This Dingy Shower Received an Absolute Transformation with Our Professional Grout Cleaning Process in Stamford, CT
October 19, 2018
Cleaning grout is not the most alluring or exciting chore, especially in the bathroom. It is a task that many homeowners tend to overlook because it requires too much time and sometimes the result is not what was expected. Grout is a porous mixture that absorbs liquids, soap, and cleaner residue, becoming dirty and stained quickly. This gives the grout lines an unsightly appearance and can promote the growth of mold and mildew. These fungi thrive in damp areas like the shower, and the grout is the perfect breeding ground for them. For this reason, proper maintenance is required to keep these harmful agents at bay. However, using harsh cleaning products and improper methods can only cause more damage or even crack the grout. When this happens, its condition and appearance won't improve by conventional means. Only professionals have the tools and knowledge to restore the grout and repair any damage it has.
A married couple from Stamford, CT was having a hard time with the upkeep of their shower. The daily wear and tear had taken a toll on the grout lines, giving them an unappealing darkish color. The couple had a busy lifestyle, and the shower had become a difficult area to maintain. No matter how much they cleaned it, they never noticed any significant changes in the condition of the grout lines. The unsightly blemishes remained, giving the surface an unclean appearance. This situation was not pleasant for them, and they couldn't enjoy their showers anymore. The couple needed our grout cleaning experts in Stamford, CT
, to give their shower a revamped, brand-new look.
Before contacting us, they were determined to solve the problem using some DIY methods they found online. The procedures claimed to be useful for restoring grout lines, so they were hopeful their problems would be solved. As instructed in the guides they found, they made a paste with water and baking soda and applied it to the stained, damaged grout. After letting it sit for a while, they began scrubbing. The couple spent a considerable amount of time performing this task. Unfortunately, when they finished, the condition of the grout lines hadn't improved. After some consideration and discussing their options, they decided to hire a professional grout cleaning company.
They went online and searched for qualified grout cleaning experts in Stamford, CT. In the top results, they found Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County and decided to give our site a look. They were carefully browsing everything on the homepage when our picture gallery
caught their attention. The pictures showcased the superior quality of our work and the outstanding results we provide our customers. They were reassured when they saw all the showers we had restored. After that, they read comments and testimonials from previous satisfied clients. The positive feedback certified us as leading experts in hard surface restoration. This fully convinced the couple we could solve all the issues with their shower. They decided to schedule a free in-home consultation by filling out a "Request a Quote" form.
A few days later, we arrived at their house to perform the evaluation of the shower and to offer the most effective solution for the problem. The owners greeted us, and after the introductions, we proceeded with the assessment of the surface. We noticed the grout lines on the floor were stained, cracked, soiled, and moldy. The seams suffered from the same issues, and allowed water to leak under the wall. The tiles were dingy and marred by soap film. This was caused by daily wear and tear, improper cleaning methods, and the use of harsh products. The grout lines remained dirty in spite of their best effort to clean them because the harmful agents and the grout had become one. The shower required our experienced methods, professional tools, and high-quality products to be restored.
We offered a grout cleaning service using our advanced techniques and skillful expertise. We have tested dozens of products and processes and we have the right ones to restore even the most damaged surfaces. We would clean grout lines and the tiles with our exclusive cleaner and replace the grout on the floor with our top-notch Epoxy Grout. This is a highly resilient product that would endure all the wear and tear the shower receives. We would also seal the grout with our ColorSeal, a one of a kind product that would provide protection against water, stains, mold, and mildew while making cleaning routines easier and faster. We ensured the owners that our qualified procedure would leave the shower looking pristine and spotless. They were pleased with our assessment and the solution we proposed. The couple immediately agreed to set up a date for the job.
We returned on the appointed date to perform the shower's restoration. Our grout cleaning process consists of several steps that require our special equipment, the most effective methods, and the highest quality products. We began by cleaning the walls and floor using our pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner with a gentle, high-speed scrubber. The product we use is safe for the tiles and grout because it won't leave any residue that could be absorbed by the grout lines, thereby preventing stains or discoloration. Also, it now has an enhanced antimicrobial formula that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. The surface can stay sanitized for up to a week after its application. We made sure everything was spotless and proceeded to the next step. We used a high temperature steam cleaner to remove the mold from the seams. Once this was done, we were ready to replace the old, damaged grout with our epoxy solution.
We re-grouted the shower's floor with our special Epoxy grout. This product is exclusive to Sir Grout and it offers superior protection against all damaging agents found in the shower. With the right maintenance, it can last for a long time. After the new grout was applied, we began the sealing process. We sealed the grout lines with our top of the line ColorSeal. Our proprietary sealant blocks the absorption of liquids and protects the surface against dirt, grime, mold, and mildew. It makes cleaning routines easier and faster because excessive scrubbing is not necessary when the grout lines are fully sealed with this product. It also enhances the look of the surface by giving the grout a uniform color and a revamped appearance. It comes in a wide range of colors. We used the one desired by the owners.
When we completed all the steps, the shower was fully restored. It had a clean and refreshed appearance with no traces of dirt or stains. The grout lines looked beautiful, had a vibrant color, and were fully protected, thanks to our sealant. The tiles were no longer flawed by soap scum and looked beautiful again. The cracked seams were repaired and no longer leaked, which prevents water damage. This remarkable restoration could have only been accomplished with our professional work, tested techniques, and our state-of-the-art products.
We invited our clients to see the outcome of our grout cleaning process. The owners were impressed because their shower had an unbelievable brand-new appearance. They were thrilled to see that all the blemishes had been removed from the surface. The couple was satisfied with the quality of our work, and after thanking us, they said we had become their company of choice for hard surface restoration, and from that point on, they would recommend our service to all their friends, family, and neighbors. We provide our clients the best solution for their problem and guarantee long lasting, easy to maintain results.
We always take time before leaving to train our clients on how to perform proper maintenance on their restored surface. We gave the couple some recommendations and suggestions to make their cleaning routines easier, faster, safer, and more effective:
- Use only pH-neutral, soap free cleaners, like our Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product is safe for the grout and tiles because it doesn't leave any sticky residue. Also, it has an antimicrobial agent that provides protection against bacteria and fungi. Soap-based cleaners should be avoided because they leave a film that seeps deep into the grout lines, giving the surface an unsightly appearance and promoting mold and mildew growth. Establish a cleaning routine and clean the shower regularly.
- Keep the area well ventilated and dry. Due to the humidity of the environment, proper ventilation is important to prevent fungi growth. The door or a window should be left open after using the shower to allow the moisture to flow freely. Also, when drying the surface, use a squeegee, a towel or a terry cloth. Scrub gently to avoid scratches, after our ColorSeal is applied, minimal effort is required to dry the surface.
- Try to use liquid soaps instead of bar soaps. The residue left by bar soaps hardens on the surface and forms soap scum. This creates nasty-looking stains that can't be removed with conventional cleaning methods. We suggest using soaps that don't leave any residue to prevent this issue.
Our qualified techniques, exclusive products, and these easy to follow steps are guaranteed to keep the shower in top condition and help prevent the appearance of any issues in the future.
Sir Grout of Greater Fairfield County has the solution for your hard surface restoration problems. Our award-winning processes can give your dirty, moldy, and stained shower a refreshed new look. We provide experienced and outstanding grout cleaning services which can restore your shower in just one day. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we offer the most effective techniques to assist you with your problem. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (203) 702-4896
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