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This Bathing Area Went from Dingy to Beautiful Thanks to Our Grout Sealing Experts in Westport, CT

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January 18, 2021

Nobody likes dingy bathrooms. Nothing evokes more dread than walking into a place associated with hygiene and seeing run-down hard surfaces. This is exactly how a resident from Westport, CT, felt every time he visited the master bathroom in his home. When the bathroom was renovated a few years prior, the homeowner chose light-colored tiles and grout lines in an attempt to make it appear tidy and clean. What he didn't know is that regular cleaning and maintenance sessions would be necessary to preserve the bathroom's pristine appearance.

Tile Shower Before and After a Grout Sealing Service in Westport, CT
One day, the homeowner realized the grout lines in the bathing area had become dirtier than they used to be. Unfortunately, it didn't stop there. He also noticed mold had begun growing on the bathtub's expansion joints. He knew both the dirt and the mold could signify a bigger problem, so he went online and searched for advice. Most websites attributed the problem to poorly sealed grout. This prompted the homeowner to search for grout sealing services in Westport, CT. He found our website in the top results. After browsing our picture gallery and watching some of the video testimonials from previous customers, he called to schedule a free in-home consultation.

On the day of the evaluation, our team arrived at the client's home to assess the bathtub. Right away, our experts noticed the grout lines on the wall were moist and filled with grime. Mold had begun growing on the grout lines as a result of excess moisture. Additionally, the bathtub was full of soap scum. Upon closer inspection, our techs observed the caulk on the bathtub's joints was cracked and peeled on several spots. This meant water could easily seep into the walls and cause severe water damage.

After they finished the assessment, our experts offered the homeowner a three-step procedure. First, they would thoroughly clean the surfaces. Next, they would replace the damaged grout and caulk to prevent water from seeping into the walls. For the third and final step, they would seal the tiles and grout lines with our proprietary sealant, Tile Armor. Feeling confident in our ability to restore the bathing area, the client agreed to the service.

A few days later, our crew went back to the customer's home to perform the service. They began by soaking every surface with a pH-neutral cleaner to loosen the embedded dirt and soap scum on the tiles and grout lines. This cleaner is safe for both tile and grout. It also contains enhanced properties that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold and microorganisms. Next, they used a high-speed scrubber to get rid of the soap and grime that had accumulated on the bathtub's surfaces. Our experts also used a vapor steam cleaner to ensure the mold on the expansion joints was completely eradicated.

After they finished cleaning, our techs scraped out the damaged grout from the walls and the cracked caulk from the bathtub's joints. They carefully re-grouted and re-caulked the areas where the grout lines had been removed before moving on to the sealing process. To seal the bathing area, they coated the walls and the bathtub area with our flagship sealant, Tile Armor. This is a solvent-based impregnating sealant that protects the tiles and grout lines from dirt, water, mold, mildew, and many other harmful external agents. It also enhances the overall appearance of the tile, which gave the bathing area a much cleaner appearance.

Once they finished, they let the homeowner see the results. He was amazed when he entered the bathroom and saw what our experts had done to the bathing area. He thanked them and said he would call back for maintenance.

To maintain the bathtub's appearance, our crew gave the homeowner a few care tips. First, they recommended cleaning the bathtub and the adjacent walls once a week using a pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Unlike other cleaners, this product is specially made to preserve tile and grout. It won't eat away the sealant nor damage the grout lines. Seeing that the bathtub was riddled with soap scum, our experts suggested using liquid soap as opposed to bar soap. They also advised him to keep an eye on the caulk and grout lines surrounding the bathtub. Water seepage can lead to mold growth and unnecessary expenses.

Are you looking for grout sealing in Westport or nearby areas? Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County can do it for you. We have the necessary tools and expertise to deliver the best services in the field of hard surface restoration. Call us at (203) 702-4896 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form at the bottom to set up a free in-home evaluation today. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.

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