided to set up a free in-home consultation for the next day.
Our Team's Evaluation
Our team arrived at the client's home and were immediately led by the homeowner to the bathroom. On the way, he told them about his several attempts to clean the mess and the products he had used. However, the moment our experts came into the bathroom and took notice of the smell, they knew exactly what the problem was. The caulk had cracked, allowing water to seep in. This created the perfect environment for mold to grow. The caulk around the soap dish was heavily damaged and covered in mold, causing it to almost fall off the bathroom's wall. Overall, the damage to the caulk was severe, which is why it had to be replaced. Our experts offered a full caulking service, which the customer agreed to.
Why Caulk Must be Kept Well-Maintained
Caulking provides mainly two benefits. The first is to enhance the appearance of a surface by creating a smoother transition between gaps. The second and considered to be the most important, is to keep water from seeping in. Faulty caulk is one of the most common causes for mold and mildew growth in showers. In the case of our customer's shower area, had it been longer before he called us, the seal between the tub and the walls could have been greatly damaged, causing water to leak into the surfaces surrounding it. It was the same case for the caulk surrounding the soap dish, which had to be completely replaced. Keeping an eye on the state of your caulk and grout lines and cleaning them properly can save you stressful experiences and unnecessary expenses.
How Our Specialists Did It
The team started by cleaning the surface with a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. This machine is a gentle, yet effective cleaner that is guaranteed to remove all the grime. They then removed the caulk on both the edges of the tub and the soap dish to do a thorough cleaning of the areas with a steam cleaner. To finish the job, they re-caulked the joints with our proprietary Stainmaster. This is a thick epoxy-based caulk that will not crack, peel, dry out and resists mold.
As shown by the before and after pictures, the changes in this shower area were drastic. Our experts in shower restoration left it looking brand-new. The customer was very pleased with the results and claimed that should any issue on his hard surfaces come up again, he would give us a call. We were glad to exceed his expectations.
Quick Maintenance Tips
Before they left, our team advised the homeowner to clean the bathroom with a pH-neutral cleaner. Acidic and alkaline cleaners can damage your surfaces if they are not handled by professionals. Additionally, they recommended using liquid soaps as opposed to bar ones, since bar soaps are more likely to leave residue on both caulk and grout lines.
Is your shower ripe with pesky mold and mildew? If not concerned with appearance alone, you should be concerned with moisture migrating into walls. Set an appointment to have one of our experts at Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County do the necessary repairs to restore your bathroom's hard surfaces today! Call us at (203) 702-4896
or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this website to set up a quick, free in-home evaluation. Do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter
to receive the latest news and promotions.
If you found this article helpful then let us know in the comments section below. Likewise, feel free to share it using the share options below. Want us to cover another topic of your interest pertaining to Hard Surface Restoration? If so, then like us and follow us on social media, and post to any of our social media profiles the topic you'd like us to discuss: Facebook Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County
, Instagram @sirgrout
, and Twitter @SirGrout